When It Comes to Your Healing Energy Practice: Are You a Tortoise or a Hare?

Tortoise and Hare

I’m an energy healing coach, and I admit it: I’m a tortoise.

When it comes to adopting new business ideas, I’m a slow adopter. While something may initially interest me and catch my attention, I do take time to think it through, rather than just jump in with both feet.

While other energy healers are quick to implement and incorporate ideas, I like to hang back and consider them.

That said, in some ways, I’m more hare than tortoise.

Yes, I like to be as thoughtful and careful as tortoise in my approach when making the big business decisions about my coaching practice. Once those big decisions are made, though, I execute ancillary decisions with the speed and precision of hare.

As the fabled main characters in Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare lined up for their race, each was favoring her strengths. The tortoise was focused on the end goal and knew she could go the distance. The hare knew she was fast. She counted on being able to catch up when she decided to stop for some food and a quick nap.

What about you?

When it comes to adopting new ideas and making decisions for your energy healing practice, are you more like the tortoise or the hare? Are you speedy out of the gate or slow and steady to the end?

The Tortoise Speaks

· One of my most redeeming qualities is that, if I say I’m going to do something, I will.

· I am steady and know how to pace myself.

· I have an abundance of sustainable energy and have the courage and commitment to see things through.

· I like looking at things from different angles and will often seek input before making a decision.

· Having to make a quick decision makes me feel pressured.

· More than once, I’ve waited too long to make my mind up about something and have found that the window of opportunity has passed me by.

· I do things when they both ‘feel right’ and ‘think right.’ Not before.

· Hares bug me.

The Hare Speaks

· One of my most redeeming qualities is that I am flexible and can maneuver nimbly in changing environments.

· I am spontaneous, adventurous, and like lots of variety in my life.

· I can effortlessly think outside the box and am great at generating ideas.

· I’m at my best when starting up something.

· Having to stay focused on one thing makes me feel pressured.

· More than once, I’ve found it challenging to complete a project, losing interest halfway through.

· I do things when they ‘feel right’ to me and trust my gut instincts, implicitly.

· Tortoises bore me.

In today’s energy healing environment, you can see evidence of both tortoise and hare decision-making processes. You notice some energy healing practitioners who are jumping at anything and others who are slow to consider.

So which one is best?

When it comes to your energy healing practice, it takes the winning characteristics of both the tortoise and the hare to be successful. When it comes to new business ideas and making business decisions, you’ll do best when you can find ways to combine the thoughtfulness, sustainability, and commitment of the tortoise with the adaptability, flexibility, and maneuverability of the hare.

The Moral of the Story

Slow and steady wins the race when flexibility sets the pace.


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