Deciding What You’re Worth

One of the first questions I ask potential new clients is, “What are your financial goals for the year?” I ask this because I need to understand where they are right now and where they want to go in their practice. My work with a counselor who wants to earn $85,000 per year is quite

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What a Princess Party Can Teach Us About Clarity of Purpose

Whenever I need a reminder of what it takes to be successful in life, I usually get it just at the right time from one of my children. Children are such excellent teachers of clarity, purpose, and determination. My daughter, Emily, turned 5 recently, and this is the first year she’s wanted a birthday party

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Turn Your Goals Into Reality, One Step at a Time

Part of the nature of being a creator (which you are), is that you always have more you want to do than you are able to do.  This is why productivity is so essential. It doesn’t matter how many great ideas you have if none of them ever happen. Early in my career, I used

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Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

I read a study in Entrepreneur magazine a little while ago about entrepreneur’s expectations of themselves. (Hint: If you’re in private practice, you ARE an entrepreneur.) What the study found is that most people tend to grossly OVERESTIMATE what they can accomplish in one day and GROSSLY UNDERESTIMATE what they can accomplish in one year.

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Stopping at the Start

“Most people stop at the start.” Bob Proctor The first time I heard this quote, it was like a shock of electricity ran through me. I realized immediately that I was one of those who has spent way too much time stopping at the start. Maybe you’re like me, and you just intuitively get this

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Identifying Mental Barriers to Success

When things are not going as well as we would like, we often look for external factors as the cause. For instance, if you don’t have a full schedule in your practice, have you heard yourself saying something like this? It’s summer, it’s always slow in the summer. There’s a recession, people don’t want to

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The 7 Lies Therapists Tell Themselves That Keep Them Struggling, Broke, and Overwhelmed

We all have these little lies we tell ourselves. We even have the little lies that we tell each other. Often these little lies help us get through difficult situations. (One of my favorite little lies to myself at the moment is “my kids are just about to reach the age where they stop fighting

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The Biggest Misconception About Marketing

I specialize in helping therapists market themselves and attract new clients. It’s something I love to do, and I am grateful every day that I get to do this work and help so many others serve their clients. I find marketing to be the peak of creativity; it challenges me to do my best work.

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Barriers to Freedom

In my last post, I shared with you what freedom means to me, and how much I appreciate the freedom I’ve created in my life. For many of us, this is exactly what brought us into the field. The freedom to make a difference in the world without sacrificing the lifestyle we envision for ourselves.

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What Freedom Means to Me

As some of you already know, I spent ten years working as a consultant before I got into private practice. I was so blessed to have worked all over the world, and I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries. This was an incredible experience, and it had such a profound impact on who I am

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