Massage & Bodywork

JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2022

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L i s te n to T h e A B M P Po d c a s t a t a b m p.co m /p o d c a s t s o r w h e reve r yo u a cce s s yo u r favo r i te p o d c a s t s 81 In order to make meaningful changes in our massage practices, we must be intentional about it. We must become comfortable with being uncomfortable. And we must create space to process change. Get Help If you struggle to hold yourself accountable, call in a friend to help. Find a friend or colleague who is willing to meet, in person or virtually, and work on their tasks as you conquer yours. Having an accountability partner and knowing they are counting on you too is a great way to be sure you follow through. Reward Yourself Often, momentum is its own motivator. We accomplish a task, feel good about it, and become inspired to move even farther forward. But that's not always enough. If you need a cookie or time to play with your dog, give yourself that reward whenever you complete a small step. There is no victory too small to celebrate. In order to make meaningful changes in our massage practices, we must be intentional about it. We must become comfortable with being uncomfortable. And we must create space to process change. These techniques and habits can be learned and strengthened. And when we do that, we can achieve great things in business and in life. Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds are found at massagebusinessblueprint.com, a member-based community designed to help you attract more clients, make more money, and improve your quality of life. That's it. Give yourself permission to stop before the task becomes too big and tedious. Pull the 10 files and make a plan for the next time you can conquer a task. Maybe you pull 10 more files, or maybe the next step is to order some postcards. If you're still feeling motivated, go ahead and conquer the next step. Or not. With this approach, there is no step too small, so it helps prevent that paralysis when faced with a big project. MAKING TIME TO MAKE CHANGE Let's say you know you want to change your work schedule. And you don't want to wait until you've missed three of your favorite nephew's baseball games and he gets really mad at you. You'll need to think about your current schedule—what you like and don't like about it. You'll have to figure out what the new schedule will be and decide on when to make that new schedule start. The next steps would be deciding when you will tell clients who may be impacted by your schedule change and how you will tell them. You may decide to send an email or just tell them in person at their next appointment. Then, you may need to update your scheduling software and hours of operation in various business listings. Each of these steps requires a small block of time. You may think you can just figure it out during breaks between clients or when you handle other business tasks, but that is vague and easy to forget or intentionally ignore. Make an actual appointment with yourself to complete one step of the process and treat that appointment with the same respect and presence as you do a client on your table. Remember, it's OK to keep it small and short. Just 15 minutes of dedicated thinking and note-taking on a new schedule is a win. Then, schedule an appointment for the next step. TAKEAWAY: Getting to the why behind your to- do list is key, as that can be the extra motivation you need to move forward on bigger tasks.

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