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Have you heard of Rachel Hollis? Before BOLD, our MINDBODY Conference this year, I had never heard of Rachel Hollis before. After experiencing her presence at BOLD, she truly rocked my world and made a lasting impression on me that I will never forget.
Rachel Hollis is the New York Times best-selling author of Girl Wash Your Face, co-host of the podcast RISE, a successful brand developer, and motivational speaker. She’s been called the "Tony Robbins of Motivational Speaking for Women," but her message truly transcends across gender.
Here are the four lessons I learned from Rachel Hollis that rocked my world:
"You are going to be as successful as you believe you are going to be."
At some point in your life, you were told to believe in yourself. What you may not have been told is that your thoughts and beliefs tend to become your reality. Rachel stressed the importance of believing in your own future success, regardless of your current status. She cited her humble beginnings growing up poor in California's Central Valley on her home street Weedpatch Hwy. Despite her start in life, she always believed that she would be a major success someday. Don't allow limiting beliefs to get in your way, and you will be successful someday.
Rachel cannot stand the concept of "fake it until you make it." She argues that this mentality and attitude portrays arrogance and is at the root of the "imposter syndrome." By faking it, you are pretending to be something you are not, and shutting yourself off to the real learning and development that you need for growth.
Rachel works extremely hard, and cautions her listeners, "you might be working really hard, but you might not be working on the right thing." First and foremost, you should be working on yourself to develop the skills that you need to be successful in your pursuits. She stated that virtually all of the knowledge you need is available online, for free, through Google, YouTube, or Podcasts, and you need to seek it out and synthesize it.
"No one cares about what you create until you prove that it has value."
Rachel learned this the hard way from the books she’s written. No one cared about the first five books that she wrote, but number six became the #1 New York Times Bestseller, skyrocketing her to superstardom. She cited testimonials and reviews on social sharing networks that contributed to the book's success, as well as her podcast.
A final message from Rachel: "Consistency creates community." Whatever you are working towards, be sure to work on it consistently to build your community and feed your following. Rachel practices what she preaches, which is evident in her brand following on social media, where she posts three to four times a day to connect with millions of followers. For more on Rachel Hollis, follow her on social media and be sure to check her podcast RISE, where she posts a new episode each week.
Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID.
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.
Here’s what you had to say...
53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.
While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.
58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.
69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.
But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”
Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).
Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...
It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them.