Graduate school failed you.
Yup. I said it!
In so many ways, graduate schools don’t prepare us for life after school. At the very most, I’m guessing that your graduate school provided one class related to business building. Many people don’t even get that. Then, on top of that, we get socialized into the profession by learning that we should work for free and sacrifice our personal lives and balance to relentlessly pursue training opportunities and academic excellence.
And graduate programs certainly don’t foster entrepreneurship; you need to learn how to operate within their specific rules and boundaries. I’ve heard horror stories from trainees and post-docs. They started off with big dreams and ambitious goals for themselves. Then they were told explicitly and implicitly that those aspirations were unrealistic and impossible.
All of your educational and training experiences have led you to believe that there are a finite number of ways to be a psychologist or a therapist. That being a mental health professional means you have to grin and bear it. School, work, clients– they all come first. Life comes last.
I’m here to say that’s BS.
It is 100% possible to create a passion-driven business that fits the lifestyle you want. I did it. I’ve helped others do it. And you can do it, too!
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