Christian Stone | Standing Stones Healing Co.
The chances are very high that at some point on your Reiki business journey, you're going to want to quit. This is especially common in the first three years of your Reiki business. If you have a Reiki business and you have already asked the question, "Is it time to quit?" know that this is so incredibly common. And if you haven't asked yourself yet...you will.
I first have to give a caveat in this article that I don't have experience with quitting my Reiki business, but there have been times when I have said, "Is it time to quit? I should just quit." Those are normal questions, and it's a normal point on your Reiki business journey.
Just because you ask if it's time to quit your Reiki business doesn't mean that it's time to quit because if everyone who asked this question quit their Reiki business, there would be no Reiki businesses.
So if the questions are normal and everyone has them, then how do you know when it's time to quit and when it is time to keep going?
1. You're not enjoying it.
If you are simply not enjoying your Reiki business, if you find it a chore, if it's not filling you with a sense of expansion or enthusiasm, if you're not having a good time, if you're dreading meeting with clients, if you are uninterested in doing any aspect of your Reiki business, then your Reiki business may no longer be meeting your needs for fulfillment and enjoyment.
There are always things in our Reiki business that we're not going to enjoy, and it's normal to have days when you don't feel like meeting with clients or doing the Reiki business things. But if it's days on days, and if it's more days than fewer that you're feeling like you don't want to do it, then it may be time to quit.
But it may still not be time to quit: it may be time to change up what you're doing in your Reiki business. Instead of meeting with clients or meeting with so many clients, it may be time to change your business model. It may be time to sell products, meet with fewer clients, or do more teaching. It may simply mean that it's time to change things up.
However, if you have no enjoyment in any aspect of your Reiki business and it's all a drag, then maybe it is time to quit. If this is the case, I encourage you to release judgment of yourself for that feeling and to not wonder what's wrong with you or what you've done wrong.
Wanting to quit your Reiki business doesn't mean that Reiki has left you or you've done anything wrong. It only simply means that we, as human beings, are always changing and evolving. We grow and we change, and what resonates with us grows and changes, what we like and what we want to do grows and changes. There's nothing wrong with that. You haven't failed, and Reiki hasn't failed you. You've simply evolved as a human being. You're at a different place on your journey, and that's all okay.
2. Your priorities have shifted.
On our journey, our life shifts, and when our life shifts, our priorities shift. Maybe you've just experienced a major life change, such as having a child, a diagnosis, a new job or relocation. These experiences can shift our priorities in a way that we no longer include a Reiki business. By the way, if you are going through a life change or have had a life change, I encourage you to please get my free Life Change Encouragement Kit to support you.
But if your life has shifted in such a way that your priorities have shifted, then your priorities may no longer include your Reiki business. And if your Reiki business is no longer the same priority for you that it was, it's ok. It's ok to let your Reiki business go and to focus on the things that are your priorities.
As human beings, we have a finite amount of energy and things that we can focus on. We can't do everything, even if we might want to. It's important for us to focus on the things that really matter to us. If you really consider your priorities and list them out and having a Reiki business isn't on the list right now, then it's not a problem. You can quit.
These are two big ways to know if or when it's time to quit your Reiki business:
1. If it's no longer lighting your fire and you cannot see any way of making changes so that it does, or you're just not interested in making the changes so that it does.
2. If your priorities have shifted, and you're no longer interested in having a Reiki business as one of your life priorities.
Sometimes quitting doesn't mean quitting. Maybe it means moving from full-time to part-time, to pause your Reiki business, or to downgrade it in your priorities.
But the chances are very high that at some point on your Reiki business journey, you're going to want to quit. If you have a Reiki business and you have already had these questions come up, welcome to the party because this question is so incredibly common. What really matters is deciding when or if to quit on your own terms. When is it time to quit your Reiki business? Only you know the answer to that.
This article is also an episode of the Build Your Reiki Business podcast. Tune in for more encouragement here: