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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Work to Learn; Not to Earn!"

Hello Everyone!!

Many times, when we work, we want to make a lot of money.  Most of us have worked on jobs and have not always been happy.  Either we didn't like the hours, the pay, the manager, the conditions, etc. And, some of us decided we wanted to own a business, therefore, we could be in charge and make the rules.

Sometimes, working on a job will give you the motivation needed to take the leap of faith to pursue entrepreneurship.  During the years of working at Dudley Products, Mr. Dudley would often speak about "Work to Learn, Not to Earn!"  When I first heard him announce that topic, I was looking at him like he had lost his mind!  Thinking, "no way, I have already done that!"

As he continued to speak, I realized he was referring to sweat equity, experience, and observation.  He was speaking about doing the job effectively and efficiently, while learning the business at the same time.  Paying attention to details, asking questions, making notes of the things you like and that are working to make the business successful.

He was also speaking about learning everything you can, while on a job.  And, if you were to pursue entrepreneurship, you will have learned some key pointers needed to make your business successful.  You will have the experience of being a part of a successful business.  You will not mind the sweat equity needed to be invested into embarking on entrepreneurship, because you would have done it for someone else.

After hearing Mr. Dudley speak on this topic several times, his meaning was clear to me.  Members of the Toni Love Group shared on the March 2017 conference call, examples of when they worked to learn and how it is beneficial to them now.

Lori Russell of VA was a manager of a J.C. Penney salon and now owns a business.  She shared a lot of helpful information on the conference call about the pointers she learned at J.C. Penney and it still using today. (To hear Lori, log onto

Although, everything may not be "picture perfect," where you are working today, but, go into work tomorrow with a different outlook.  The tasks you are performing now for someone else, may be the key to your success!

Create a Better Day!

Toni Love
Author:  "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions" (sold everywhere!)
Facebook:  Toni Love Cosmetology
Instagram:  Toni Love International
Twitter:  @tonilove205

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