Can you draw creativity from your spirituality? How do you start to cultivate and harness your creativity for the benefit of your practice? What does it mean to practice being actively creative?
In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks with Ernesto Segismundo about becoming Spiritually Creative in your Practice.
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Meet Ernesto Segismundo Jr.
Ernesto Segismundo Jr. is a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of California. He is the founder and owner of FYLMIT.com, which he started because he wanted to help other clinicians market their practice through video and social media.
In order for him to have a successful private practice, Ernesto had to learn not only the business side of owning a practice, but master the marketing skills as well. Out of his own struggle to grow and market his practice, came the idea of forming a videography company (i.e. FYLMIT.com) that creates engaging, inspirational, and authentic promotional videos for therapists.
In This Podcast
- Getting creative in your business
- Harnessing your creativity
- Ernesto’s advice to Christian counselors
Getting creative in your business
I think we harness the creative part once we understand that we are just more than walking human beings. There is a part of us that, when we are inspired, does not come from us. It comes from some higher being above us. (Ernesto Segismundo)
According to religion, people were made in the image of God and God is creative. Therefore people can tap into that shared source of creativity and bring it forth into their daily life.
To be creative in your business means to combine the source of your spirituality, God, with an enjoyment of life and an alignment with your passions. You are creative in your life to be creative in your business.
Harnessing your creativity
Look for things that inspire you. You do not have to “be” creative innately because it is a skill that you can cultivate simply by being mindful and observing the world around you.
One of the things about creativity is that it needs to be active. What this means is that you can take a walk in nature [and] be mindful about the beauty of the creation of nature. (Ernesto Segismundo)
Active creativity means walking around, observing the world, being mindful of what you see, and being curious about how it was done and what it means to you.
Provide yourself the opportunity:
Set aside some time and space to explore things that interest you. There is a lot available to you online and within your community. Follow the nose of your interests and see where it takes you. Ask questions, be curious, and be open.
Ernesto’s advice to Christian counselors
You have God-given creativity that you can tap into. It brings you confidence, and there is power in the spirituality of your creativity. Allow your faith to lead you instead of having your fear lead you.
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- Visit FYLMIT.com
- Connect with Ernesto on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Youtube
- Check out the Faith in Practice Conference
- Join with the Faith in Practice Facebook Group and subscribe to the email list
- Visit www.brightervision.com/joe to receive your first month free
- Email Whitney: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Next Level Practice
- Join the Faith in Practice Mastermind
- Practice of the Practice Podcast Network
- Group Practice Boss
Meet Whitney Owens
Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.
Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.
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