As a 26 year old hairdresser, Brooke is a new salon owner who is having to learn fast in dealing with circumstances way out of her own control so early on. Today, she shares how opening her brand new salon in December 2019, has been the toughest start to life as new salon owner. Faced with a two week salon closure in February 2020 – caused by localised flooding – and quickly followed by currently coping with one of the biggest asks she’ll ever have to experience. Temporarily shutting down her salon ‘again’ in the space of just 4 weeks, due to the Coronavirus global pandemic.
The year 2020 started off with a bang for Brooke. Opening her new salon, getting into the Fellowship fo British Hairdressing’s Fame Team as well as a year of exciting job and competition opportunities! But with the smooth came the rough in a very short space of time. Opening a salon in a conservation area came with a tough time from her local council planning department, January being the quietest month of the year, shutting down the salon for 2 weeks due to the flooding and then, Coronavirus!
Experiencing such challenges, you would expect someone so new to business to be sitting down and feeling sorry for themselves. Not Brooke! Taking such a positive outlook and approach to challenges way out of her control, she gives us all a valuable lesson on how to make the best out of the worst situations. Something all of us could do with right now. She’s here today to offer words of positivity given the current situation of the Coronavirus outbreak.
By the end of this podcast you’ll learn how you could turn what could be a dreadful experience into a positive one. Through lockdown, this could be your perfect time to open up your mind to self-development of creative learning and headspace. So lets get ready as we start our journey to preparing for when the green lights get switched back on.
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