Christian Stone | Standing Stones Healing
You got into Reiki business to meet with clients, offer your services and courses and/or sell your products, right? But that's not all there is to it. A lot of being a Reiki business owner is about doing other things, too.
At least every couple of weeks I take one day as an administrative day in my Reiki business, a day without client appointments and specifically reserved for administrative tasks. When we think of starting a Reiki business, we often think every day will be fully booked with appointments. Our goal may be to book our schedule fully and see clients all day, every day. But the reality is different.
As a Reiki business owner, there's way more to do than meet with clients. We have a lot of other responsibilities outside of our client interactions, and it's essential to set aside dedicated time for these activities.
On an administrative day, a to-do list might include visiting the bank, buying sheets, cleaning your Reiki space, doing laundry, or working on your website or social media. I might work on my YouTube channel or create promotional materials for my workshops.
You might wonder how you can fit in these important administrative tasks, but I encourage you to find what works best for you based on your schedule and workload, whether it's dedicating a few hours weekly or setting aside a day every few weeks. No matter how you manage it, make sure you're setting aside time to get these administrative tasks done. Otherwise, they will pile up and leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, which can even impact how you show up in your client sessions.
As you consider setting aside designated time in your Reiki business for administrative tasks, an easy place to start is to create a list of all of the things you need to get done. When you think of something you need to take time to do, such as laundry or website updates, write it on the list. Then you'll know exactly what you need to accomplish during your administrative time. You'll use your time most effectively and not forget anything important, like paying rent.
I once had an in-person business client who was a massage therapist. She originally started out as a Reiki client and then asked for support to take her massage therapy business to the next level. When I took a look at her business practices, I found that she was so fully booked with clients that she had no time for administrative tasks. She was amazing with her clients, but her operations were disorganized and inefficient. Because she spent all of her time with clients and no time tending to administration, the management of her business was suffering. She needed to block off time in her schedule specifically for administrative tasks to help her business run more effectively.
Of course, we can always outsource certain administrative tasks, and this is something to consider as well. Ultimately, if you do the task yourself or outsource depends on a number of factors, including time, energy, cost, and your level of interest and skill level. This is an individual decision for each Reiki business owner, so I encourage you to reflect on it as you and your Reiki business evolve.
Setting aside specific administrative time with a clear idea of how you will use that time will help you efficiently manage your Reiki business. It's important to find a balance between healing sessions and administrative work that will help your Reiki business thrive.
Tune into this YouTube video on the Standing Stones Healing YouTube channel for more on administrative time in our Reiki business.