Is It YOUR Time To Jump?

13 Apr 2023 • 38 min • EN
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Have you ever had a nightmare where you wake up in cold sweats in a panic totally disoriented? I’ll never EVER forget the first morning I didn’t show up for work…the night before I went to a Jessica Simpson concert.  And let’s just say there were too many pitchers of margaritas ordered.  Sooooo, you won’t be shocked when I tell you I forgot to set my alarm to wake up for work the next day. And I am not one of those people that wakes up naturally.  I honestly don’t even remember going to bed that night.   Now, this is when I was in healthcare and worked at the hospital, not a business owner (this was over two decades ago and it’s never happened since).  I OVER SLEPT. Which to me, was a nightmare!!   I woke up to my cell phone ringing.  My boss (at the time) had called more than 25 times.  I had not shown up to work yet and was two hours late.  I missed two important meetings that I was supposed to start my boss’s presentation (she didn’t know how to work the projector, etc…that’s because I did her presentation and was the “tech” girl that hooked everything up). I don’t know if it was because I was hung over, or because of the phone call that just woke me up out of a dead sleep.  After telling my boss I am so sorry and was feeling sick, she screamed at me and told me that I better get to work that people/patients were counting on me.  And she was counting on me.  I ruined her morning meeting because I wasn’t there to hook up all the “tech” stuff. I didn’t work in IT department either.  I hung up the phone and vomited everywhere.  All over the floor.  All over my bed.  And I left it all.  Took a shower and drove to work. I pulled over twice to vomit.   I will never forget how she handled it and HOW it made me feel.  It was the way she delivered the message to me. She did not even ask if I was ok.  What if I was dead in a ditch some where (which I don’t think that way).  Let’s just say it was the icing on the cake.   It was time to jump. That’s what we are chatting about today at Best Little Hair House, with Karissa Paulk, in Nashville, TN.  *Take away points* -Why you want to Slow down.  Stop.  Listen. Educate -How to keep it simple and create a better client experience -Where are the gaps in your life that are driving any miscommunication and how are you handling it -THE one thing you need to do to grow your business -Why you want to set goals vs. micro managing -Are you paying attention to the right things….like labels.  You could be using chemicals that are the leading cause of cancer.  -Misconceptions about the beauty world and how it’s different from any other industry My personal favorite take away was the 1 hr ADHD rule that our guest today is going to share. So let’s escape for 35 min. and dive in…. What is your #1 Time suck? What are you doing about it? Too large of a to do list between personal and business owning, prioritizing lists and making sure to schedule time for things that feed the soul.  How do you manage your time? How do you make sure that you are productive? Lists, I have lists for days. Plus I have a 1 hour rule at home.  Let’s crush some myths, what is a common myth about your industry, area of business? 1. You can’t make a great living 2. In order to make a great living you have to double book and triple book, work 6 days a week, etc.  What is the biggest challenge you’re facing in your role/business/project right now and how are you tackling it?   Time management - prioritizing is key and keeping calendars and lists updated.  In your opinion, what is the most important personality trait/strength someone would need to work in your industry/be successful in your job? Being driven, this is not an industry for the lazy  Who has been your most important professional mentor? What have they shared with you that you still use in your business today? Angela- from social media, to referring me to an accountant, to helping me see a bigger picture and put systems and processes in place. She’s such an encouragement to those around her.  At what time of day do you get your best work done? Midday or unfortunately 4am lol  More About Our Guest: With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Karissa has developed a keen eye for what works best for her clients. She believes in personalized consultations and ensuring that each client leaves feeling confident and happy with their new look. Her salon is one of the most popular in the area, known not only for its high-quality services but also for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. In addition to styling and makeup, Karissa also offers bridal packages for those special moments in life. She understands the importance of looking and feeling your best on your wedding day and works closely with each bride to create a personalized look that reflects their personality and style.  Karissa is a true professional who is passionate about her craft. She continues to attend training and seminars to further her education and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. Her commitment and dedication to her clients have earned her a loyal following and glowing reviews. If you're in the Nashville area and looking for a top-notch salon experience, look no further than Best Little Hair House and Karissa's expert styling and makeup services. 

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