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Practitioner Corner: What is the Purpose of Your Practice?

By Ritamarie Loscalzo


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Aristotle said that everything in nature has a purpose. He also wrote, “Nature does nothing uselessly.”

Today’s article is a guest post, from Lynn DeBuhr Johnson, a talented health coach and health researcher, who is part of my team of Nutritional Endocrinology Practitioners.  This subject matter is one we, as practitioners, may not give enough attention, and which can change the course of your practice, and the joy it provides you.  –– Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Throughout your life you have felt this passion and longing to show others how they can have balance in their life and their health.  You want to help everyone with this.  But you are only one person, so how do you do this?

You may have had a health or life crisis of your own that brought you on a journey of self-discovery, and you want to share that with others.  You have learned so much, and want to help others avoid the unnecessary side roads and pitfalls you experienced on this road.

You are a health practitioner of some sort, and were brought here because of a passion.

But how clear is your purpose to you?

Without a sense of purpose, you are more likely to make short-term goals, and maybe spur-of-the-moment decisions.  This is done for the survival of your business.

You have decided you are changing the way you conduct your business.  You may come up with different questions for your health histories, you may find that you want to talk to your clients with a different mindset, the recommendations you suggest to your clients come because of your advance in education.  You want to meet their expectations rather than tell the truth as you know it.

Because of this, you are most likely not having as much fun as you could, and not seeing as many clients as you think you should. You feel that you must do these things to survive.

There are no boundaries because there is a lack of purpose and values. Values will help you define your boundaries. Purpose will help you see what you value. This will lead to you being in control of your future rather than living by the impulse of something you think you can’t control. Being driven by purpose isn’t always the easy way to go, but it is the only way to stay consistent.

I propose you set up a long-term career based on your core values and principles.

We ask our clients to do this.  We know that they are more successful when they understand the WHY for the choices they make towards their optimal health.

I suggest you look at your business with this same attitude and mindset.

How clear is your purpose to you?

How congruent are your actions and business with that purpose?

Creating harmony between your values, purpose, and actions, on an ongoing basis, is the key to long-term success and happiness. If you are not aligned with your purpose, people will come and go through your doors, but you and your practice will keep moving forward.

The nature of purpose is such that it can move mountains, create abundance for you, and lead those who choose to follow you. Along the way, you have celebrations and sadness. In all of it , you will find great beauty. It is purpose that gives rise to your spirit within you. It is purpose that will help you leave your legacy.

If you were to be asked right now what is the purpose of your practice, what would you say?

Choose a purpose for your practice that is clear to you, that propels you out of bed in the morning and sets the course for your day.  This may be the most important exercise you can participate in for your business! Yet, so few health practitioners do this.

So, how do you begin the process to do this?

It starts with one simple step – identify a clear goal.  Create a draft of your Statement of Purpose. This statement will be a sentence or two. Make this Statement reflect your deepest desire and intent for what you want to bring to those you come in contact with.

This Statement will be irresistible to you, and will be the compass by which you will make your future decisions.

Once that first draft is complete, take the next several weeks to think about and refine it. One way to do this is to set aside 30 minutes once a week to review it.  Do this until you feel your purpose has grabbed you by the throat and said, “This is it!”

I look forward to sharing my passion and purpose with you in the coming weeks and years. 

Please share your purpose and passion with all of us in this community.  By this practice, we can lift each other up and be a support.  We’re in this together changing lives.

Comment Below:  What is YOUR Purpose and Passion?


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1 Comment

  1. Alison Grimston on January 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    My purpose is to inspire & empower 10,000 busy women & men to take back control of their health, their hormones & their habits. This will be through my private clinics, my online programs & my work helping people to set up a lucrative home business via Team Vitality Global.

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