Barber Harp Hair Style These Tips for Successful Barber Work Life Balance

These Tips for Successful Barber Work Life Balance

Many salon owners and managers are feeling very overwhelmed right now and for many, work-life balance feels like a fantasy! Business consultant Phil Jackson from Build Your Salon shares his three strategies that could serve you well.

1 first you need to find out what is needed. You will never achieve a work-life balance if you are not clear about what you want to achieve in all areas of your life. Have a really honest conversation with yourself–think of your life as a pie chart. Where are you willing to invest your time, effort and energy?

Then, when you look at these records, does your goal seem realistic? If you are trying to complete 45 projects that take a lot of time, effort and energy and only spend 10% of your time on these projects, something has to give. Either you need to be ready to make more efforts in this direction, or some of these goals need to be achieved.

2 Then you need to have a Plan. I am always amazed by a business owner who has planned every Minute of his working day but has nothing in place for the rest of his time – it is no wonder that a few rotating plates break.

I want you to block out time every week, be disciplined in your planning so that you can get closer to your life goals. But it also means that you become really good at saying no!

I do all my planning on a Sunday night. It takes me about an hour to rethink my goals, manage my time and make sure that everything is as it should be for the coming week. Then, if someone asks me something during the week, I’m afraid the answer will be no. People are greedy for your time, they constantly peck at your attention – you need to be able to protect your goals!

3 play the long game. Just because you have set these percentages for your time does not mean that you have to spend 35% of your time, effort and energy with your children every week. For example, in August I don’t work at all – it’s all about my children. That means July tends to be all about business and I’m ok with that too. When I get to the end of the year, as long as you achieve this balance over time, it doesn’t matter if one area of your life dominates in the short term.

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