Signs you are a Wellness Pro with Slacker Career Habits
In this Changemaker Challenge episode, Cate and Grace discuss the warning signs of slacker career habits.
A lot of us wellness pros are great at what we do, but that’s not enough to grow a business. Often we’re reluctant to even think of the services we provide as a “business,” so we have slacker habits when it comes to our careers. We’re in reactive mode and do little to no long term business planning. If we want make a bigger impact by helping more people, we need to develop professional career habits that systematically grow our business so that it’s easier for people to find us.
To start, we need to develop a larger perspective by identifying and quantifying 3 aspects of our career growth: impact, revenue, and lifestyle. A wellness pro with pro career habits is doing annual and quarterly planning that includes actionable steps that will help her hit her targets in all three areas. Using a project management tool streamlines the process and provides a structure for automating pro career habits.
Getting into integrity with being a wellness pro involves creating habits that increase our levels of skill and challenge so that we remain in flow throughout our careers and avoid hitting a plateau.
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- How to determine whether you have slacker career habits or pro career habits.
- How you can start to develop pro career habits.
- How you can stay in flow throughout the length of your wellness career.
Links Mentioned in Episode:
- 0:30 – A lot of wellness pros are great at what they do, but it’s not enough. They still have slacker habits when it comes to their careers. They’re in reactive mode and haven’t automated the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual habits they need to turn pro. To start, they need to develop a larger perspective.
- 5:13 – We can start by identifying and quantifying 3 aspects of our career growth: impact, revenue, and lifestyle. A wellness pro who has pro career habits is going to be doing annual and quarterly planning that includes actionable steps that will grow her career.
- 8:50 – With slacker habits, the impact extends beyond ourselves and our businesses to those people we weren’t able to serve because we were slacking.
- 9:30 – For many, careers plateau at a certain point when skill exceeds challenge, but we can only remain in flow if our skill and challenge are both high. Using a project management tool is a pro career habit that helps us streamline the process of upleveling our skill and our challenge to grow our business by creating actionable steps and identifying lead and lag indicators.
- 25:20 – Getting into integrity with being a pro involves creating habits that increase your skill and your challenge in order to grow your business.
- “The truth for people who have pro career skills is they know that every challenge is an opportunity to grow their skill.” — Cate Stillman
- “This isn’t about adding more to-dos. This is about getting in integrity with being a pro in our career habits.” — Cate Stillman
- “I need wellness people to act like wellness pros. We need to have pro career habits or we can’t have the kind of impact [we want to have] because at the end of the day, it’s all about impact.” — Cate Stillman
Grace Edison lives in British Columbia, Canada. She’s a mom of twin 8 year olds, a Yoga teacher, studio owner, and Yoga Health Coach — and she also works for Cate Stillman in Admissions at Yogahealer! More than anything, she loves to make people laugh and has a not-so-secret dream of doing stand-up comedy. Grace has a strong passion for empowering others to take their health and wellness into their own hands. She loves building authentic relationships, making people laugh, and creating supportive communities. After a long-standing relationship with severe depression, Grace has found deep relief through the habits of Ayurveda — and much credit is due to Cate and her Body Thrive program. After taking Body Thrive several times and jumping into Yoga Health Coaching, Grace came aboard the Yogahealer team.
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Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.
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