“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Before we begin the process of planning your new practice, it’s important to understand what is taking up space in your life already. If there isn’t room for your business to grow now, you need to decide what you can let go of, so you can move forward.
When something truly is a priority, AND we are ready, we make it happen. Often we say something is important, or want it to be, but our actions tell a different story.
In a journal or in the worksheets, write out a list of all your current priorities.
This can include things like school, family, hobbies etc. Take a look at your list and ask yourself realistically, is there room given your current priorities to be starting your own business? If the answer is yes – high five for you! If the answer is no – take some time and consider what would need to shift in order for you to create space for your new business to grow.
Next, create a list of any unfinished tasks, projects or events that may get in the way of you launching your private practice?
Once you have created your list, take each item and brainstorm what would need to happen to eliminate these roadblocks to moving forward.
- Do you need to block out some time to finish things?
- Do you need to outsource something?
- Do you need to change the time-frame for when it needs to be accomplished?
- What would need to happen in order to take these things off the list?
- Re-evaluate if the task is still relevant to you?
Once you have done the above, ask yourself, what currently distracts you for accomplishing your goals?
- Do you need a quiet space to work?
- Do you need different technology or supplies?
- Do you need to set boundaries with people in your life?
- Do you have a gap in your skills that is holding you back?
Understanding what holds you back today is the key to moving forward tomorrow. What steps or changes can you take now to make this new journey possible? Explore this question in your journal.