If you really think about it, where and when do our big ideas start? It’s usually when we’ve slowed down. Maybe when you’re in the shower, taking a long drive or on a hike outside.
It’s not usually when you’re stressed, burned out, overwhelmed and checking emails. Usually, my first minute of doing meditation is me thinking through my to-do list. And then I have to pull myself out and come back to the breath. If I want to get more done oftentimes I have to go meditate and then it’s like these ideas come all at once. Our brain really needs to transcend that daily work and focus to be able to brainstorm.
Myths about Slowing Down
- We get more when we do more. I appreciate people that want to hustle and go after it, I appreciate the heart behind it, it’s hard work. But do we always get more when we work more? I would actually say we don’t because when we slow down our quality of life improves and we get to see things that are outside of our regular vision.
- People think they have to come up with brand new ideas. I think that ideas are actually linking together other current good ideas that are working well, bring these together to create something different and new.
- Staying in your lane. If you’re a counselor with a mental health practice you know stay in your lane, really own that. Yes, that’s true but what often happens is people silo their knowledge and they only learn from other people that are in their lane. Instead, we need to expand outside of that and be inspired everywhere. If we’re consuming that knowledge, if we’re just doing our own self-improvement that then helps us have more innovative ideas. It comes down to your own building of knowledge for yourself. So then you can draw from multiple sources that aren’t expected from your lane.
So the best ideas are when you are consuming information so that you can curate those points of view for people in your own unique way. That’s really what people are paying for when you’re a consultant or a counselor.
I would love to help you more so would like for you to listen to my podcast. On there I interview all sorts of people that are in the field of private practice but also outside of it. I want to help you to start, grow and scale your practice. But even more, I want you to go after these big innovative ideas that are going to help you change the world in a new way
Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC
Joe Sanok is an ambitious results expert. He is a private practice business consultant and counselor that helps small businesses and counselors in private practice to increase revenue and have more fun! He helps owners with website design, vision, growth, and using their time to create income through being a private practice consultant. Joe was frustrated with his lack of business and marketing skills when he left graduate school. He loved helping people through counseling but felt that often people couldn’t find him. Over the past few years, he has grown his skills, income, and ability to lead others, while still maintaining an active private practice in Traverse City, MI. To link to Joe’s Google+ .