“Whatcan I do that will have a positive effect across a number of problems?”
The answer to this simple question will set you free.
It’s been my experience that the problems I encounter in business and in my personal life are often connected.
Let’s say, for example, that my wife likes to go to bed late.
And I stay up with her because I like to have a little “we” time at the end of the day.
I wake up tired, my mood is less than sun-shiny, and my creative juices just don’t flow easily.
And the quality of my work suffers, which negatively impacts the growth of my business, which stresses me more.
And the relationships I have at work and at home suffer from my irritability. Which stresses me more.
Now I’m a hot mess.
Tired, anxious, unproductive and stressed.
What’s the single thing I can do that will have a “multiplier” effect across all the other issues I’m encountering?
Yep. Just going to bed early and getting the sleep I need to be a ray of creative and fun-loving sunshine solves the whole stack of other problems.
From just one simple change.
As your practice grows and matures, I believe it’s critical to keep asking the “What single thing?” question.
If your massage or bodywork practice is like most, then I’m probably not too far off target when I say that a lot of stress, wasted time and energy are encountered around:
Constantly having to communicate with clients about appointment bookings and changes
Keeping perfect records for every client (SOAP notes, intake forms, visit details, financial transactions)
Keeping your schedule full (Promoting and marketing your massage or bodywork practice)
What single thing can you do that will help with all three of these time consuming, stress-increasing things?
Implement a practice management software solution. (Preferably one that’s focused on the specific needs of massage therapists and bodyworkers, like MassageBook, for example. :-)
At MassageBook, we focus on helping simplify the lives of massage and bodywork professionals and increasing their income so that they can, in turn, focus on delighting their customers.
- Author: Mark Volkmann
- Published: April 06, 2018