My dear friend Susan is an executive coach with the fiercest boundaries I’ve ever seen.
She knows what she values.
She’s got her priorities down cold.
So when something shiny comes bouncing along that threatens to take her eye off her goals?
She calmly does what many of us struggle with every day …
Just Say “No.”
Warren Buffet, the 2nd richest person on the planet, once said:
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
That means saying no — no, no, no, no, no — to all those odds and ends coming at you every day that suck up your time and energy.
And this goes double for you and your practice.
Because in my experience, the #1 issue for therapists who crave more success is the lack of good ol’ fashioned boundaries.
When you let your time and focus slither away, you’re robbed of the daily practices that create the security you need.
And the freedom you want.
- Blocking a chunk of time on your calendar each day to work on building your practice.
- Treating that time as sacred, just as you would a client appointment.
- Checking out Meetups and support groups where you’re likely to meet potential new clients.
- Writing personal notes to former clients and dropping them in the mail.
- Sending thank you cards to everyone who refers a new client to you.
- Creating your Perfect Patient Profile. So you always know whether a potential new client would be a good fit for you.
- Even dreaming about what a perfect practice looks like and feels like and sounds like to you. So your intention is set into motion to attract all the clients you need.
Like anything in nature, your practice needs you to invest some energy if you want it to grow.
So let me ask you this …
What’s 1 thing you need to say “NO” to in order to say “YES” to your success?
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And if you have trouble figuring out what to say to someone who’s pushing your boundary buttons?
Try the gracious response I learned from Susan …
“I’d love to say yes.
“But I’m afraid it won’t work for me.
“So I’ll have to say no.”