All entrepreneurs start with a dream. With motives to create lasting community impact.
The passion for the work and working for yourself often drives the launch phases of owning a business. Then like all honeymoon phases, the high can come crashing down when one recognizing all the elements involved with running a company. From conversation systems, appraisal systems, cash flow systems, bookkeeping systems, payroll systems, measurement systems… it’s a lot to process! You launched this business with the passion to do the work. But along with it comes endless administration, management and development that your training as a music therapist did not prepare you for.
All healthy organizations have business systems, processes/ procedures, and strategic plans to ensure their company can function at its best capacity. Not only will these systems impact the health of your business they will also, more importantly, impact YOUR health! A well developed business system will keep you grounded in the present, moving forward to the future.
Without a business system its easy to feel overwhelmed. I’ve absolutely been there!! Many times it’s left me in tears or wanting to quit. I was not functioning at my best self and this not only impacts my work as a business owner, therapist, and coach but it also impacts my home life with my husband, family and friends.
It wasn’t until after the first year development with Find Your Voice Music Therapy that I was encouraged by my business coach to develop a sharply-focused and inspiring business system. Disclaimer: It so happens that I truly love organizing. It’s one of my favourite things! My family and close friends can vouch for the joy and satisfaction I get from this.
Not sure where to begin? Together we can figure out what your optimal day, month, year looks like. Including the essential business tasks and responsibilities, where and when we can delegate so you get more space, how to create your ideal schedule so you continue to thrive at work and in life. After all you work for yourself, and have the power to make changes to keep your business and owner heart at the centre of the process.
With love and deep gratitude,
Mackenzie Costron, BMT, MTA, RCT
Owner and Founder of Costron Coaching and Find Your Voice Music Therapy
1-800-827-3120 ext. 101