This post will hopefully help those of you who have your own practice. I wrote it in such a way though that even if you don’t have a “business”, it can help you with life in general.
Over the years I have met many people who have helped me on my journey. At some point or other I have mentioned most of them on this website. You may need to look around, but if you are looking for a referral to someone who does a type of work that I don’t do, (or that does the same work as I do but are in a different city, and I know and trust them), you will probably find a link to them somewhere on this site.
If they write a blog or Facebook post that I think my own readers will find helpful, or amusing, or interesting, I will share it. I don’t often re-cycle other people’s work on this blog, but certainly I will share their posts on my Facebook Page.
Something I don’t understand about some of you though, is your absolute fear about sharing other people’s goodness. I am not talking about stealing someone else’s work and posting it as your own. I am taking about referring your friends and clients to someone who is good at what they do. Sharing love with or about someone else takes nothing away from you.
Give Credit Where Credit is Due
One time when I shared another psychic’s link on my page, and wrote up a review for her on my site, she emailed me and thanked me because, she said “this can be a bit of a cutthroat business and I find that most people try and put other psychic’s down, not build them up”.
I couldn’t believe it. I am aware that I think a lot differently than most people, but c’mon. There are over 7 billion people on this planet. There is a TON of work for all of us. We don’t have to slag each other and put each other down, or hide who our friends are if they are in the same business as we are.
My readings aren’t for everyone, some people are looking for something I do not offer. Or, I live in Chilliwack, and some people are not comfortable getting a reading on the phone and can’t drive here. Why wouldn’t I give them a referral to someone in their area if I know of someone? I’m not the only game in town. I have many wonderful clients and am consistently meeting new ones. I am not afraid that by helping one person find someone in their area or someone who is an expert in something a little bit different than I do, my work will dry up.
I have taken Reiki, but I don’t teach it, nor am I a master. I have a couple of Reiki Masters in different cities I refer people to when I need to. I know a couple of people that do Akashic Records Readings that I will refer people to. I know Shamans, Tarot Card Readers, website experts, holistic health practitioners, and other Psychic Mediums.
My circle of people reaches far and wide. I am not afraid to share them with anyone. I am here to help, I have always said that, and I have always lived that. If helping involves beating someone else’s drum, then that is what I will do.
If you have your own business (or even if you don’t) here are 5 Points to Help You Connect with More People:
1. By living in fear that there will not be enough clients for you, you will not have enough clients.
2. By thinking that sharing someone else (another company/practitioner/expert opinion), will take away from you or your business, you are doing yourself a great disservice (energetically and in your ability to truly help others).
3. Not everyone that interacts with you or your website is going to want or need you when they find you. If you truly want to help them, and other healers you know, don’t be afraid to speak up and share your connections.
4. If you have your own blog, or your own practice, allow for comments, and allow for commenters to link back to their own website. It will be a win/win for everyone.
5. Even if the help that you give someone is to point them in the direction of someone else, they will remember that you helped them, and if they need what you offer in the future, you will be the first one they think of.
* I don’t get any ‘kickbacks’ from the people I refer. What I get is the satisfaction of sending someone in the right direction for what they need. I get the satisfaction of giving business to someone who has really helped me; I get to help them back.
We are all in this world together. We need more cooperation and less competition. More sharing, less hoarding.
* I do sometimes have affiliate links to products on this website for which I receive a small commission, but if they are on here, it is for a product I have used or tested myself