“Well – I did it,” she said.
There was no fanfare. No high fives. No confetti drifting down from the ceiling.
If anything, there was uncertainty in her voice, as if she wasn’t quite sure how to feel, or what to say. She’d made her choice, and she’d mailed the letter. Should she be proud? Excited? Worried? Maybe terrified?
She was all of the above.
As the owner of a thriving counseling practice, Holly had experienced her share of success. When she opened her doors a few years earlier, she couldn’t imagine that anyone would actually pay her for what she did.
“Do you really think I can do this?” she asked.
You know me. You know what I said to that.
So she made the decision, signed a lease, set up her space, and opened her doors. And because she had a strong network — and was really really good at what she did — it didn’t take long for her days to fill.
Word got out. Her phone rang off the hook. And before long, there were too many people wanting too much of her for too many hours a day.
If you’re just starting out, that sounds great! Too many clients? Really? Ohhh to have such a problem!
And yet – it wasn’t just her clients. It was her family. Her friends.
Her own soul.
All of them wanted her attention, her energy – and she had less and less of that to give.