Going solo as a hairstylist has its benefits. For starters, you set your own schedule, increasing the likelihood of boosting your income, and gain the freedom to define your own personal brand.
But, as other entrepreneurs have often discovered, it can be challenging to find the inspiration to keep motivated. That’s why it’s important to find ways to challenge yourself to keep moving to the next level.
Here are some ways to consider challenging yourself to get back to being interested in your job. You might find yourself impressed with how much more you are able to do and how refreshing it feels to do those activities.
Set goals. It’s easy to lose motivation if you haven’t determined where you want to go. Set milestones for where you want your business to be in the next six months, 12 months, or two to three years. Think of it as the difference between running a race and leisurely walking. With clearly defined goals, you’ll be inspired to go after them.
Devote more time to planning. Running a business requires juggling multiple responsibilities. Use an app to help you manage tasks, goals, schedules, client information and reminders. Not only will it help you more effectively manage your time, you’ll have more flexibility to go after those goals.
Set aside time for yourself. As highlighted in an article by Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs can find some extra motivation by setting aside personal time to take care of themselves. Try taking a yoga class, breaking for a walk, or simply meditating. By incorporating “self time” throughout your day, you’ll have the energy to keep up with your demanding schedule.
Invest in professional development. Attend seminar, convention or product demonstrations to learn more about styling with new trends or color techniques. You could even do research online and find a course or tutorial for small business success. Either way, you’re learning and staying ahead of the game. Clients will notice. Another example of professional development would be reading books, white papers, and case studies related to your industry. This will help you find new ways to market yourself, new ideas for promotions, and other actions you can take to meet those challenges you set for yourself.
These are just a few ways to mix it up and stay motivated as an independent hairstylist. Using Stylie, a point-of-sale tool designed specifically for independent stylists, can free up your schedule to focus on the goals that will help you take your business to the next level.
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