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When it comes to most areas of life, people tend to float around and embrace the idea of whatever happens, happens.

No matter what you’re talking about, whether it’s work, play or relationships, here are five reasons why setting goals is important.

#1 Goals keep you focused:

Imagine a ship setting sail without a destination in mind—as it traveled wherever the winds take it, supplies would eventually run out, and the crew would starve to death.

Okay, so maybe a lack of goal setting won’t yield such dire results. Yet you certainly won’t get anywhere specific if you don’t have a plan. Whether you’re talking about work, hobbies or relationships, setting a goal will keep you focused, moving towards success and fulfillment.

#2 Goals help you make a plan of action:

When you know how much you’ve accomplished, you can understand how much you need to achieve and pace yourself accordingly.

For example: you set a goal for yourself to save up a million dollars for retirement. You’re two decades away from retiring and have only saved up $500,000 dollars. Calculating out how much you need, you know you need to save around $2,100 per month in order to reach your goal.

#3 Goals get you motivated:

Without a goal in mind, you can always say it will happen tomorrow—whatever it is. Of course, once tomorrow arrives, there will be a tomorrow after that, and so on. Setting a goal with a timetable will force you into some accountability for your actions and force you to get up off the proverbial couch.

#4 Goals help you actualize your potential:

Each and every one of us has incredible talents and abilities that exist within us. Very few people actually leverage those talents into something useful.

Setting goals and working towards them is a great way to put your skills to work, while developing and sharpening your natural talents.

#5 Goals keep you committed:

One of the biggest deterrents to success is that people just give up along the road. If you set a goal for yourself and stick to it, you can block out unhelpful distractions and resist falling into depression or self-pity when things don’t quite go your way. You know there’s an awesome view at the top of the mountain and you’re committed to seeing it, no matter how challenging the climb.


Cultivating a positive mindset can help you feel happier, healthier and more successful in your career

While it might seem easier for some people to have a more positive outlook on life, we are all able to channel our own inner peace and find a mindset which is as positive as we can be. To cultivate a positive mindset, there are several things you can do.

Here are some of the best ways to start changing your mindset and thinking more positively.

Live in the Present, Not the Past and Not the Future

#1 The moment now is made up of time that you won’t ever get back, so why waste it thinking about the past, or even the future? Thinking about negative experiences from the past can damage your peace in the present, and focusing too much on your dreams of the future can cause you to lose focus on taking action now.

Don’t Dwell on the Negative

#2 The more you think about something negative, the more of your mind it will occupy and you’ll get stuck in a cycle of continuing to think about it. Learning to recognize when you have negative thoughts is a great first step on the road to a positive mindset. Similarly, don’t spend too much time around people who tend to fill your mind with negative thoughts or only have negative things to say.

Practice Gratitude Every Day

#3 It doesn’t matter how or when you do it, but find time every day to be grateful for your life and what you have. This could be something that you build into your regular routine, in the morning or before you go to bed in the evening. It could be something you do mentally while practicing meditation or yoga. Getting into the habit of being grateful throughout the day can give you a more positive mindset.

Fake It Until You Make It

#4 If you don’t feel positive at the moment, don’t worry. If you have the willpower to start being more positive, you can do it. You can begin by behaving in a more positive manner – paying compliments to people, trying to find good rather than bad, and looking for the silver lining in everything that you do.

Learn to Love Yourself

#5 Practice self-care and focus on all the things you like about yourself. If you lack self-esteem, now is the time to start building it up. Accept compliments when you’re given them and respond by saying “Thank You”. Surround yourself with positive social media and positive people.


Have you noticed that constant chatter in your head as your providing services? Does that voice act as your cheerleader helping you to expand and grow your abilities? Or does it happen to put a negative tint on your day

Most stylists will experience both positive and negative internal self-coaching from these voices throughout their work day. It is normal and natural.

The most common triggers that result in negative self-coaching are:

• Being called upon to provide services that you are uncomfortable with.
• Problems satisfying Guests receiving the same service in the past.
• Being overwhelmed or frustrated by the personality of the Guest.

Most stylist will tell you that they are not at their best when these voices are trending negative. That’s because a Creative Mind needs harmony, balance, and openness in order to offer its best in creativity.

You have the power to confront those voices when they become negative!

Your first step in controlling negative self-coaching is to realize when those voices go from positive encouragement and switch over to detrimental negativity.

  • Start by simply hearing what you say to yourself each day, through each interaction and situation.
  • Think about how your motivation relates to the way you’re speaking to yourself each day. When you’re in a good mood, how do you talk to yourself?
  • When you’re in a bad mood and having a terrible day, observe how you speak to yourself changes… or does it stay the same?

You can adjust the way you talk to yourself by replacing the negative thoughts you think with positive thoughts. It can be as simple as that. Simply come up with a thought that will oppose your critical self-talk.

For example, if you say, “I’m just going to keep disappointing people,” you can replace that thought with, “I am growing each and every day and the past does not control the future.

This type of resetting the way you treat yourself will have a hugely positive long-term effect. You will notice your thoughts becoming more positive. Pay attention to how your mood changes as a result.

Empower yourself to make change happen!


Remind Yourself To Get It Done:

The next few days should be smooth sailing. You’re motivated and excited to get this done. Sticking to your new habit isn’t an issue. But a few days in you’ll notice that it’s easy to slip back into old habits

Maybe it’s raining and you don’t really want to go out and walk. Or maybe you are running behind with your Guests and your goal to try and rebook each and every Guests falls by the wayside. In other words, your day just gets away from you. This is when it’s important to have a daily reminder. Set an alert on your phone or add the new habit to your daily to-do list for a while. Even a sticky note inside your your station can work as a constant reminder of the commitment you made to yourself.

We seem to acquire bad habits without any effort, but getting into a “good” habit can be a little more challenging.

Make It Part Of Your Routine Until It Becomes A Habit:

Which brings us to the last step. It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on daily reminders.

Make that daily walk a part of your after dinner routine, or change from trying to rebook each Guest at the end of the visit, to doing it as soon as you shutoff the blow dryer and the Guest is still in your chair.

Congratulations! Decide to create the new habit, practice the routine until it’s second nature and you’ll be well on your way to forming a new good habit.


It doesn’t have to be difficult

Let’s talk about forming new habits. We all have times in our lives where we intentionally want to change our behavior for the better by creating new habits for ourselves. This could be getting in the habit of eating healthier and drinking more water. It could be work related such as reducing your stress or pushing yourself to attempt to advance book each of your Guests. It could be about being more mindful when with your Guests or helping a co-worker feel better about them self. There are so many areas in our lives that could be improved and made easier if we knew how to create new habits.

Getting into the habit of doing something is often easier said than done. We seem to acquire bad habits without any effort, but getting into a “good” habit can be a little more challenging.

Let’s break it down into a three step process that makes it easy to follow until we’ve internalized the new behavior and made it a true habit – something we do automatically without having to think about, like brushing our teeth.

Decide What You Want To Do:

The first step is to decide what you want that new habit to be. Be as specific as possible. Don’t just tell yourself you want

The first step is to decide what you want that new habit to be. Be as specific as possible. Don’t just tell yourself you want to exercise more. Instead say something like “I will go for a 30 minute walk every single day”. Deciding what your new habit will be and committing to when and how you’re going to do it, is half the battle.

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