Why do you do what you do?
One of the first things we talk about in The Bodywork Project class is taking the time to really figure out why you are in this wonderful world of bodywork therapy.
I often hear people say that they'd like to help others. That, of course, is an admirable motivation. What I have found to be even more important, though, is finding out WHY you want to help others.
That question took me quite awhile to sort out.
What I finally learned about myself is this: that being kind is central to my life and the way I want to live it.
I try to be kind toward others in my thoughts, words, and actions.
And I try to be kind in my thoughts, words, and actions towards myself, too. (I know, that one can be a little tougher.)
What I realized through lots of reflection, journaling, and soul-searching is that for me, bodywork therapy is an avenue to facilitate kindness to others. For others. In others.
Let's face it, it's tough to be kind when you are in physical, emotional, or spiritual pain. Bodywork can allow a person the healing space to regain his or her sense of compassion and kindness.
And that kindness continues to spread, in ripples, out into the world.
It took me a long time to be able to articulate these feelings and emotions, and still, I can be brought to tears talking with someone about it because it's just so tender and so personal.
The WHY is essential to building a practice and a business that can sustain not only your bottom line, but also can sustain your soul.
And that is a key to success.
Now, why is it that YOU do what you do?
Drop me a line. I'd love to hear about it.