If you want to know how to get powerful results in your life now, and how you can get the help you need to grow you and your business, read on. Remember however, this is not the path for the faint of heart. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves?
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Asking the Hard Questions
The overall mission of this blog and website is to bring you content that will make you pause for a moment and think about your life as it is, your career, your relationships, where you would like to be in a week, a year, three years, five years, 10 years and beyond.
Consider where you are right now, on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. Think about the areas of your life that work, and those that don’t.
What areas of your career can use some tune up? Does it feel like you can sustain where you are, what you are doing for the rest of your career? Or, have you thought of doing something else with your life, because your body hurts, or you are tired, or you are unable to pay your bills? Are you content in your relationships inside the salon and outside?
Do you vacation? Do you make the money you need to live and save? Are you having enough fun, or too much fun and not enough planning?
These are hard questions to answer honestly. However, unless we are willing to tell the truth to ourselves, how can we ever change our situation?
More Than Just Passion
You got to love us hairstylists, we are so passionate about what we do, that we can overlook the details of life, the nitty gritty stuff that we would rather have someone else handle; like finances, health appointments, or exercise, etc.
That is– if you are passionate!
What if you’ve lost the passion, and you are not paying attention to these issues? So much of what we do as hairstylists is show work, and we get accolades all the time for what we do, so the mundane, is just that– MUNDANE. You keep pushing it away.
Does any of this sound familiar? If so, then stay with me here.
Dream and Do
With this community, and in this work, we are throwing all these issues in the mix, and creating articles that will help you in these areas. We offer up ideas, techniques, ways in which you can make changes in your life. The kind of hairdressing skills most of us were not taught in beauty school, and the kind of changes that can make your life work, should you choose.
The process of uncovering your life goals and dreams requires a bit of surrendering. It takes trust, it takes doing the work, and following suggestions. One tiny change at a time can start moving you in the direction of the dream you have for your life.
Some of you were not taught, or allowed to dream, nor get help when you needed it. But look around you, look at the industry and you will see a lot of people struggling to make their business thrive. Don’t be deceived by their looks. How are you supposed to do it all by yourself?
Maybe you’ve lost your way around depending on each other, and in fact you’re becoming hyper competitive, doubting yourselves, a bitterness grows inside, isolation sounds better than dealing with the demons in your life.
If you can’t dream it, it won’t happen. Dream larger than life, beyond where you thought you might ever be. Unless you can allow yourself to imagine it, it will not happen. You can learn to dream, but you must deal with what is in the way.
You Don’t Have To Walk Alone
I’ve dedicated my life to the hairdressing industry for over 30 years, and absolutely love it. Did I always? The answer is no. The path led me away from the beauty industry and back again towards a few times.
About 15 years into it, I discovered my passion for the craft, and an utmost respect for those who came before me. Sometimes it’s necessary to leave what is comfortable in order to become more of who you are.
Each of you need to find your own way, research mentors, find those who are willing to help. Hire a coach, it is a business and personal necessity, and let us be clear, coaching is not therapy. It is a process in which a coach listens to what you are saying and helps you dig deeper into the areas where you are stuck. Makes sense, right?
The aware hairstylist is a superb listener, and so she needs to be heard as well, but it’s not whining.
I got to where I am because I recognized the need for support at different points in my life. “Anyone who has ever had a good coach will tell you that the role is indispensable”, says Brittany Hodak in a Forbes article.
I opened my studio ShineForth Salon in 2014 and am well into my sixth year, to finally serve clients in a way that respected myself, and offered them the kind of experience I knew I had to deliver.
I hired coaches every chance I could along the way, from the beginning of my career.
Now that I’m settled in my studio, the 3rd chapter of my career is obvious– to reach out and show other hairstylists, barbers, salon owners and all beauty industry professionals, all over the world the secrets to success
I hire coaches for my own development in business and in life..
By setting goals and achieving them, by dealing with what is in the way, and constantly reviewing are steps along the way of how you can get powerful results in your life now. Ask for help. Follow through.
Sohail Khan (CEO & Founder of The Joint Venture Group) says in Entrepreneur,
“Business coaching is proven to work when these two factors are present: the client is willing to grow, and there is a gap between where they are now, and where they want to be.”
You can read more about the “Six Benefits of Working With a Business Coach” here.
I am on a mission to help other hairstylists live their lives by design, to find or rediscover their mission. My approach is holistic guidance– I want you to live a healthy, fulfilling, deeply meaningful, and fun life.
Here’s a piece of advice from me. Develop the skills to make your life work, and that of a master. Make money, save money. Build relationships that sustain you. Each time you set a new goal and achieve it, your mission becomes clearer.
With supporting hairstylists in mind, I’ve created this hub for those who seek a better way of doing things, a more sustainable, meaningful, and impactful career, and life.
This hub is also for you if you desire community, and need support in growing your life. Take your job of getting clients in the chair and out into a vocation, where lasting happiness and peace of mind can grow, and ultimately make you more money.
Look around this site, and see what is there waiting for you. I invite you to be part of this community of hairdressers that are committed to personal growth, and ready to elevate not only themselves, but the profession, and the people around them.
This is the place for you, if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and grow and you are hungry for support.
I can’t wait to get to know you. Learn from my expertise through my newsletters, email me your questions. Book a powerful coaching session today. Let’s look at how you can get powerful results in your life now, receiving help is the first step.
This site will change now and again as I deepen my own work. My next big dream is to add a weekly podcast, once a month live guest webinars, and a library of suggested reading. Stay tuned. Please let me know what topics you would like to hear discussed, and what you need help working through.
I look forward to hearing about your dreams.
Make a list right now, of the issues you want to deal with and if you would like to end the isolation.
Watch this awesome TedTalk on vulnerability here.
If you would like to gain clarity, get the support that you need to succeed in your career and life, let’s talk. You can book a call with me here.