When I first started coaching wellness pros, I was always surprised by how often petty little dramas would pop up right at the exact moment when they were going to launch (or relaunch) their business. The kids got sick, the roof leaked, a friend needed them, they developed a mysterious food allergy, their computer froze up and died, their husband needed nursing through stomach flu, and so on...ad nauseam (please, excuse the pun).
At first, I would be patiently understanding and appropriately comforting. Now I know better. It happens every single time. Just when you are about to launch that website that is a perfect expression of what you do, you find a way to unconsciously sabotage yourself.
It’s okay...perfectly normal. (It happens to me, too!) Keep breathing, and keep going.
This drama before the launch is not a sign to stop. It’s a sign that this is exactly where you need to be. You’re nervous about it (maybe even terrified), but this is a not a sign to stop...you have to get through this.
The same goes for self-sabotaging anything new in life, especially a new level of success. Everyone does it to themselves. So do your best to lighten up about it. Make yourself laugh if you can. Have a good cry. Take a deep breath and then keep going. Otherwise, you will spend the rest of your life putting out fires of the little (and sometimes not so little) dramas instead of getting on with the business of helping others for a living.
Break free of your stinkin’ thinking.
This is not optional. You must do this. You must have a way to continuously release habits of thoughts that are no longer serving you.
There are many ways to do this. Find something that works for you and make it a practice that you regularly incorporate into your work hours. This doesn’t have to be a long, therapeutic process. (Wellness pros love personal development, so you have to watch out for staying in the place of analyzing and processing everything.)
The fastest way to start seeing a difference is to start speaking, thinking and acting as if what you want (success!) were on its way. At first, it will feel like you’re pretending. But soon enough, your subconscious mind will start working on your behalf instead of on your limitations. Then you will start seeing positive results.
Here's to your healthy success and ongoing prosperity!
About the Author and WellProNet.com: Karin Witzig Rozell has been teaching health and wellness professionals how to grow their business since 2003. She started as a nutrition counselor who knew a lot about nutrition, but not a whole lot about business and marketing. After learning some tough lessons she cracked the code and now her passion is transforming practitioners into profitable business owners who have a great quality of life too.
She is the founder of Wellness Professional Network, the go-to place for practitioners to learn the real-life business skills they didn’t teach in wellness school.
Karin is the author of The Fast Start to Clients Program and the book: Rockstars of Wellness: Super Simple Ways to Stand Out, Get Hired and Become Irresistibly Relevant to Your Tribe.
Karin lives in Upstate New York, in the beautiful foothills of the Adirondacks, and enjoys working from home with her husband and son.