Building a successful Reiki Practice

Building a successful Reiki practice takes dedication, determination, hard work — and the ability to overcome obstacles that crop up to block your path. While some of those obstacles may be obvious, others can be a bit more subtle and rather sneaky. Meet four of the sneaky ones below.

Overthinking the Small Things

Establishing and maintaining a successful Reiki practice involves a lot of moving parts. To keep it all moving forward, you need to keep your eye on the big picture (reaching as many clients with Reiki) – and not get sidetracked by the little things. If you find yourself spending exorbitant amounts of time deciding what typeface to use on your business card, or the exact wording of a five-word tweet, you’re squandering your energy.

Getting delayed by the little things is just a creative form of procrastination. Make a fast but intelligent decision, and then move on.

Thinking too Small to Begin With

While you don’t have to aim to conquer the world with your Reiki practice, you need to aim a bit higher than giving Reiki to your neighbor’s cat once a month. If goals come too easily and are things you were going to do anyway, they’re not really goals. They’re items on your to-do list.

Keep your goals small and you keep your life small. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and you may be amazed how your practice — and overall life — grows. How many hours of Reiki sessions would you like to do within 3 months? How many new clients would you like to add next month? Write these down as goals and take steps to make them happen.

Fear and Doubt

Big plans for growing your Reiki practice can be scary. But that means you’re doing it right. If you’re scared about a goal, that means you are indeed pushing yourself out of the safety of your comfort zone. Doubt and fear go hand in hand, and both are imaginary monsters in the closet.

When you take action and move forward despite your doubt fears, you’ll find your greatest nightmares rarely, if ever, come true. Maybe it is time for you to connect with the chiropractor or wellness center in town and see if you can offer your services there one afternoon per week.

Becoming Paralyzed by Thoughts of Failure

The only way you’ll fail with your Reiki business or anything else in life, is if you never give it an honest try. Draw on past successes to reinforce your ability to succeed in the future. And even if your Reiki practice doesn’t work out exactly as you envisioned, it’s not a failure. You’re learning and growing along the way. You can then use what you’ve learned to move forward with new goals for your practice or revise your initial goal with a new game plan.

The more you learn and grow, the better you become at building your practice and reaching your goals. You’ll also find yourself expanding on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels, which is something that adds even more power and grace to any Reiki practice. …Reiki On!

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This article appeared in The Reiki Times, Vol. 23, Issue Q2, the magazine of IARP: International Association of Reiki Professionals. © 2019. International Association of Reiki Professionals LLC.  All Rights Reserved.

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