Sunday 30 June 2013

Sleep Baby Sleep!

ImageTell me,  do you feel that your head hits the pillow at night and your mind is FULL of racing thoughts?
What are you thinking about?
Is it the entrepreneurial brain within you? IF  you are chasing thoughts round and round.....
Who can you discuss your thoughts with?
Who Do you trust?
Would you love to sleep peacefully each night, knowing that everything will be okay?
Currently I'm working with a  salon owner who approached me in total overwhelm.
He had what felt like hundred of problems to figure out. While he was busy trying to stop his staff from constant bickering and complaining about phone calls from advertising agencies, he found he felt frazzled.
AT NIGHT.........would you like to sleep soundly?
Have you ever wondered if it's actually possible to wake in the morning feeling refreshed?
IT "So, Totally is......."
Here's my 5 steps towards achieving that goal:
1. STOP! Give yourself a break. Realise you cannot rule the world single handedly. You need help.
2. Think (and fantasise) about life the way you want it. What do you want?
3. Take a half day "off".  This is not a holiday,  you will be working with great productivity - go somewhere with a pad and pen alone.  Make 2 lists.  One of things that bother you, one of things you would like.  You may find common ground here which will begin to give you some answers.
4. Download a free "Guided meditation" to listen to before you goto sleep. Betcha, you're asleep before it finishes.  Choose your first meditation to be "relaxation".
5.  Ask for some help.  Decide what will work for you.  Do you want to be listened to? Do you want practical help?  Do you need help to even realise what you need?

Saturday 29 June 2013

Do you want more money?

Is that a daft question? Who doesn't want more money?  Now as a personal coach I would ask lots of questions such as
*Why do you want more money?
*How are you going to get more money?
*What difference will it make to your life when you have more money?
Now,  think about those questions.  Many people just have a feeling of they want more money and not so sure about the how or why.....
If you feel inclined to,  write those questions down and even write the answers.  You can write them below if you like in the comments box..   You may be very surprised to realise you actually might find it VERY achievable.  Of course we can do lots of work to break down HOW to get this extra revenue and I may well go ahead with a VLOG and a flip chart  on you tube and break everything down.
However,  I have a very strong feeling that you may be falling into the same category as many others which is this: You listen to the media!
Recession recession we are being told.  Ok, enough of that word now!
Listen,  I read yesterday that if we all split the money of the word equally,  we would all have a million pounds......... HEY!! That means someone has yours,  unless you are a millionaire already!
Now, true or not I want you to open your mind right now and think about this:
Mark and Spencer
Three names for you!! Ok, so what about them?? They are all BUSY! Look in the grocery department at M N S and see how busy they are.  I visited Bluewater recently and most of the shops were empty. I was going to have my MAC looked at and honestly,  Apple was so so busy in there! Now, did you notice that Apple NEVER discount their products or put on a sale.  Why would they?  They don't need to! They have a quality product that EVERYONE wants (pretty much!) and people are prepared to pay for that quality!
Let's say that again.
So, imagine your business without discounts and offers and tricks.  What about if you were just to add a better quality that you would get known for and then the profit margins would go up as you take away the need for discounting.
Should you decide to see the glass as half empty here just to try and be clever,  you could say
"Ah yes but all those shops that sell things for 99p or discounted clothes shops are busy too as that is what people can afford."
How do you know what people can afford?  Why are you assuming what they can afford. 
Ok, so yes, many people want to buy something for 99p.  How many products does that store need to sell to generate enough profit to pay the staff, the rent, the rates, the accountant? Etc etc.  You see my point.
To enable you to pay the attention in time to your client,  you need to offer that quality.
Competing with the competition means you will have to offer quality.  Look around you.  Do the staff look immaculate? What about the decor....... ?
What about your thoughts? 
Are you worth it? What are you worth?

Lightbulb Moments!


That's it!

I know!

Why didn't I think of that earlier?

IT's a SIGN!

Sounds familiar doesn't it?!
Occasionally, you will wake up in the middle of the night, sit BOLT upright and remember something you had been trying to think of all day long!
You walk into a room, forget what you went in there for and to quote Lee Evans (genius) you say out loud "What did I come in here for?"
"Why are you asking you? You DON"T KNOW!!" Say's Lee. Quite right.
then as you turn to walk away, you remember, just as you have stopped thinking about it.
Well, in the world of the Law of Attraction, this is easy to explain, yet would take me a while to explain in a blog.
Suffice to say, it's good to know that sometimes you just need to 'go with the flow'.
Did it come from nowhere?
Did it seem like an idea you had thought about before?
Does it seem like the RIGHT thing to do?
Does your gut say "Go for it"?
Maybe you wonder why you didn't think of it sooner.
The big question:
Does it feel easy?

If it does, it is most likely the right thing to do.

So, when that lightbulb goes off, gets you very excited and you feel very positive.....I ask.....Why not?
GO For it!!!
What's stopping you?
Some power, stronger than us, has lead you there. Do it! Enjoy it.
Loads of love
Louise x

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Einstein Said....

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein

Notes from the Universe!

My inbox delights me every morning.

"The universe" sends me a message!! Yes, can get one like this too if you sign up.

"Wow, time sure does fly, huh, Louise?

I mean, it seems like yesterday you and your friends were wearing fig-leaves, rubbing sticks for fire, and asking me for the things you wanted as if you couldn't just give them to yourself.

Phew! Talk about funny tan lines.

Hail to the Sun -
    The Universe"

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Salon Mystery Shopper Services

Salon Consultant and Mystery Shopper services

So, what does a client see?
When you invite a client into your salon, are you ready to impress them? To hear a gasp of “Wow!”
Now, should you find that you are the type of salon who’s decor and interior will never make the client gasp with that “Wow” what can you do?
Give up?
Accept that profit will be low, staff turnover high and just go with the unacceptable levels of service that go hand in hand with a regular salon that has no “Wow” factor?
Of course NOT!!!!
There are so many ways to turn around your salon if it is not making a profit….. these ways can be easy and they can be FREE.
Would you like to know HOW?
Generally, it might be surprisingly easy.  Yet if you are a salon which  has managers busy cutting hair 80% of their time, then you might well be missing some direction and leadership.
The best foot forward there is to employ help in the form of experienced and educated salon consultant, yes, like me!
Having many years working in management and lots and lots of training, there is a wealth of experience just waiting to be shared with you and your team. Some people are concerned they may be tied into a contract of some sort and end up paying a lot of money for this service.
Generally, there will be no contracts and you are free to book as many or as few days as you like although don’t expect too many miracles with only one day booked.
Often, coaches or consultants will offer an hour or two over the net using skype or other forms of chat.  This can be cost effective.
Yet my recommendation for my salons first and foremost is to book a Mystery shopper report.
This is not your bog standard report with yes/no answers. Instead this is carried out by qualified industry experts who can do the usual observations and then also go ahead and make recommendations with clear instructions on HOW you can do this yourself.
Involving 2 reports, one will detail the findings of the “client”/ mystery shopper as you would find as a regular mystery shopper and then as a consultant, you will find details of websites you can connect with to find free furniture,  better deals on your retail products etc….
After taking action over a couple of months, you can then go ahead and see the results. If you find you are simply too busy to deal with this yourself then you may need to get the consultant onboard to help put things into action for you. At least you have the chance to change things yourself with an expert opinion to help you.
Imagining that your salon is creating a WOW factor to your clients is no good.
You need to KNOW that your clients are seeing great things when they walk into the salon.
My next few blogs I will be detailing this for you step by step so you can begin to have a think about exactly what will be seen through the clients eyes. All for FREE so please sign up for my blog and you will find out when I’m here giving you the heads up on your competition!
Come on, let’s do it!
Find me… @louiseusher


Monday 24 June 2013

How to decide to GO FOR IT! Making your dreams come true

Just recently while at the gym, I bumped into two very good friends of mine.
These ladies had seen my blog and have known for a long time about my book writing. They asked me, "Well, I really want to write a book but have no idea how to get it out there."
I say 'asked me' yet in an English Literature class at school this actually isn't a question but rather a statement.
So, why are YOU telling yourself with a statement that you can't get it out there? Or make the changes? Or do what you need to do to create your dream life? Your 'lusher life'.
Let's look at turning this around....
What CAN you do to enable yourself one little move in the direction of making your dream come true'? How can you begin? There will be some small way, honestly. I have been making these moves for sometime and have managed to get literally stacks of work done. You can too.
There are many authors who have written books while still working the day job to enable them to pay the bills. Of course, you must be sensible obviously. If you decided after reading this blog, "Right, she's right, that Louise has made me decide to completely change my life starting right now!" and you haven't taken common sense into the equation then possibly things will not work out so well. Figure it out with a little sense. While you are fitting in your dreams, you are working towards them without the changes spoiling your current situation. In other words, you are taking steps to IMPROVE life without going crazy and making your life in a worse situation.
Ok, enough of the negative stuff now as we don't like to do that here. So, what do you want? I ask you that question on lots of my blogs. This blog is about creating your Lusher Life. What do you want? Imagine you want to write a book. In your break at work, like lunchtime or even coffee break, start writing. Don't overcomplicate the tools you need. You can use your phone, we all have the facility these days to write some lines on our phone. Even without a smart phone, text it to yourself. Write wherever you are.
If, as another example, you decided you need to take a course, or learn something new, use podcasts, or YouTube to educate yourself on your commute or again during your lunchbreak.
First step is this: Imagine that it is all possible! Use my word 'do-able'. Is it do-able? Don't find excuses or reasons. Find ways to do it. The only one who can change your life is you.
I'm spending lots and lots of time coaching these past few weeks and the mindsetting is always the first step to making changes. Let me know if you feel you would like some help too. I will very bravely be inviting (anonymous if you like) texts to my personal phone for free pretty soon. FREE. I will invite you to send me your text or email to me personally with your question. I may use these questions to answer in a blog too if that's ok with you. Let's be brave together?
Thing is, you need to subscribe to my blog or email list (right hand side of the blog page) to get this number as it's coming later. Also, if you come over to my email list there is a future audiobook "Basics to the Law of ATTRACTION' as a free gift for you.
Your dream life:
Can you do it?
WILL you do it?
Much love
Louise xx
ps written while a client is taking her coffee break - using my new wireless keyboard, my iphone and a little app called 'wordpress'
See this video here to find out how I got on when I manifested my new VW GOLF


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