Hey Fabulous Health Professionals,
I want to talk about an issue that we help our clients with every day: setting boundaries.
We get the idea of personal boundaries… but what about professional boundaries? What boundaries do you have to protect yourself and your business as it grows?
If you’ve put in the leg work to build and plan your business (visit my blog for a bajillion posts on this), you’ve probably reached a point where your life (and your schedule) feels very full.
You make this transition from being low on income to low on time. And both of them are REALLY stressful! Especially as you establish yourself and your business, you are very likely going to reach a point where…
- People start noticing you.
- People start asking to meet with you.
- They ask to work with you.
- They want to pick your brain.
- They want to know what you know.
This can feel really validating. It almost feels like you’ve made it when people start to take notice of you and seek out your advice. But there is a fine line between offering help to others who want what you have to offer and turning your business into a charity.
You know it’s a business, not a charity, right?
It’s time to start protecting your boundaries. What are you not willing to do for free? You’re busy enough now that you must be selective with your time. If there IS work that you’re willing to do for free – How much? How often? Give yourself a quota and stick to it.
You are not running a charity.
Your time and expertise is valuable.
What boundaries have you set in your business? Let me know in the comments below?
Here’s to your success,
P.S. I help overwhelmed practitioners set boundaries and gain clarity in their business. Is this something you would like help with? Click here for a free 30 minute consult call with me.