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As an industry professional, you probably have your favorite resources for technical education, but when it comes to your personal growth as a professional, it might be hard to find something tailored to your experience. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’re just getting started, it’s imperative that you continue to grow and develop your skills as a well-rounded professional, not just technical education. If you ask any successful entrepreneur what the key to their success is, they will tell you the number one contributing factor is working on all of the nitty-gritty business and soft skills that nurture your personal growth.
So, what resources are available to help you become well-rounded? I highly recommend building your library of powerful books. Coupled with the online courses we have that can help you build the skill sets you need, each of these can be tossed into your work bag and read between appointments or during your commute. Many of these influential reads are what I like to refer to as “quick” reads. They don’t require a great deal of time and are ideal for individuals that don’t consider themselves as “books lovers.” Of course, thanks to technology, many of these books can easily be download onto your eReader or phone.
Here’s my list of “quick” reads that cover a wide range of skills-sets to help you become a well-rounded industry professional.
Have a favorite that isn't listed here? Drop it in the comments below. Happy reading!
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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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