If you are a Spiritual Business owner your businesses is about supporting and empowering others.
If we apply the same principles and values in the way we connect and support other spiritual business owners we can create a powerful community; a strong network, even a team or family with the same purpose.
Now this doesn’t mean you have to run out to work connect or promote those with clearly different values than yourself. But there is so much more to gain when we recognise, we are all unique, different we are not in competition and that working much more in a team with other like minded therapists can really help support you and your business.
I have always tried my best to support other therapists especially those I have personally worked with and admired . I have employed many therapists over the last 16 years to do contract work and passed them on to clients as I recognise that we all have different gifts and different strengths and we are not in competition. But it was not till the later years I began getting the opportunities to truly connect and be supported by like minded healers, therapists and coaches that I could go to for guidance and support as a fellow therapist. This sort of connection and support has made a huge difference in fact a few of them have become very very good friends who I can discuss difficult business dilemmas, this can be the very lonely part of being self employed especially if you don’t have a business or personal other that you can share your difficulties with.
You can get so much more when you truly connect, work and support other therapists, coaches or well-being practitioners you resonate with and admire. You can team up for events, help each other out at holiday times or when your ill, you can share referrals, do workshops or contracts together or simply ask for their opinion.
Not every practitioner will have the same motives or values, so don’t jump head first into partnerships or referrals, get to know the other therapists. I naively on more than one occasion made that mistake sadly like any industry there is some in the industry who see being a therapist or coach as their cash cow and will tell or imply lots of things just to get clients or contracts.
Who put their own ego or money before the what is best for the clients or the organisation.
But thankfully most healers and therapists stick to their inner compass, be honest and do always what is right for the clients and the contract, not put their own ego or money before anything else.
But despite this I would urge you to make good strong healthy connections with other therapists you admire, you can make powerful friends who really help you grow as a person and as a business, as well as being a powerful support network through difficult life and business challenges.
We all know being a therapist and a healer isn’t always easy but it can be far more easy, interesting and enlightening with friends who are all on similar paths.
Thank you to all the wonderful friends I have made through the years.
If you believe in community and co-operation instead of competition, I have two groups I run that you maybe interested in
Holistic Business Advice is a free facebook group for online marketing and business advice for therapists, coaches, healers, counsellors.. Join Here
The World of Health is a community exchange where true givers and sharers support each other by promoting each others work in an advertising exchangeby