I had a conversation with a lightworker friend of mine. Brenda said she’d gotten so many calls over the holidays for readings since people were off and could make time to schedule appointments. I thought that was great. I had even blogged about how the holidays season could be a very lucrative time for some lightworkers. But Brenda surprised me when she said, “I didn’t feel like working over the holiday season so I said ‘no’ to all of the work.”
Now Brenda — and every other spiritual healer — is perfectly able to do anything she chooses. If she wants to take a vacation, good for her. But I question whether it makes business sense to take her vacation during what could potentially be her busiest periods.
Being an entrepreneur, Brenda can take off whenever she wants. What’s to stop her from taking a week off right before the holiday rush or two weeks after the rush? Consider an accountant. Could you imagine an accountant taking off the first two weeks of April? Chances are, that accountant wouldn’t be in business for too long. Plus, the accountant would have plenty of time to rest after April 15th. In fact, he or she might even book a vacation after tax day thanks to all of the money made during that busiest season.
My point is we as lightworkers have the power to set our own schedules so we should make those schedules work for us, not against us.
Ask yourself the following questions:
What days do you attract the most clients?
What times of the year are people most likely to want your service?
What days do you attract the fewest clients?
Are there times of the year when business is generally slow?
Incorporate this knowledge into your business plan. Instead of going against the grain and trying to pull in clients on those slow days and turning away clients when they’re beating down your door, why not set your schedule so that you’re available when those clients are most likely to come and you rest when the tide turns the other way. By going with the ebb and flow of your business, you’ll maximize your money while minimizing your marketing efforts, saving your energy for the healing work you went into business for.