Tag Archive for career longevity

The Truth is Out

I was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame at the World Massage Festival last week. I was prepared to stand up and say, “I’d like to thank the academy….” and then sit down. Unfortunately, someone beat me to…

Make Your Voice Heard

Our industry is at a critical juncture. As we move into a “full-fledged” profession with the various stakeholders (AFMTE, AMTA, ABMP, FSMTB, MTF, NCBTMB), actually attempting to play well with each other and work in harmony for the greater good…

Priorities

Lately, I have been commiserating with many of my friends and colleagues about our sense of overwhelm. There are so many business opportunities available to us and deciding which ones to pursue can be difficult. At times like this, I…

The Best Shape Of Your Life

I don’t have to tell you how physically demanding this profession is.  Standing on your feet all day, leaning over, lunging, holding heavy arms and legs, sometimes sacrificing your alignment to benefit someone else’s body…. not to mention the strain on…

Selling Yourself Short

What is wrong with the following statement? FIRE!!!! Ready…aim. It seems silly, counter intuitive and even dangerous to get such important steps this badly out of order. You would not do it with a rifle, why would you do it…

Showing Up

I read a very interesting article by Simon Yisrael Feuerman titled, Final Lesson: You Don’t Get an A for Just Showing Up. While this article is written for educators, it’s applicable for practitioners. Feuerman states, “You do not get an…

Training Your Clients

I feel like I might have written about this before but it is so important to me; I will risk repeating myself.  Make no mistake about it. Your clients are trainable.  I am not talking about the kind of training…