Joe Sanok: Great Advice for Building a Professional Practice TPS 227

tps227Joe Sanok is a top speaker, mental health counselor, business consultant, and podcaster. He is the host of the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. Joe is also a writer for Psych Central, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Bustle, and Yahoo News. He is a keynote speaker, author of five books, and is a top­ consultant and a really successful business guy.

Highlights:

  • Joe discusses why he decided to not just be a counselor, but to also be a business person.
  • Joe and his family went through a series of difficult health issues in 2012, which led him to examine how he was using his time.
  • Joe realized he really wanted to help other counselors build their practice.
  • Every person has to look at how they’re using their energy and their brain space.
  • For people who are struggling with their energy and their goal setting,  you really have to start with, what’s the end that you want to achieve?
  • If you want to move forward in your business, there are three steps to go into: slow down, spark, create.
  • Slowing down is purging, having a practice and presence.
  • Joe talks about the things that get in the way of a person building a successful practice.
  • The person that’s going to believe in your services the most is YOU.
  • When we can understand the trigger events in our life, it helps us understand our money issues.
  • The idea of slowing down is you have to make sure that your body is taken care of so you can serve the world.
  • Joe shares ideas for expanding a business by creating multiple streams of income while actually slowing down, so you’re not burning yourself out.
  • Finding a balance between work and rest is important because it sets the direction for your whole profession.
  • The more people are willing to look at their numbers the more empowered they feel and the less they worry.
  • Joe talks about the value of paying attention to your business, your money, and yourself.
  • We get to do the kind of work that we want to do because we put in the time how to figure it out.

Links:

Joe Sanok’s  Website

Joe’s Free Book here

The Slow Down School Conference