Do You Know Just How Extraordinary You Are?

By Helene Mearing

June 16, 2023

Greetings, it's Helene here.

Today, I want to take you on a journey that challenges the conventional approach to training and skill development.

We've looked at it all wrong, especially when building a thriving hairdressing business.

  • It all begins with a fundamental concept—self-identity.

    Imagine an iceberg, its tip visible above the water, representing our conscious level.
    Here, we often focus on our environment, behaviours, skills, and capabilities.
    But there's a deeper world beneath the surface, hidden beneath the water.

Identity Iceberg

But what lies beneath the surface, in the subconscious level, is where the real magic happens.

Dive deeper into the iceberg with me, and let's explore what resides below the surface. 

We encounter our self-talk and the narratives we spin just below the waterline. These stories shape our beliefs, thoughts, and emotions, influencing our actions and behaviours.

Yet, the deepest layer is our self-identity—the core of who we are. 

It encapsulates our beliefs about ourselves, our values, and the vision we nurture for our lives and businesses. 

It's our innermost essence, often overlooked in traditional training programs.

Now, here's where the paradigm shifts. 

  • Instead of focusing solely on honing skills and capabilities, we must begin by nurturing and developing our self-identity

Everything else naturally falls into place when our self-identity is robust and empowering.

Consider this: When you wholeheartedly believe in yourself and your abilities and have a crystal-clear vision of the kind of hairdresser and entrepreneur you aspire to be, it alters your entire approach.

Your beliefs, thoughts, and emotions align with that vision, and your inner dialogue becomes encouraging and supportive. 

Consequently, the skills and capabilities you acquire are not mere technical knowledge—they become an extension of your self-identity.

A profound sense of purpose and authenticity drives your actions and behaviours. And here's the magic part—clients can sense it, too.

By cultivating a robust self-identity, you're laying the unshakeable foundation upon which your business can flourish. 

It's akin to priming the canvas for success.

So, as you embark on your hairdressing journey or aim to grow your existing business, don't underestimate the power of self-identity.

Take a moment to reflect on your identity as a hairdresser and entrepreneur. Unearth your core values, clarify your vision, and let them mould your beliefs and thoughts.

Welcome positive self-talk and rewrite any narratives that have held you back. 

Trust me, it's a game-changer.

Prioritize self-identity, and you'll find that acquiring skills and capabilities becomes a natural progression. Your actions will be guided by your authentic self, and you'll attract clients who resonate with your vision and values.

This, my friends, is a potent way to build a thriving business that not only prospers but also brings you joy and fulfilment.

Let's shift the narrative, working from the inside out. Let's place the spotlight where it belongs—on self-identity.

As you invest in your personal and professional growth, remember that building a successful hairdressing business begins with knowing and embracing who you are.

Wishing you a profound journey of self-discovery and boundless success,

Helene Mearing

Insight Coaching

Helene Mearing

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As a Curiosity Coach, I'm passionate about helping women hairdressers explore new possibilities and expand their skills in a constantly changing world. Curiosity is the key to personal and professional growth, and I'm always eager to learn and explore new ideas.

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