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You guys....we did it and we did it big.  14 short weeks after launching, the Thriving Stylist Podcast is an iTunes top 100 podcast in the careers segment, we have over 125,000 downloads and requests to be featured on the show have exploded.

Commence confetti toss and happy dance.

These are accomplishments that only the top 1% of podcasts ever achieve and the fact that we did this in less than 4 months is beyond my wildest expectations, so thank you all for your love and support.

In case you haven't listened yet, are new to podcasts or just need to catch up, here is a list of the top 5 episodes so far this year.  

The show is free, totally bingeable and packed with hours of amazing content that will take your business to the next level.  I personally listen while I'm driving, running with the dog or folding laundry.  No excuses, you've got the time so earbuds in and get to binging:

Episode #021: Charging your worth as a Hair Stylist

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If you don’t feel ultra confident charging each and every client full price every time, this episode is so for you

How do you feel when you go to check out your guests?  Do you feel ultra confident letting “and your total today is $390” roll off your tongue, or do your palms get sweaty as you slowly start to melt in to the floor hoping you can just disappear instead of charging full price?

What about price increases?  Are you rocking those boldly and often?

If not, we’ve got big issues and it will be incredibly difficult for you to survive long term in this industry so let’s overcome those hurdles today.

Hi-lights you won't want to miss:

>>>4:08-What are the “real” numbers? Let’s break down what not charging your worth really costs

>>>5:46-Why you need to take another good look at your baseline prices

>>>7:57-What is your money story?

>>>11:36-Confidence comes when you get educated. When you have confidence you have, no problem charging your worth

>>>15:50-Five mindset exercises that will help you see your worth

Episode #023: Hair stylist compensation misconceptions and mishaps

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Are you familiar with the 5 major pay structures in our industry and aware of which structures are still legal and which no longer fly?

When I became a hair stylist I honestly thought that booth rental was the only option in the industry.  Flash forward and our industry has evolved majorly in the last decade when it comes to pay and employment structures. We are under some major scrutiny right now from both state and local governments so do yourself a favor and tune in before it’s too late.

Hi-lights you won't want to miss:

>>>2:59-What the real deal is on booth rentals?

>>>7:16-Why it’s so important to have a financial plan in place with a booth rental

>>>8:32-The reasons that hourly pay is becoming more popular

>>>10:00-The difference between traditional commission pay and booth rental 

>>>13:43-Why overhead is so high

>>>13:47-A recap of federal mandates and minimum wage rules in our industry

>>>17:53-What is a “1099 system”

>>>28:27-Commission versus piece rates

>>>34:53-Legal suggestions and more! 

Episode #024: My best advice for those who want to be successful salon owners or stylists

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If you and I were chatting over coffee and you said “Britt, what can I do to guarantee my business will be successful”, this is what I’d say….

If you do a Google search you’ll find all kinds of articles about “the top 10 secrets to success” with tons of vague ideas about marketing strategies and finance management. All of that stuff is great, but we can probably assume that every stylist and salon owner is working on marketing and money management.

So why is it that some stylists and salon owners find mega success and some struggle to get by?  I think I’ve narrowed it down to 8 distinct strategies and I’ll outline them all for you in this weeks episode.

Hi-lights you won't want to miss:

>>>4:20-Why finding your flaws is where you need to start

>>>7:46-The reason there is no “perfect business”

>>>9:16-How to challenge yourself to find people in business that can support you professionally

>>>12:09-Don’t be afraid to let it all go - if it means a better future is waiting for you

>>>12:28-Why not everybody is meant to be a mega-star or a leader

>>>18:52-Ways to constantly level-up your business

>>>21:17-You can look to yourself for answers but you can’t do everything yourself

Episode #020: The Big Mistakes I Made in the Early Years of my Business

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I’m loving life and am fully obsessed with my career right now, but it wasn’t always rainbows and sunshine

I think so often we see people who have found success and think “man, she’s got it all”, but generally those successful people won’t even hit your radar until they’ve crawled through sh*t to make their way to the top.

This week I wanted to share with you guys the 6 major mistakes I made on my way to the top in hopes that you learn from my mistakes and shortcut your path to success.

Hi-lights you won't want to miss:

>>>6:37-My first big hiccup before the journey even got started

>>>8:54-Why I made the conscious decision to get over people judging me

>>>11:57-How my ultra scrappy attitude on education wasted so much valuable time

>>>14:07-Why you should only do the things that push your business forward

>>>16:41-My thoughts on valuing your time properly

>>>20:10-Why was I afraid to be myself?

Episode #002: Get organized and make real progress with my Hair Stylists Productivity Planner

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Do you have about a million ideas, dreams and plans spinning around in your head right now?  This one is for you.  We'll discover which tasks will make the biggest impact in your business, choose your focus and create a 90-day action plan.

Hi-lights you won't want to miss:

>>>4:50-Why working harder doesn't actually get you any closer to your goals

>>>5:34-How to choose the area of your business that really needs the most help and refine your focus

>>>9:30-How to "brain dump" and create your task list when you don't even know where to start

>>>16:25-How to choose just your top projects and allow the rest to fall to the back burner

>>>21:05-Creating your totally do-able weekly mini task list and 90 day action plan

>>>23:54-The magic of the "realistic stretch"

 

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