Finding Your Vision is one of the most important things for you as a salon owner. Your Vision is your compass, the thing you can look back on and know you are heading in the right direction. It’s where you’re always headed and it makes decisions at the salon very easy!
We discovered our Values and our Mission and I hope you have had a chance to reflect on yourselves and your tribe. Do you feel good about yourself as a leader?
Now that you know what your tribe looks like you can again look back to yourself and ask the ultimate question; Why did I open a salon? Really think about your answer, write it down on paper and read it out loud a few times. Are you remembering your dream? Maybe it was twenty years, ten years, or 30 days ago? However long ago it was; you had a dream of opening your own salon and that is your Vision!
One salon said they want a salon to help educate new stylists, one salon said they want to be an owner that was understanding and giving because their last owner treated them like she was a drill sergeant. Another salon said they want to own the top grossing salon in their City. What ever your Vision is; know that this is why you own your salon!
Congratulations! You have now discovered a lot about yourself and your salon, but as always, there is more work to do when building your salon culture.
We must consider a few things after we find our Vision:
1. Do your values coinside with your Vision?
2. Does your tribe of people by your side believe in your Vision?
3. How will you make your Vision a reality?
Without your Vision your salon will not be as successful as it could be and your Mission will likely not exist. Your Mission will help you execute your Vision, your Values will help you determine all of this!