As we stand on the threshold of a new year, I’m excited to share a practice that has been instrumental in shaping my professional journey: self-reflection. In this blog post, I’ll take you through some of my favorite self-reflection questions and how leveraging both qualitative and quantitative data has guided transformative decisions for the exciting year ahead.
Reflecting on the Best and the Hardest
One of the key aspects of my self-reflection process is examining the highs and lows of the past year. I delve into what made certain moments feel incredible and what presented significant challenges. Identifying when I was in the flow versus facing hurdles provides insights into the dynamics of my life and lets me gain clarity on how to craft it to match my dreams.
Crafting a Year Aligned with Flow
Understanding the moments when I felt in flow guides the design of the upcoming year. I ask myself about the individuals I worked with during the most enjoyable times and explore ways to collaborate with more people who bring out the best in me and who I can help the most. It’s about curating an environment that fosters joy and fulfillment for all of us.
Measuring Impact Beyond Numbers
While I am a self-proclaimed data enthusiast, I acknowledge that not all valuable insights come in numerical form. Qualitative data, such as thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, plays a crucial role in shaping the narrative of our professional journey. I emphasize the importance of measuring these aspects to inform strategic decisions.
Reflection is a catalyst for growth. Growing your business and genuinely loving the journey requires intentional reflection. I encourage you to grab a pen and a journal and invest some time in this self-discovery process. If salon growth is a priority, consider reflecting on your current team dynamics and your recruiting and hiring processes. These reflections serve as the foundation for informed decisions and positive transformations.
If you find yourself needing support in this transformative journey, remember that you don’t have to navigate it alone. Reflecting on and growing your salon is a collaborative effort, and if you need assistance, let’s work together. It’s my passion and commitment to pioneer innovative approaches in the beauty industry.