Have you ever said I’m a terrible lactation consultant? We want you to know that you are not alone in feeling this way so, in this episode, we are sharing what makes us feel like terrible lactation consultants and tips on how we deal with those negative thoughts.
Can you believe that it’s 2022 already? It seems so crazy that we crossed into another year. The pandemic has changed our lactation private practices so much but not all of it was bad. It has actually given us new ideas on how we want to run our businesses and serve our clients.
We can not believe that it has been 10 years since we became IBCLCs! No matter how long you’ve been in business, it’s important to always reflect on what you’ve learned and how you will keep growing. In this episode, we are doing just that!
The holiday season is upon us! When someone asks what you want for the holiday, does your mind go blink? No need to worry, we got you covered!
Where do you see your lactation private practice in ten years?
If you haven’t thought about it don’t worry, in the beginning sometimes just focusing on the newness of your practice fills you up. But there may come a day where you start to daydream about the potential and possibilities of your private practice.
Why do we feel the pressure to do it all?
You hear the word hustle a lot in the entrepreneur space. But does the hustle actually help us as private practice lactation consultants?
Treating your practice as a business is not just good for you, but it’s good for the families you take care of. This includes finding support so the burden of nurturing your business is not solely on you.
Treating your business and yourself as the business owner the same way you’d treat your clients means that your whole focus is on providing care. That energy builds and grows and radiates outward. You can’t care for someone else unless you are being cared for yourself.
You’ve started your own IBCLC practice – now what? We’re here to share what we wish we’d known when we started in order to help you along in your own journey. We’re touching on three main areas that we feel are essential to building and growing your business.
Many lactation consultants are used to working solo, and it can be hard to surrender certain aspects of your private practice to others. When you wear many hats, like most private practitioners, it can be hard to recognize when you need to delegate a task to someone else who has more time or expertise in the area.
But if you’re spending too much energy on tasks that you’re not proficient in or passionate about and they take you away from the clinical work you love, it may be time to bring on people who can share the workload.