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Welcome to 2024, Radical Massage Therapist. Whether or not you hit all of your client, money, clinic, or personal goals for 2023- A new year means new opportunities, but it doesn’t have to mean a whole new you. How about a better prepared, more financially savvy you?
In this episode, your host, Registered Massage Therapist, and clinic owner Krista Dicks is giving you short actionable tips and reminding you to keep it simple in 2024.
We’re focusing on goal-setting and reflection for your practice, setting up financial wins now that will pay off for-ev-er, and some keep it real talk about massage therapy in general.
Plus some recommendations on some awesome past episodes and guests to catch you up and launch you forward.
Let’s start the year off right!
PLAN OUT YOUR COURSES FOR THE YEAR
Let's not leave our continuing education to chance and let's choose courses that will give us a happy and prosperous 2024
Choose courses based on the current client that lights you up
What are you treating, what are the demographics of this client, where do you see an upcoming trend in massage therapy? What do you want to be recognized for as a massage therapist?
Open A High Yield Savings Account (HYSA) (or two)
Account 1 is for your taxes (13% HST in Ontario and 20% Personal Income)
Account 2 is for your Paid Time Off (PTO) - Yes, even as a self-employed massage therapist
Save 4% per pay in your HYSA and you will have 2 weeks of PTO per year
Open an RRSP (or equivalent) and start saving
Book Your Own Self-Care for the next 3 months (minimum next month)
Massage, Chiropractic, Yoga classes, Gym Sessions, Socializing with friends who give you energy BOOK IT!
Is this the year you want to change your practice location?
Make a Pros and Cons list, Make a list of what you don't want and then make a separate list of all the things you do want! Want to run it by another massage therapist (send me an email and we can set up a free chat)
Start a Side Hobby or Hustle
Plan courses based on current or desired clients or direction of practice
Open Hysa for taxes tangerine
Open hysa for vacation time tangerine .7 special rates vs .01
Save 4% of each paycheque
Open and Save RRSP see Jana note on post now. Compound interest is magical - Need an advisor?
Book your self care - trade or paid for the next 3 months
Change work locations
Start a side hobby/ hustle
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Jane Referral Code: RADICALRMT www.jane.app
#030 Self Care Randi Kay https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/H9fW99RNfGb
#006 Changing The Dialogue Around Massage Income: Jana Veltheim, RMT, Owner Align Massage Therapy: Jana Veltheim https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/OV3JFy0NfGb
#047 Should you Take Courses in Your First Year of Practice? Krista Dicks https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/frQWXv5NfGz Tangerine Banking Referral https://www.tangerine.ca/ Refer a Friend Orange Key 56112811S1 (Optional) and yes, I do receive a small referral thank you from Tangerine (and you can too!)
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Krista Dicks, RMT since 2006, practices in Ottawa, Canada and is a Certified Stott Pilates instructor. She is the host of The Radical RMT Podcast and has been published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and received an honourable mention in the Massage Therapy Foundation Inaugural Practitioner Case Report Contest. Krista is co-host of the first annual “Take Care of You School.” This virtual event for massage therapists focused on self-care for the massage therapist and presenters were represented globally to share their experience on topics of physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. It’s Krista's goal to encourage massage therapists to experience life on their terms thanks to the opportunities we have in our profession. With a willingness to grow and self-care of body and mind she believes we can maintain long-term fulfilling careers.
I'm a girl who was told by my grandma that I have magic hands and so I became a massage therapist. I love reading in bed, the combo of peanut butter and chocolate anything, and working from my laptop or phone with my dogs by my side. My mission? To help other massage therapists own their awesome and do what they love every darn day!