Every half year, I reflect on milestones I’ve made and what else is ahead. Not everyone has goals of doubling their practice, but for me, I love the challenge of it and thinking big. It’s also about doubling my impact on others around me (and naturally the income follows).
I’ve been thinking about what has made the biggest difference with mynaturopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, health coaches, and energy/spiritual healers make big leaps in their practices quickly. It’s something that’s made a big difference doubling the businesses I’ve grown, and is something that I teach holistic practitioners who work with me. Would you like to know what it is?
It’s to break patterns that may seem insignificant. The patterns may not at first glance even seem to be something that looks related to your practice. For example, it may be that you make a commitment and then try to get out of your commitment (ie, make a commitment for an appointment but cancel last minute for a Dr’s visit). It shows up as you doing it once. Then you do it again because you’ve done it before.
Before you know it, it’s become a pattern. It has snuck up on you and you aren’t even consciously aware of the energetic consequences. We project ourselves onto others, and often reflect back what’s true in ourselves. If that were true—being out of integrity with your commitments–how else is it showing up in your life or in your practice? Is it showing up in your patients/clients doing the same to you?
This happened to me —I started to notice a pattern of people pushing the boundaries of my time. So I looked at where I was pushing boundaries of other people’s time and was finding situations where I was doing that to others, including that of my mentors. I would look for exceptions, or other ways of pushing boundaries. When I tightened up those boundaries, I saw fewer people try to push my boundaries. I was also more able to hold my own boundary.
One of the things that I’m working on right now is breaking the pattern of having my days fully booked back to back. Another thing is going on trips like I am this week and coming and going practically on the day the conference ends. This time, I’m taking the time to relax a day before and a day after. Just as our own patterns may not seem like a big deal to others, it is a big deal to ourselves. What I shared with you may not seem like a lot to you, but it is for me. I tend to take long trips to visit family overseas, or go on spiritual retreats. But taking time off in between is not a habit of mine.
What is one pattern you’re seeing that when you break it, you just know it can make a significant impact on yourself, and translate to benefiting your practice?
Is it time to break your pattern of reaching a ceiling in your practice? If you’re feeling it is time and you are ready, apply for a “Double My Practice” Strategy Session where I will provide insight on what I see will give you the biggest leap in your practice. Doubling your practice doesn’t mean double the work. What it does mean is doubling your reach to the people you’re meant to help.
Comment below on what the pattern you want to break is, or on any ah-has you had from reading this article. To a significant leap in your practice this second half of the year!