You can Start Your Own Hair store, Because I Believe in You!
If you are launching a hair business or managing your hair shop for growth, new business ideas run through your brain each and every day. Sometimes, we come across a few particular ideas that we just can’t stop thinking about – because they are that good!
Constant brainstorming, rapid note taking and visions of success are all symptoms of this.
Many times, however, after a couple of days or even a couple of months, the motivation behind these great ideas just seems to die out and never evolve into the next step. It’s kind of sad, because for sure many of those ideas were awesome, money-making ideas and would have helped your clients.
If we can understand why this happens, then I think we can stop the momentum from slowing down and start taking things to the next level. Here are 5 main reasons why I think ideas in our head take a turn for the worse:
1. We’re Not Seeing Any Results
We live in a time where we all want things to happen FAST. For example, a search for Brazilian wefts takes only 0,00014 seconds in a Google search and it’s what we’re used to.
Ideas take time to materialize, so quitting or giving up before anything even begins to happen is a sure-fire way to kill a great idea. Remember what your goals are and why you were so excited about your idea in the first place.
One trick I learned is to map out a road map. Write down the steps you think it takes to get to where you want to go and you’ll see that you’re only in the beginning phases of the entire process. But, seeing the rest of your “roadmap”, including your goal, on paper will definitely give you the boost you need to keep going.
2. We’re Unsure of What to Do Next
This happens all of the time, but it definitely shouldn’t stop us. We’ve just reached a hurdle, and we just should do a little more research or simply ask someone for help, in order to jump over it.
Also, you can go back to your “road map” and see what the next steps are. And remember to take things step by step.
3. We Just Don’t Care Anymore
For whatever reason, you’ve lost sight of why you’re working so hard. When it comes to motivation, here’s what you can do:
o Remember why you were so excited about your idea in the first place! Imagine what life will be like at the end of the tunnel.
o Read an inspirational book or watch an inspiring movie.
o Display your favourite quotes. On my PC I have a post-it with: “Fall seven times and stand up eight” written on it and seeing this gets me going again.
o Talk it out with someone. If you’re feeling low on energy, sometimes all we need is a pick me up from a friend.
o Take a quick break. We often work on something so much that we forget why we’re doing it. Take a day or two off and you’ll often see the motivation come back in no time.
4. We’re Not Sure if Our Idea is as great as We Thought it was
Maybe you’re having second-thoughts about your idea. Maybe it’s not as awesome as you thought. This is the thought that pops into my head more often than the others and it’s definitely a downer. But here’s what you can do to keep your idea alive.
Simply put – think positive thoughts if you think positively, positive things will happen to you!
Also, you should realize that you’re not going to succeed unless you give it a try. What’s the worst that can happen?
5. We See Someone Else Doing Something Similar and It Seems Better
Okay, so someone “stole’ your idea, but it doesn’t matter. Because:
o That fact that you see someone else doing something similar to what you had in mind is actually a good thing!
In fact, it shows that it was such a great idea, that others are already using it to make money for themselves. There’s a proven market for it and now it’s your turn to join in. All you have to be better.
o The Website Designers Theory: Ever noticed how many website designers there are in your neighbourhood and most of them are in business for many years already? This proofs: you don’t need have a unique idea in order for it to succeed. And if there a need for something, there’s always room for more options and solutions in the market. For this I always recommend to compete on service and quality. You can more easily differentiate on these selling points than on price.
o Lastly, all you have to do is make yours better. Learn from the competition and think about why people will choose to visit your extensions shop and purchase from you, instead of from someone else.
I know this was a rather long email and I do apologize about that. But I hope you would agree that staying on course and jumping over hurdles is the backbone for the success of any business or blog, which is why I spent some extra time on this email.
Good luck with your hair business