While starting a business is a big decision, it should also be exciting and enjoyable. No matter what phase your massage business is in right now, keeping an open mind about the ups and downs of the journey will help you avoid the “pass or fail” mindset that creates unnecessary stress.
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Recently I was getting interviewed on a podcast and the host asked me, “Do you think people don’t start something because of the fear of failure or because of the fear of success?” My answer was not what he was expecting.
I said, “I think people view too much of life as pass or fail. I prefer to view projects and ideas like an experiment.” When we view something new at our private practice, in relationships, or a project, the worst thing we can do is view it as “pass or fail.”
Let’s see why we think that way, why experimenting works with the brain, and how to apply it for a happier and more productive life.