Having a good start to the day can have a significant effect on your level of productivity as well as shape your attitude for the entire day. If you find yourself running in late, dragging your feet, or feeling disconnected, it might be time to re-examine your morning work habits. To help take control of your day, try these easy morning success rituals:
#1: Arrive on time. Seems simple, right? Showing up late can certainly give a bad impression, but it can also add stress to your morning. Once you run late for your first client, more than likely it will throw off your entire schedule. Getting to work early to set-up your workspace can help you feel prepared and feel accomplished.
#2: Map out your day. Take five minutes to quietly review your “day sheet.” Review all appointments and look for possibilities such as add-on services, take home care product recommendations, or future appointment opportunities. If you find yourself doubled booked, this will allow you to get your game plan together. And don’t forget about your downtime; what productive things you can do while your client is processing or between scheduled appointments? Taking the time to map out your day can ensure a smooth day, but can also increase your daily totals.
#3: Be present. It’s important to be present, mentally and physically. If you’re not a morning person or you find yourself feeling like you need a vacation, take the time to be present by connecting with your co-workers before you begin your day. Make eye contact, smile, say “good morning/afternoon.” This is one sure way to connect physically and emotionally and clear away any sleepiness or sluggishness.
These three steps seem simple, but try them out for one week, fully. Do you see changes? Do you feel more prepared and awake, ready to tackle the day? We can't wait to hear your experience.
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Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team where she currently serves as an Implementation and Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative training that inspires and empowers beauty industry professionals.
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