Each year, season, month or even day is a chance to start a new routine and set new goals for yourself. If growing your business is part of your plan this year, there are certain steps you can take to be more successful and self-care should be at the helm of this. Keep reading to see the top ways to care for yourself and your business.
Utilize Down Time for Yourself & Your Business
Whenever you have a minute or two between clients or clerical work, be sure to use it wisely. Sure, you could dive into your phone and get lost looking at cat videos and Beyoncé memes, but there are more effective uses for your time. You can take a walk around the block to get some fresh air to invigorate the senses or spend a few minutes creating a catchy Instagram story or post to drive your marketing goals.
Create a Plan to Expand Your Clientele
This year, you’ll want to be proactive in your efforts to boost sales! Mix up your skills, learn a new styling trick or bundle services with products in order to increase salon revenue. For example, you could offer bang trims + hairspray in a package deal to drive the importance of 1. Having bangs professionally cut, and 2. Keeping hairspray handy so that fringe stays in place! Teach your clients handy tricks that will keep them coming back for professional advice!
Become a Meal Prep Pro!
With hectic schedules and long days at the salon, it can often feel like a hassle to prep and cook meals for yourself, but this is the key to keeping your mental health, physical shape, and pocketbook in check! It can be as easy as packing fresh veggies for snacks or making double your dinner portion to take for lunch the next day. Don’t just rely on coffee for energy – purchase a cute, refillable water bottle and keep it at your station to increase your water consumption!
Sign Up for a Class
Signing up for industry events to network with your peers or education classes to increase your skill level are always a great idea. Aside from learning new tactics for work, signing up for a workout class is also a great way to boost your productivity! Let’s face it, a lot of us stand or hunch over clients all day and this takes a toll on our bodies. From our fatigued feet to aching knees and lower back to our stiff shoulders and cramped hands, you owe it to your body to take a class at least once a week.
Yoga and pilates are great low-impact exercises to start with that will help strengthen and lengthen your muscles and relieve stress and tension. Not only are they great for your body, but they’re also great for your mind as well. With the release of endorphins and added energy level, you’ll feel more focused, creative and ready to take on your day!
Plan a Vacation
It doesn’t matter if you plan a vacation for next season or next year, picking a date and a place for a future vacation is a great way to increase productivity. It can be a great conversation starter with your clients and is a perfect way to connect with your clients on a deeper level. Ask them about their latest vacation and for recommendations for yours. You can also upsell your services and products for their upcoming trips and discuss the importance of coming to see you before and after their vacation!