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Life goals with Leaf

Remember in March 2020 when we thought Covid would only last 12 weeks? This pandemic has been the most difficult and turbulent time for our industry. Almost two years on and we’re still adjusting to the ‘new-normal’ and a life of repeated disruption, uncertainty and disappointment. Whether it be financially or emotionally, I think we’ve all really felt the toll over the festive period. We’ve become accustomed to rescheduling our life-changing plans. Will there be a time where cancelled holidays or postponed weddings will be a massive deal again? 

On a more positive note, the pandemic has taught us that mental health needs to be a priority. In order to look after your clients and/or staff; you need to look after yourself first.

Enter Leaf Scissors… The team have devised five easy tips to help visualise your future and realise your goals. Whether you’re a salon-based stylist needing motivation, a manager looking to re-energise your team or a freelancer keen to get your mojo back, these simple exercises are designed to create a positive mindset and fuel your ambition for a more successful and productive you, giving you the tools to start the new year with your best foot forward.

Switch off

Spend some time by yourself; choose a place that feels peaceful with no distractions. Turn off your phone and think about your life and your goals. Disregard what anyone else’s opinion might be – the process is a personal journey for you. What do YOU want from life? What do YOU want to achieve in your career?

Use visual aids

Look for imagery or videos that summarise your goals. Try Pinterest, Google or Instagram, or choose magazines and books that represent the core of a goal for you. Hairdressers are creative artists and having visual cues allows you to really focus on what you want to achieve.

Ask yourself four key questions

  • What changes do you want to create for yourself in the next year?
  • What changes do you want to create for yourself in the next 5 years?
  • What potential issues could you come across whilst implementing these changes?
  • In what ways are you committed to creating these changes?

Visualise your future. The world is full of endless opportunities for you, all you have to do is believe that are within your reach and remind yourself of them every day! Bring them to life and manifest them!

Make a five-year plan

Commit to doing this regularly in order to re-evaluate your dreams and aspirations.

Make your goals a reality

Talk to people about your goals and tell them what it is you want to achieve. Once they’re out in the world and people know about them, they’re much more likely to become a reality.

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