An Emotional Ending.

One of the things I love about being a therapist is the privilege of witnessing the transformation in my clients. Last week, it was humbling to wrap up an emotional ending to my Self Care for Success course where therapists explored their relationship to caring for themselves as the foundation for building a private practice.

What I learned from the Sista students was how important it was for them to be seen and heard in the content that was designed specifically with the black women experience in mind. The result was not only about having the right tools to take care of themselves as business owners, but a shift in how they feel about themselves in the present.

There was tears and pride ignited from the mirroring and conversations around releasing the shame that blocks growth. There was hope in witnessing the collective struggles and wins in the storytelling and excitement around embracing the sacredness of black womanhood as a tool for liberation and healing in themselves and their clients.

If you’re struggling to lean into a project or your business, you are not alone. Remember that community is everything and if you can find the willingness to start, the courage to take the first steps will follow.

If you’re a wellness practitioner or a newly qualified therapist looking for a community to nurture your business, the magic continues in the North Star Business School on Wednesday 29 November 2023. The next offering is Foundational Money Moves where we’ll explore our current and historical relationship with money along with the practical processes and systems required to earn money in private practice.

Should you join my North Star Business School? Q&A

If you’ve been on the fence about joining the North Star Business School this live stream will help you get clarity either way. Join me as I share, what makes this offering different from other program’s? What values will guide the journey? What are the objectives of this coaching program?  What are the program features? Where and when will it start! Who is it for? Let me know if you have any other questions.

 

How to deal with procrastination.

Mid January is the time that many of us often slack off around the new year promises we made to ourselves so today, I’m talking about 3 simple ways to deal with procrastination.

  1. Underneath procrastination is fear calling for compassion so ask yourself what you’re afraid of and work from there. Share your fear with someone you trust so they can help you though it.
  2. Reviewing your calendar to underschedule and reduce overwhelm will bring a manageable spaciousness to your productivity. 
  3. Break the bigger job into smaller actions.

Watch the live stream to get more juice out of this content!

Black Business Marketing ‘Ted Talk’.

Dear Black Businesses,
This current climate is an amazing opportunity to serve the community if you are willing to do the work. Just to be clear although I am frustrated, I want you to win so I’m sharing this with love.
For the love of Black baby Jesus please stop shaming other black folks for not buying your product and focus on why. It’s not helping you and you’re just alienating your clients even more. If you want to know why they aren’t buying, here are some of the reasons I see.
1. You’re more worried about getting the money rather than meeting your clients needs and solving their problems.
2. They know you don’t really care about them.
3. You have booty call marketing ie you show up when you have something to sell then disappear.
4. You don’t nurture the customers you already have.
5. Your marketing is front heavy to get people in the door then the experience post sale is lame so they don’t buy again or recommend you to any one else.
6. There is no follow up experience to nurture or make them feel good about their purchase after the sale.
7. You don’t understand their cultural needs as it relates to your product.
8. They don’t trust you because you have a different business every week.
9. You don’t want to spend the money to invest in yourself and keep learning about business. (stop asking your cousin to do cheap sh*t)
10. You don’t have a website. If you are serious this is non negotiable.
11. You are not willing to do the inner work to decolonise the sh*t you’ve internalised about unworthiness and white supremacy.
12. You are not willing to do the work to build a relationship with your audience. i.e. Fear and low self esteem are stopping you from doing live stream etc.
Our community is not poor, they are looking for people who look like them who care about there needs. They want to be able to trust that you will deliver the goods to help and support them through this shitty climate and beyond. Now lets get to work!