I was Inspired to Call My Business Finish Stronger Counseling

I came up with the name Finish Stronger Counseling from my experience and passion for running. To “finish stronger” means to end the session better than when it started.

Think about training for a marathon. During training runs, sometimes the goal is to have negative splits (a steadily increasing pace per mile as the run goes on. Finishing at a faster pace than when you started.) and to push harder as the run progresses.

“Hanging on” or maintaining mental toughness for the final stretch is also considered finishing strong. Keep in mind that finishing strong can look different for everyone.

Through these experiences, there is opportunity to learn something new about oneself and about running. The runner can gain empowerment, self-confidence and strength. “I can because I did!” “I can do it again.”

If the session didn’t go quite as the runner hoped it would, they may consider the attempt a failure, but there are still things to take away from the experience.

The runner has to CHOOSE to have a positive outlook and approach in what they take away from that training session.

This bump in the road or “failure” is not an “end all” experience, it does not define the runner. Having that positive outlook and approach leans into the concept of finishing strong.

Runners can learn how to adjust and tweak weak areas and how to challenge themselves more. There is always room for improvement.

When practicing pushing beyond the comfort zone, one can begin to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

The runner becomes more familiar with feeling uncomfortable and gets into the habit of finishing strong, which then transfers into other parts of life.

Just as finishing strong is to running, it can be applied to counseling.

Through having hard work ethic, positive thinking, resilience, and appropriate interventions and treatment, a person may leave their counseling session feeling better, more knowledgeable and well-equipped than when they started.

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