People will pay more for a Great Experience

I didn’t go to my favorite stores this morning in order to save time.

I stopped to two other stores to grab some small items I needed and was quickly reminded why I’ll pay a little more just for the experience.

So, the first store I went in, the attendant is down one of the isles I happened to turn down, stocking shelves with inventory. I spoke and proceeded to get what I need from that isle and headed to the register. (which is visible from the aisle we were both on)

I stand there for a 2-3 minute time span. I don’t turn around but I’m listening to see if I can hear footsteps headed my way.

I don’t.

Mind you a good 3 more minutes has gone by. The store is not busy at all.

I know that doesn’t sound like a long time but it’s a long time when someone who works there sees you waiting and doesn’t address you in any way.

No, “Ma’am, are you ready?”,

or,

“Ma’am I’ll be there in just one moment.”

Nothing!

 I said to myself, “Well maybe she didn’t even pay attention to the fact that I went to the register.”

Which is really something that should just be normal, but…

I turn around and say, “Ma’am I’m ready.” Notice I didn’t leave the register to go find her, I simply turned around. This is how close in proximity we were.

She said. “I’m coming” in a very hard voice. As if to say, “Don’t you see me doing something?” Then proceeds to put more items and things on the shelf for about another 2-3 minutes.

I can not…lol.

She finally proceeds to walk over to the register, really, really slow, as if I’m a problem.

Everything on the inside of me was balling up in a knot because one of the things I work with businesses on is creating their brand, their culture, and perfecting their customer service experience. I think because those are my sweet spots I notice when things are really off and they usually line up with other things that are going wrong in the business, even the profits.

Whether is untidiness, uncleanliness, disorganized, etc.  they normally line up.

This just reminded me of a book my girlfriend shared with me years ago that really put me in a space of awareness.

“The Way you do anything is the way you do everything!”

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There is more!

All because I decided to go outside of my normal choices.

Have you ever done that? Chose something quicker,  or easier and regretted it?

I proceeded to another store (not one of my favorites.)  before hitting the highway to head home. I had dropped my daughter off to school and going home to prepare to get dressed for her 8th-grade graduation. YEYYYY.  But that’s for another post.

This next store is Food Lion grocery store. I don’t mind going to Food Lion(Publix and Harris Teeter are my normals) but this particular Food Lion is not the best so I really avoid this one. But I only needed to grab some cashback at the check out to avoid going on the other side of town to my bank.

The perfect quick alternative right?

When I walk up to the register there is a lady in front of me being serviced with two baskets full of groceries.

It looked as if she had things for an event or party. Maybe someone was graduation in her family too.

I stand and wait patiently.

This was a moment for me to either stand there and be frustrated or just accept the simple fact that I had to wait. I get to choose how I feel in every experience.

In my mind I did say, “Is there no one else working but her?”

Maybe after about 7 minutes of waiting a young lady comes out and goes over to a station area as if she is checking into work.

Yes, I thought.

But she isn’t coming to a register.

I said okay, she’s probably a manager doing something else. Time goes by. Walking slowly she says, “Ma’am you can come to this register, I’ll get you”

The lady with a lot of groceries in front of me may have only had about 20 more items before she’s finished being checked out at this time.

I proceeded to go around to the other register.

This cashier is in slow motion. Fixing little things around the register(not signing into the register, just little stuff, talking, looking around, fixing items on her clothes)

I couldn’t make this stuff up!

I actually finish around the same time as the lady that I was previously behind. 

The attention to detail for the customer waiting to be serviced would have never happened at my favorite stores. And if they did it would be very rare. There would have been an apology or some type of acknowledgment. For those reasons alone, I’m willing to pay more for the experience!

These are small things businesses overlook or do consistently as it relates to customer service. They determine what type of customer they get by actions. They develop their Brand, their culture, and an organic attraction for their customer base, and business.

There are simply some consistent loyal customers, like myself, who are willing to pay more for a better, more thoughtful experience.

With all the new things trending we must never forget that stellar customer service sets your business apart.

I do entire strategy sessions and trainings to businesses on this subject outlining customer service, customer experience, and client attraction systems.

It was one of the things that separated my business and our team organically when I owned a brick and mortar. It was a resounding comment from customers who did business with us!

Excellent Customer Service”

It still works and should be an intricate part of your team building and coaching to your staff.

Success On Purpose

Tanya

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How is Marketing your business on Social Media Working For You?

Has your marketing on social media been

HIT or MISS?

So many business owners post a few times on Social Media and fall off. They don’t get a lot of interaction and stop mainly because they feel they need to have hundreds of thousands of followers or likes in order to be relevant.
That is so far from the truth!
 I want to share a few things with you in hopes that it will help in your thinking (and implementing) about marketing your business on social media.
Firstly, let’s do a little thinking!
How many people can you actually service at one time?
(meaning in a day, week, month, or 90-day time frame)
Because social media is so busy and buzzing we often forget on any given day we can only service a certain amount of people at different levels in our business.
At this stage are you really looking for multiple thousands of people to do business with you?

Shift and say, “I want to first attract 100 consistent, engaged people who are actually getting value from what I share, asking questions, commenting or connecting for an appointment or to have services done with me.”

If you are clear on who you are as a Brand (Brand Clarity),
who your product or service helps,
and what you do for them,
you will realize that your business isn’t for everyone anyway.
You don’t need  100,000 followers to find a consistent flow of customers in your business to meet your current income goals.
Even if you are at the space where your business can handle more customers, you still won’t be for everyone.
 It’s important that you are attracting more of the RIGHT people. Not just a bunch of followers.
Now I know, posting, sharing, marketing, live streaming when there aren’t a lot of followers or likes takes courage.

Courage comes because you believe in yourself, your product or service, your vision and if you are like me, your faith in God.✅

 Your confidence comes from doing the work( posting sharing, going live) and getting results even if few applaud you publicly in the beginning.✅
 How do I know? Because I have Business Coaching Clients who have 1,000 followers, some less, who consistently service clients,
( booked baby and not overwhelmed) selling their products, and Coaching and teaching others in their area of gifting.
Clearly, it’s not because of the number of followers on social media, but because of strategy!
If your goal for Social Media is to give value, help people, and grow your business, this is a place you must shift from,
Feeling you need 1,000’s of interactions, followers, and likes on social media to profit more in your business will stop you in your tracks every time.
 You gotta shift your thinking in order to keep going, in order to get to your tipping point, in order to truly prosper.
You have to post with a purpose and a strategy bigger than just getting the most likes.
Simply because likes don’t always equal checks, cash, coin, securing the bag. #facts
Listen
⭐I’ve gladly helped people who maxed out on their followers on social media  FaceBook but weren’t earning money in their business.
⭐Recently, I ran across a Facebook Business Page of a guy who only had 5,000 people on his Like Page… but earned multiple millions a year in his business…
On a podcast, he shared that one of his clients( he named names to be able to fact check) Pay Pal(ed) him an additional $10,000 after their Coaching Session because of the value he gave.
Off the cuff👀.
If you follow me you know how much I talk about value.
 He Doesn’t have 10’s of thousands of followers.
⭐I also saw the story running through social media of a  young lady who had millions of followers on  Instagram but couldn’t sell 36 t-shirts to her audience.
I have clients who have worked with me and invested money who never clicked like on anything I’ve ever shared or taught on social media “before” working me.
⭐And most recently, my Mastermind Member shared she just  3x her weekly income from a call we did about 3 weeks prior. She’s been hitting consecutive weeks totaling $4500 with less than 2,000 followers on Instagram and even less on Facebook.
I am sharing all of this to offer you a new perspective in your goal setting for your Social Media Marketing.
Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t push for more connection, likes, and shares…because it definitely has its place,
I’m just offering a space of awareness and hopefully relief in extending you the courage to keep going.
 If you post because you need affirmation from other people you are likely to stop walking in your greatness.
 Deep down, if you’re only waiting for that, you’re likely to change what you’re doing to bring in profits.
You may post for the most reaction on social media or stop altogether.
You want to be sure to post what will convert customers, and mainly, attract the right people.
 Reaction and conversion on Social Media are two different things.
Both are ideal, but if your marketing is converting it means:
  • clients are opting-in on your website
  • signing up for your newsletter
  • reaching out to you in the DM
  • having services with you
  • and becoming a client!
Remember, the best thing you can do is get clear on who you are as a Brand (Brand Clarity), who your product or service helps, clearly explain what you do for them, and be consistent.
Your Growth Strategist, Business Mentor/Life Coach
Tanya
P.S. Maybe you have been consistent with little conversion or simply know you aren’t clear on who your ideal customer is, how you help them and how to clearly share how you can help them.
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Does your business run when you aren’t there?

 

 

 

In 2003 I opened a brick and mortar business, at that time it was a Salon & Boutique.
We offered only hair care services at that time( later a full-service Day Spa)
specialty clothing, ( I had formed relationships with wholesalers in the Garment District in New York, The Atlanta Market, and Wholesale companies online.) We only carried 3 of any clothing item at a time.
Skin care products,( Pure Shea Butter, Lotions and soaps)
and hard to find perfumes and fragrances. More of a Lifestyle Salon.

In 2005, one month shy of 2 years after opening I had my daughter.
After two weeks of being out of work completely, I attempted to go back to work( not servicing clients) to operate my front desk. I wanted to see hands-on how things were going! I got nightly reports of the sales from staff, but I needed to see 

That didn’t work.
I was not ready .
I realized quickly after only a few hours at the desk that I would do the entire 6 weeks like I very well should.

At 6 weeks I was struggling emotionally to leave my daughter in someone else’s care.
Luckily, one of my clients owned several Day Care’s in our city and one of the locations was a small private location for infants attached to her home. YESSSS.
That was definitely my best source of comfort because she had been a client of our salon for years. Even prior to me opening my own location.

She actually gave me this journal about a year before I stopped being a booth renter and on to ownership.
I wrote everything in this book, wholesale distributors, plans down to the dollar, marketing and retailing courses I would take, and several systems I created that would be the reason I was able to stay out of work and still function.

So off I go, back to work servicing clients in my business.
Then, my daughter got sick with a respiratory infection that had me out of work again. This time, I did not return to work fulltime for 8 months. I only worked about 4 hours of 2-3 evenings each week, but the salon remained open.
Thank God, my daughter didn’t stay sick for 8 months, but I really wanted her to be older before taking her to back to daycare.

How on earth did we stay open? I was in almost 2000 square foot of building, with staff, and in a prime location!

Systems.
When I look back on it, I was nervous at that time. We were still fairly new, some of the staff were new, but systems, goals, and having other revenue streams definitely helped us in that season.

So many service-based business owners open the business and build jobs for themselves that require them to be present to make money! Even if they have staff, their focus is on getting clients for themselves.

I feel the goal for owners should be personal mastery and developing leadership not necessarily focusing on doing more customers themselves.

That experience taught me early that I wasn’t superwomen, it was okay to need help, and doing it alone was not the goal!

I encourage you this morning to get clear on your Growth Path for your business.

Build one that gives you time freedom and revenue without you being present!

You will build it and strategize completely different!
#letsgrow

Success On Purpose

Your Transformational Growth Strategist/Business Mentor/ Life Coach

Tanya

 You can always connect with me for a complimentary call about your business at bit.ly/buildwithtanya

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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  • With your Social Media Marketing
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  • Video Marketing
  • Pricing your services to profit and more .
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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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