No one ever told you this

When you decided to follow your passion in life and go into health, wellness, coaching, healing and helping others, no one ever told you that you’d also have to think about marketing, finding clients, and making sales, did they?

Didn’t you just think that if you were doing good work that the right people would find you? Like if you were following your passion, the rest would unfold magically?

That’s what I thought, anyway! It was nothing further from the truth, though, I quickly found out.
It wasn’t that many years ago that I was lying in bed awake at night wondering where my next client was coming from and worried I’d have to go back and get a “real” job…My worst nightmare!

I thought I was doing everything I was supposed to in life like: following my heart and dreams, going after something that made me excited about life, doing work that served others, and even practicing the “law of attraction”…you know, envisioning what I wanted and desired in life.

Don’t get me wrong, I think having your mindset right is crucial. And it seemed that when I used affirmations and envisioned my practice full of clients, I actually had some success, but it wasn’t enough.

My business was still a struggle.

If you’ve been in business for even just a few months, you probably now realize this:

Your training and education were meant for you to get trained in helping others, but not trained in how to find those that need the help.

But knowing how to find and connect with those that need your help is information you need to know to be able to serve others with your message and passion, don’t you agree?

Maybe you have the same fear I did….

I had a really big fear living inside of me.

My fear was: Could I really follow my passion in life and earn an incredible in’come at the same time?
For me, I knew that I had two choices.

Choice one –
Give up on my passion and go back and get a “real” job.

Choice two
– Play full out and really go for it…don’t hold back and do everything I could to figure out how to be a successful business owner.

Can you guess which choice I picked?! Exactly… choice number 2! If you’re playing around with these two options in your own mind right now, you have to ask yourself this: How bad do you really want it?

For me, I knew that choice #2 was the only real option for me. And so I set out on my way and haven’t looked back since.

And there’s a few key things I did that changed everything for me that I want to share with you now.

Actually I did four things that changed my life and business forever. And I’m excited to share these with you in an upcoming call Be on the lookout!

For now, I’ll share one of the most valuable things I did, so valuable it even added five figures per month to my business. I remember exactly what it felt like when I made $18,300 in one month. I knew for certain I wasn’t going back to get that “real” job.

Here’s what I did….

I stopped thinking like a Holistic Practitioner and started thinking like a Holistic-Preneur….that’s short for “holistic entrepreneur”. I saw myself not as a practitioner but as an entrepreneur and this made a huge difference.

Here’s why…

Holistic practitioners often think like this:
*I’m only one person, how much can I really do?
*I’ve got to work really hard to help people
*Marketing my business is not my skill set
*People will hear about me through referrals and that’s how I’ll grow
*The future is uncertain, therefore I’ll wait, hold back and play small (this one is usually an unconscious belief)
*AND….I’ll wait till I have the money, time and resources to invest in my business

Does that sound like you?

Here’s how Holistic-preneur’s think instead:
*I’m one person with a big vision doing big things
*I’m meant to share my work with many people in a way that fulfills me
*I’ll learn how to be an entrepreneur so I can follow my passion
*I’m taking big leaps into the unknown because I know I can not fail
*When I invest in myself, my business thrives.
*I “feel the fear and do it anyway”!

The Holistic-preneur mindset may not feel like yours yet, but if you begin to practice these mindsets and take action each day from this new view of yourself, you’ll begin to see yourself differently and your business will start to grow and change in big ways. Start by picking one of these mindsets to adopt and try putting it into action over the next week in your business. Take note of what you actually do differently to really live out this new mindset. Of course, post it on your computer or at your desk, so you don’t forget!

I can’t wait to share with you my other Holistic-Preneur “game-changers” in my upcoming f’ree call, which I’ll be announcing very soon. Stay tuned for details coming your way!

Until then, share your comments below on what you’re doing to be a Holistic-Preneur!

Thriving Together,



Suzanne Monroe
Founder & CEO, IAWP

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