Success Through Self-Awareness
What does it take to be successful? It means something a little different for everyone but for me, the key is taking time to figure out who you are. This in itself is a statement many hear throughout their lifetime but may not understand the actual impact it can make. Genuinely knowing your inner self before trying to discover your business self is my personal solution. I have taught myself that success does not need to be measured by making boat-loads of money or wearing high heels and a suit every day. Although that works for some, I found figuring out who you are, what you love, and making that happen for you is the true indicator. Once you hone in on these skills I believe success is bound to be achieved.
Five years ago, I was offered an opportunity for a free master’s degree to be an assistant tennis coach at two different colleges. Fortunately, because I had already taken the time to figure myself out, I knew what I wanted out of life and was able to pass on this offer knowing it would not fulfill me. I opened a door for myself and jumped into the world of skincare and have never looked back. I had goals for my Esthetic career; I set a vision, stayed positive, and believed in my abilities that made me choose this occupation.
I continue to ride up and down the roller coaster of life, but always acknowledge my ever-evolving vision I have worked so hard on. Each day as I walk into my treatment room wearing a Hawaiian dress and flats, with a full book of facials appointments, I realize I am now not only working toward but actually living the vision I set for myself years ago. My achievement came from the gifts I held within myself and honoring myself enough to trust the core of who I am. All I had to do was listen, take a deep breath, and follow the path. Today I give thanks for that moment of finding myself because I am living my dream and working toward a better me along the way.