Making The Cut

By Scott and Jennifer Fontana

Making The Cut

Making the Cut: Looking Back

On this exact day last year, Jennifer and I blogged about living by choice: how we decide to approach each day, turning our obstacles into inspiration, surrounding ourselves with positive people, etc. With some recent life changes, including our diets, our children growing up and the launch of our Hair Show, among others, we wanted to take this week to look back at how we have overcome some of the obstacles we discussed last year and share our advice on how you can do the same.

Surround yourself with positive people and thinkers: Life is too short not to surround yourself with the best people. Over the last year, we have worked hard to create and build a great staff and team at Cristophe Salon Newport Beach- one that we look forward to seeing every day. We believe this is a key aspect to your business and the more time you put in to building a successful and positive team, the more successful you can be.

Keep the momentum flowing: We definitely feel we have accomplished this! With the renovations to the salon and launch of the Cristophe Salon Newport Beach Hair Show, the past year has been a nonstop learning experience. Keeping the momentum flowing for your business will only prove how strong and successful you can be. Feeling like your business is in a lull? Brainstorm ideas with your team on how you can initiate positive changes that will refresh and recharge your business.

Turn obstacles into inspiration: To quote ourselves from last year, ‘Many small business owners see obstacles as set-backs and personal affronts; however, obstacles are learning experiences to identify what you may need to adjust within your company.’ This rings very true at the salon, and we take each difficult situation or obstacle and try our best to turn it into a positive. Not allowing obstacles to get in your way will prove to be one of the best things you can teach your team and ultimately do for your business.

Say goodbye to fear: The less you listen to fear, the more chances you have to be successful! Putting on the hair show was a big fear of ours. We didn’t know whether it would be successful or if people would be interested in it. Moving past our fear and putting the show on was one of the most accomplishing feelings we’ve had. We encourage business owners to squash their fears and take a leap of faith, too!

What have you done in the past year that you are proud of? Do you live your life by choice? How has that correlated to your business? Let us know!

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