You’re probably thinking this blog is going to be about questions regarding your skill level or your knowledge about head shape and hair density. Or maybe you think these questions will be about which salon to work in or what kind of clientele you want to attract.
Nope, these questions have nothing to do with that. These questions have to do with you. If you’re a stylist who wants to take your career to the next level and you want Success with a capital S, then keep reading.
First Things First
Obviously cutting hair and mastering your craft plays a VERY important role in the success or failure of your business. If you aren’t skilled, you won’t fill your chair or your bank account.
But if you want to grow as a person and as a business owner (even if you work for someone else, you OWN what happens in your chair), ask yourself these questions. And take time to really think about your answers. You might even consider journaling some of the thoughts and feelings that come up. There are no wrong answers. The value of your answers is that they will reveal to you where you are and whether or not you’re on the right track. They might even bring up more thought-provoking questions. Write them down. Let these questions and the ones you come up with challenge you to see yourself more clearly and to recognize your blind spots. Until you’re honest about where you are, you won’t be able to get to where you want to be!
Do my competitors know who I am?
If every other stylist was at my level of commitment, would there be any wealthy hairstylists in the industry?
How can I make better use of my time in between clients?
What do I spend most of my time thinking about? Is it helping me or limiting me?
What important decision would I make if I knew it was impossible for me to fail?
In what areas of my work do I tell myself, “I’ve got this,” but my actions show otherwise?
Have I allowed failure or fear of failure to steal my confidence?
What should I eliminate from my life because it’s holding me back from my goals?
What do I need to add to my life in order to achieve my goals?
Where are my daily habits taking me?
What would a successful hairstylist do in my situation?
Are the people I’m spending most of my time with helping me grow or holding me back?
What are my gifts, talents and strengths? Do I use them to their fullest potential?
What huge dream am I believing in and planning for?
Am I willing to change what isn’t working for me?
Take Time To Reflect, Correct & Connect
If you take time with these questions and answer them honestly, you might find out some things about yourself that you didn’t know. Keep in mind that the answers to these questions are for your eyes only. They are not for judgment or condemnation. They are for correction and connection with yourself! They are to help you get back on track if you’ve made a few detours.
And the answers, that have been inside you all along, are the keys to unlocking your dreams!
If your skills aren’t where you want them to be, I highly recommend that you find a trusted hairstylist to mentor you.
And if you don’t have anyone available who is at the level where you want to be, consider On Point Hair Academy. There are many options available to help you advance your haircutting skills, your business expertise, your personal growth and your client relationships.
On Point Hair Academy and my Own Your Chair program were created for stylists like you who need just a little help (or a lot of help) in different areas of their hairstyling business. You don’t have to take this hairstyling journey alone.
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