September 27, 2023

One of the odd things about running your own business is the mental shift involved in being the decision maker for pretty much everything.

It's tempting to read a book or take a class to find out the way to do something, like how to structure your time, or how to market your practice, or how to build your email list.

It seems like someone should know the answers, and all you need to do is just find that someone and do what they say.

The thing is, no one knows the way, because there isn't a single right choice. People who are teaching you business-y things - including me - are presenting one way, not THE way.

You get to decide whether or not to try out their suggestions, and what to do in your specific situation.

There's a mental shift when you internalize it: no one knows for sure, you get to (have to) decide. It's subtle and it's powerful.

Take care,


p.s. The lovely folks at Firefly Creative Writing sent me this a few years back during one of several classes I've taken with them (highly recommend!), and it has been on my desk ever since as a reminder:

There is no way to do this wrong

About Camille Freeman, LDN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and licensed nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for highly-trained herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a professor in the Department of Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating.

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