I want you to know this...
Your work is important.
It’s necessary. It’s fascinating, and you love it.
If you are struggling to find clients, if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed with the responsibility of seeing clients with serious health conditions, if the business side of things is dragging you down: that's okay. There's nothing wrong.
What you're experiencing is common.
It takes years to build a practice, and everyone has doubts and fears when they're getting started (and beyond).
Here's my story.
When I was started my practice an herbalist and nutritionist in 2003, I floundered for a long time - years - before I finally found my groove. I made every mistake in the book, and then some.
I failed. Often in an exciting new way that I hadn't even known to worry about.
I learned the hard way, and had to make the conscious decision to keep going more times than I can count.
Eventually I figured out a few things.
I spent time and money learning about the parts of running a business that didn't come naturally to me. I practiced and experimented and just kept it moving.
And after years and years of this, I wound up with a practice that feels good to me.
I work with just the types of clients who I'm best suited to help. I have plenty of clients, and it's not unusual for me to have a waiting list. I'm growing and learning all the time. I know that my work helps people.
I'm not presenting myself as a guru. I don't have a magical formula to fill your practice immediately or cure your client with endometriosis.
But I do have a lot of experience, a listening ear, and thoughts about how newer practitioners can avoid some of the bumps in the road.