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Moving Forward with Intention

These are certainly unprecedented times we are experiencing with COVID-19.  It makes it increasingly important that, while we look after the safety and health of our families, we also look after our businesses -- it's no longer a luxury, but a necessity.

With new information about COVID-19 coming available at rapid rates, it can be challenging to keep it all going.  I understand and my heart is with you.

In the midst of all this, I feel optimistic that we will come through this stronger and reconnected to the important things in life in even greater ways.

For now, I want to give you a different perspective.

While the natural tendency might be to panic or be consumed by fear, it's never been more important that you keep moving forward...intentionally.  This too shall pass eventually.  In the meantime, everyone is finding their new rhythms with how to go about their days and lives within the current global situation.  When it passes, we will emerge on the other side.  

As business owners we are resilient.

As we navigate through this difficult time, I'd like you to think about three simple actions to take.

1. Stay Connected; Don't Isolate

I know that sounds weird when we're in a time of social distancing and quarantine.  Even while being apart, you can still stay connected. Being in a community of like-minded people will help you minimize the overwhelm from the negative posts running rampant on social media.  They can be a beacon of hope and possibility so you can maintain your focus on what really matters. 

On The Private Practice Coach Facebook Page I am sharing tips and resources regularly.  Let's use this page as a way to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs; ask questions; share celebrations - our members will find it refreshing to hear and join together among so much uncertainty and doubt. Together we are facing the situation of the world, and together we're moving through it intentionally.  I believe you could provide a lot of value, and it could be a great support resource for you as well. Be sure to introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your practice. I look forward to interacting with you on The Private Practice Coach Facebook Page!

2. Seek Guidance from Mentors & Trusted Confidants

These are unprecedented times.  We have never gone through something like this before.  You don't know what you don't know. But mentors, coaches, and other leaders in your life can provide framework and guidance to help you navigate each step.

Did you know that in times of crisis, you will only feel about 65% certain about the decisions you'll make.  That's just one of the reasons to lean into resources such as coaching.  When your self doubt is increasing, I can support you to keep moving forward intentionally in ways that are right for you, your business and those you love. I would be honored to help you identify your next best steps and support you through these uncertain times. (During the month of April I am offering a 10% discount on coaching packages. See below to schedule a complimentary, no-strings-attached "Talk with Renee" call to see if we are a 'right-fit' to work together.)

3. Identify Challenges - and Solve Them

As this pandemic continues to unfold and we begin to emerge out the other side, there will be new challenges you encounter every day.  Unprecedented times require innovative responses.

I'm talking about the new and innovating ways people and businesses are adapting to change.

Break each challenge down into smaller pieces and ask yourself "How can I creatively solve this challenge?" Just in asking "how" you spark your creativity and begin to see with a new perspective. 

If there was ever a time when you need guidance and a community of like-minded people, this is it.  I am here for you.  I encourage you to stay really connected to your colleagues and fellow entrepreneurs.  I'll continue to share tips, resources, and other information that will support you as a business owner on this unique, unusual and unprecedented path that we've all found ourselves on.

Let's stay strong together!


P.S. My heart goes out to those impacted by COVID-19.  I wish everyone health and safety during this uncertain time.  Please continue to follow the latest recommendations from your government officials and healthcare authorities.

Be safe everyone.

If you'd like to set up a complimentary, no strings attached, "Talk With Renee" call, click here to schedule and find out if we are a right fit to work together. I'd be honored to help you identify your options for this "new world" you're finding yourself in.



Renee Matlock, the owner of The Private Practice Coach, shares with clients her wealth of experience, gained over 30 years of building a profitable, multi-disciplinary private practice.
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