Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast!
I’m your host, Cindy Norton.
Here in Episode 14 I chat with Jane Carter of Jane Carter Coaching about overcoming common fears in private practice. We talk about fear, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism and what to do about them.
Let’s get started.
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Episode 14 Transcript
Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy Norton. Here in Episode 14 I’m going to be chatting with Jane Carter of Jane Carter Coaching about overcoming common fears in private practice. We talk about fear, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism and what to do about them.
Let’s get started.
Have you been wanting to start your private practice, but you can’t seem to take that first step? Maybe you’re afraid of failure or lack confidence, or maybe the idea of running your own practice is overwhelming. I’m Cindy Norton, owner of Mountain Practice Journeys and I help therapists and counselors to love the business side of private practice. I’ll share with you practical skills and advice along with a healthy dose of inspiration so that you can be on your way to the practice of your dreams. Put on your hiking boots, and let’s get going.
If you haven’t yet listened to Episode 13, I urge you to do that. In that episode I talk about how to niche your therapy practice, as well as how you can niche when you’re not yet sure who your ideal client is.
[Interview with Jane Carter of Jane Carter Coaching]
During each episode I’ll be giving you one small take away, action step, or mindset shift. I call these acorns. Listen to episode 0 to get the scoop on what the acorns are all about.
The acorn from this episode is to take action. Even if it’s a really, really small action. Maybe your small action is to start a blog, or create a workshop, or reach out to a colleague for coffee. Whatever it is, don’t stay stuck in the fear – just take a small action. As Jane and I talked about, your confidence isn’t just going to manifest or appear out of thin air. It comes about by courageous action.
Through each little action you take, you are bringing about more confidence in yourself. By taking courageous action over and over again, you will gain the confidence needed to move forward in your business. The fear is not likely to ever go away. With each new endeavor in your business, you will likely have a new fear to pop up. The goal is not to do away with the fear, but to build up the confidence to keep moving in spite of the fear.
As I outlined in episode 0, I’ll be alternating between a fun fact and ‘what I’m digging’ segment with each new episode.
The fun fact for this episode is that I am an Enneagram 9. I wanted to share this fact for this specific episode, because my guest Jane Carter is also an Enneagram 9. If you haven’t heard about the Enneagram I want to say that it is much more than a personality type. In my opinion it is one of the most powerful personal growth tools out there. There’s so much to learn about its wisdom. I attended a year-long training and certification program with teacher Lissa Friedman of the Enneagram School of Awakening, and I feel as though I was just beginning to scratch the surface, yet I learned so much about myself.
In a future episode this season, I’ll have Hanna and Monica from Empowered Enneagram on the podcast for a special chat about the 9 Enneagram types in private practice.
If you would like to learn more about the Enneagram, get started by visiting enneagramschoolofawakening.org and empoweredenneagram.com
And I’ve also created some cool enneagram apparel that’s available in the Mountain Practice Journeys store, so be sure to check it out.
Thank you so much for joining me today on your private practice journey.
For episode 15 I’ll be talking about how to name your therapy practice. I’ll share different options and important considerations for each type of name.
There’s no way you can know how much it means to me that you choose to join me here as I share all things related to private practice. Please subscribe so you don’t miss a step. For more information about this episode, please visit the show notes page at mountainpracticejourneys.com/podcast I truly appreciate you Trailblazers. Your mountain is within reach. Journey on.
I Want You To Be Successful In Business & In Life!
Starting, growing, and maintaining a business is a big deal. It's super-exciting and super-scary all at the same time. I created Mountain Practice Journeys to support you through the difficult and muddy terrain, and to celebrate with you when you have reached each summit of the many mountains you will conquer on your journey.
Happy Climbing, Cindy