Goal setting can be a tricky thing…all the books you read and self-help Gurus of the world say to set your goals write them down so it makes them real and makes you more accountable for achieving them.Then life happens. Careers, relationships, kids, mortgages and so on and so on. Then you find yourself so caught up with running Suzy to dance and little Johnny to hockey. Working full time trying to manage a household make breakfast, lunch and dinner and keep your marriage together. Ahhh exhausting. And while we are doing all this oh don’t forget to reach for the stars and make these goals happen. Ya, ok sure. <Insert eye roll here> Life can get mundane over time where we just go with the motion and slowly our life is zooming by. Get up feed the kids go to work come home, hockey practice, dinner, homework, then off to bed. And get up and do it all over again the next day.
But here’s where the real push for me to really step out and make my goals reality. Ive been a hairstylist for 17 years and have worked in some really amazing salons over the years, even owning my very own little shop “the Color Lounge” in Kaslo BC for a couple of years. I have met amazing stylists who I’m still friends with to this day! I have clients that have been with me for years and years, we’ve been through so much life together. Babies, marriages, careers, illnesses and moves to new salons over the years. I hold these relationships with clients so close to my heart. They are the people who have gotten me to where I am today and for that I am eternally grateful. 🙂
After I closed my little shop in BC I moved back out to Alberta and eventually had my daughter. She is a huge part as to why I did what I did. I was single and trying to work my schedule around her Dads schedule so we didn’t have to put her in childcare. This worked for a few years then she started school and it got harder so I decided to find a job closer to home and hire a amazing part time Nanny for her then off to work I went. A few months went by and I started to look at what I was making and what I was paying in childcare and things just weren’t balancing out. Not to mention the late nights I was working at the salon and how much time I was missing with my daughter. So I picked up a part time job during the day a couple days a week with a wonderful local cleaning company. It worked really well for Moms with kids in school. But that wasn’t cutting it either. I was still strapped and felt overwhelmed. So I started dating an amazing man and he said to me “Why don’t you set up a salon in your house?” At first I was really hesitant to do that. I had a little girl at home a mortgage and bills to pay on my own and branching out was a very scary thought. I had the security of a pay check every 2 weeks and the thought of losing that was too big to wrap my head around. So I pondered the idea, what if I did that? Listed the pros and cons…Had multiple chats with friends and family about it and the pros outweighed the cons. I could work from home, set my own hours and most importantly be home with my daughter! This is where my goal to work from home blossomed. I hired a contractor to get started on the basement and went through the City to get all my permits and licenses. I was actually doing it. I was so excited but some days I was overwhelmed with the thought of what if this happens what if that happens. Every entrepreneur has these thoughts I said to myself. I decided to say screw it Im going hustle like Ive never hustled before. Little House of Glam opened November 2017 and I was ecstatic with how quickly my schedule was filling up. I decided to stay on part time with the cleaning company 1 day a week for the first few months until my days kept getting fuller and fuller. February came along and I decided to leave the Cleaning company and work solely at home and hustle hard. I haven’t looked back since and feel so blessed that I have built such an amazing clientele and been able to provide for my daughter and most importantly stay home with her each day. So wake up everyday and be a Goal Digger and make your dreams a reality, I promise you won’t be sorry!