BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3 - (Page 28)
ARE YOU READY TO
TIPS FOR STAYING "IN THE ZONE"
BY PAUL DIGRIGOLI
t's a great day to be in the business of
beauty and wellness! U.S. News and
World Report ranked cosmetology
in the top 25 percent of its "200 top
careers." Americans spend $46 billion on hair care each year, and $12.5
billion on color alone! Between 2010 and
2020, job demand is expected to increase
16 percent for cosmetologists, 7 percent
for barbers, 17 percent for nail technicians
and 25 percent for estheticians.
Despite these encouraging numbers,
many leaders fail to achieve their potential. You don't have to start over, but you
have to start fresh. How can school owners,
instructors and even students transition
from a surviving to a thriving mentality? It's
all about being excellent at the basics and
staying "in the zone." Following are some
tips I shared at the AACS Spring Operations
Conference in May.
Know your zone: Every individual has a
peak performance period when his or her
energy is at its highest level of the day.
Whether it is 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 11 a.m. to
8 p.m., use your zone to do "heavy lifting"
tasks, such as hiring, firing and making
Fuel for the day: Begin your day with
protein. Eggs, yogurt and cheese are all
good sources of protein. Don't forget to
hydrate throughout the day. I recommend
drinking half your body weight (in ounces)
in water. Finally, don't eat after 8 p.m. Our
digestive system robs our energy level.
Repetition is the mother of skill, so
repeat these tactics that will take your
school to a new level. Just 21 days will
make it a habit.
Shift into the Super Seven
"Stop chasing things
that don't add value.
Profit is both the result
of doing things right and
doing the right thing."
Energy creates movement: Put on some
music and get your staff on their feet, fists
pumping and arms swaying. Not only will
their bodies move, the corners of their
mouths will start to turn up too! Do some
form of stretching for at least 10-15 minutes a day. Put yourself in a state change;
your physiology makes up 55 percent of
how you move your body. Getting in the
zone is how well you align your philosophy.
With your energy rising, it's time to dial
up the leadership. I call these the "Super
Seven of Leadership," and they can help
your leadership thrive:
1. Read: Even Eagles Need a Push Before
They Fly, by David McNally, is a great
2. Write: Keep a journal and consider it
a legacy you can pass on.
3. Listen: Invest in motivational CDs and
audio books about leadership and personal growth.
4. Exercise: Remember the law of inertia
and keep moving.
5. Gratitude: Be thankful for what you have.
Whatever you focus on gets stronger.
6. Spiritual reflection: This is not about
religion, but cultivating an awareness
of a bigger, more powerful force. It's
about how you live your life.
7. Clarity of gratefulness: Be mindful
of the little things that make all the
Helping Your Business Thrive
You're eating right, exercising, journaling and learning. Now, get your business
ready to thrive.
The courses ML133 - Goal Setting, ML150 - Innovation and Creativity, ML151 - Implementing Innovation
and OP105 - Developing a Five-year Plan for Your Career School are available on the AACS Online Training
Center. Members call AACS at 800-831-1086 for your VIP Discount Code. Visit the following URLs to learn
more about these courses: www.aacstraining.org/courses/ML133, www.aacstraining.org/courses/ML150,
www.aacstraining.org/courses/ML151 and www.aacstraining.org/courses/OP105.
| BE AU T Y L I NK | CEL *E*BR AT E | 2014
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3
Message From the Aacs President & CEA Chair
The Workings of Washington
The Art of the Consult
A Student’s Perspective
Celebrating Our Graduates
Access and Affordability
And Then There’s Compliance
Are You Ready to Thrive?
Navigating the Acquisition Path
Creating a Marketing Mixture
Culture Trumps Strategy
Beauty Changes Lives
20 Ways to Celebrate You
Battle of the Strands
Students Leaving the Beauty School “Nest''
Why Every Educator Needs to Be at CEA This Year
Step by Step
Voices From the Classroom
People & Places
Create a Recipe for the Future
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Furniture Manufacturers
New School Members
Upcoming 2014-15 Events
Index to Advertisers
BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3