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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wisdom Brings Joy!

Hello Everyone!

Wisdom has been defined as "the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise." Many times, people make decisions in their personal and professional lives without using wisdom.  These decisions can be due to not wanting to hurt the feelings of a loved one or not wanting to disagree with authority on a job. Afterwards, the feelings of regret starts to flow throughout the body.

New business owners tend to rely on information of others when making important decisions.  Sometimes, the information they receive does not fit their business model, but, they do it anyway.  Making a decision that is not wise. In the beauty industry, people tend to see something working for another business owner and it sparks their curiosity.  Then, that owner will change their business model without thinking about it.

They tend to act first, without making an informed decision.  They see the advertisement on social media, the owner may be driving a luxury vehicle and wearing name brand clothes. And, a decision is made to change the original business model, based on an assumption.

It is very important to make wise decisions in our personal and professional lives.  Many people are in marriages and relationships and are not happy.  They feel is it wise to stay because of various reasons and complain about the relationship to others. Just as, people stay on jobs and are not fulfilled or happy. They stay because they may be comfortable or too scared to leave or too lazy to try and get another one.

In relationships, people stay because of kids, monetary reasons, etc. Yet, they are not truly happy. Both situations need to be analyzed on an individual basis before deciding the wise thing to do.  But, life is too short not to use wisdom and be happy.  Wisdom brings joy!



Create a Better Day!

Toni Love
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Love and History!

Hello Everyone!!

February has been deemed the month of LOVE!  Before January ends, we start to see the color red and heart-shaped boxes throughout the shopping malls, grocery stores, etc.  The 14th is the day to express our love to our sweethearts a little bit more than usual.  Lovers feel joyous, yet, anxious.  Proposals will happen, announcements will be made, and flowers will be delivered.

Love is a beautiful thing.  The feeling of knowing someone else loves you is great!  The security of being protected and having another person being concerned about your well-being is priceless.  The laughter shared between lovers, the comfort of being yourself and allowing your guards to come down can be refreshing. Valentine's Day reminds us that being in love is okay.  Being in love should be celebrated on a special day.

February is also a month to celebrate the achievements of many great African-Americans and/or black people, who have contributed so much to our society.

Many are unknown or "Hidden Figures," as the movie title suggests.  The movie that tells the story of three amazing African American female mathematicians who were very instrumental in assisting with getting a man to the moon.  And, there are so many others who we do not hear or read about in the history books.

Thank goodness for technology, because today, we can research and find out more about these great people of color who contributed to American history.  Movies like Hidden Figures, 42, Roots, To Sir, With Love and others can assist with aiding all people with a better understanding of the African-American heritage.

I remember being given a book entitled, "The Color Purple," when I was a teenager.  The book later became a movie and I remember the excitement of seeing what I read come to life before me. Watching the movie as a teen, I was not mature enough to understand the various messages that was meant to be conveyed. Watching it again as adult, I clearly understood the messages.

The early exposure to African-American history through books, documentaries and movies was great for me. Now, it's time we are all exposed to the contributions made by so many great people.  Let's get started TODAY!

Create a Better Day!

Toni Love
www.tonilove.com
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions" (Sold everywhere!)
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
Twitter:  @tonilove205
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Hello 2017 and Farewell to 2016!!

Hello Everyone!

I saw this post and I think it's a great way to start a new year!  There is nothing I need to add.....


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Create a Better Day!

Toni Love
www.tonilove.com
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions"  (Sold Everywhere!!)
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
Instagram:  Toni Love International
Twitter:  @tonilove205

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Having Money vs. Having Class!

Hello Everyone!

There is a misconception about the perception of wealth.  Many people feel they can purchase expensive homes, cars, name brand clothing and they are wealthy.  Feeling wealthy and living wealthy is very different. Depending on the level of poverty, the feeling of wealth can vary from person to person.

In some situations, a mobile home can make someone feel wealthy.  Others may feel a two-story home signifies wealth and the driver of a Rolls Royce may have the same feeling.  Therefore, the feeling of wealth and success is different per person. People want different things based on their experiences.

Therefore, it's not good to measure your success by other people, because you don't know where or how they got started.  There is a misconception of class.  Class is not purchased, it is a learned behavior that usually starts in the home.  Class is indicated by mannerisms, etiquette, and character.

Many believe, if a person has money, the individual has class too.  This is not true.  There are indicators of class within each of us.  The way a person hold their eating utensils, regular table manners, following the host of a dinner, eating the food and then drink.  Many drink as they eat.

People with class do not "name drop" designer clothing brands, names of cars, designer handbags, etc. Because, it is the "norm," it's not new, it's a way of life.  Being wealthy is an acquired way of life for some and others were born into it.  Thus, the phrase was coined, "old money vs. new money."

However, many have a desire to acquire wealth, but, not having class keeps them out of certain circles. Wealth can be acquired without having class, but, the circle of friends and associates are usually limited to the same people you were around when you were in poverty.

Class is the key to bridge the gap.  Having class will assist in getting a person in certain social circles to make the proper connections.  As the year ends. set attainable goals and self-project.  If you want to attain wealth or acquire more class.  Enroll in business and/or etiquette classes in 2017!

It's never too late to make a positive change!  Happy Holidays!

Create a Better Day!

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Old Ways vs. New Doors!!

Hello Everyone!

We are near the end of the year and most people are thinking of things they want to change.  This is the time when personal, social and professional changes are being thought of for the next year.  During this time, a lot of people start their sentences with, "Next year, I am going to....." or, "At the beginning of the year, I am going to...."

And, the intentions may be good, when people are talking.  They may be feeling it at the time and later, their old ways come into play.  The thoughts of doubt, comfort, laziness, etc. and, the contradictory thoughts begin.  For example, "I know I need to make some changes, but, ...."  "I know I need to get a divorce, but, ....,"  "I know I need another job, but,.....," "I know I need to take a class, but, .....,"  "I know I need to advertise more, but, ....."  And, it goes on and on.

Later, people realize, years have passed and they are saying the same things.  A lot of people are not happy in their personal lives and they feel empty inside.  Therefore, the feeling of emptiness, leads them to nowhere. They are not motivated to change and have accepted the current lifestyle.

Many people are not happy in their social lives.  They are around people who are not assisting with their growth.  They are involved in conversations that are not leading to progress in their lives. They are unfulfilled socially and too afraid to step out of the social circle.

Professional change for some people is the hardest. It tends to be more challenging for some, because it involves their income.  And, when supporting a family or if, a single parent, the decision involves more than one person.  Thus, leaving a lot of people unhappy on jobs and/or in their careers.

People need to lose the contradictory thoughts and embrace positive change. And, walk through the new doors of personal, social, and professional growth! 

Create a Better Day!

Toni Love
www.tonilove.com
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions" (sold everywhere!)
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
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Twitter: @tonilove205

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall in LOVE with your business again!

Hello Everyone!

When ideas start flowing as to making a decision about opening a business, most of us are filled with excitement.  We feel anxious, nervous, doubtful, happy and any other emotion that can take place.  Then, the contradictory thoughts start popping into our heads.  "I know I can do it, but, what if I fail?"  "I know it's a good idea and it will work, but....."

After those thoughts, the conversations with negative people starts and afterwards, you hate you told them about your idea.  At some point, after those conversations, you decide to move forward.  All is going well and you are very busy, later, business slows down.

At this time, most people panic.  This is the time to fall in love with your business again!  This is the time to be creative and think of other ways to generate interest and income.  The joy and excitement that existed when you opened has to return.  You have to align yourself with the initial feeling you had when it was an idea.

This is the time to "self-evaluate."  Take inventory of the past twelve months, six months, and three months. The inventory should consist of:  the number of goods and services sold during this time, the income generated, the marketing strategies, and the profit and/or loss statements.

This inventory will assist you in making an informed decision, in regards to your next move.  Many business owners allow the negative emotions during slow periods to direct their decision making process.  Business decisions should never be based on personal emotions.

Once an informed decision is made and a positive attitude is displayed, along with creativity, those slow days will convert into a profitable business!

Create a Better Day!

Toni Love
www.tonilove.com
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions" (Sold Everywhere!)
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
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Twitter: @tonilove205



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NEW! BETTER! DIFFERENT!

Hello Everyone!!

As summer is coming to a close, it's time to think of something new, better and different.  This is the time of year to think of fall and winter promotions, including holidays.  Also, this is the time to think about personal and professional changes going into the next year.

NEW:  The fiscal year is about to come to a close.  Therefore, it's time to budget for the upcoming year. What new services will you offer clients next year?  Will there be new additions to your menu of services? Will you paint a room a new color within your business? Will you hire new staff members? What changes will you make as a leader?  Will you read a new book on business, self development, marketing, etc.?

BETTER:  This is the time of year to evaluate yourself and the business. Take inventory of yourself as well as your business practices. When evaluating yourself, be prepared to make the needed changes to improve your life.  What will you do to make yourself happier?  What will make your life better? What business practices will you change to see better results?

DIFFERENT:  During the fall and winter months, different holiday promotions are hosted by various businesses.  This is a great time to promote your business using a "theme."  Major retailers set great examples to follow, such as: furniture stores, car dealerships, Macy's and other retailers. Hosting an event for your business with a theme is a different way to promote it. Clients enjoy being a part of something new, different and exciting.  What will you do differently to set your business apart?

This is an exciting time of the year.  Be prepared to create your own reality for your business.  Take the initiative to do something new, better and different and give your clients an experience they will never forget!

Create a Better Day!

Toni Love
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions" (Sold Everywhere!)
www.tonilove.com
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
Twitter: @tonilove205
Instagram:  Toni Love International