Self-Criticism: Knowing when it’s doing more harm than good
Ok…so you want your practice and your level of skill to be the best it can be…so sometimes you’re hard on yourself. Sound familiar?
Don’t beat yourself up too much, though. There’s a difference between being self-analytical and self-critical. Objective self-analysis should bring clarity, help you prioritize, and aid you in future planning.
But self-criticism is often just a list of “you blew it”s…which isn’t helpful or productive.
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“Are you your number one critic? Every time you lose a client, does it affect you personally, even though the reason for the loss may have nothing to do with you? Some clients are never satisfied and change service providers frequently. As the owner or manager of a spa or massage therapy practice, you probably have staff, and their departures for other positions also can add to self-criticism. You may feel responsible for their leaving, especially if they end up working for the competition. However, people switch jobs all the time for a range of reasons, sometimes if only to improve their commute.”
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