I almost gave up at building a practice for good.
Not just once either. Twice.
It wasn’t that I didn’t want a practice. I knew the only way I would ever be satisfied was by meeting my vision in a practice.
The first time I gave up was after trying to build a practice for six months recently out of graduate school, and just not knowing how to really go about it.
So I got a job.
Then I built a part-time practice on the side, committed to transitioning to full-time when I “felt ready.”
Well, I gave up on that too, because I was mostly scared I couldn’t succeed.
I honestly didn’t know if I was going to meet my own potential and accomplish my dreams. I knew in my heart I was here to help others. I knew I needed to see people individually.
But, honestly, at that moment in time I was having trouble helping myself. I was just above paying the bills, not thriving, and going along with the status quo.
I was definetely questioning why I went to graduate school if I couldn’t do what I was meant to do.
It turned out giving up twice was the best medicine for me even though I hated every minute of it.
I had to face every ounce of low self-worth in myself.
I had to dig deep and look at why I was unwilling to do what it takes to learn how to build a practice, but even more importantly how to overcome the emotional baggage in the way.
I faced Uncertainty. Doubt. Fear. Anxiety. Victimhood. You name it.
And I’m grateful. I’m so much stronger from that process. And once I faced these life-long feelings, I transitioned into the practice that I always dreamed of.
Of course, I had support from friends and mentorship from colleagues, but most importantly I had myself.
I still face these feelings. As far as I know they don’t go away. But I’m much more solid in myself to keep moving forward in my life now despite what I’m feeling.
And ever since that process of giving up on myself, I’ve always been willing to do whatever it takes to make sure I’m aligned with my purpose and doing exactly what I’m supposed to do.
So, if you ever feel like you’re giving up, facing incredible emotional hurdles or practical roadblocks to becoming the fullest expression of yourself as a conscious entrepreneur in private practice…know this: that medicine doesn’t taste good, but it’s actually good for you.
Drink it down, let it transform you and move forward in your life.
The Higher Practice motto is not a marketing campaign. It’s a way of being.
Live Your Purpose. Learn to Profit. Transform the World.
Please feel free to reach out for support if you’re ready to take yourself and your practice to the next level. We’re here to help you get there.
Keith & The Higher Practice Team