It’s the best of both worlds in this week’s episode of the Big Money Stylist where Lala Land Danielle and fact-driven Ani come together to have some candid conversations around the topic of entitled artists, being a business owner, and never giving up – even in your darkest hour.

For Big Money Stylist, we go over the following formula each month:

Week #1: Power

Week #2: Production

Week #3: Profit

Week #4: Protection

In This Week’s Episode…..PROTECTION

Point #1: # The Naive Asshole

  • In a recent training inside of the BMS network, an artist revealed that she was the product of a walk-out inside of the salon she had been working in.
  • Now that she is trying to start her own business, she realizes how much of an asshole she was. At one time, Danielle was also that naive asshole who didn’t have the respect for those who had blazed the trail before her.

How are you currently being a naive asshole?

Point #2: It Takes Mad Skills

  • While many think they have what it takes to be successful in business, oftentimes they lack many of the skills necessary to actually do the job that would make it successful.
  • It’s the little things you don’t think about, plus you assume you’re just going to walk in and ‘own the world.’ It’s never as easy as you think, ever!

In what area do you know it’s time to increase your skill level?

Point #3: Risk Takers

  • People forget to put themselves in other people’s shoes and are so quick to judge, not realizing there are a lot of hard decisions business owners must make.
  • They can gather opinions of others, but at the end of the day, the final say-so will forever fall on the shoulders of the business owners who are also the ones taking ALL of the risk.

Are you prepared to take on all of the risk inside your next business decision?

Point #4: Change the Frame

  • Many people equate change with betrayal, no matter how hard you nail it in that a business has to be successful, and that change is sometimes necessary for that success to happen.
  • If something is not working, putting blinders on is not going to get the job done. A new frame must be established, and those who want to remain in the old frame and are unwilling to move forward with the new one, must be let go.

What new frame must you step into in order for you to move forward and progress?

Point #5: Letting Go of the Noise

  • Ani’s experiences over the past few months had thrown her into a state of chaos. She took a step back and found that it was necessary to drown out the opinions and voices of those who were influencing her in order for her to hear her own voice.
  • Ani: Is that the person I’m going to be, that the minute it gets hard I give in? I give up? We’re all a little bit insane which is why we’re changing this industry. Inside of that, I know I am not done here.

Where in your world is it time to separate yourself from the influencing voices of others?

Quote of the Week:

“It’s in those dark moments where your true colors start to show up; where you decide you’re going to keep going even when you hit those hard corners.”

— Danielle White

“It’s going to get dark, it’s going to get hard, but don’t you dare give up!”

— Anianne Rivera


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