Today marks 4 years since I left my corporate job and moved into The Space In Between full-time. In many ways that surprises and shocks me. Time moves so quickly, and yet it also feels like a long time since I worked for anyone else. I started The Space In Between 5 years before that, moon-lighting for years… marketing manager by day… meditation teacher by night and had already been practicing reiki for a couple of years before I even started my business.
I remember one of my beloved mentors the amazing Elizabeth Peru saying to me when I was desperate to go full-time into my business, that developing a business as a healing practitioner would take at least FIVE years to develop a solid business with a strong clientele base + that time at least to develop the needed experience to support them. I remember feeling so impatient when she said that, it felt so far away. She was SO right though. It was true for me and it’s been true for so many of the healers and creatives I have gone on to support and mentor. The problem is in today’s age of the quick fix and privileged convenience “I want it now” I see too many amazing potential healers (and creatives!!) not put in the practice, patience, work and bail out and become disheartened because what they want isn’t happening right away. They compare themselves to those that are years ahead.
If this is you – Stop!!
Of course its not going to happen instantly – all worthwhile things take TIME to develop, grow and mature. Take heart, trust yourself – if you are feeling the call to be a creative, teacher or healing practitioner full time it CAN happen, but it won’t happen overnight. Be patient. PRACTICE. Do the work. Commit. Make mistakes. Take risks. Devote. If you need to grunt it out in another job you don’t love but it pays the bills and for the courses and things you need to build up a business – then do it.
I feel so grateful and humble and honoured to be able to do this work as my “job”, and while it’s not for everyone, it’s perfect for me. It also took 10 years to get where I am now. Huge gratitudes to all my clients + students past and present who have gone on the ride with me. Big Loves x Sara