Building a business just takes time. There’s no way around it.
Because growing a business is more than just getting clients and providing the service.
It’s learning about (and implementing and practicing and honing) practice management and how to operate effectively, profitably and productively.
It’s learning how to conduct consultations that get results.
It’s learning how to price, package and market.
It’s copywriting and learning how to create an effective marketing message and implement a conversion strategy.
It’s learning how to manage clients and set and manage expectations.
It’s setting up infractures and getting clear about your standards and ideals and the things that will keep your business sustainable, growing and moving forward.
Growing a business is not an event, it’s a process, an evolution, a journey. And these things are simply going to take time.
So you have to be prepared for the long-haul. None of it is going to happen overnight and most of it simply CAN’T happen overnight. That’s just not how it works.
Why do I mention this?
Because our industry is plagued by internet marketers who prey on our peoples’ hopes and dreams of business ownership with false expectations that they can start a business in only 30 days, “get 10 clients in 10 days” and be an overnight success.
And when that doesn’t happen, they become discouraged and dejected, thinking they are doing something wrong.
The only thing they did wrong was buying into bullshit.
So this post is to let them know that all of this is going to take time and yes, it’s completely normal.