CHAPTER 2 LIFE SKILLS
Life skills are a set of tools and guidelines that prepare you for living as a mature adult in a complicated world.
The salon is a creative workplace *artistic talent • Requires strong self-discipline • Excellent • people • skills www.gumtree.com/posting_images/02/25814002__1..
Make solid connections with each client • Stay focused • Feel competent and enthusiastic
Your livelihood, as well as your personal feelings of success, depend on how well you do this
***Life skills are your foundation ***A common characteristic shared by most people is: they love what they do Your passion shows in your work.
Some of the most important life skills are: • Being genuinely caring and helpful to other people • Successfully adapting to different situations • Sticking to a goal and seeing a job to completion.
Being consistent in your work • Developing a deep reservoir of common sense • Making good friends • Feeling good about • yourself kjw27612.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/scs-styl... • Maintaining a • cooperative attitude
Defining your own code of ethics for yourself and living within your definition • Approaching all your work with a strong sense of responsibility • Mastering techniques that will help you become more organized • www.alasdairmethven.com/.../4524216940.swf
Having a sense of humor to bring you through difficult situations • Acquiring one of the greatest virtues known as: patience • Always striving for excellence • media.rd.com/.../sense-of-humor-af.jpg
Rules For Success • To be successful, you must take ownership of your education • Commit yourself to: • Attend all classes • Arrive for class early • blog.nj.com/.../04/large_pix-0416cutathon.jpg
www.elearningbible.com/wp-includes/images/Stu... • Have all materials • Listen attentively • Highlight important • points • Take notes • Pay close attention during summary and review questions
When something is not clear, ask, ask, ask • Continually seek further education • Never stop learning • New trends, techniques, products, and information available • lh6.ggpht.com/.../Ju2-r0k4UuI/eagle1_thumb.jpg
The Psychology of Success • Put in extra effort, enthusiasm, and excitement into your studies • Be fueled by passion www.pratpartners.com/.../Audrey9_lg.jpg
Guidelines for Success • Defining success is a very personal thing • Following principles form a foundation of all personal and business success
Build self-esteem • Self-esteem is based on inner strength and begins with your ability to reach your goals. www.apm.co.th/.../about/pic_consulting05.jpg
Visualize • Imagine yourself working in your dream salon • Practice visualization • Turn possibilities into realities
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Build on your strengths • Practice a positive self-image • Activities that you love, • allow you to feel good about yourself www.emg2008.com/pics/pic_sports_collage.jpg library.thinkquest.org/.../Graphics/singing.gif
Be kind to yourself • Put a stop to self-critical and negative thoughts • If you make a mistake, tell yourself that it is okay and you will do your best next time.
Define success for yourself • Be a success in your own eyes.
Practice new behaviors • Because creating success is a skill, you can help to develop it by practicing new behaviors • ~ speaking with confidence • ~ standing tall • ~ using good grammar • i.ehow.com/.../public-speaking1-main_Full.jpg
Keep your personal life separate from your work • People who talk about themselves or others at work is personally counterproductive, and causes the whole salon to suffer.
Keep your energy up • Successful cosmetologists • *do not run yourself ragged • *do not eat, sleep and drink beauty • Take care of personal needs • *family, friends, activities campacorn.org/images/friendship.gif
Respect others • Relate to everyone with a feeling of respect. • Exercise good manners • Do not interrupt people and be a good listener
Stay productive • Three habits that can keep you from maintaining peak performance *procrastination *perfectionism *lack of a game plan www.gdcanada.com/.../images/game_plan.jpg
Procrastination • Putting off until tomorrow what you can do today. • Poor study habits
Perfectionism • Unhealthy compulsion • Success is not simply always doing things right • Success: do not give up, even when things get really tough.
Game Plan • The conscious act of planning your life instead of just letting things happen • Large chunks of time (five or ten years ahead)
Motivation and self-management • Motivation propels you to do something • Self-management is a well- thought- out process for the long haul
A motivated student finds it much easier to learn • Motivation comes from an inner desire to grow your skills as a professional • If your motivation comes from an external source-you will have a difficult time finishing school
***Satisfying Your Basic Human Needs • Add all to side bar-write small: • 5 Basic human needs in order from lowest to highest • Physical • Shelter • Clothing • Food • www.mhcbe.ab.ca/.../needs_files/..%5CneedsP.jpg
2. Emotional • Loving environment • 3. Social • Good people around you www.goodenough.ac.uk/uploads/pics/social2.jpg
4. Mental • Don’t worry or stress • 5. Spiritual • Morals www.plant-a-tree-today.org/WebControl/Display...
Your Creative Capability Creativity is an unlimited inner resource of ideas and solutions • To enhance the skill of creativity: • Do not be self-critical • ~ blocks the creative mind
Do not look to others for motivation • ~ tap into your own creativity • Change your vocabulary • ~ positive vocabulary
Do not go it alone!!!!! • ~ you will be more creative in an environment where people work together and share ideas • ***self managers ask for help
Add: One trait essential to reach and remain at the highest level of professionalism is…commitment i.ehow.com/.../4544657/commitment_Full.jpg
Add: Motivation-is the ignition for success Self-management-is the fuel that keeps you going
Design a Mission Statement • Establishes the values the business plans to live by and that establishes future goals • Individuals can also have a mission statement.
Prepare a mission statement that communicates who you are and what you want for your life in your goal book. Keep a copy of your mission statement where you can see it and read it every day.
Goal Setting • Helps you decide what you want out of your life • Focuses your attention
How Goal Setting Work Two types: Short term goal ~ what you wish to accomplish in a year or less
Long term goal ~ measured in sections of time such as five years, ten years, or even longer
Goal setting is to have a plan and reexamine it often to make sure you are on track • Adjust your goals and action plans as you go