In any career path it’s always smart to have a plan for success; a clear outlook of where you would like to be in the course of time.
Who or what are you going to be?
Figuring out a plan out will save you time, money and effort going down the wrong path. An interesting way to start this thought process is to sit down for 10 minutes and devote time to visualising your future.
Think about the areas of your job you love doing, what success means to you and ultimately how much money you need to get to that point. In your dream future where are you in the industry and what are you doing? Really comprehend what excites you, what resonates, and where you feel happy and comfortable.
Don’t concentrate on thinking about how you would like to be perceived. This will only lead you to being unhappy and unfulfilled.
Equally do not copy other therapists or salons because what they offer seems popular or even easy. Listen to your own discernment on where you want to go.
The choices are plentiful!
Beauty therapist, facialist, massage therapist, make-up artist, beauty blogger, nail technician, beauty school teacher/educator, theatre and television make-up, beauty sales rep, product formulation and marketing, mobile tanning, mobile therapist, hair removal/laser specialist, semi-permanent make-up operations, owning salons, owning franchises, online sales, esthetician consultancy, day spa and health, cruise-liner positions…… the list can go on and on!
With the above answered you are well on your way to finding your WHY.
Why you came into the beauty industry in the first place.
Why you enjoy doing some treatments more than others and why you still want to get out of bed in the morning.
If you are that therapist or esthetician or who is at a point where things aren’t working out, it’s time to take stock and re-evaluate.
Free yourself to look ahead at different possibilities for your career and personal fulfillment.
Which areas do you feel are not for you? Are your clients not benefiting from your treatments?
Are you not loving performing and delivering them? Is money becoming a business issue?
Don’t keep forcing a path just because you have started. Occasionally, it’s time to evolve into a different beauty professional with a new niche or specialty.
Don’t see anything you have already done in your as a fail. Beyond a shadow of a doubt success cannot happen without many failures and twists along the way. Take full responsibility for who you are as a professional and where you are headed by simply being honest with yourself.
The key is not to quit altogether.
Never forget to take time out and re-charge when it is necessary. You may be needing to take a well-earned break or a vacation. Afterwards take time to find that passion you had for the job again, maybe even in a different way.
Many people who join the work of beauty stay in the career for life. It’s a diverse, ever changing and rewarding vocation.
What you visualise during quiet, dreaming moments of planning is actually your real and true future, unique to you. It is your own thoughts, dreams and goals that will show up when you sit down and really listen to your intuition.
I always say it’s good to have a plan.
Do you know which direction your career should be headed? Are you fulfilled in your chosen niche or confused on your direction right now?
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