Empowerment is important to every business and is a key part of a healthy salon business. An unempowered workplace is an unhappy workplace and likely a financially unhealthy workplace.
Lack of control at work leaves us disconnected, unmotivated, unengaged, anxious, and even angry. These emotions carry over into our physical health as well as our attitude about work. The quality of work suffers and we either find new employment or hang out and do the minimum, either way it’s not good for employee or employer.
In salons and spas lack of empowerment leads to negativity and walk outs, both are devastating emotionally and financially.
As employees we often give our power away, believing that someone else knows more than we do, or that there is nothing that we can do to make things better.
As employers we often only see how hard we are working and the huge investment we have made and that employees have it so much easier.
It’s always hard to see the whole picture, to see another person’s experiences, struggles, and disappointments.
Communication is key, both sides need to open to change, honest about what they want to achieve, willing to take in what the other has to say – not just listen, but open to adjusting to the other persons needs. If you share a common goal then you are a team, with different responsibilities but all empowered to move toward the shared goal.
What’s true about humans is that we have an amazing power to accomplish the things that we set our mind to. If you want to change the circumstances you are in you have to decide to do so.
Empowerment is a practice of being aware of how we are diminishing our own power and that of others; a practice of doing better, being kinder, and taking daily action to empower ourselves and others.
Moving past powerlessness, finding your inner strength and owning your power is not a simple task, it takes practice and support.
Our lives are interconnected, we benefit from empowering one another.
People are emotional creatures. Support the emotional health of your co-workers, and the people you manage, and your business will benefit. Encouragement such as please, thank you, great job, should be a conscious part of all our daily conversations.
When you empower others the energy shifts in a positive direction, work and relationships improve. Positive energy has a positive impact on our nervous systems and health. The act of empowerment is a wellness practice for your life, the lives of others, and your business.
Empower yourself by taking note of all you have accomplished. Be aware of your negative thoughts and conversations, make an effort to shift them in a more positive, empowering direction, practice, practice, practice.
Believe you have the power. The power to make your business and the world a healthier place with your thoughts, words, and actions.