Today I stepped out on immense faith as a Massage Therapist.
I have been an entrepreneur in this field since I became licensed, starting off with professional athletes and celebrities while figuring out my place in the field along the way. (Yes, I started my career with a strong network)
Over the years, I’ve considered myself a “freelance therapist” as I maintained an “Independent Contractor” position, floated as a mobile therapist, negotiated multiple company wellness contracts, coached other therapists about their value, and continued to become a better, more skilled therapist.
I KNOW I can compete with the best of the best. However, I don’t compete. There’s a lot of success for all of us out there.
I’m leaving a consistent paycheck, a family of supportive co-workers, and a host of patients (clients) that I’ve grown to love. I left it all to be whole. Whole.
A lot of times, people forget that, when a person wants more for themselves, it doesn’t take away anything from someone else. Growth is something that doesn’t have to diminish others. It doesn’t have to be one particular reason for someone to want something different. Every company should genuinely want their staff to grow within themselves. That says more about the company than any non-compete clause should ever be worth.
In business (and life), it should never be expected that things will remain the same forever. When it’s time for change, it unfortunately may show up in the least expected moment. For me, that came while I was recently vacationing in Ghana, West Africa. The ancestors told me it was time. In order to be whole again, I listened.
So, as I embark on my new journey, it is mine and mine alone. I’m confident enough in my professionalism, skills and my personality that, anything I receive will be earned. As it always has been.
So, if you find yourself stuck, step out on faith. Believe that you bring more to the table than you’ve given yourself credit for, then follow all those things you’ve wanted to do. Your success is not dependent on other people’s support or approval.