I can hardly believe that it’s 2019 already. We’re almost a fifth of the way through this century despite the fact that it seems to have started about 15 minutes ago. I’d love to say that everything is rosy, but 2019 looks like being a challenging year for many of us.
As I’m writing this in early December, Brexit appears to be unravelling and it’s unclear what the eventual impact or outcome will be. Scaremongering is rife, with tabloid features on potential shortages of medicines and food supplies. While some of these are trivial – the world will not end if we can’t find quinoa for a few weeks – others may have an impact on holistic therapists. It’s time to review where your supplies come from and if any might be jeopardised. We’ve tried to provide an indication of where a little prudent forward planning may pay off.
All the projections seem to indicate a drop in GDP, rising costs for anything imported and there are several other developing macro-trends, coming out of Europe and Australia, which are a bit concerning, even set against a positive trend for personal wellbeing and mental health. We’ll be looking at this in our next issue,
Whatever happens this year, we’re here to help you make the best of it. You’ll find lots of ideas for adding to your therapy portfolio, for upping your IT and social media game, for marketing your business and also features in taking some time to take good care of yourself. After all, you are your biggest asset – not only do you generate your own income, but you also act as a walking advertisement for your business.
I’d just like to thank our contributors, both our regular columnists and those who come to us with a one-off feature idea. Their generosity in sharing their experiences and expertise is always enlightening and inspiring. If you have something to share that you think would fascinate our readers, whether it’s a lesser known therapy, a hot marketing idea or the personal story of how you created your business and life, then get in touch and let us know. It’s only by sharing information that we grow as an industry, as businesses and as people.
We hope you love both this issue of Holistic Therapist and find everything you need to create your best ever business and your best ever you.
We wish you all your best ever year, both in business and personally. Have a wonderful 2019.