Will your wellbeing business make enough money to be your full-time gig?

Is fear ruining your wellbeing business? 

You are working with your passion -  you are being of service to your clients. But are you making money as a yoga teacher or massage therapist? In the end if you are not making the money that you need to live or support your family; then you cannot serve as many people as you are meant to or you may even need to stop all together and get a full-time job.

Your wellbeing business dreams are U shaped

How an £80,000 business contract saved my wellbeing business.

Not many people know that 15 years ago, I nearly lost my wellbeing business. I just didn’t have enough clients coming through the door. It was a difficult time; I doubted, I questioned, I feared I wasn’t good enough, but then everything began to change! Even in the midst of all the fear I knew that my business idea was a good one, I just didn’t know how to make it a reality. I was spending too much money on the wrong things, I was scared of my staff I held the misguided belief that they should know what I was thinking without me voicing it, I didn’t give them enough direction and if I am honest I was scared they would not like me if I told them what to do.

How to answer the question - what do you do?

How to answer the question what do you do?

I remember the first time someone asked me, What do you do?  I was at my first networking event  I turned bright pink looked at my feet and muttered. "I'm a reflexologist" in an embarrassed little voice. 

You need to authentically learn to talk about what you do

Yes it is a big challenge -  describing your therapy , class or product in a way that makes people want to book an appointment with you. You may have heard of the expression ‘an elevator pitch’ - this is the idea that you describe what you do in the amount of time it takes to ride an elevator.

So, how do you do this? We all want to know how something can benefit us.

Check out the difference in the two phrases bellow.

  1. I am a __________ (reflexologist/yoga teacher/counsellor). Yes, this gives people your job title, but it doesn’t necessarily explain what you do, especially to someone who doesn’t really know what a reflexologist/yoga teacher/counsellor is.

Instead, how about saying:

        2.“I help people manage their stress levels” 

Now this phrase is a conversation opener.

If you want to dive deeper head on over to amazon and check out my book From client to clinic owner - create your wellbeing business from the inside out. 

3 ways to build your confidence and create a successful wellbeing business

Do you need confidence in your wellbeing business?

Yes, your clients need to see a little of the real you, they need the best advice you can offer them they need to feel a depth of trust in you and what you can do for them.  

Some people are naturally more confident than others but confidence is a learnt skill it is like a muscle it needs practice and work to grow.

You need confidence to lead, to sustain, and to offer the kind of straight up compassion that transforms people.” Danilee La Porte