I’ve gotten into a habit of getting up before the household does to squeeze in a couple of hours of work. And in the last month, this time has been dedicated to creating an Online Course that will teach other therapists how to create their own walk and talk therapy business.
I’m taking everything I have learned in this space in the last 8 years and brain-dumping it into classes, study guides and templates. And then I had this thought:
“What if no one buys? What if nobody wants this?”
I have spent months creating this, years planning and dreaming it up, what if nobody wants this!?!
Have you ever started creating something only for fear and doubt to step in and stop you in your tracks?
What did you do?
Allow it to get in the way?
Or have you ever pushed through anyway?
Today I’m deciding to push through anyway.
I have this niggling feeling that this is something I NEED to create and I have not been able to stop thinking about it for years. I’m serious; years!
Since Noah was 5 months old and I was pushing her around in her pram (aka carrying her in a sling after 10 minutes of pram time because she hated it!), I would walk around and dream about taking a step back in my walk and talk business to get this service to help more people.
At the time, I was managing a business with about 15 staff members, we were serving 5 walk and talk locations in our local area and I spent most of my time in business meetings (most attended with a baby on my hip), drafting contracts, processes and creating solutions for every new issue we’d come across in an outdoor business that’s never existed before or came with a guidebook!
Then I got frustrated. I loved that we had helped 1000’s of people but it just wasn’t enough! I wanted to spread the word EVERYWHERE and I would get both angry and frustrated when I was continuously contacted by other therapists asking me for a coffee so they could “pick my brain” and set up a business like mine!
“Do you ring up McDonald’s and tell them you love their burger, so you’re thinking about selling it yourself and ask them for a cup of coffee so they can tell you the recipe?” I would think to myself! But I would always kindly reply and explain that I don’t disclose my intellectual property over a cup of coffee. Some therapists would generously offer me a $100 for my time and that would piss me off even more!
But then I realised something.
They didn’t realise how much this business was worth! They didn’t know that most weeks I’m turning over 5 figures. They don’t realise the business potential and they definitely have no idea that I’ve spent years learning, crafting, consulting, reviewing and re-creating every inch of this business to make it as profitable as it is.
But what if they did?
What if they knew that this business could give them the financial freedom and lifestyle they had always dreamed of? If at this point I could do it with no sleep and a baby on my hip, then anyone can follow my steps!
I’ll teach them! I’ll show them! And no not over a cup of coffee or at the price of one! I want to work with women just like me who are committed, see the worth of this business and will stop at nothing. I’ll create a course and a community to support them…
Those were the early days of 2018…
It’s been 3 years!! I have not stopped creating, dreaming or reviewing.
So what if nobody buys?
My whole being is telling me that this new baby needs to be birthed fearlessly and purposefully.
So that’s what I’ll do.
I’ll continue with the 4am starts. I’ll keep chipping away because it’s so close now!
And you’ll be the first to know when it’s all done and ready 😊
But in the meantime, you can check out our community in the Walking Therapists Club! Drop a comment and let me know what fears and doubts you are facing or have overcome?
Can’t wait to see you there!