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Getting it All Done

Six days without a post, you know I must be busy. Actually, so much has happened in the last week, it’s hard to believe we got it all done.
Since Thursday we got a phone number and an internet connection, transferred the utilities, registered our fictitious name, got a business license, wrote and signed our partnership agreement, purchased insurance, had our logo and business cards professionally designed, purchased business cards, purchased supplies, and signed our lease. I even attended a business seminar and completed 15 online ceus.
I’m thrilled that it’s all done but there’s lots more to do. Every day is a busy day. No one said owning a business would be easy but so far I don’t mind the work. It feels good knowing all of these tasks are being taken care of and on day one we’ll be ready to do what we do best: Acupuncture! We move in to our new office on Friday! I’m so excited.
Stay tuned for our location announcement and website launch!

Laura

Seeking Advice and Creating a Plan

Two more positive days in the business market. Score.org was a major score! With one simple phone call we were able to schedule a meeting with an experienced business mentor for an hour of free counseling. He asked us questions, got a feel for our business, gave us homework, and set up a time for us to meet next week for another session. Our homework? Get the business plan paper!

Seeking advice and planning are just as important as action. It’s never terrible to be spontaneous, but in business, without a clear idea of how it’s all going to work, how will we really be able to gauge our success? We need to set goals, make a time-line, and adjust where necessary. The same goes for wellness. It’s important to have a clear picture of what you can realistically achieve and to have a structured plan for obtaining those goals. Whatever your wellness goals may be, create a time-line, set milestones, and commit yourself to your success.

And remember, nothing is unachievable if you set your mind to it. That sounds corny, but it’s only the truth. You are in charge of your path. The choices you make, the determination you put forth, the mindset you keep, these are all in your control and play are crutial role in the destiny of your achievements. Believe in yourself, be realistic, and most importantly – seek advice where needed. There are plenty of people out there, and not just professionals, who have skilled advice they’d be more than happy to share with you. You owe it to yourself to believe you can do it and to arm yourself with the formulas most suited for your success!

Laura

Getting Down to Business

Now that the holidays are over and moving and travel have come to an end, it’s time to get down to business! Item one on the agenda, find a work space!

Jenna and I met for a few hours today and hit the pavement looking for space to rent. There is a lot of vacant space in Walnut Creek so we shouldn’t have a problem finding the perfect spot for our acupuncture office. Phone calls, brain storming, and positive intentions was our game plan. All in all, a good day one. Nothing solidified yet but some possibilities in the works. Lots more to do.

Updates from home life…we finally ate a real meal at home last night. It was our first since we’ve moved almost a month ago. We had super yummy meals in New York (and believe me, having someone else do the cooking for a change was a welcome) but there’s nothing like getting back to a regular eating routine with healthy home-cooked goodness. I decided to go simple, a baked whole chicken with roasted root vegetables and squash. Perfect for a cold NorCal night and with lots leftover for lunches. I’ll certainly be able to use the carcass for home-made chicken broth. There’s nothing like a delicious one-dish dinner! And a great way to eat healthy on a budget.

Laura