Well, last Saturday I ran my ‘How to be an Abundant Therapist workshop’ at Wokefield Park, near Reading. We had a room full of highly-motivated and enthusiastic therapists, all working on their own businesses. Some were working full time as therapists and some were treating clients part-time, after working full-time in another job.
They were a really interesting group of ladies and Gavin (our token man) and lots of networking was done throughout the day. We spent the day working on writing a plan for our business and where we’d like to be in six months and one year from now. This made me think about how important it is to write achievable goals.
We can often make the mistake by being too ambitious and then we never feel as if we can achieve those goals. Or we can be too limited in our goal-setting and never reach our full potential. When was the last time you sat down and thought about what you really wanted in your business? Is it to double your client base? Is it to work less and have more time off?
I have always found that the best way to write goals is to ask yourself what do you want in one, three, six, 12 months from now. Be realistic and then the goals are attainable. You might only have five clients a week at the moment but you’d really like 20. If you build up to 20 gradually over the year then you will feel pleased at every small step you make in achieving your goal. I love to write myself a list of smaller goals too and then when I tick them off my list I really feel as if I’m getting things done. It keeps me motivated. What helps to keep you motivated when you’re goal setting? I’d love to hear your tips so please post below.
Until the next time,
Abundantly yours Jayne x