I understand how you feel, I’m a licensed therapist and business owner and I’ve been in the counseling field for over 20 years. In that time, I have done agency work, been in private practice, taken on part time jobs and have worked tirelessly to earn an decent income. I have a passion for helping and supporting people, but I realized that just seeing clients one on one was not enough for me to live the the type of life I wanted to live. A life full of abundance …. an abundance of time, resources, relationships and money.
This was never more clear that something needed to shift than when my youngest daughter who was born with Sickle Cell and had to be hospitalized for a bone marrow transplant at the age of 4.
During her process of healing of over 12 months, I was her primary caregiver and couldn’t see clients. I used the time to educate myself on how I could contribute to my household income that didn’t require me to see clients one on one. I learned how to create and teach courses in person and online. I created many different courses and in the beginning struggled to complete my fair share, have had courses that were flops and cost me more to develop than what was made from them.
I then invested in some online course creation programs only to discover they were heavy on the marketing and sales but not on how to create the content. The true meat of the course and the biggest area that people get stuck. They also left me feeling like I did before I started because there was no real personal support for the times when I was really stuck.