It’s truly amazing what a few days away can do for two business owners with a whole lot on their plates. Our boss vacation couldn’t have come at a better time, and spending it on the beach in Florida was the perfect way to disconnect from our daily lives, focus on completing our new project, spend some quality time together, and above all, enjoy some R&R.
As we discussed in previous episodes, this trip has been on our list of goals since we first became business partners back in 2014. It took 4 years to actually go through with booking it, but our inaugural boss vacation was worth the wait and will most likely become an annual occurrence!
In this episode, we’re spilling the beans on exactly how we spent our time in Clearwater Beach. We also talk about the planning process, how we made it happen financially, and the effect it had on us both personally and professionally. If you are thinking about taking a boss vacation yourself (and we think you should!), then hopefully this episode will provide you with the extra motivation to go for it.
We’re ALSO giving you the full scoop on the Music Therapy CEO Project, our brand-new program which combines a 5-credit CMTE course with an entire year of guidance and resources for music therapy business owners. We couldn’t be more excited about this new offering, and we’re looking forward to really diving in with our participants after enrollment closes on Friday.
If you have been thinking about enrolling, or want all the details, go ahead and click here for everything you need to know about the MT CEO Project. If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment here, contact us via social media, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you inside!
Rachel & Katey
As we get ready to head to Florida for our “boss vacation” later this week, we can’t help but celebrate the fact that we are both able to physically step away from our business at the same time…while it continues to run without us!
This definitely wasn’t always the case, though, as we discuss on the podcast this week. For years and years, our business was only profitable when we were personally working with students, clients and groups. Katey and I were the only service providers (in addition to doing everything else in our business), so every sick day, holiday, or vacation day meant taking a financial hit.
The first big turning point was in 2015, at which point we had brought on our first part-time team members. In the episode, we talk about how it felt to both be away from the business at the same time while services continued to be provided in our studio. It was an amazing experience!
Since then, we have taken massive action and put systems into place so that we can take time away from MTC (often at the same time) while our team members keep the ship not only afloat, but THRIVING, in our absence.
We are so looking forward to sharing our boss vacation experience with you later this week! Make sure to follow us on Instagram for updates throughout the trip. No doubt, we’ll come back with plenty of material to share in future podcast episodes!
Until next time,
Rachel & Katey
It’s been several months since we last recorded an episode of the CBB podcast, and it feels so good to be back! Thank you so much for your patience as we waited for the right time to return, as we’ve been going through lots of changes and growth in our business.
This seemed like the perfect opportunity to release a new episode, since it’s conference time in the world of music therapy. And for the last many years, the two of us have been amongst the 1,000+ music therapists in attendance at AMTA national conference. This year, however, we will not be heading to Dallas with our colleagues from all over the country.
We did not make that decision lightly, as conference is always such a valuable and enjoyable experience. But based on the needs of our business in this particular season, and taking into account our current goals, we’re sitting it out this time around.
We wish everyone who is attending #AMTA18 an amazing conference, and look forward to hearing all about it! In this episode, we talk about what we’ll be doing instead, and why we are so excited about our alternative plans.
It definitely feels strange not to be preparing and loading up our exhibit booth materials this month, and we have to admit that there is a little bit of FOMO going on as we see social media posts popping up related to #AMTA18. But, we are confident in our decision and looking forward to what is in store for us.
Are YOU attending conference this year? Why or why not? Let us know, and fill us in on what you’ve been up to in your business this fall. You can leave a comment on this blog post, or head over to our Instagram and continue the conversation there.
Until next time,
Rachel & Katey