Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Get Rich Quick Tip: Listen to Your Heart

My Motto
It's been a crazy, whirlwind last few months at work. Gearing up for the holidays was no joke. Now that we are in the thick of the holiday season and everyone is trained, it's time to get down to the frenzy. Christmas is now 24 days away and counting.

Tonight was the first time in a long time where I actually got a chance to sit down and clear out my email inbox. I am so thankful for all of the wonderful fan mail I get from my blog. Thank you, dear readers. You're all truly amazing and inspiring. I just wish I had more time to respond to all of the emails I receive in a timely manner. Some of the emails I answered tonight were from all the way back in September. At least its better late than never!

I've noticed that the questions I'm most often asked pertain to beauty school.

Why did you decide to go to school? 
Should I go to school?
Where should I go to school?
How do I know that beauty school is right for me?

These questions touch my heart because it was only two years ago that I was asking myself these same questions. Only there wasn't a blog like mine for me to reach out to. I had to dig deep inside and do a lot of soul searching of my own. I also seeked professional and honest advice from all of my friends who already worked in the beauty industry. Once I started my own research, I knew that one day I would write a blog with the intentions to inspire others out there like me and help readers make educated decisions that were right for them.

It's been a long road to get to where I am today. I am thankful for each bump I've had to encounter along the way. It not only helped me become a happier person than I was before, but made me truly appreciate the career I've carved out for myself over the last year.

My "Get Rich Quick Tip" to you? If you have a passion, go for it. Listen to your heart and follow your dreams. Squash the negative self-talk and don't listen to the negative people. Life is too short to stay at a job that you hate to get out of bed for or in a relationship that doesn't make you happy. Not every day is going to be without challenges, but those bumps will be a whole lot easier to conquer if you love what you do.

So go for it! What have you got to lose?

2 comments:

  1. Dear Kathleen,

    I just wanted to say thank you for posting this inspirational blog. I too had to do a lot of soul searching, and by the end of it figured that I wanted to go into aesthetics. However, I am still on the fence about actually applying due to my friends expectations and "recommendations" for my career. Not only have my friends thought that this was "beneath me" (considering that I was due to go into business school), they highly discouraged this career choice stating that this was not "me". I never felt there was anything wrong or "low" with aesthetics, but they thought of it as rigorous labor work with little income. They were more concerned that about how I would stand financially if I were to go into aesthetics, rather than how I felt. After I read your post, I now know that it wouldn't matter how I stand financially (as long as I can pay my bills and support myself); what really matters is that at the end of the day I am happy. Thank you again for your lil' pep talk, I really appreciated it and am going to apply sometime this week and hopefully in a years time I can start my practice.

    Sincerely,
    Melany

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    1. Melany,

      I know all too well about worrying what other people in my life think about the choices I make, especially when it comes to my own career. There comes a time when you have to just let those worries go and follow your heart. More often than not, those very people who are judging you on your career choices are probably not happy or satisfied with their own career. If those people focused as much time and energy on making their own career what they want it to be instead of judging yours, they would probably be a lot happier.

      I'm not going to lie, starting any new career is hard work whether its esthetics or otherwise. It takes time to build a clientele and fill your books. If this is something you know will make you happy then who cares what your friends think? Just do it! Thanks for reading my blog. Feel free to stop by for a little pep talk anytime!!

      Thanks!
      Kathleen

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