So we have a new year! What will your resolutions be? To lose weight? Run a 5K? Learn to breathe? There are tons of resolutions out there but will you stick with it?
I found that working on yourself everyday will not only alter the year to follow but will alter your life.
Making small changes in your lifestyle like diet and exercise will have great benefits to your daily duties.
I have made my new years resolution choice to take care of myself. To make better choices when I eat. To keep my sugar cravings at bay and to refrain from salt. To meditate more and find inner strength. To not help others to a fault. All of these choices will help me in my face painting and body art business.
Well believe or not this business can get physical and be stressful. Stress of filling up your schedule with gigs, working with the clients budget and not breaking your bank account. Taking the time out to write up the contracts and to getting the invoice paid. Keeping up inventory, insurance policies, education and camaraderie. What would happen if the party you booked is up 5 flights of stairs? With no assistant and tons of equipment..Well you would most definitely have to take a couple of trips up and down those stairs. Eating right to help keep your body fit and exercising regularly will help you not look frazzled and more professional when tackling those stairs.
What would happen if you completed a job and the client bounces a check or even worse flat out refuses to pay for your services? Would you keep your cool and hit it head on with a lawsuit? Would you give them a chance to pay in payments? Would you just not confront them at all in fear of embarrassment? All of which causes stress.
What would you do if you have to find a second or third job to just pay your bills and to help finance you to bring your business to the next level? Juggling these multiple jobs is difficult. Especially when you have a potential client that is looking around for the best price and you cannot answer your phone. Do you get someone to answer your calls and book your appointments? Another costly item...
So you get my point..This job is one of the finest jobs ever. This industry has helped tons of individuals with a sense of accomplishment who otherwise have felt hopeless. The industry is mainly made up of women. It has given tons of women the opportunity to earn an income but also to help contribute to their family's needs. Most women feel they cannot provide the right type of help for their families. This industry gives them the chance to stay with their children during the week. It provides time for them to keep up with household chores, school, homework, groceries and so forth. All the while giving them a chance to work weekends.
I for one am very happy to say I am in business for another year. Let's keep up with our resolutions, keep making people smile and keep up the good work.
Owner/ Artist of Fun4UFaces