Rockstars must be grown-ups who know what beliefs to hang on to and which to release. I was an irresponsible twenty-something when I started my private practice. I had never experienced any kind of success of any kind. I had nothing to draw from. I was an average student.
Essentially, my business forced me to grow up. I have had to learn how to handle money, to speak confidently, to claim what I wanted, to stop acting like a child and waiting for someone to rescue me, to start living on my own terms (instead of the shadow of my family’s expectations) or wishing mom or dad would take care of everything.
Whether you’re 47 or 27, taking your practice seriously can be a wonderful opportunity to see what you’re made of. And, to finally grow up.
You're your own person...choose your own personal legacy.
At some point in your life, you realize that the people who raised you weren’t any smarter than you. They were just regular people, doing the best they could.
So it makes sense, as you take the steps to move your business and life forward, that you consciously choose which family beliefs to keep, and what beliefs to let go of.
If you think a belief truly empowers you to define success on your own terms, keep it. If you realize that a particular belief isn’t empowering, ditch it.
For example, if you realize your dad isn’t all that financially savvy after all, and isn’t modeling a way of managing money that inspires you, then his ideas about money should no longer influence you.
Choose a new belief that better supports you. Then start to speak, act and choose thoughts that are in alignment with this new belief.
You don’t have to relive your family’s beliefs unless you choose to do so. You don’t have to go to a therapist’s office to figure this out, either.
You get to choose your legacy...your own belief system.
Just start “practicing” alignment with your new beliefs. In time, it will become part of you and you’ll see a difference. And make time for this. You're worth it.
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.