Secret #2: Rockstars of Wellness organize themselves and their environments to be ready for the opportunities that come their way.
Cluster Activities and Project a Cool, Calm and Collected Vibe
When I was a broke and struggling wellness pro, I ran errands at various time of the day, several days a week. I would go to the health food store several times per week, take yoga classes, go to Staples and have long “networking” lunches with other wellness pros who also had plenty of time on their hands.
I thought, “Isn’t this great. I work for myself and can save myself so much time by doing my errands on off hours.” My colleagues would do the same thing. We were all broke.
Then I noticed the people with clients weren’t out and about, doing errands each day. They had routines, were seeing clients, and spent time working on their marketing!
There is a high time cost of starting and stopping different tasks willy-nilly style. And it runs you ragged. If you want to be a Rockstar of Wellness, you can’t afford to project a frazzled and scattered energy. Instead, consider grouping similar activities together. I call this clustering.
For example, have a designated creative day each week just to think and create new programs and products (especially if you’re a parent and tending to kids on weekends). Or have a specified half day each week where you do administrative and personal things (i.e. pay bills and go grocery shopping).
Clustering like activities together will save more time, energy, and will help you feel infinitely more creative. And you’ll look like you have your stuff together.
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 forthcoming 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.