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!

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!

Success On Purpose

Your Transformational Growth Strategist/Business Mentor/ Life Coach


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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.”


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,


P.S. Join Me week on my FaceBook Business Page for Live #salonbiztraining every Monday and Wednesday 11:30 am (EST)


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Prioritize to prosper

Are you motivated, but lack direction?
Have you ever felt like you were working hard, but just not prospering? Did you know you can take authority over every situation in your life simply by positioning yourself to receive the things that you need in order to prosper?
Prosper is defined as to do well or succeed.
Let’s face it, when we hear the word prosper we hear more than just paying bills.
Prospering often starts with taking a good look at where you are and deciding what you need to do to achieve your ideal success. Find out what’s most important! Do that. Make it a priority. “Prioritizing to Prosper” is simply positioning yourself for an increase. Here are some things I help people find clarity on in my consulting practice through  Renew Strategy Sessions!  They are things that often get overlooked in all the busyness and pursuit!
Here are 3 things you can do to prioritize your business to prosper.
~1 Declutter your personal space
Yes, we are talking about your business, however, everything that transpires in your personal life affects your business life. Begin the decluttering process in your personal life, and your space at home. This is where you spend most of your downtime. This time needs to offer room to create, not stress over the busyness of your space. If it’s broken, you cannot use it, it is no longer of any use, or if it belongs to someone else… release it. Declutter your space! Prioritize your space so you can prosper and then go and do the same thing in your business. If it’s broken, if it’s not working, if you are not using, if it serves no purpose, if it does not allow you to be creative, make money, or causes you stress just looking at it…release it. Declutter
 Now that you have decluttered things your view is probably a lot more clear.
2.Use this opportunity to decide where you would like your business to head. Many business owners make the grave mistake of not quite knowing where they want their business to head. No real plan or strategy and no realistic goals with dates. But not you. You are now in a great position to get clear and specific about where you want your business to head.
*Do you want to work fewer hours and offer more premium services?
* If you are a licensed stylist, do you want to open a salon?
*Do you want to commission staff or booth renters?
* How many people would you like to hire and by what date?
Theses are the type of questions you have to ask yourself.
*Maybe you want to travel
*Offer mobile services
*Be a freelance artist.
What is it you want to do in your career?
Now that you have decluttered things that no longer serve you, -you are in a position to receive the things that will allow you to obtain greater, the things you truly want your career or business to be. You are now in a position to clearly align yourself with what you desire for your work-life.
 In the decluttering stage, I’m sure you found things that were not working, however, you knew they still needed to be part of the equation. They just needed to be adjusted so they bring an increase.
3. Make a list of things that need readjusting so they operate at maximum potential. Maybe for you, it’s
* Gaining new customers for the staff you already have,
*Gaining more exposure by marketing efforts
*Hiring a manager or front desk to help with administrative duties to operate at a higher level of customer service for your customers.
You should now be able to detail what needs to be adjusted so that you can prosper. Prioritize your activities so that they line up with your goals. Don’t just work in the business, work on the business. Prioritize your business to prosper!
Ask yourself: What is it that I can release in order to increase? What do I need to create in order to maintain?”
These are three ways that you can prioritize your business to prosper in 2016! Release in order to increase!
I’D LOVE TO HELP YOU STRATEGIZE YOR NEXTMOVES UPON FINDING CLARITY! Feel free to email me at or simply schedule your Renew Strategy Session Today!
From My Experience To Yours,
Tanya Wilson-Cherry
Consultant to stars like you and everyday people walking out this jewel called LIFE!

PUSH past RESISTANCE… to get to the rainbow!


Does it seem as if you keep hitting a “snag”?

Some form of resistance standing in the path?

When you are making changes in your life and striving for greatness, the tendency to resist the process is inevitably going to show up. There will be moments of fear and frustration that can lead to resisting the process. It’s perfectly normal. You just have to learn to push past it. Falling back into your old mindset and way of doing things is easy to do if your are not aware, determined and focused.
Watch this short clip “Push Past Resistance” , I did during a 30 day challenge to greatness. Use it to shed some light and continue moving forward. You have what you need to make it over the mountain and through the woods… to get to your rainbow.

Your just being stretched to greatness!

From My Experience to Yours,

Tanya Wilson-Cherry

Consultant to stars like you and everyday people walking out this jewel called LIFE!

Find Your Niche, Stay in Your Lane, and Draw people to you!



lanesIn 2003, when there were no other salons in my area with websites, I buckled down and built a website for my salon. Soon after, other salons in the area followed. I studied  search engine optimization and the different tricks and strategies to get visibility to our site. I built my own website with no template and stayed on the top search for google. However, building websites was not my niche.
Those who find their niche and specialize in it own the greatest success stories. Most people have several talents and abilities(things they can do) but  are gifted and good at specific things.

Often times business owners and entrepreneurs are visionaries. Visionaries are creative people, with a lot of great ideas. Unfortunately, the downfall for many visionaries is trying to carry out all of those ideas at one time, or by themselves with no help.

It’s important to find out what you are good at and spend consistent energy getting really great at that one thing. FIND YOUR NICHE. Your niche will speak to a specific set of people. It will answer or solve an issue that a specific group of people have. This is your advantage point in marketing. Instead of marketing to a bunch of people who have no need for your services, you will be known for specifics. Although many people may need all the great ideas you have, most only recognize a few specific issues they have at a time. This is how you make your mark. Finding your niche will also keep YOU focused.
As a licensed cosmetologist and a visionary, I had ideas out of the wadzooka. It was not until I learned that maintaining healthy hair was what I was good at, that I was able to gain a focus in my business as a stylist, a focus that was fulfilling for those who needed me. Finding my niche helped me to speak directly to their need and I didn’t have to fight to get them to understand. Consumers wanting healthy hair recognized that I could help them and were drawn to me.
Even now as a Business Consultant and Certified Life Coach, I still have to remind myself  to stay in my niche. ( The area I dominate in, the area I know very well- The Beauty Industry.)  Yes, I am contacted for many opportunities to speak and teach from many other arenas; Colleges, Schools, Churches, Empowerment Sessions, Community Organizations on several different subjects, you name it. But, I am reminded that the right people find me when I am working at my highest good in the area I’m good at.
Finding your niche will help you in any business. It helps you set a target market and a gives you direction for your business..and your brain :).
Finding your niche doesn’t mean you can’t offer other services in your business, but it will give you an edge in your arena and help to draw the perfect clients and business opportunities to you.

Take time to write out what you are good at and enjoy doing in your field . Research it, learn more (set your self apart for that centralized focus in your business), master it, and find those that need what you have to offer.
There will be opportunities in your business that allow you to explore your other ideas after you master what you are great at.

  • Find your niche,
  • Set your self apart,
  • Gain a centralized focus


  • Attract the right customers.

This is business made easy… by finding your niche!

What are you good at within your industry? Who needs what you have to offer?
From my experience to yours,

Tanya Wilson-Cherry

Beauty Business Consultant to stars like you and everyday people walking out this jewel called LIFE#Iseeyourgreatness