When I signed up for a Dip. Shiatsu & Oriental therapies I thought that I would work hard and when I graduate I would have a myriad of people knocking on my clinic door asking for help. "DUH" Well that doesn't just happen, it doesn't matter if you are an A1 Therapist with a Golden Aura and butterflies floating around your feet, the hard work doesn't stop when you achieve that wonderful goal and you are able to call your self an accredited therapist. The truth is people do not know who I am. The fact is there are many wonderful Therapists out there, Why should I be so special?
All my life I have wanted to help people, I have finally got the chance and no one wants help. Is it Me? I have put my self out there, to the masses using social media tools and this blog, Gumtree, True local and those dreaded classifieds that charge an arm and a leg for 4 lines. I have been Practicing for a couple of years now, I am a good therapist, I care for my clients and always go the extra mile, very rarely do I watch the clock unless I have a follow up client. Am I expecting too much so close after Christmas? Maybe the kids are spending all mum and dads money, maybe mum and dad don't have time to get here until the kids are back to school. These are things that run through my head, A dangerous place to be.
The truth is Building a Client list is hard work. And I have to keep calm because that is what this business is all about, SERENITY!
I am sitting here on my ischial tuberosity using my massage table as a desk, coffee in hand trying to break through and announce to the Sunshine Coast "I AM HERE", I feel like I am a spec on a clover and just about to be thrown into boiling diesel, Horton... Where are You?. I guess it would be easy to get depressed when you haven't had a client in two days, I would gladly give away a massage to a needy soul. The old Me would Get drunk, smoke some cones and chain smoke rollies until I cough my guts up and wonder where my head is at.
Thank God I grew up, Man what an emotional wreck I used to be. One thing I have learnt is to live one day at a time. Patience is an art and meditation has enabled me to quiet down and breath, accept that I am right where I have to be, right here right now at this point of time. There are great things in store for me and I know if I keep doing the things I am doing I will succeed. For all I know this entry in my blog will open the doors and someone may stroll in and say, "I am after that free massage you are offering". Well if that is you feel free... lol.
I guess life is like a box of chocolates, you leave em in the sun and they melt, don't ask me what that is supposed to mean, I guess you have to take the good with the bad, there are many in this life with more pressing concerns, the problem I face would be a welcome challenge for many, I am dealing with life by sitting in the air conditioned comfort of my clinic, I am truly blessed. I do welcome the challenge of starting a new practice in a new town where I don't know anybody besides my colleagues, commuting every day wondering if I am doing the right thing, spending more money than I make... YES I welcome this Challenge and I am grateful I have my health and the time on my hands to write this blog.