HI there my Friends, I love reading Success Magazine, learning from Icons in the business world. Barbara Corcoran (net worth of 40 Million and featured guest on ABC TV show Shark Tank), made a great statement, when asked how do you define success?
She simply stated “The great desire to get up out of bed with and enthusiasm to face the day.” While I have days that I am excited about, there are definitely days when I hit the snooze button. Mr Wonderful (Billionaire Kevin O’leary also from Shark Tank), when asked how he defines success? said “Success is freedom”. What does this mean to you?
Its hard to ‘feed our heart and our pocket’, very often the mundane, which I call the ‘Bread and Butter’ work’, pays the bills but may not be that exciting.
Highly creative projects may ignite your passion, but they do not always pay the bills. How do you relate to this? While we are all commercial artists, I think it is important to have a ‘Hair hobby’, meaning a hair activity that you will not get paid for. But it pays back in knowledge, inspiration, motivation, energy and lets not forget fun.
The ultimate goal is work to your strengths and develop your natural gifts to go beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary, in order to be the very best you that you can be.
As Judy Garland said
‘Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.’
In my Key note presentation the ’12 Steps to Mastery’, I explain the importance of “Design your lifestyle first, and then back your career into it”. This is the most powerful objective to design your life. If you do not plan your life someone else will. Over the course of my career I have seen how the Fear of Failure can hold someone back from fulfilling their dreams, so I say “Have the intention for excellence and Just do it”. Being open to learn is so Attractive, so surround your self with great people who know more that you do. Stay curious and sometimes this means doing the task afraid.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Sir Winston Churchill
As you know many stylists burn out and leave our industry, why? It is that they did not consider above? Or realize how physically and emotionally demanding it is to do hair every day and please the consumer? I challenge you to spend some time this week and design your life style and set dates to your ideas. Then share your vision with a trusted friend, and ask them to hold you accountable.
I hope that I have got you thinking. let me know what you think?
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Best Wishes Vivienne Mackinder founder of HairdesignerTV.com