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I got this thoughtful question in my inbox last week. I think it’s such an important topic that I made an extra blog video about it this week!
There are two huge components to the answer (which I talk about in the video). The first involves the actual breadth and depth of work it takes to grow a long-term, stable practice. The second is about the issue of money management within any successful practice.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts, please put them in the comments below!
- Isabel Spradlin has owned her full-time practice since 2007. She has a deep drive to help other massage therapists and bodyworkers to create thriving businesses for themselves. For comprehensive programs to help you do just that, see the 'Programs' tab in the menu.
4 thoughts on “Why isn’t practice building info more free?”
OMG I am so giddy that you made a whole video to address my questions! Thank you so much! You gave a lot of thoughtful, insightful answers, while also shedding light on topics I had never considered (ie, the fact that making things free can sometimes damage or water down the community). You are awesome! Keep doing your thang!
Hi Mitsu! Oh I’m so glad it was useful to you! Thanks again for such a thoughtful question. 🙂
Isabel, I love how you address these sorts of questions instead of just passing over them. I feel that both free and paid business advice has a place. The thing I love about the free stuff (or inexpensive) is that you can get to know the person before investing and also I find it encouraging to hear what others are doing. That said, when I had a coach (YOU!) it was amazing to have someone to give SPECIFIC advice to me. Not just “in general these things are good principals to follow” type thing- Rather advice and conversations directly about what would be best for me in my own situation. That is worth paying for 🙂
That is SUCH a good point, Abby! Thanks so much for pointing that out. That’s been my experience, too, that the free/inexpensive stuff can be useful in a general way . . . but that there is real magic in having specific-to-you help.