People always are asking me what are the traits of the most successful people I work with. What do they do? How do they think? How do they know what to do? For those of you who are wondering. Sorry, there is no magic bullet. In my experience, there is no one singular trait that makes a successful business owner. Some are real hard asses, some are warm and fuzzy. Some are number crunchers, some just know there’s money in the bank. Some are passionate leaders and others one of the herd. Spa Training – Love the Learnin’.
That said, the one consistent activity I see that successful spa and salon owners take on is training and education. They are constantly looking for betters ways to do things. They are not stuck on yesterday but looking forward to tomorrow. They will go anywhere and pay anything to get what they need. When I ask them why the answer is inevitably something like, “Whatever I learn I can use to be more profitable and whatever I pay is a drop in the bucket in comparison”. To me, that also speaks to their understanding of not always fixating on being the smartest person in the room and being able to learn from others.
So my question for you is, what are you doing to be better, smarter, inspired or more profitable today? When is the last time you took time away from your business to work ON the spa business rather than IN the spa business. Is it time to get some spa training for your team?
Take time each week and set it aside. It may be reading an article online, or watching a video and maybe getting out of your office and somewhere else where knowledge is being shared. Start with a little time on a consistent basis and it will build to something meaningful. I read a great example the other day in the world of fitness. The man was speaking about the wonders of doing pushups. He said make your goal 100 pushups a day. That can be 20 sets of 5 or 10 sets of 10 or 5 sets of 20. Whatever it is, get it done throughout the course of a day. That makes it sound pretty doable right? At the end of the year, it would mean you did 36,500 pushups. Do you think that would make a difference to your fitness?
Take the same approach to your learning. be a ravenous learner and bask in the results.
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