Paying others. Is it investing or spending?

Paying others for services.

I recently saw a business owner say they wish they knew how to do graphic designs so they wouldn’t have to pay anyone to do them. Now as entrepreneurs, the goal is to keep expenses as low as possible without losing quality.  At the end of the day, it takes a lot of moving parts to make it happen in business that can be quite a bit of money! I get exactly where they were going. It is an added expense!

But, of course, my mind went somewhere completely different. The entrepreneurs I work with want to grow and have grown to the point where they can’t wait to pay a graphic design artist, or other professional to get some things off their plate for a few reasons.

One, let’s think about the role of the graphic designer in your business

( unless you are a graphic designer)  Nine times out of 10  graphic design is not your area of gifting and the time that it takes to create a graphic design at growth stages of your business you could be spending on getting better at what it is that you do. This is how my clients think. This allows them to create more value in the marketplace, be of more value, and then also receive on a different level according to their specific area of genius( not graphic design artist 🙂 )

2- When you pay others to do the things that are not necessarily your highest income producing task in your business you now make more room to grow. Even my clients who don’t originally think this way end up seeing the need to release some smaller task and delegate in order to develop mastery and GROW.

And thirdly it is also an opportunity to connect with another business, sow into another business( reaping and sowing principle) build great relationships and likely attract ideal customers for what it is that they do as well.

It is definitely a mindset shift that has to be made in the mind of an entrepreneur who wants to grow. So many times, we as business owners with a specific Niche, skillset, or ability attempt to do everything and be everything for everybody, This prohibits the potential to grow. In the seed stage of our business( the very beginning) it is likely that we do it ALLL.  But in a growth stage, having hands in so many different pots can lead to burn out, mediocre delivery of services, and untapped growth possibility.

Today, I want you to think about some of the things that you have to do in order to run your business successfully. Which of those things are task you can set a goal to no longer be the person who’s doing them?

You will find that clearing up your plate so that you can operate in your area of Genius will actually bring more Revenue into your business.  This is a mindset shift many entrepreneurs struggle to make. When our mindset is not in that state, the state of prosperity and growth, paying someone is often looked at as spending money.  So it’s always viewed as a problem. But when our mindset is shifted to that of an investor we see the people we bring on our team or the money we spend for people to help us accomplish a bigger goal as an investment. Being able to see things as an investment and not spending at all is one of the quickest ways to get on a growth path for your business.

What are some things you can set a goal to no longer have to do in your business and pass over to someone else?

Success on Purpose,

Your Transformational Growth Strategist

 Tanya

P.S. You can always schedule a complimentary call with me to discuss further growth strategies in your business. Just click here to find convenient time on my calendar bit.ly/buildwithtanya 

You are deciding your future… daily!


Decisions.

We make them all the time.

Many without out consciously thinking about it!

Which is probably one of the biggest mistakes we could possibly make.

Not being aware!

Decisions do decide destiny, and as much as we may or may not be aware, our money story affects how we make everyday life decisions and the numerous decisions we make in our business.
Our money story dictates much of what happens as it relates to our destiny. Your money story is deeply aligned with the story we heard or didn’t hear as children. Sometimes our money story is affected by later events we experience in life that cause us to have STANCE  about money!  
 If we always heard lack in our homes as it relates to money, or there was a desperation around money; there is not enough, money is hard to come by, that’s only for rich people, etc. it can greatly affect how we currently view money today and the decision we make as it relates to money!
It could be the reason you do or don’t move forward on opportunities or refuse to go to certain environments or events because your money story says, “That’s not for you, or there will be no money left.”
 
Most parents or guardians meant absolutely no harm in the fear or money story they were creating around money. They shared what they knew and how they saw life. However, it can and often does create a scarcity mindset around money and opportunities. Even a previous loss of a business or opportunity in your adult life can create a fear around money.
 
If you are making decisions from a place of lack and desperation then you always yield results that equate to that. 
 
I remember going through a hard time in my finances.
New business, new marriage, new baby and a few years later, new financial woes I had not anticipated.
When I think back on those times, I made so many decisions from a place of lack, desperation, and frustration.
  • I wasn’t focused ( properly) on my money, only about chasing it.
  • I was grinding hard… at least I thought, and the more I put action into things the worst it seemed to get.
Turns out
  • I was working hard on the wrong things and making very lack minded decisions!
  • There was a fear of investing in things that would actually allow my business to grow.  I had stopped doing the principal things that create momentum in the abundance flow!
  •  I was too focused on my circumstances and not possibility ( seeing beyond what my natural eyes could see!)
 
Then I made a REAL decision.
I was no longer accepting my situation. I went back to what was transpiring when things were going well, how was I feeling, what was I thinking and doing when things were much better. 
One, I was definitely more focused and measuring my process and progress.
I wasn’t worried about money! I was in a space of belief and creation.
 

 I realized, during my time of lack I  had not properly taken into account my new life and how that would play into my business. Many things had been added to my life without me adjusting and making room!

I needed new systems!
  • I had gotten stuck in the routine of chasing clients and money.
  • Making scarcity decisions in my life and business, not decisions that would actually bring in more.
  • Only really focusing only how I could hold onto the seemingly dwindling finances coming in!
THAT SPACE, that type of decision making… only recreates the same thing.
 
I blamed it on the economy, it was around the time of a supposed recession, that was the buzz and the fear being created all around me, on tv, on the news and just about everyone I spoke to.#whoyoulistentomatters
 
I had a sit down with myself, quickly, not as quick as I should have, but quick enough to turn things around.
 
 
I thought to myself. “What’s the real problem here?”
It was my thinking!
I said, “Hey, there are other salons that are still doing well in the same city, in the same area.
I was making decisions from a place of lack and desperation.. not from a space of abundance, where clients are unlimited, resources are unlimited and everything I need is available to me.
 
I re-checked my salon vision and wrote it down.
That led to another HUGE opportunity, (I’ll share at another time)
Write your VISION DOWN!
 
I began opening my mind to the possibility.
This means my mind was open to new strategies, actually investing in my business for the next level( and not sitting in fear) 
 
 
I  had to realign with the abundance around me.
 
Take a moment, think about how you’ve been making decisions lately?
Have they been from a place of lack and desperation( not enough)
or abundance?
If so, you’ve been making decisions from a space of lack and desperation thinking.
  
This type of thinking always stifles your growth!
 
 What was the last opportunity you were faced with that you turned down because of the cost?
 Learn to look at opportunities from a space of value, not cost.  Instead, think of how much impact and growth it will allow you.
 
I remember the early years of my marriage, my husband would spend sometimes two days cutting the grass. We had a huge yard!  It took two days because he would start on it after work then spend almost all day Saturday or Sunday finishing.
He enjoyed working in the yard, but I felt it would be more “valuable” to hire someone so we could spend that time growing our family and doing things we loved.
  •  Maybe for you, it’s not cutting the grass but maybe hiring help cleaning the home!  There are people who love cleaning house and maybe your time would be spent doing something more valuable to you or your business.
  • Maybe you need help in the salon; an assistant or front desk and you see it only as an expense. But those two positions can free up your time and help push your business forward.
  •  Maybe it was a course you knew would send your business SOARING, but you looked at the cost and not the value.

These are the type of decisions business owners are faced with making all the time.

Knowing how much impact and growth the opportunity will allow you is the VALUE of the opportunity!

Don’t think from a space of
“That won’t work for me. I’ll never be able to afford that”
Or
“That type of setting is not for me, it’s for those type of people”…
Whatever that means 🙂
 You were born for the EXCEPTIONAL things in life!
You were created with abundance and possibility in mind!
 Begin thinking from a space of expecting things to work out as you stretch and move to new levels! Change your Money Story!
Your Decisions Decide your Destiny and your Money Story affects it all!
Success on Purpose,
 Tanya
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7 Keys to building A successful Salon T.E.A.M.

Are you tired of getting staff and Booth renters that do not stay?

One of the most mentioned issues for salon owners seems to lie in the area of getting great staff and renters and building a great team.

Can you relate?

 I thought I’d take the time to share some keys that will help you in building a great team.

Firstly, great staff members want to work at a great salon!

Every great team started before the team ever came on board.

  Keys to building an amazing salon team.

There has to be a mindset shift that occurs first.

A mindset shift about what’s possible for you.

A mindset shift about the role that you will actually hold as a salon owner.

Many salon owners take on the endeavor of salon ownership because they were really great about getting clients for themselves as a hairstylist. They’re normally The Stylist that was really booked and saw the next level being Salon ownership.

However, what keeps many salon owners stuck is they never shift from the mindset of  a busy hair stylist.

From the hairstylist that’s always getting more customers for themselves-to that of a salon owner.

They actually open the salon and find themselves working harder as a salon owner than they did as a stylist.  Although that was never ever the intended goal.

 

 SOUND FAMILIAR?

Firstly,

if you, the salon owner, don’t shift from the role of just a stylist to that of a salon owner(mentally). the focus will solely be on gaining customers for YOU and serving your clients

and the salon will be left to itself –pretty much!

One of the very first things a salon owner must do is shift from the mindset of a hair stylist who is constantly trying to get more customers for themselves, to that of a salon owner operating in the position of the Visionary to grow the salon. 

When you become a salon owner the role changes. It must completely change.  If you want to build a successful Salon with a successful Salon team. 

The salon owner who never shifts their focus from that of being a single stylist will never have time to dedicate to building the people that come to work with them.

The ample time to properly market,

bring awareness to the salon,

create new profit strategies and growth strategies for their place simply won’t be there. They will be overwhelmed by taking care of their single clientele.  Their main focus has to shift from making themselves more profitable as a single stylist to making the salon a profitable entity.

Okayyyyy. Here is that word AGAIN

 VISION:

I don’t want to say that salon owners don’t have a vision for their place but the ratio of the number of salon owners who don’t is pretty high.

During a recent consultation with a salon owner who has been in business less than three years, after it was all said and done, I learned they had not thought about where they wanted to see themselves and their business in the upcoming years. This means planning is more reactive than proactive.

What does that look like?

  • You think of what you’re going to do pretty much on a day-to-day basis.
  • You respond to challenges as they come not thinking about what could possibly happen prior and have systems in place that would avoid it.

Without  “Vision Clarity” for what you truly want and needin orderr to see your salon S.O.A.R…

  • you hire anyone, you do a lot of everything and spend the majority of your time putting out fires.
  • You don’t have a vision for your place where you’ve decided your culture, your growth and profit strategy.
  • Your days are dictated on a daily basis according to how the wind blows.

Vision has been a centralized focus for almost every talk I’ve given to salon owners. Whether it was a seminar that I hosted or live event, group coaching courses, my year-long Mastermind, you name it, we need to establish a clear Vision EARLY. Once I’ve helped stylist and salon owners understand their brand and vision Clarity, who they need to make it happen becomes clear.

Everything after aligns with it and becomes so much more simple. There’s not a lot of guessing, although there is room for much creativity in the process.

Knowing where you want to go is one of the most powerful principles you can apply to grow your salon  and attract, an amazing team that wants to stay with you.

Prepare

 Much of building a great salon team happens long before the team ever arrive.

 Preparing your schedule and business model to include time to offer connection, training, and team building…

If 5 exceptional staff members were to come to your salon in the next 7 days are you prepared for them to work in your space?

Meaning:

  • do you have ample equipment
  • is the equipment up to date
  • is it running properly
  • do you have time to train them
  • do you have contracts already established
  • Is your schedule already established to be able to do this?

or

Do you tell them you’re going to get them trained in a few days and it never happens? (Not to the full anyway)

If that’s what you are experiencing, you have to adjust the space and time in your schedule. What you end up with is a T.E.A.M. that comes to work feeling lost and simply because they don’t know the flow or vision or expectation, they do what’s natural.

Whatever they feel they should do! Which may not align with your Salon Brand!

This flow normally doesn’t work well for you or the T.E.A.M. member.

…Prepare in advance.

Creating time to help new staff adjust is the start of building a great working relationship with your team! It is the time you set out to help them become even more clear about your vision for your place and how they can expect to grow in that atmosphere!

Make a list of some things that you need to do to be prepared to receive a great team coming to your salon.

 If you are looking to grow, you often have to first SLOW DOWN!

Become an influencer

Now, this doesn’t mean you have to become famous! But you do need a presence that allows people who are considering coming to work at your space an opportunity to see you as someone who they can learn and grow from. Someone who is making moves.

  • A great staff member is looking for a great salon to work at, where there is a leader they would want to come and work with, grow with, and learn from!

Decide what a good team looks

Have you envisioned

  • What kind of team you want?
  • How you want them to function and flow throughout your salon business?
  • Will they be involved in community events?
  • Will they need to assist each other in the salon?
  • What kind of  T.E.A.M. player are you looking for?

You must also know your own personality traits well. This helps to know what kind of T.E.A.M. compliments your style of leadership!

 Write it down! Get clear!

Know what type of staff member or boot renter is ideal for your salon.

 Do you need someone self-driven, or would someone looking for training and guidance be ideal for you?

What kind of staff member or booth renter will be ideal for your Salon Brand?

  •  What character traits are important to you?
  •  What level of skill set best suits where you are in your current phase in your business?
  • What are some things you know you can’t tolerate from a T.E.A.M. member?

Have you ever hired someone and kind of overlooked some important details about the new hire or renter because you simply needed to hire someone quickly?

 How did that turn out for you?

My early hiring experiences in my salon…not so great! I had to learn to hire differently. Putting my vision at the forefront shifted everything!

Many salon owners hire staff and renters and in about 60 days they’re like, “Oh gosh. I didn’t see this in advance. Who in the world have I hired?”

It is often more expensive to hire wrong than to wait on hiring the right person for the T.E.A.M.

. Sit down and form a profile for the type of staff you would like to hire. Be sure to include a job description of the position to give the person enquiring about joining the T.E.A.M. I have include a sample job description here

 This will help to eliminate so many disappointing runs with staffing and hiring.

Not that you are expecting people to stay with you forever, but it is great to have a good strong 5 years+ with great staff.  Deciding who will be fit for your Salon Brand and T.E.A.M in advance will help tremendously!

Be able to clearly explain the vision of your Salon and where you are heading.

I discussed having a vision earlier as one of the important components for building a team, but being able to articulate it in a way that staff and renters can understand it’s equally as important.

  • Being able to clearly share the vision for your salon with your staff will give an understanding of why you do what you do in your daily operations.
  • It will help highlight things that are important that you may have to reiterate to overtime.
  • It helps to keep everyone on the same page and offer a natural attraction and elimination process as it relates to hiring staff and booth renters,

How will you share the salon’s vision with staff?

Building a great salon team is a huge asset to the forward-thinking salon owner who knows they can’t create an amazing salon with big GOALS alone! 

 

 Your Big Vision to create the salon business and lifestyle you love will always include PEOPLE! (A T.E.A.M.)

 Success on Purpose,

Tanya

P.S.

 I walk you through greater detail in my New Hire Bundle. You can purchase it and download it immediately if building a great team is one your immediate goals. 

5 Things that affect your ability to LEVEL UP!

If you’re reading this, the words LEVEL UP are probably not new to you at all.

It is a catch phrase that is common throughout many social media platforms.
Music artists are even developing their songs around the words LEVEL UP!
Leveling up is normally centered around going to the next level.
But how does it happen?
This can be different for different people.

  • Some are birthed in an environment where people are intentionally operating at the highest version of themselves. Always intent on being their best self and it’s just normal.
  • Some just happen to be in the right environment where they saw something or someone they admired that sparked their desire to do things differently.
  • Some embrace their next level because they simply got tired of the results they were getting in their lives and decided they were going to do something different! 
  • Others began the process of next level by their spiritual awareness. Where they truly began to understand their birthright of abundance.

Whatever the case may be, I’m willing to bet all 5 of the things I mention below had a great impact on the ease of obtaining their portion of NEXT LEVEL.

 

Firstly, each month I pick a topic for the month and this months topic is

“Operating at The Highest Version of Yourself”

…and much of leveling up is just that.

 

 

So I thought I’d take a moment to talk about some of the things that affect your ability to level up.

  1. Vision

Now I talk about this often but today maybe it will shed new light. One of the major things that affect your ability to measure up is having a vision. One of the collective trends I’ve noticed as working with hair stylist and salon owners is that many are unclear on specifics of where it is they really want the fullness of their salon career or salon business to head( their vision). There are also salon professionals who don’t have one.
That was me years ago early in my career. I actually just wanted to do a lot of hair and make a lot of money with no clear path of where I actually wanted that to lead me. This was a consistent flow of only doing clients but not necessarily getting to a new level. It wasn’t until I got clear on where I wanted the skill set that I had acquired and the business that I was building to actually take me. Like long-term, 5 years later even 20 years later.

I got a clear vision!
If you’re just doing hair and only wanting to get more clients and do more hair that will be the consistent theme of your time in the industry even when you desire more! Having a vision is going to be one of the major factors of you leveling up. It will guide what you do daily, push you to stretch and grow, and ultimately help you create a salon career and lifestyle you love!

2-Your Perception of Yourself
“How On Earth does how I see myself affect my ability to level up?”
Now, you know I have an example for you.  🙂 One that I really want you to take a moment to process and see if you’ve been doing in your own situation!
If you don’t have the proper perception of yourself you will build a salon career that you don’t love, where you feel cheated, slighted, and unworthy of your next level.
Imagine you’re facing a little lack or uncertainty in your life. During these times you recognize you run more sales in your business, everything is always “going to be on sale”. It’s kind of like you subconsciously say. “If I make it cheap… I can get more butts in seats.”
Which is rarely true.

You ultimately end up feeling

Overworked
Tired
Underpaid
and struggle to get some of those same customers to pay you when there is no longer a sale! (It kinda becomes your BRAND in the marketplace) unless that’s the goal!
You even begin feeling the client can’t afford the true value of your services.
What’s actually happening is you are transferring what YOU FEEL YOU CAN AFFORD!

You’re transferring that onto the customers that you serve.

You’re letting it roll throughout how you build your business.

Subconsciously you’re saying,

“My client can’t afford a $200 service because you can’t see yourself paying that in your current situation. 
The important thing to understand here is not to build your business based on what you can afford in the season! It’s important to have an abundance mindset where you are basing your service prices on the value of the service and not what you feel you can afford at this time. This is a huge reason I teach heavily on your mindset, your spirituality, and your personal development. They are all so important because we build how we feel.
So your perception of yourself and what’s going on in your life is going to be how you build your business. Build your business based on the value you provide to your customers.

You also have to understand just how valuable you and your services are.

Not knowing this will keep you from leveling up.
When you shift how you see yourself, the higher version of yourself will out-speak that lower version of you and see the need to level up… in every area of your salon business and life!
THE HIGHEST VERSION OF YOU IS NEVER CONFUSED!
IT CHOOSES GREATER!

It will always tell you to go and get what you deserve!

  • Take the Higher Road!
  • Spend time affirming yourself!
  • Spend time confirming your vision!

And if you don’t have one, make that priority to get one!

3-Spending the majority of time doing things that are good.. but not great.


Distractions don’t necessarily distract you because they’re easily recognized as bad. Normally distractions are able to do their job because they are seemingly good.
Oftentimes, many salon professionals spend a lot of time investing in things that are good but not things that are great for their personal career. Not things that align fully with where it is they desire to go and who it is they desire to become. Spending time on things that aren’t horrible at all but they aren’t great for your long-term goals can gravely affect you getting to the next level
Good is the enemy of great.
I.E.
You have things on your list of things to do that would fully align you with getting to your next level for your career. But your phone rings.
Three to four times throughout the day. It’s all of your good girlfriends. It’s people you care about having a conversation with. Not about anything overly serious. Just chit-chatting.
But at the given time, because you have specific things that you need to be done by certain times, it’s not the greatest option for you to choose at that moment. But, you do it anyway and spend 2-4 hours in conversation pushing your alignment list to the back burner… yet again.

Or

Maybe you belong to a committee or organization that you’ve been a part of for years. But you’ve grown and evolved and the organization no longer serves you.
It’s a great organization, but it simply doesn’t align anymore with where you are heading!
But… you stay connected, spending hours, and weekends each month with obligations to the committee or club.
Let it go.

Give someone else the space to fulfill.

Pass the torch and consider things that align more fully with where you are heading!
You are not a bad person for growing on to greater! Your desire and the highest version of you would choose to align and implement things necessary for your next level and schedule time for those good conversations later.

Don’t let good be the enemy of great!

 4 Your environment


Your environment has to be conducive to where you want to go! We are creatures of habit and some of the environments we finagle in are simply based on what we’ve always done and where we’ve always gone.
You no longer Vibe with the environment.
You no longer feel comfortable with the conversations in the environment, but still, continue to go.

Choosing can seem hard.

It’s what you’ve always done, with the people you’ve always done it with. Changing it can be uncomfortable! You are afraid of people feeling as though you think you are better than them, what they are going to think. Your destiny will require you to dislodge from environments that no longer serve who you are or who you desire to become.

Your environment is so important.

Things you see, what you hear, and how you feel, all three of those components are huge as it relates to leveling up and are affected by your environment! If the picture you see is always the same

if it doesn’t stretch you

If it doesn’t make your heart desire what’s at the next level… chances are great that you need a change in environment.

I always encourage my clients to intentionally go to environments that remind them of their next level, sit at the table with people who want things similar to you, if not greater.

Your environment affects your ability to level up!
5- Your conversations
Not just the conversations you’re willing to have, but the conversations you’re willing to entertain I’ve seen some of the same people on social media, 1 year complaining( the snooze option is a great thing) about the same type of people in their lives, people that disappoint them, people that use them, people that hurt them. After a while, you wonder why they continue to entertain them!

You definitely get to choose the conversations that you allow. Ultimately what is being poured into you, what is allowed in your ear gate is what will come out.
For me, it was huge when I understood just how important what I was listening to was as it related to my next level.

If we are always having conversations or involvement with people who suck our energy dry, how do you find the energy needed for the next level?

What you continue to listen to and converse about will continue to be your reality! You need conversations that influence you to greater, affirm you, inform you, enlighten you about LEVELING UP!

You will consistently attract what you focus on the most!
There are so many things we may overlook that affect our ability to get to the next level!

I had a conversation where I go a little deeper about this in a video training.

(Click to see it)

Until next week, look at the 5 areas we discussed and make sure yours align with YOUR NEXT LEVEL!

They all affect your ability to LEVEL UP!

If you are ready to LEVEL UP in your Salon Career and Life we can hop on a call. Click to schedule complimentary time for us to speak. Click the SOAR CALL!
Success on Purpose,
Tanya

 

 

Are you retailing… or leaving money on the table?

 Are you leaving money on the table?

One thing I focus on first when Consulting and coaching with hair stylist and salon owners is to figure out what’s already in their hands.

Retail is often 1 of them!

It may be something you may have overlooked or even attempted to do before and stopped. Maybe you didn’t see the results, or you kind of forgot about it, or you just didn’t have a strategy to make it PROFITABLE

It became one of those things that you don’t think about or it crosses your mind, but you don’t put it in practice!

You may even have products on your shelf now that are collecting dust…

If you are a salon owner who’s looking to become more of a Visionary of your place, developing a strategy for retail can actually help you eliminate some of the time you spend Behind the Chair.

As a stylist, you can pay your Salon Suite rent, or Boothrent without spinning the chair …and you can do it with the retail that you normally let sit on your shelves.

One of the most overlooked second streams of income is retailing.

Normally in the industry when salon professionals want to make more money they feel they have to result to spinning the chair more, and more, and more.

Even with that being the given thought process, many hair stylists are looking for ways to level up their income, but they don’t necessarily want to have to stay in the salon 12 to 14 hours a day. And for some 7 days weekly even on days they originally wanted off!

One of the greatest ways to begin earning some of the desired income is retailing.

 

As a licensed cosmetologist of 24+ years and former salon owner of 10 years( although I now consult with the industry full time), I know how the busyness of doing hair can overcrowd everything. You sometimes forget that you have products on the shelf. You get in the busy flow of taking another client or getting another customer in and out of the salon and overlook one of the easiest revenue streams available to us.

 

When I ask a new coaching client if they retail the answer is similar across the board. No stylist wants to ever feel like they are constantly trying to sell something to their clients. I get it!

You are probably saying, as it relates to your client, “She is already giving me $100 for her service today. She probably can’t even afford it. So I’m not even going to mention retail to her, even though I know it’s going to help her maintain the Integrity of her hair or the service that I provide it.”

Sound familiar. (that little voice in your head)

Business 101.. never try to count the customer’s money and never use your own situation to judge that of the consumer!

You have to be so careful when you’re thinking about building your business and pricing your services. If you find yourself in a space where you may be facing lack,  that same mindset can roll over to every other area of your business. If you are experiencing some lack in your own life, in your mind when you say, “They probably can’t afford it”, What you’re really doing is basing your business on what you can afford at the time. So be careful with your own personal thoughts, presumptions, and fears.

This is one of the reasons I say, “We build our business based on how we feel.”

If you are facing lack, it’s important for you to get into a space of abundance mentally, so that even if your current reality may be different from where you desire to go, you’re still able to strategically build your way out of that situation without letting your situation affect your daily processes.

Many salon professionals count their client’s pocketbook.

Consider this, even if they aren’t purchasing products from you they are getting them from somewhere!

Studies show that the average consumer has 1-4 retail products underneath their bathroom cabinet at any given time. In today’s times, especially with the natural hair community, it can be a whole cabinet solely dedicated to products that they’ve bought and purchased from different places as they’re trying to figure out what works for their hair. (BUT NOT FROM YOU)

So, if you aren’t retailing, they’re getting products from somewhere.

They are seeing infomercials

They’re watching them on television

They’re constantly being bombarded by ads on Facebook.

I promise you, they are purchasing retail products somewhere. Why Shouldn’t It Be You?

The Stylist

The licensed professional

The one who can actually tell them which products would be best for their hair. You can help them either maintain what you created or with their maintenance efforts in between visits with you.

If you don’t become the authority figure in their life about their hair, about what products are good for them, you are actually doing your client a disservice. Retail has so many benefits. Not just to earn more income in your business.

 

 Do you have products now that are sitting on your shelf? What would it mean to you if you were able to pay your salon rent, salon suite rent, your booth rent, or even your mortgage at your salon with retail?

 

Earning more and working smarter in your business is not about doing 50 different things, but actually maximizing from what you already have available and accessible to you now. That’s where you start!

Salon professionals are attempting to spread themselves so thin and do so many things without looking at the possibility of maximizing the things that are right in our hands!

With retailing, it’s not about selling. You’re already using the products constantly, getting great results, and you know the benefits well. It’s simply not about selling. You can start by purchasing a few retail products you currently use and love (3 pieces each to start even) a few at a time.

I have a client who took my “Retail and Profit” course who in 30 days went from a place where she had not been retailing and made 657 extra dollar$ in a 30-day time frame. She hadn’t even fully applied all the strategies I taught in the course.  If you’re thinking you can’t, retailing is very doable and profitable!

Maybe you say $657 is not a lot of money. Well, let’s think about it! It may be your booth rent. For some. it’s your car payment and insurance, it may be your utility bill and telephone bill at the salon. Start thinking from a space of bringing in $700 with very little effort. That’s just the beginning… with consistency.  I also have a client who took the retail and profit course who made $700 in retail in 1 week.

After a while, it should simply become a part of your daily practice and business model. There are just so many benefits to retailing properly to your guests and having a strategy for it in your salon business

Here are a few benefits to retailing:

  • Retailing is another stream of Revenue.

For some, when they hear “another stream of revenue” they think, I wash cars, I bake cakes, I do hair, etc. They think it’s five different separate jobs. But multiple streams of revenue is revenue that was created from one foundational source. Your salon industry career is a huge foundation to branch out and do many different things from that all collectively extend from that one source.

EX. One body of water, the ocean, reaches out to form a lake, or stream, or a river.

 You get it?

They flow somewhat effortlessly!

All those bodies of water extend from the one larger body of water.

  • Retail helps you maintain customers.

Now I know plenty of stylists who have no problem getting customers. They are constantly getting new customers, but maintaining those customers, that’s a different story! The struggle is the constant need to chase more customers. Retail helps with retention. Retention is your ability to maintain or retain the customers. If you’re in a space of only chasing clients, 9 times out of 10 your retention rate is really low. That means that the number of times that a client consistently comes to visit you after their first visit is low. A factor that helps you do that( maintain the customers) is retail. You’re the place they can come and get everything. It creates a space of loyalty. They refer other people. It’s a client attraction system.

If you aren’t retailing, you’re missing a huge aspect that will help you build your business in more than one way.

  • Retail puts you in the position of the expert.

Only a person of authority can suggest products that actually work for consumers. You have unlicensed stylist everywhere who suggest products to clients that are not maintaining the Integrity of their hair. The wrong products are simply like a Band-Aid, not the solution. The real solution would be you as the licensed professional referring products you know work. This leaves an even happier customer who views you as the expert. Establish yourself as the professional. You’re the person that your clients can go to for all of their hair care needs.

 

I challenge you now to rethink that retail that’s sitting on your shelf! Are you leaving money on the table? Consider developing a retail strategy that becomes another source of revenue you can rely on!

P.S. If you’d like to know the one thing that actually helps to translate your retail strategy much easier, I teach it inside my Retail and Profit Course where you can get more insight on creating a retail strategy that’s profitable and how to retail to your customers without feeling sale(zy).

You can also take advantage of several other business and marketing training courses inside “The Mind Your Business Beauty Camp” membership site. The “Retail and Profit Course” is just one of many of the business building and marketing training for hairstylist and salon owners inside of the membership site.

For less than the cost of a great dinner eating out you can access the Retail and Profit Course today!

Click here to join: The Mind Your Business Beauty Camp Memberships SIte!

 

Retail becomes another stream of income and a strategy that allows you to replace some of the time behind the chair, provide educational opportunities for your staff, or pay your booth rent or salon suite rent… without spinning the chair!

You can get creative with your retail strategy!

Don’t overlook what you can provide for your guest and your salon business by retailing!

It’s powerful and easy to start!

Success on Purpose

 

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Why Hairstylist and Salon owners struggle and how to stop!

Why hair stylist and salon owners struggle and how to stop.

When Hairstylist and Salon Owners find themselves struggling, it’s often at the beginning of their career or after they’ve been in the industry for quite some time.

 I’ve had an opportunity to work with numerous hair stylists and salon owners and many of them have the same thing going on when their career begins to feel like struggle, regardless of what stage they are in their career. 

And one of the main reasons this happens is because they’re all over the place!

Many are trying to learn so many new things at one time.

And sadly, don’t recognize they are in this stage.

What I see going on in the industry is salon professionals are trying to learn either, every new trend or style that is coming out, or they’re trying to put the cart before the horse and what’s happening is their career becomes a juggle. There is no solid foundation or consistency to build from.

  There’s no flow to what they’re doing.

  

Doing a lot of busy stuff becomes the normalcy, and without awareness, it continues to happen for quite sometimes without profitable results.

Licensed stylist are then left feeling like, “Where is my money going, where is my time going and feeling burned out in that space.

 I want to share the thing that helps to combat this type of struggle.

That thing is Mastery!

 Master Something! 

 I believe in mastering things.

Now, this wasn’t always the case. But even before consulting, in my early years when I was full time behind the chair, I did finally recognize that I wanted to specialize in healthy hair.

Once I learned to market myself that way, to the right people, my clientele soared more smoothly, and I didn’t work nearly as hard!

I had been doing a lot of weaves and really trendy styles, and there is nothing wrong with that. It was great, I got paid. But paid and burned out. I had to have sooo many supplies on hand because I tried to offer everything under my licensing!
 Sound familiar?

You probably have a cabinet, drawer or some type of container with things you rarely use!  But it’ need them because it’s something you offer on your menu!

Or, you could be a stylist that does really great work, but you kind of just mesh into the sea of confusion with all the other stylist!

If you learn to master a few things you grow at a much stronger rate.

If you were to sit down and talk to most successful people, they’ll tell you that they’re getting really really good at a few things, not 20 or thirty different things! The more their income increase they put their efforts into doing FEWER things!

Now, if you follow me on my Live Salon Biz trainings on Facebook, Periscope, or Instagram, you know that I love to look up words and find out extended meanings for them.

So I took the liberty to look up the word MASTERY.

 I was blessed because it mentioned three words I want to share with you that can be pivotal for you in your career if you grasp hold of.

  • One word was control which is what Mastery gives you. You know it’s more difficult to try and do a whole lot of things than it is to simplify your processes and do a few things really well! That offers you a measure of CONTROL

A lot of what it’s going on when you’re trying to do a lot of things is really based on mindset.

Your mind is saying, “Let me try this, let me try that,” and actually end up being all over the place.

So the word control was prominent for me as I read the definition of mastery. Mastery gives you a level of control1

What would more control feel like to you in your hairstylist career?

 What does that look like to you?

 

  • The next word was superiority.(syn. Advantage, lead)

When you begin to develop Mastery in different areas of your salon career you actually put yourself in a place a superiority.

Hard truth:

Average rarely gets noticed

If you want to get really really good at something it never occurs because you’re doing 50 different things. It happens because you are consistently doing a few things over and over and over again. It causes you to perfect it and stand out from the crowd.

Think about it! You probably can name three to four salons in very close proximity to where you service your clients today. So, with everyone holding the same professional license, what’s going to be different about you from the next person?

Have you ever struggled to find out what’s different about you from the average stylist?

The answer is what you master!

You can only do that if there are a few things that you’ve gotten really really good at!

  • The last word that stood out for me when looking up the definition for MASTERY was the word Dominate!

Now, this was really really good to me because I’m a Kingdom Entrepreneur and one of the calls that a kingdom entrepreneur has is to take Dominion! Which is very similar to the word dominate.

Dominate has such a masculine flow to it that doesn’t roll off my tongue easily, so I’ll stick with the word dominion.

I like that better. 

That’s what Mastery allows you to do.

Take dominion (usually associated with territory) (A position for you in the marketplace)

Is this registering to you?

Are you beginning to see what simplifying things can do to create a unique space in the marketplace for your career?

  • It gives you Dominion!
  • It creates a space for you!
  • You’ll become known for those specific things and people will come and do business with you (quicker, sooner, faster,) who need the thing that you’ve become really great at.

 Today’s consumers are looking for people who specialize in the things they find value in and wish to invest their money in!

  • Your customer service
  • Your marketing!
  • Your skill-set on a few things
  • Your Business Practices!

Master Those Things!

 

 

Most stylist make the grave mistake of trying to be everything to everybody and it just doesn’t work.

For instance, imagine someone calling your salon business and wanting you to do this amazing new trendy hair styling skill-set that you don’t know how to do.

Do you tell yourself, “Man, I got to learn this new skill set?”

If you do this every time with each new caller (SN: there may be a branding/marketing issue), or each time you see someone else doing it on social media, you’ll find that you are in this never-ending stage of learning new skill sets. Never mastering them enough to really operate at the highest version of yourself, charge your worth… and really profit.

You’re always at the beginning stages of something instead of stages of mastery.

Chasing Clients instead of Attracting them

This leaves you in a phase of chasing clients instead of attracting them… making the process of getting new customers even harder.

Mastery helps you attract clients with greater ease. You’re clear about what you are great at so your perfect people, who are looking for those services, find you much easier.

Let’s think about this a little deeper. For every new skillset, you are going to learn you now have to learn how to market it. Marketing is a BIG area to focus on mastering.

Much of it is in identifying “your perfect people” for what you offer! It’s how people become aware of your business.

Having a few things to focus on when marketing makes the whole advertising and marketing process more simple!

Once you’ve mastered who your target market is (your perfect people) your marketing messages are speaking to the same people consistently! You’re no longer trying to get everyone to be a butt in your seat! Just the right ones!

I know you’re probably saying, “I am creative!” This seems boring!

Now you don’t have to dull your creativity and only do one hairstyle forever! (Remember we are talking about Mastering a skillset!

But, if you focus on getting really really good at one or two of those during a specific time frame it will begin to bring in the revenue you need in order to invest in adding other things to your list. This will help you  Master growing your salon career or business.

You’ll have

  • control
  • consistency in your daily processes
  • even minimizing the supplies you’re having to keep on hand
  • better understanding on how you Market your business
  • and how quickly your business grows. (COIN$)

 

Hairstylist and salon owners are struggling because they’re trying to be everything to everybody!

 When money is low, “Maybe I’ll add a new service to the menu!

Stylist are attempting to do every new thing that comes up on the scene without mastering the right things.

 I see stylist on social media who do really really great hair, with 10’s of thousands of followers,  but they have to sell their services for cheap. That should not be the case!

I immediately know there are some business building principles they haven’t mastered!

 Regardless of how good you are, if you don’t have anyone to do the services on, it’s of no use.

 Learning the BUSINESS OF HAIR is the thing you need to focus your efforts on mastering!

Mastery will rebrand you,

simplify your processes,

attract your perfect people,

and give you consistency in your revenue!

 

What  do you need to MASTER?

What do you need to simplify in your daily processes?

 

Take a moment to write down 3 things you are going to focus on mastering, make sure that one of them is the Business of HAIR !

Success On Purpose

Tanya (MASTER SOMETHING)!

 

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Disconnect to Reconnect

How often do you shut it all down, turn off the TV, turn off the routine, put the phones down, turn off all of the external things that stimulate you and dictate your drive… your thinking?

I took this picture a few weeks ago when I was out to eat with a friend of mine and our daughters!

 

 

You have to know my back story about phones and children.

It’s been the hardest thing for me to align and agree with in this technology-based world.

However, I  gave into the convincing my daughter did with her father and grandmother.( who in turned double-teamed me 🙂

So still to my uncomfortableness, she has phone under very limited terms and I am still not a stickler for children with phones at certain ages.

 Anyway, I digress from that because I can make the entire blog post support my thoughts on children and phones! LOL!

So, as we sat down to eat, I noticed everyone had their phone. My first thoughts were, “If everyone is on the phone, how do we connect?”

So I made a suggestion and this is where the phones ended up! On the table!

We went to eat to enjoy each other, to catch up, to converse, to really see about the individuals we were spending time with.

I ran across the picture today and thought that’d be a great blog post to share with you.

How often do we turn it all off and just sit and become aware?

So often we’re in our routine of life and no matter what it is that we desire, even if it’s right in front of us, because of our busyness, it sometimes passes us by.

Regardless of what your desires are for your salon career and life, sometimes the constant thoughts that you have, that can be fear based or small thinking,  override everything our heart’s desire… Without even noticing!

It’s not until we get to the place where we find time consistently to shut everything off and ask ourselves,

“Is this what I desire the rest of my salon career, my business, my relationships, and life to look like? Am I doing things that collectively bring me fulfillment and meet my true heartfelt goals!”

It is only then, when we take time to reflect and ask the RIGHT questions, in our quiet space, that we can think with full clarity!

Is what I’m doing working, am I happy, fulfilled, is my business growing, are my relationships healthy, am I  heading towards creating a lifestyle I truly love,etc.?

The time you take to disconnect from everyone else’s story on social media. the way everyone else is running their business, everyone else’s opinions, and truths, is when you can align fully with your own.

In that space, you can actually decide to connect with what matters the most, TO YOU!

It’s a place of fresh perspective!

Decide clearly how you want it to be! (Your life and business)

This is the place where you begin taking full responsibility for your thoughts.

 After all, thoughts become things!

They dictate much of what happens and transpires in our biz and life!

It’s so easy to be in a routine, where your true goals and desires are mere words you don’t align with, simply because you don’t break the routine, because you don’t take time to disconnect to reconnect.

It’s always during my disconnect times that I get my AHA to re-shift in my business, that I get my aha’s about parenting differently or loving differently or even warnings about the need for new information or a shift in order to continue on with my desired goals!

During my disconnect times, I am able to be present, with my own thoughts, what’s REALLY transpiring in my life and biz, what I want to do, be and have, and what I desire the rest of my salon career and my business to look like.

I shut everything down! 

I shut down all of my responsibilities to answer the questions about what I truly, truly desire… and then I make a commitment ( to myself) to aligning with the directions or actions that will take me there!

 Set out an amount of time daily to this.

Be consistent with it.

You’ll find that the bigger your goals and dreams are the more time you’ll need to spend thinking” and being!

This will allow you to create an even more EXCEPTIONAL life an business without allowing distractions to take you too far off course of your hearts desires!

 Do you take time to disconnect so you can reconnect with what you truly desire?

Action Step/ Challenge:

  •  I challenge you to set a time daily to disconnect.
  •  Over the next 30 days, practice this.
  • Be aware of where you are on a journey, what’s important to you and how you need to continue aligning or possibly re-shift!
  • Take time to be in the moment with everything and everyone you embrace and see how it matches where you truly desire to head!

 Success on Purpose

Tanya

renewfullcircle.com

Ironically, as I was writing this blog post, I heard a presenter mention the word SHAQAT. 

  • It is a Hebrew word meaning to be quiet, be tranquil, be at peace, be quiet, rest, lie still, be undisturbed! ~Selah

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The things that shited my life !

I’ve had some truly defining moments in my life.
One, in particular, I remember crying profusely, like a baby when I got the revelation of all the money that had passed through my hands as a hairstylist, and I only had about 1 thousand dollars to my name and that was literally from the money I had made the week prior. I paid my bills on time, but the rest of my money was spent shopping, traveling, etc.
I got the revelation through a series of conversations. They were coming back to back.
The first conversation:
How much are you worth?( I was confused because I thought they were speaking of self-worth)- well actually at the root they were.
But, they challenged me to look at the debt I had and subtract it from the money I had saved.
I was in the red.
About 1 month later, what I’d like to call an angel, challenged me with similar questions.. but more detailed.
  • How much money do you have saved
  • How much money do you budget to just blow
  • How much money do you spend shopping
  • How much money do you spend eating out… the list goes on.
When that conversation was done, I was crying like a baby. I really thought the way I was building my life was fine. But you don’t know what you don’t know.
 
The third conversation was a client, about 2 weeks later.
My client encouraged me to open a CD and put money into it monthly. It was a $50 dollar minimum.
At first, I hesitated because my mind said, “I can make fifty dollars in 30 minutes behind the chair,”
But the reality was $50 monthly would be $50 more than what I had saved at the time.
 
So I said. “Why not?”
 
I had already started a strict budget for my second conversation and this just fell in line.
 
Over time I increased my savings to $100 monthly, $200 monthly, $300, $400.. until I was able to pay off debt, open my salon debt free and find a measure of freedom! It’s one of the reason’s I share my budgeting strategies with stylists that I work with now. I know oh too well what making the money, but not doing the right thing with it feels like!
It was a pivotal point in my life.
And it changed the way I looked at everything.
But even with that, there was another shift that needed to occur.
I will share that on next weeks blog post!
These transitional points in my life caused me to study and invest in things that would surely make what was not working… a new found truth.
 How many times have you done something that felt right at the time, only to gain some new information and realize you were not living to your highest good!
I call these transitional moments. In those times, we have 2 choices, we can take a chance to reach higher or stay where we are and settle.
 
 My transitional moments have not been comfortable for the most part, but they have been so rewarding when I embraced them.
 What are some transitional moments that happened to you in your life and business?
 How did you walk through those times?
For me, I know when I am facing a transitional time. I’ll start hearing the same thing over and over, I’ll hit a wall and can’t go forward, or things simply no longer work the way they use to! And sometimes I simply feel a burning desire to do things differently!
 
 I usually take time to truly process where I am and what my desires are for my future!  Afterthought and prayer, I usually know that transition is what I need for next! I’ve learned not to be so afraid during transition, but to embrace it. What often looks like the opposition is often opportunity!
 
I’d love to hear some transitional times in your life or business that turned out amazing for you and how you handle transition.
 Success On Purpose
Tanya
 P.S. 
 I’ll be sharing another transitional time I’ve experienced in next week’s blog. Be sure to check back! 
 

What mentorship did for my career in the salon industry!

When I hear stylist who are in the industry three, five, even 20 years and they’ve never had a mentor my heart goes out.

It’s not to say you can’t make it without a mentor, but it’s definitely a lot easier, and the results you see are faster and more impactful when you have the wisdom of someone who has already gone the mile.
Ask every successful person you know how having a mentor impacted their career!
I remember my first year in the salon industry, actually, before leaving Beauty School, one of the busiest salons in my area came to our local beauty school and inquired about me working with their company.
Who does that?( such a blessing, no searching, no wandering)
I’m forever grateful as I think about it today!

Before beauty school was even over I was able to work in one of the busiest salons in town.
As soon as I graduated, I had sooo many clients. Literally, my first week’s check was over $800 and I was on commission( I only received 40%) You do the math!
I think I thought that’s just how it was out here in the streets (the real world after beauty school) as far as the hair industry was concerned. Clients are everywhere!
I just thought clients were plentiful and it was as easy as them coming to sit in your chair. That’s all I knew at that point! So, after a year in a busy salon, I got the big head and decided to step out on my own to rent a booth. Annnnd, I flopped! I couldn’t keep up my lifestyle, had my car taken back. What happened? I was skilled at styling and I was constantly doing new and repeat customers at the previous salon.

I later realized that the clients loved my work, but they loved the BRAND of the salon I previously came from. Their marketing, the way they scheduled, the added amenities. I didn’t have any of those concepts down packed.

Eventually, I moved to a city about two hours away and my life changed. I landed in, again, THE busiest salon in the area and it more grande than the first. They even advertised their services on BET( not sure if you’ll remember BET).

It was my first time experiencing a salon of this caliber. They had check out systems, assistants, amazing marketing, training classes and at least 15 busy stylists each day! They serviced major artist who came to town for concerts and events. Every who’s who in the area had visited one of their locations. The Salon was so active in the local community, hosting training seminars, participating in hair shows, fashion shows… you name it!

It was there that I met my mentor.( The Owner)

Although she was rarely at the salon, unless it was training day or in for a brief time, we somehow became close. Besides, she was managing one of multiple locations she owned and a beauty school in a completely different state!

It was there that I learned the foundations for the BUSINESS OF HAIR.

Inflight Hair Salon.

Over 7 salon locations(or more) at that time my mentor had established.

working at that Salon and being connected to my mentor( I ended up doing platform work and becoming an educator under her wings) shifted every single thing I did in the industry and definitely how I saw the industry. This experience was an even more impactful one than the salon I’d worked for before.
Guess what? I found out later that the previous owner had worked in one of my mentor’s Salons before! Wouldn’t you know!

I learned so much about systems, business, pricing, people building, growing a T.E.A.M. and marketing than I’d ever known before.

It has impacted my career in ways that I could never imagine not having done it.

22 years later Carolyn Marshall Covington is still my mentor to this day!
So, when I see hair stylist and Salon owners who haven’t had that opportunity to be under a mentor, I think of how much further along they could be with one.

It is the driving force behind me creating one of my staple programs. 3d Success- Mentorship and Branding Bootcamp- For Hairstylist and Salon Owners!


I had so many people reach out to me for mentorship that I created a Mentorship and Branding opportunity for Hairstylist and Salon owners. I’ve since worked with many hair stylists and Salon Owners from all over, mentoring them, helping them grow their business and understand their brand. I’ve seen shifts in their career in as little as 1 week to 90 days that gave them clarity, increase, and direction to continue excelling, reinventing, and prospering in the Salon Industry!

I absolutely stand by mentorship.
We learn 2 ways, TRIAL AND ERROR or the wisdom of others who have already gone the mile. And that way saves you a lot of headaches.

DO you have a mentor?
How has it impacted your life and career?

If you’ve been wanting guidance that will help you position your greatness for greatness, I invite you to join us in the next round of 3D Success Mentorship and Branding Boot Camp For Hairstylist and Salon Owners!

Click here for details and to join us!
P.S.
You get to experience my mentor in the Boot Camp as well. Learn more about her here!  

There is power in Mentorship!

  • You have connections that you wouldn’t ordinarily have that expand your reach!
  • You enlarge your chances for opportunity!
  • You get more done in less time because you know not only what to do from others who have gone the mile, but you know what not to do!
    Success On Purpose
    Tanya

Not Perfect But Progressing

 

What a blessing! 

I remember this day!
I was blessed to be in the presence of some really great and powerful future salon industry professionals a few years back at Miller-Motte College.

I taught a group of cosmetology students who had not yet entered the world, as they would know it, of the salon industry.

Studies show that only 1 in 4 students who attend cosmetology school actually go on to make it a career and retire from it!

I wanted to impart something that would possibly cause that number to rise!

I wanted to leave them with something that would help them stay focused and effective while on their career path.

I saw so much greatness. These fresh starters had the whole world in front of them and the possibilities were unlimited.

Here, Check Out The Selfies We took!

I wore one of my favorite shirts on purpose. Simply to remind them, “You don’t have to be perfect, as long as you are progressing and giving it your best!

Are you waiting to market your services, waiting to start your career, waiting to tell people about what you do when you feel it’s perfect?

We really have to check that internal voice of ours to make sure we aren’t listening to the wrong expectations from our self. This is why it’s so important to celebrate small wins.

What are 3 things you can think of off the top of your head that you have done, completed or succeeded in lately?

Not that it was perfect, or huge, but simply because you did it! Perfecting is a process that happens while you are in action.

 I wanted to remind the students of this on that day. I felt it would help them as they move forward in their career.

So many special moments occur for me internally when I teach.

One future professional approached me after class and said, “You changed my self-esteem and how I see myself.”

“WOW”.

That’s huge.

Mainly because how we see our self-determines what we feel we deserve and ultimately what we will be willing to try or do differently.

I gave them strategies to start immediately that will help them in their career path. Like, finding a mentor, coach, consultant, or friend who has been where they are headed. Someone who could help guide them through steps that would help to assure they don’t make as many mistakes or direct them on a path that would save time in achieving their goals and a few headaches in hopes they would not give up!

It’s so important that we have positive people we are connected to, who are goal-oriented and focused, to help us maintain our momentum as well.  For me, if I have changed at least one life in each event I host, I have fulfilled my assignment for the day. Helping someone avoid distractions and some of the things that slow up progress is important to me because I know how easy it is to get bombarded with information, wrong opportunities and doubt.

I share this with you because doing what you love and getting paid is possible. I absolutely love what I do!

Do you enjoy what you do?

Are you walking out your dream career or business?

Successful people do it every day. One step at a time, making mistakes and perfecting them as they go!

Successful people have figured out the systems and strategies that simplify life so that what matters most is what they focus their time and energy on. This is truly how people become successful and prosper.
If you know you deserve greater than where you are right now, it may not be that you are doing anything wrong, just not enough of doing what is right and most of that is found while MOVING!

Starting with your thinking.

It really doesn’t have to be perfect in order to see progress.

I understand wanting to do your “it” different. Setting goals to improve and grow are important. But it doesn’t have to be perfect to start!

Maybe you want to open a new salon business, and make more money in your hairstylist career, or learn new strategies to begin creating a business and life you love!

Just remember:

You don’t have to be perfect or have everything right, but you do have to start!

Often, we wait for things to be absolutely perfect and that time never comes!

Perfecting is a process!

You have to just set yourself on the path to achieving the business and life you desire!

 Success On Purpose,

Tanya

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