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Are you intentional with spending your time? Do you feel stretched too thin after having committed to trying to do too many projects? How can you focus on your energy to improve the quality of your work?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about how not to chase everything with Cordelia Miller Muhammad.
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Meet Cordelia Miller Muhammad
Cordelia Miller Muhammad is the CEO and Founder of Shifa Living, PLLC. She is a Board Certified TeleMental Health provider and licensed clinical social worker in the states of Illinois and Michigan.
It is her mission to empower adults and adolescents who struggle with fear, worry, or self-doubt. And because for them, the opinions of others matter a lot, they rarely feel like what they have to offer is enough.
In recent years, she’s focused on building a successful virtual private psychotherapy practice specializing in the treatment of Anxiety. Practice wisdom has taught her that emotions are like wild animals, either you manage them, or they will manage you.
Visit Shifa Living and connect on Instagram and LinkedIn.
In This Podcast
- Deciding what to chase and what to leave
- The bonus of space to focus
- Helpful tips for starting a new solo practice
- Cordelia’s advice to private practitioners
Deciding what to chase and what to leave
It can be tough trying to decide what to chase and what to leave for the time being, because you probably have several different passions and dreams that want to bring to fruition.
However, it can do more harm than good to try to get to everything, instead of being intentional with your time and energy and focusing on one thing at a time.
I found myself saying, “What a minute. Enjoy doing your practice the way [that] you’re doing your practice.”Cordelia Miller Muhammad
Find a way to validate your process of practicing therapy, get into a good rhythm, and then start to make adjustments for growth as you go along. Do not feel like you have to accomplish it all right away.
Focus on doing your best work where you currently are, and then make space for positive growth as time goes by.
The bonus of space to focus
By being intentional with your time in this way and only focusing on a handful of things, you remove a lot of the pressure from yourself, which gives you some freedom and space to focus on doing what you want to do right now, and doing it well.
I knew that I needed to have a better command of my time so that I could do more to manage my health … so, by saying no [it] allowed me to get to my baseline of being more fit [and healthier overall].Cordelia Miller Muhammad
When you make decisions that benefit your intuitive and integral health and well-being, your capacity for and quality of work will flourish.
Helpful tips for starting a new solo practice
Cordelia spent time listening to content that inspired her and gave her the tools to do what she was hoping to do, which was starting a new practice. She listened to the Practice of the Practice podcast, signed up for e-courses, and gathered information.
If you want to launch strong, try some of these things:
- Get out of debt or reduce any, if you have debt
[Debt] can mess up your credit and as a solopreneur, your credit is your business credit! Cordelia Miller Muhammad
- Follow people that will inspire and motivate you to take actionable steps
Cordelia’s advice to private practitioners
Self-care is never out of style!
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Meet Joe Sanok
Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.
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