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Monday, November 25, 2013
Setting and Reaching Goals
Precision, Passion, Perfection, Persistance
by Sherri Jessee
Success can be achieved
when you take the
time to organize your desires for the future and set goals toward achieving
those desires. My exciting career in the beauty biz thus far has spanned 3
decades and I have travelled across 5 continents! If you would have asked me my
goals for the future when I first began hairdressing, to be quite honest, the
amazing things that I have been able to do would have never even entered my
mind as possibilities! With an innate desire to grow and improve, it has been a
personal habit for me to continually learn and master new skills. Much like
setting my GPS and taking one direction at a time, I have set my goals and
anxiously headed toward them one day at a time. Each new goal reached has given
me inspiration to set and reach new goals. I believe our journey can be called
truly successful if we use precision to set our goals, and act with passion,
and persistence, and seek perfection.
may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become
specific things you want to achieve. Do you want more clients? Would you like
to have your work published? Would you like to win a NAHA? A precise goal has a
much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. List your goals
and commit to achieving them. Start with practical goals that possible to
reach. Defining your goals is the first step toward making them happen. By
writing down your goals and setting a time line, events are set into motion
that may not have happened otherwise. Goals that may have seemed far away and
out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable—not because your
goals shrink, but because you grow and
expand to match them. As you reach your goals, build upon them and set
new goals that are even higher.
one success at a time, you will have an incredible journey.
those things about which you are truly passionate. What would you really love
to be doing? Where would you really love to be? Who would you really love to be
working with? What makes your heart race when you think about it? Set small
goals that you can easily obtain. These are stepping stones that lead to the
bigger goals that you will eventually set—the really big ones that give you
butterflies in your stomach when thinking about them. By achieving one success
at a time, you will have an incredible journey. Establish a way of measuring
your progress toward reaching each goal you set. When you are able to
complete goals on your list, you will stay
on track and experience the excitement of achievement. This will encourage
you to continue the efforts required to reach your goals and create new ones.
It is imperative to make a education a life long habit and
constantly seek perfection.
As I am
completing one task, in the back of my mind a voice asks me, "What are you
going to do next to top this?" In our business we are only as good as our
last cut or color and can not ever "rest on our laurels." With a firm
foundation your skill set must constantly
evolve to truly be a master of your craft.
will eventually come to those willing to work hard enough and long enough.
Thomas Jefferson who said, “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem
to have.” True success will eventually come to those willing to work hard
enough and long enough to achieve their goals. You must be persistent and
set your “GPS” to your final destination. Then have the courage to head out on
your journey. Don’t worry if you have to occasionally “re-calculate your
route.” With persistence, you WILL have a fantastic career full of exciting
About Sherri Jessee
Stylist of the Year, Sherri Jessee is a salon owner, behind the chair stylist,
educator and renowned makeup artist with her own line of organizing makeup
tools. To learn more, visit her website at sherrijessee.com.