When I first started out I remember being asked how many clients I had.
I was told that if I got more clients that I would be 'successful'!
And I remember thinking that no matter how many clients I had it was never enough.
So I worked to get more and more. After all, regardless of me enjoying what I do, I'm still running a business. And I want to be 'successful'.
But then I got so busy and so exhausted that what I was doing was not beneficial for me or my clients. I started to hate what I was doing. And that, in a nutshell, felt shit!
And so what I've come to realise is that the number of clients I have is no longer important to me. I realise that I was using someone else's definition of success.
But to me, success is not about how many clients I have but how well I serve each and every one of them.
They are not numbers. They are not targets. They are people. And they MATTER. Their health matters. Their recovery matters. Their progress matters.
And THAT is what makes me feel good about what I do, it's what makes me happy doing what I do. It's what makes me feel successful!
And it's also what keeps those clients I work with recommending me to others.
Yes I like being busy. But I don't like feeling that I need more and more clients to be 'successful'. That's not who I am.
When my clients no longer need me because they know how to help themselves, when they can live and move without fear of pain or 'damage'….THAT is what makes me successful!