When Natalia and I sat down and started talking about our Private Practice experience, we heard ourselves saying the same things. It was both really reassuring to hear someone else saying "I had that problem, too!" and really really annoying.
I mean, how many of us have to experience the same problem before we work together to solve it?!?!
And that, my friends, is just what we want to do.
Today, I want to share with you one of the biggest problems we faced when starting private practice.
Time is Money, and they are both damn hard to manage.
Let me see if any of this sounds familiar...
A client calls. "I can see you at 4pm Wednesday and 6pm on Thursday," you say. "Oh, man, I can only come at 7pm on Thursday," the client says. Well, I mean, I guess I could stay an extra hour... I do need the clients... and the money, you think. "Okay, I can make that work," you say.
Or this one...
Your client texts you, "I'm not feeling great so I'm not going to make it in this week. See you next week." It's only 10 hours before the session, but this is only their second late cancellation, and they aren't feeling good... so I can let it go...
Or my most common mistake I made at the beginning...
A client calls. You talk. You're a great fit. You say, "I charge $120 an hour, but I do have a sliding scale available if clients need it." The client-to-be says, "Oh, money is tight, I think I do need the sliding scale. How does that work?"
Here's the thing... both money and time are energy that we give and take from people around us. As wellness professionals we are givers. We love to help. We take care of people. Somewhere along the line we got the idea that means a one-way flow of our energy outward. That's a sure-fire way to achieve burnout, an empty pocketbook, and resentment. Believe me... I've been there...
What I learned is that with a couple scripts in your pocket you can handle phone calls like a boss, and stick to your schedule or your fee while STILL landing those clients.
Natalia and I have developed two workshops just on scheduling and money to help you get super-crazy-clear on how to get clients, make money, and keep a schedule that doesn't make you crazy.
This is my soul work, people. I can't tell you how happy I am to help support happy wellness professionals. What I know is that with just a little time set aside to work on this, you will create more time and space in your life.
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