Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Why

I just arrived at 21 years in the hair industry.
21 years standing behind a salon chair
11 years holding the key as an owner.

Simon Sinek is one of my favorite go to guys for business.
He is a smart smart man and if you have 20 min this video will get you thinking.

I've known my why for a long time.
At least I thought I did.

Why did I want to be a hairdresser?
Because when I was 11 I walked into the salon my aunt worked in and I fell instantly in love with the smells, the sounds and the happy women with smiles on their faces.

Why did I want to open my own salon?
Because I wanted a professional atmosphere to work that filled people to the brim with love and great hair.
I wanted a place people loved to come and hated to leave.
I wanted to help other women feel as passionate about it as I did.
I wanted the biggest best salon.
I wanted to be the best hairdresser in town.
I wanted to make a lot of money.

This weekend I spent two days with 5 of my teammates and we worked through 4 different classes;
one being a business class.
I love business classes hosted by Eufora because they get you really thinking about your
I realized that have I lost sight of some of my why and that  it is evolving just like me.

Society tells us that our success comes from how much money we have in the bank, 
how big our house is, 
how much stuff we have.
That isn't success.
That isn't our why.

Our why shouldn't be filled with self doubt or anxiety.
Our why should bring joy and fulfillment.
Our why should change as we change.
Our why should be about us and only us.
Our why is personal and heartfelt.
 Our why is our story that lets us soar beyond the clouds.
My why is now that people would see that their value lies in so much more that what we see on the outside.
My why is that I never want someone to leave our salon feeling unsafe that we would share what they shared with us.
My why is that I want every single hairdresser/nail tech/esthetician/massage therapist I meet to feel welcome to come and sit and chat with me about their own why.
My why is that I want the 8 girls who work with me to know what their why is.
My why is my two kids who meet me with open arms.
My why is my guy who loves me when I am not very lovable.

My why  no longer has to do with financial success or being the biggest and the best.
Maybe it never truly did.

Blessed Is Me...