I find that this time of the year is a mixture of excitement, and overwhelm. After the summer break I’ve spoken to so many practitioners who are struggling with motivation.
Here are my ideas to help (and exactly the process I just walked through earlier in the week)
1. Check in with your thoughts – are you stuck in victim mode, or poor me this is so tough (insert any issue, weather, fuel prices). It might be resentment, or it could be wondering about the ‘how to’ of hitting your 2022 goals.
2. Decide how you want to show up – do you want to stay stuck in the above thought process? Do you want change?
3. Uncover the beliefs that are keeping you in this place – for instance do you believe that more income is more work? Perhaps you can’t believe it could be easy, and that you feel life and work needs to be hustle, grind and darn hard work?
4. Cancel old beliefs – there are so many ways to rewire and re-program your mind but a simple one is simply to sit with your list of old beliefs and say out loud “I choose to cancel this belief”, and repeal until it feels real.
5. Reconnect with your why – why are you in business? Why did you train and qualify and set up your business? Reflect on what you want for the year, and why you started in the first place.
6. Remember to consider what you need as well. When your job is to help horses chances are you are a massive ‘over-giver’. Take some time to think what YOU need. Not the horses, not the clients, but you. More admin time, less evenings working, more weekends off? Perhaps you want time off in the week? It doesn’t matter but I think a major motivation crusher is feeling tired and drained. It’s time to put you first in 2022.
It is easy to get obsessed with the how.
How do I make more money? How do I find more clients? How do I work with vets and get more referrals?
The action steps don’t work without the right belief system. Change your mindset and change your life really is true.