Allison Rapp

To Get More Clients, Get Takeaways

One of the key moments in learning is consolidation. If you want to get more Feldenkrais clients, it's useful to take a few minutes to pull together the key pieces you are taking away from any experience, even reading a month of blog posts.
Takeaway are important for consolidating learning
Taking note of what was important will help you get more Feldenkrais(R) Clients. Otherwise, it’s just random “stuff.”

You know that moment in an Awareness Through Movement® lesson — when people get up off the floor, and you ask them to notice what’s different? The lesson’s not over… but it’s time to pay attention to themselves in a different orientation to gravity.

That’s where we are right now.

I know it’s easy to ask that after a lesson because “we always do it.” And yet sometimes, it helps to remember that the reason we do it is that people understand the return on the investment of time they just made in themselves when you ask them take a moment to realize it!

So take that moment now. You may have been here every day or not. You may have commented or not. Maybe now you’ll comment for the first time, the 25th time… or not! You know what? If you got something from the commitment you made and the time you invested, that’s huge, no matter how you did it.

A lot of people invest time, money and energy and never realize what they got from it. Maybe they think they didn’t get anything. Or maybe they think it was a waste of time.

In my experience, what you get out of your investment is directly related to what you put into it. Recognizing your own part in the equation is crucial to feeling connected to the power you have to take your practice to whatever place you choose to run with it.

So take a few minutes now, and just give yourself the space to think back over the days since the beginning of this month. What’s shifted for you? What’s different about you? What thoughts do you have now that you didn’t have last month?

And then — if it’s where you are — allow yourself to think the thought you may hate to hear from your studentsWell, yes — something’s different, but it doesn’t have anything to do with this.

And know that here, in the training program of your life, you are exactly where you are supposed to be… in every way.
It’s all a process.
Everything has to do with everything.
Nothing means nothing.

Leave a comment. Or not.

And ask yourself… what do I hope is coming in the next 6 days? What will I put into them, to make sure that I get what I want out of them — to fulfill the intention I made when we started?