What are your goals for 2018?

#businessgoals
As the new year is just around the corner, have you set your business goals for 2018?
This is the best time to reflex and evaluate how the last 12 months have gone and improve for the coming year.
My favourite saying is have goals, dreams and a vision that’s so big that people call you crazy! Nothing is to big, nothing is impossible and nothing you cannot do. It’s all about your mindset and goal setting.
Even if there is things that didn’t work out right this year, turn them around to a positive. What did you learn from? See the funny side of the negative.
What are your goals for 2018?
They might be something like…
❣️ Taking on your first employee
❣️ Starting your first business
❣️ Increase client loyalty and retention
❣️ Training and development
❣️ Investing in a business mentor
❣️Growing your social media
Nothing is to big or to small. So what are your 2018 goals?

 

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Salon of the year 2017

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Such an amazing end to the year! We are so excited to announce we won Beauty Salon of the Year 2017.

We don’t know who nominated us but we are truly grateful to win this award.

So thankful to my amazing team who produce beautiful work everyday for our clients. We couldn’t do it without everyone of you.

Merry Christmas everyone!

 

Katie Godfrey – Director of KG

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What makes an Entrepreneur….

So what makes a successful entrepreneur? These are a few of my personal views on what it takes to be successful.

• Always stay humble.
This is one of the most important qualities. Remember where you came from and always remember what it’s like to have nothing. It can take years to become successful, but it can be taken away at any time.

• Team.
Never call them your ‘employees’ they are your team, your family! You spend so much time working alongside them everyday more than your own family during working hours. So it’s so important to treat them with the most amount of respect. You are only as good as your team. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work!

• Positivity.
What you think and feel HAPPENS! Therefore any negative thoughts will equal negative outcome. Always stay positive, if you believe in what you think it will happen!
Knowledge. Stay ahead of the game at all times. Never ever get complacent. Research new trends regularly. Read read read. Knowledge is power, you can never have enough!

• Passion.
You have to be passionate about your business and love what you do. Without discipline, dedication and determination it will never work. A business that wins financially without passion will never work out long term. Passion drives you, your team and everything else that keeps your business together.

• Not afraid of failure.
If you worry about failure there is no point in starting in any business. You have to be willing to fail in order to succeed. You will always learn from your mistakes. Always remember that mistakes equal a bigger success in the end. Failure is NOT giving up!

I could go on, there are so many factors that contribute in the making of a successful entrepreneur, and all of these are covered in my mentoring sessions.

Share your ideas, what do you think makes a successful entrepreneur?

 

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The Burnout

The burnout….. entrepreneurs…. Do you know what I’m talking about?
Have them days where you feel low, anxious and exhausted. Well welcome to the business world. The more I talk to my students and fellow business owners (some extremely successful business owners too) I hear this common problem, we all have times where we are burning out.
We have have days where we wish we could have that one break. Even if we have a “day off” it’s NEVER a day off. The phone is going, emails coming in, chasing suppliers etc.
And even though we LOVE what we do, we cannot switch off which most the time means even working through the night.
It’s not easy I know, I live like this everyday.

What do you do to switch off? How do you relax?
This is very important to find what works for YOU, and to have at least that hour or two a day to switch off completely.

For me today, it was making Lola-Rose dinner and having quality time together with my phone on airplane mode so no work related issues could come in. Even thought I have been with my daughter all day which is amazing, I have worked most of the day on the go. This is just how we live.
Tonight I will read an hour before bed (this is what I do most evenings to switch off, even if the books are about business )

Most importantly is getting away! This is what I live for. Booking that holiday, or weekend away. Phone off, family time with no disturbance. Have some head space and you will be completely relaxed for when you get back. This is the ONLY time I mange to have time off without my brain working 24/7 so it’s very important for me to have that time to unwind.

So what is your way to switch off? Share your ways to help others ❤️

Lots of dreams and wishes,
Katie Godfrey x

Clocks back……..

I put this post up a couple of weeks ago now…. I thought I would share on her to help those that are struggling in business at the moment.

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So who forgot to put their clocks back today?

Well…. 8 years ago on Tuesday, in salon, that was me! I will never forget. I had opened KG that year and it was DEAD! The days would drag. My dad used to pop in after he finished work to give me a bit of company. This day he popped in at 5pm for an hour.

As he was getting ready to leave, so was I! I remember him saying, “Where are you going?”
“Home” i’d say.
It’s only 6pm he replied!

That feeling of being exhausted, looking at the clock, waiting to go home as I didn’t have ONE customer that day. I just wanted to cry!!! As I thought it was 7pm… but I forgot to put the clock back! That extra hour felt like a million hours. I would never ever lock up my salon early, just incase that one customer did turn up.

How much longer can I do this for? I remember crying nearly every night when it hit quiet season before the Christmas rush. I didn’t know how I was going to get through another day. The only light I could see was just to end it all and go bankrupt. But that was not my dream!!! And the fear of failing and packing it all up scared the life out of me…. that was the easy option.
But I kept going, and I got through it with a hell of a lot of hard work.
Chloe knows how dead it was and we both plodded on!

Now…. Well, that’s a different story! We don’t have enough hours in a day. Thank the lord. And grateful everyday.

So businesses out there, when it gets tough, don’t give up. Remember why you started and what your end goal is. But remember to change your clocks when you open up tomorrow morning 😉

Have a great week everyone

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Client Announcement

To all our dear clients,

I have sold the shares of KG Styling (Ampthill) and the new owner will take over as from February.

My reasons primarily for this decision is that I have grown the business as far as I can with the time I have. My other business commitments and opportunities are now taking me in different directions. Therefore in the best interest of KG Styling it’s time to step down and let someone else grow the company.

My Mum Karen Godfrey come on board a year ago to support the business but sadly my Nan is battling with cancer and Mum is her full time carer and therefore our priorities have changed.

The salon has gone from strength to strength and doing amazingly. I’m so proud of the fabulous team, their commitment and individual growth.

Rest assured that although the salon will be under new ownership the staff team, services, pricing and products are staying the same. So please carry on booking your appointments as normal being confident that you will be receiving the same highest standard of service.

KG and the new salon will still be working closely together and I wish the new owner all the success in the world. I look forward in watching it continue to grow.

Best wishes,

Katie Godfrey – Director of KG

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