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Starting a holistic business can be one of the most rewarding things that you ever do. There will be joys and there will be challenges along the way. One way to help yourself to better handle the challenges is to create your own Board of Advisors — an inner circle of other holistic practitioners who you trust.
The purpose of a Board of Advisors is to share ideas and often advice. Sometimes you may be missing the entire picture or you may just want someone who you can vent to when business gets tough. You may not feel like you need this Board of Advisors now but you want it in place before something happens in which you desire their insight.
When putting together your Board of Advisors, look for other holistic professionals who are also in business for themselves. Make sure you have some people who have been in business longer than you. Also, look for some who may have been in business for a shorter time than you as they also have a valuable perspective.
If you’re a psychic, don’t just have a Board of Advisors of other psychics. Look for Reiki practitioners, acupuncturists, yoga teachers — don’t limit yourself. The broader your circle the more diverse the views will be and the valuable the insight.
Do you have to tell people they’re on your Board of Advisors? Not necessarily. This list is primarily for you, and it’s designed to help you know who to turn to when you need advice.
Another benefit of having this Board of Advisors is you know who to send clients to if they want services that you don’t provide. The relationships that you forge, therefore, are valuable not only to you but to every potential customer who is searching for healing professionals.
Finally, make sure your Board of Advisors consists of people who you trust. Every business owner does not share your philosophy, and that’s ok. The beauty of the Universe is that everyone can find what they’re looking for.