• Missy Megginson

Your First Time is Going to Stink

Let’s just get this out of the way.

Your first haircut…prob not great.

Your first foil…bad.

Your first perm…REALLY BAD.

Sensing a common theme here? You’re never going to be at your best when you start. Shoot, the goal is that you are ALWAYS striving to be better!

The fear of failure is what holds most people back from ever reaching their full potential.

I talked a few blogs back about 5 things I had learned from blogging. One that really stood out was:

“You don’t have to know everything to get started.”

I wrote those words out, sent them to you, and STILL didn’t take my own advice.

I created a downloadable PDF for goal setting for YOU and sat on it for a MONTH because I was too scared I was going to do it wrong. I was going to put it on my website and you all were going to click it and it wasn’t going to work.

That is just plain SILLY!

I know the truth. I know that your first time doing anything is NEVER going to be your best, and yet I let fear hold me back.

When you start in this industry, or even start over in a new salon there can be a lot of fear. Our work is on display. It’s not a grammatical error in an email, it could be 3 inches more off a cut than a client wanted because you couldn’t get your line straight (I know I am not the only one who has done that.).

Why even start if you know you’re going to fail a few times right? WRONG!!!

3 Steps to Stomp Your Fear:

1. Dial it in.

You can’t get good at all the things all at once. Chose something that you really really want to nail down right now. Now, have it in your mind? Is it a type of cut? Is it a certain color application? Is it even how you communicate with your clients?

Now, how can you focus a little bit more on that skill? Get really specific. Focus your intentions when you have free time on mastering it!

Some great tools are:

-online education

-asking a coworker

-practicing on a friend (they bite less when you have an oopsy)

2. Say it out loud.

What is it that you are afraid of doing right now? You have to be able to admit it to yourself before you can ever get started! The sooner you can spell it out, the sooner you can get to stomping it!

3. Start.

Literally you can’t get over your fears of failure behind the chair (or in life) if you don’t even start.

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

-Theadore Roosevelt

You are going to blow yourself away with the things that you can accomplish just by getting started. I can’t wait to watch you grow!

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