Live on the Edge by Creating Your Thriving Client Practice

by John Germain Leto |

What does walking with your own Jaguar look like?  Jaguars live on the edge and explore the high places.  What about you?  Are you exploring the high places in your life’s work as a healer?  Or are you playing it safe?  Maybe even playing it small?  

When I say “living on the edge”, I mean living on the edge of where we are comfortable.  If you were on the edge of your comfort zone, facing more of your fears with what you are meant to create on your path as a shamanic practitioner, how would those business endeavors be different?

The upcoming Creating a Thriving Practice course is not meant for every trained shamanic practitioner.  It’s only meant for those who are serious about living their life on the edge to create a business with the Shamanic path.  It’s for those who are willing to dedicate their lives in service to others.  If your intention is to keep your shamanic energy medicine a hobby, only working on close friends and family members, then it’s probably not for you.  It’s really for those who feel a deep call to be in action everyday on their soul’s journey as a healer, working with lots of people to make the biggest difference they are able to make in this life.  It’s also for those who want to integrate more of the shamanic path into the service that they already provide like massage therapy or psychology.

In order to do that, the course is designed to work in two primary areas:

1) Having you increase your visibility and how you are known in the world.

2) Giving you practical insights to create your business and position yourself to attract your ideal paying clients.

The first part is about working through whatever energetic barriers you may have to being fully visible in the world.  You can’t create a full client practice and not be known.  That’s impossible.  A lot of people have this issue.  I was talking to a client last week who wants to make a big difference with others and even companies by employing the shamanic medicine that she’s learned.  But she didn’t want to use the word “shamanism” in explaining what she does because she thought it would be too “out there” for some people.

It’s time to stop hiding.  It’s time to step up and stand out as the powerful medicine-carriers that we are.  It’s time to stop hiding with our families, with our friends, and especially with those that are willing to pay us for the tremendous service that we can provide for them.

Try saying this to yourself:  “I am willing to be known in the world for Who I Truly Am”.

What thoughts come up when you say that to yourself?

If you’re completely clean energetically, then great.  But if there’s some lingering voice that says, “Yeah, but what about….”, then maybe there’s a little work for you to do around that.  We’re going to be addressing the energetic barriers head on in the upcoming course.

The second mission of the Thriving Practice course is meant to bridge the level of the energetic with the level of the mind.  So we’ll also be including the A to Z practical aspects of creating a business as a shamanic practitioner.  This includes everything from how to position yourself in the best way to others and speak powerfully about what you do, to how much to charge for your services and how to handle the initial phone conversation with someone who is interested.  That and a whole lot more.

It’s also about understanding all of the avenues of where clients come from.  This may seem very obvious, but the only way to be in action on your soul’s journey as a healer is to actually be doing healing work.  There are too many excellently-trained shamanic practitioners who simply aren’t doing enough of the work and making the difference that they are meant to make.  When you’re able to broaden each avenue of how people find out about you, then you’re able to have more conversations about what you do and you’re able to be of service to more people.

How can you TRANSITION from what you’re doing now to being a full-time shaman?  I feel that before you can become a full-time shaman, you have to first be a part-time shaman.  In my view, one of the best things that you can do for your shamanic practice is to not solely rely on it for your total income.  It puts too much pressure on your budding business.  I know this because I tried it when I first became a solo-practitioner nine years ago.  I drove myself straight into debt.  I always had clients; just not enough of them.  So keep your day job for now.  Just give yourself a transitional time period where you gradually build up the work of your soul’s journey so that you can eventually leave the day job that you do just for the money.

Maybe you’re comfortable with your presentation and you have a website, but for some reason, you’re just not easily attracting paying clients.   Why is that?

There are too many of us working in isolation.  Your shamanic practice shouldn’t be a game of solitaire.  Part of what we are creating at The Shaman’s Collective is a community of successful practitioners.  Included in the course fee are three months of follow-up teleclasses to continue to support you as your integrate the insights from the course into your practice.

If you’re serious about building a thriving client practice, come learn some new insights and tools that can make the difference.  If you’re ready to live on the edge with your Jaguar, come join the Collective.