The 3 most toxic traits salon owners have to deal with and how to turn it all around
When working with salon managers and their staff, one of the biggest complaints I hear is about staff, is their salon behaviour, their attitude, levels of motivation, gossiping, and unwillingness to be a part of a bigger picture.
I know, as a salon owner myself, you feel frustrated, and despair about how you can successfully have your team operating at peak performance without having to put up with bad behaviour in the process.
The reality is, that often, the negative behaviour we see in other people is exactly what we express ourselves. So how can you identify what you are doing wrong and correct it in order to make positive changes in your life and in your business.
I have taken 3 of the most common toxic traits salon owners complain about and have given you ideas for change. There are more of these identified in my online Business 4 Beauty program, which, if you haven’t taken a look at yet, you can do so by going to www.business4beauty.com.
The first trait I see often, is having negative thoughts: you know, the person who hangs on every bad thing that has happened to them, what they have had to endure and how unfair it is. These people are a drain on your existence. You can change the way you think by examining the inner dialogue you have from one that criticises, complains and destroys confidence to one that praises, motivates and congratulates. Try it and notice the change, in you and your team.
The second big one is treating yourself as the victim. These people feel that they have no control or power to change anything in their lives. Thinking this way, keeps their mindset small and so they can never move forward or achieve success. Goodness, if I had given up when I felt the world was caving in on me and my salon was destroyed by natural disasters the week before Christmas with a full appointment book, I would never be here making this video. The mind is very powerful, realising that you can change things if you put your mind to it and recognise your own special gifts you have, can make the difference between enjoying your life or drowning in sorrow.
The last trait I want to share is taking things personally. We all love praise, but sometimes it is necessary to also be open for constructive criticism too where we can learn and grow. If the salon manager is talking to you about something they don’t like about your work, as long as they can give you opportunities for rectifying it or making changes to improve, then take that as a positive, not a reason to sulk, retreat and not try. Step up to the challenge and be a better person for it.
These are just a few of the things we all have to deal with every day. Having the strategies and tools to help you overcome these toxic traits can mean the difference between life being a drag and empowering you to success.
If you want more help in these areas and think that your salon has a lot of this happening, why not apply for a free 30 minute session with me so that together we can work out how this can all turn around for the better.
Realise you are not alone, help is out there, from someone who has been in your shoes and had every problem you can possibly come up with.
This is Julie Hyne,
Founder of Business 4 Beauty, wishing you salon brilliance and success.