“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”
Kimberly Sena Moore began her excellent private practice ebook with this quote from Napoleon Hill, then before diving into great guidelines and insights on establishing and expanding a successful music therapy business, she encourages you to first reflect on your highest priorities. She references Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich (1937) in asking you to illuminate your own Definite Major Purpose (DMP). It is “the one thing you want to accomplish in your life. It is your main mission in life. Think of it as a personal mission statement.” (A new blog post has been published with more on mission statements here.)
“Defining your DMP will also bring you much-needed clarity. You will find it easier to make decisions, to focus on the task at hand, and to have the drive to keep working at it until itʼs complete. You will inevitably feel frustrated, angry, stuck, and depressed during your private practice journey. But if you are clear with your DMP, you will have the drive and focus to keep going during the tough times.”
Whether an entrepreneur or not, take a few minutes to explore; what is your DMP? In my life, I want to be a really good husband and father. I want my future wife and family to be safe, healthy, and happy. I want to ensure we travel the world and become the best family and individuals we can be. Knowing my personal priorities, I need my vocation to serve my DMP.
I will conduct business in a way that leads to earning a living by helping others with what skills, education, compassion, and ambition I have. I want to build a team of dedicated therapists that enjoy spending time together, and enjoy making a meaningful impact through our work. Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC will advocate and advance public understanding of music therapy, and provide high-quality services to individuals, and organizations large or small.