You may be doing everything you can think of to grow your practice and wondering why it hasn’t happened yet. I’ve seen this happen over and over again.
A great therapist who, no matter how hard or how long she works, still isn’t getting the results she’d like in her business.
It feels like a never ending uphill battle… It feels like it’s not really worth it, like you made a mistake, or worse, like something’s wrong with you.
But the real issue isn’t with what you’re doing to market and build your practice, the real issue is that there’s something holding you back on the INSIDE.
We see this with our clients all the time.
When there’s a struggle on the OUTSIDE, it means there’s a struggle on the INSIDE.
If you’re experiencing struggle in growing your practice or the results aren’t happening as fast as you’d hoped, it just means there’s an inner conflict that affects how you think and feel, as well as your beliefs and fears.
Which is really good news. Because you can change your thoughts and feelings with a little work.
If there’s an exterior struggle, like not as many clients or as much money as you’d like, it just means that there’s a thought or belief that’s holding you back.
I don’t know about you, but when I was in grad school and doing my internship I was surrounded by a lot of people holding the belief that “It’s hard to make a living as a therapist.” and without even realizing it, I had absorbed that belief. I knew I WANTED to have a successful private practice working with clients I loved, but I didn’t BELIEVE it was possible.
And so it wasn’t.
I struggled. I held myself back. I didn’t think it was possible to create an amazing business, so I didn’t take the ACTION that would make it happen.
The GOOD news is, once you clear those limiting beliefs, the results you want happen almost instantly. That’s what happened to me and continues to happen.
The more I work on matching my BELIEFS with what I WANT, the more opportunities appear, the more clients and income I have, and the easier it is. And I mean really easy. (And before you start going into all of the reasons why we’re different and it won’t happen for you… I’m just like you. Once you work on your beliefs about your private practice, you can experience the same results. That’s what we focus on right away in my coaching programs.)
It’s not about working harder! If you want different results, you must change your BELIEFS, let go of your fears and doubts and have faith that it is possible.
Remember: FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real
If you’re sitting there thinking:
“I’m not good enough.”
“They won’t pay what I want to charge.”
“I’m a failure.”
“I don’t know how.”
“I won’t be able to handle that many clients.”
You’re letting false evidence hold you back and we need to change that if you want to see different results. Otherwise, you’ll continue to work really hard and continue to struggle.
If you want to succeed, get rid of these false and limiting negative beliefs. The first step is to notice which beliefs are sabotaging you on a daily basis. Once you’re clear on them, process them and then replace them with empowering, more accurate, beliefs.
This will immediately change your behaviors, which will create new opportunities, bring you new clients and more income faster than you ever thought possible. You’ll wonder why you struggled for so long.
Now, if the struggle is tied to talking about your fee, I suggest getting a copy of my workbook How To Answer “What Do You Charge?” It’s FREE and includes a simple step-by-step script for what to say and how to say it comfortably and with confidence. I’ve also included a bonus to help you handle Sliding Scale, too. It’s super easy to follow. That’s why my clients have experienced such great results from it. You can get yours at http://katiegoode.com/.