Then I invite you to read further.
Shortly about me:
My name is Julia Baltulioniene and I have owned a lash studio for 8 years now. In those years of operation, my business has won over 30 awards. Right now, I manage a team of 7 and I am proud that our turnover has increased 32% since last year. Growing people, building teams and creating systems is my passion, hence I help fellow business owners to create, manage and grow strong and motivated teams.
I recently recorded a detailed online lesson titled “First Steps into Opening a Salon” for an online event, and it got me thinking deeply about this subject from the very beginning.
Today, I wanted to share my insights with you. If you are reading this blog post, it means that you are already passionate about pursuing your dreams of entrepreneurship in the lash & brow industry.
Finding your WHY
In today’s modern era, we are bombarded with influences from all directions, especially on social media. The pressure to compare ourselves with others has never been more significant. It’s so easy to lose sight of our own unique path and unintentionally follow someone else’s footsteps.
Have your ever asked yourself WHY you do what you do? Does it bring joy and growth?
Being an entrepreneur doesn’t always mean opening a salon. Sometimes, external pressures or the allure of certain ideas can push us into a predetermined mold that might not align with our true desires. There are times in our lives, when we look through the “pink glasses”, right?
I want to emphasize that there are countless ways for you to achieve growth and success on your journey. You have the power to shape your own destiny, whether it’s establishing your own training academy, creating a professional product line, or simply enjoying the freedom and flexibility of working independently.
Every option comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, but what truly matters is where your passion lies? Where is your drive coming from?
– Do you love witnessing transformations and seeing your clients’ joyful faces?
– Are you driven by the idea of becoming an influential leader and empowering others to grow?
– Does the thought of teaching and sharing your knowledge with fellow entrepreneurs excite you?
– Are you fueled by innovation and constantly seeking new opportunities?
Here’s my advice: always lead with your heart when it comes to your business. Don’t be swayed solely by others’ examples or financial calculations. Choose the path that genuinely resonates with you and refine your goals accordingly. When you truly love what you do, it becomes easier to stay motivated, work tirelessly, and build a thriving business.
Remember, your energy is boundless when you’re pursuing your true passion. If you’re currently working from home and dreaming of opening your own salon, take a moment to reflect:
– Are you ready to step into the role of an influential leader? You’ll be responsible for managing a team and guiding them through both successes and challenges.
– Are you willing to dedicate two or even three times more effort than the average person in the next five years?
– What ignites your energy? You’ll constantly be giving your all, so it’s crucial to find ways to replenish it.
– Are you certain that owning a salon isn’t just a picturesque daydream? (You might catch glimpses of me with a Makita tool in my stories—entrepreneurial life can be quite diverse!)
In conclusion, before taking any action, take a step back and analyze what truly brings you joy. Trust your instincts and pursue your dreams with unwavering determination. Don’t be afraid to carve your own path and forge a business that reflects your unique strengths and aspirations. Remember, you are capable of achieving greatness!
If you decide to follow the path of opening your own lash & brow salon, I can certainly help you. Get in touch with me via @juli_lashstudio and we can work together on 4 main parts of your business: TEAM, FINANCES, MARKETING and SYSTEMS. Together we can achieve more.