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I believe that it is important to share the best of what I have learned with others. By doing so, I hope to provide you with an advantage over those who have to learn everything for themselves. This Best Practice Series focuses on points that I believe lead to success in the beauty industry. These are the fundamentals that I used to expand my company from 1 salon to 4. We use these methods every day to grow and prosper. – Eric Fisher


Become Your Best Self

What makes one person better at something than the next? Is it natural talent? Is it intelligence? It’s actually practice and hard work. That’s what it takes to become your best self.

John Wooden, the famed UCLA basketball coach, told his players, “Make every day your masterpiece. Practice hard to get it right. Because practice, repetition and hard work are the keys to technical expertise and great quality.” When it comes to quality, mastering the basics is everything. The basics are the foundation upon which you build.

You need to invest in yourself. Investing in yourself means putting money back into you. To help make this more manageable, take five percent of everything you earn and put it aside for education to become your best self. Find education you can take throughout the year. Look for opportunities for both free and paid education, online and in-person. Then come back and start practicing!

In our industry, we tend to focus on technical skills when it comes to education and practicing. But, there are many things we can get better at. Here are just a few:

  • Consultations
  • Social Media
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Product Knowledge
  • Finances

What should you practice? Do a self-evaluation, or ask a mentor, manager or teammate to evaluate your skills. Then come up with a plan for what you’re going to practice and when.

For more insights on becoming your best self, hear what Eric has to say in the video below!



For other Best Practice tips, click here.