How do you create a successful salon enterprise? We’ve previously tackled many strategies and techniques, but sometimes the simplest solution is believing in your plan. Adopting a success mindset — in which you commit wholeheartedly to a specific objective — can see you through a surprising number of challenges.
Now, we’re not suggesting Rhonda Byrne’s self-help book The Secret is a how-to guide for salon management, but you can accomplish great things with single-minded dedication. In fact, at least one academic study proved that having backup plans — even thinking about them — makes humans less effective at completing an assigned task.
Does that mean salon owners can leap into the fray without creating contingency plans? Of course not! After all, contingencies are why salon owners can benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program during a crisis. What’s more, a failure to plan is still planning for failure. If you cannot adapt budgeting or stylist retention strategies to address changing circumstances, you’ll likely lose out to a competitor who will.
A success mindset simply means using the right mental process to overcome challenges and obstacles. Easier said than done, perhaps, but it’s something the most accomplished leaders in history all achieved. So, where do you start?