Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru
By Elle Wilson
Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty GuruMay 25, 2023
#208 How Our Values Support or Deny Our Success
Hey there beauty pro,
Today’s episode is a ‘must not miss’.
We take an honest and open approach to values.
Where do our values come from?
How do they support our success and most importantly, which ones are denying us our potential?
These conversations are life affirming and for the beauty professional they extend core-principles that will unlock the blocks and transform your thinking.
Put your feet up angel, you deserve time to refresh, revive your mind, body and soul.
We love to hear from you. Remember to reach out to us to share your comments or insights.
#207 Transform Your Beauty Business in this Economic Climate
#206 The Most Important Skill in Business
Hey there, gorgeous!
Have you ever felt like screaming at a client who has been so rude to you or one of your team members?
Have you ever felt despondent and afraid when asking for feedback from your clients?
The lack of the ability we are exploring in this episode has started wars, let alone lost millions of clients for people in business.
Ready to put your feet up?
Pour that glass of red and listen to one of our most essential podcasts to date.
Just for you, beautiful.
P.S. Remember we love hearing your comments. Ask us anything?
#205 The Myth of Motivation
Hey there, gorgeous!
True or false? In order to get anything done, you have to feel motivated to do it first?
However, if you’re like most people out there, you answered “true” and are more likely to fall into the motivation trap!
What is the motivation trap?
Press the play button to find out.
I’m joined this week by my better half, Toby Wilson, as we tackle the motivation myth and let you in on how high achievers really set themselves up to win.
This episode is a MYTH BUSTER and will change your productivity forever.
Time to put your feet up, beauty sister and pour a glass of red.
P.S. Thinking alone isn’t going to make your life a wonderful experience. Thinking with your heart and soul, well, now you’re onto something.
Coming up in the next episode: How to do it and why it is the ONLY way to a glorious entrepreneurial journey.
#204 Don't Spend a Cent on Anything Until You Listen to This
Hi there gorgeous,
Money buys you food, pays your mortgage, pays for gas and every other conceivable thing you could think of.
As the art of entrepreneurship becomes a reality for you, you start to understand that increasing your profit in your business has nothing to do with luck.
There are no lucky people.
There are people that have impactful perspectives. Some are born with them and others learn them.
The speed in which you learn what you will be taught today when you listen carefully to this podcast may very well be the turning point in your business success.
Put your feet up, this is the podcast of the year!!
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#203 How your intimate relationship is linked to your success.
#202 Humpty Dumpy sat on the wall…
#201 Need new clients? Do this first.
#200 - Brow Design Reimagined
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So crank up the volume and remember to give us your feedback after listening, angel!
#119 - My Life, My Choice
The title of this podcast was absolutely deliberate, but it has a different quality depending on where you are in your heart when you hear it.
This code I will be sharing, I have shared before, however it absolutely never, ever gets old.
Because until we don’t need to be reminded, we need it.
It was such a powerful shift for me when I GOT it.
Before that the inner critic was blazing away and I found my energy lagging at times. This is what we call "leaking energy". I was giving away my power and wondering why I felt so exhausted, tired.
We are an unlimited source of energy and this very belief changes how we move in the world, but first let’s remember THIS code I share with you today and make our lives about what we love.
Feet up beauty, it’s time to open your heart and let the truth in.
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#118 - How to Realize Your Own Power in Business
No one can gift you power.
Yes, you may be promoted, elected, and perhaps even worshiped. And as you assume powerful roles, people assume that you have power.
But that assumption dissipates over time if you don’t own your power. For authentic power does not come from an external source or important title. True personal power is generated from within.
Owning your power gives you the credibility to be successful. Colleagues and key stakeholders perceive you as influential and effective and seek your opinion and assistance.
Owning your power leads to increased confidence and an understanding of how you can help others make decisions and achieve their objectives.
Owning your power allows you to create and maintain strong relationships both in and out of the workplace.
Owning your power allows you to stand up for yourself, negotiate for yourself, demonstrate your strength while admitting when you’re wrong. It takes power to allow yourself to be vulnerable and compassionate without losing yourself in the process.
The good news is that we all have power. The trick is to connect with it and own it.
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#117 - Become Believable to Your Ideal Client
2022 is sure moving along at a pace!
Where are you and where is your business heading in the midst of all this upheaval in the world?
These are the questions that not only entrepreneurs, but also every single human being, need to ask of themselves. It’s a new time!
These are the questions that open us up, and offer us the opportunity to grow and to blossom… if we have the right guidance.
This week’s episode is a short and sweet ten-minute expos on how to become believable to your ideal client.
So many takeaways as you let this information land in your mind and most importantly in your heart.
You will discover the simple ways you can transform your business via the right communication and messaging to reach the woman who needs you.
It’s empowering because you are empowered. It’s inspiring because, right now, you need to be.
Feet up gorgeous, pour a glass of red and remember to leave your comments.
#116 – Retail Sales with the Experts
This week my guest is a seasoned sales professional, in fact, he is my very own big brother.
Yep, I convinced him to share his wealth of knowledge with us, and perhaps wisdom, gained after many years across a broad range of industries where he achieved success through his refined approach to converting prospects to loyal clients by servicing their ongoing needs.
You will love his straightforward and clear communication style, as seen in his assertion that sales is ‘not’ a dirty word.
You will also discover what matters most when stepping into professional sales as he shares his top insider secrets to help you improve your sales game.
I thoroughly enjoyed this week’s episode and believe me when I tell you that it doesn’t end here.
So put your feet up and relax, gorgeous.
Take a deep dive into the rarified world of ‘Professional Sales’
#115 - Have you been kicked in the guts lately?
I know, I know, I did promise to speak about how to navigate in our mental body this week.
How to empower ourselves in the midst of the labyrinth of thoughts and narratives that seem to want our attention, however, it will have to wait till episode 197 because this morning something happened.
There I was having a delightful breakfast with a dear friend and Toby when out came the missile. Out of nowhere she felt the need to share a little piece of her wisdom. She wanted to enlighten me about something she could see, it was all about me.
At first, it felt bad, I didn’t like it and I could feel my whole body tense up. I mean really tense up and then my mouth opened and I began to defend myself. Up went the RED flag. What was I afraid of?
Suddenly, I began to relax. My body, my mind and my heart just opened. I listened and asked her to go on.
Honestly, it felt like a kick in the guts, hence the title of this episode. However, I will let you in on a secret. I enjoy friendships where feedback is shared, where I can learn a little more about how others see me. It’s not always comfortable but it allows me to exercise discernment but most importantly all the incredible access it gives me to my own superpowers.
Listen in girl, feet up, we are going on a wild ride.
Hey, remember, I love your comments, your perspectives, share, share, share your voice, beautiful.
#114 - A patch of grass
This week our episode is dedicated to women around the world. Women of every faith, every country, mothers, wives, entrepreneurs.
How can a holistic approach in life and business help you achieve your maximum potential mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially?
How can being a holistic human being can help women to live a harmonious life? With the world's expectations on us, as a woman?
Being a holistic human being might sound a little uncommon, but it’s actually beautiful.
With everything that has been occurring, the world going mad, taking a holistic approach will allow you to take a step back, breathe and connect with your authentic self. What’s going on in your head? What are you feeling? How is it affecting your body, your life?
Always remember that your emotions manifest in your body. It does matter.
Live, breath, find that patch of grass and find the authentic you.
Yes, it’s time, feet up, pour a glass of wine and click the play button.
#113 - Stop this awful habit and live!
Hey darling, how are you keeping up this week? Does it feel as if the world is closing in on you? Is your mind overbearing and making its presence felt? Are you driving yourself harder, frightened of the future? Trying to make ends meet, the world work? Let this week’s episode offer you an opportunity to turn your life right side up. Change one awful habit and open! Feet up beautiful, pour a glass of red and REMEMBER, love to hear your comments.
#112 - The Biggest Opportunity Lies Before You, Right NOW!
Hey darling, how are you keeping up these days?!
Are you feeling the pressure?
Understandably so, the universe has a lot to do with it. There is a bigger picture at play right now and it’s having an effect on all of us. Granted some will be feeling it more than others, but regardless, the change is happening.
So, how do we run a business, grow a team, and build our relationships in the midst of all this crazy?
Take the plunge, see the opportunity, and go with the flow.
There are no short term answers here. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
If we look a little deeper, we may consider this time to be why we came here in the first place.
Whether we are aware of it or not, we are offered an opportunity to evolve with every microsecond.
This isn’t some ‘spiritual’ hoo-ha! This is something far richer, more meaningful than new age blah, blah.
The laws of the universe are at play and if you don’t get them, times will be very, very, tough right now.
Feet up gorgeous! Let’s talk about what comes first and how you can ride this wave and fly.
#111 - What Camp Are You In?
How are you, Gorgeous?!
I had to share this with you today because I am amazed.
We are all aware, especially in the beauty industry, that the world is going through enormous change and turmoil. However, in the midst of this, I have never before seen such unbelievable change in beauty industry professionals.
Am I the bearer of good news?!… I am so delighted to say, YES!
Despite the worldly events, the light is pouring in.
Now you, me, everyone can choose their camp and believe me when I say, whether you are conscious of it or not, you are choosing every microsecond of your life.
In this episode, discover how to discern what camp you are in all of the time, or most of the time and what you can do about it. Learn how to set up your day and make it stunningly beautiful regardless of the world and its ‘crazy.’
There is no virtue in suffering... just saying!
As women, as beauty professionals even, we have a responsibility to so many. The camp you choose matters. It affects so many.
Finally, and the most important reason, is to find out how to be practically with you; to deeply change your relationship with yourself. Stay with me all the way to the end. It’s so worth it, Beautiful.
Feet up! And remember, your comments are meaningful. I love hearing from you.
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#110 - How to Shine in the Midst of Doubt and Fear
We often don’t consider that doubt and fear often rise when we are at the very precipice of a breakthrough.
That’s one of the key differences between entrepreneurs that continue to move forward and ones that don’t.
In this episode, we break it apart and allow you, with your own clarity, to build a brand new perspective about what both doubt and fear can be used for.
For those crushing their goals there is THIS difference. It’s not life, it’s not circumstances, it’s not other people; it is just THIS.
Let this episode create the new YOU.
Feet up angel, pour yourself a glass of your favourite drink. You so deserve this.
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#109 - Lockdowns Getting You Down? The New Way for Entrepreneurs...
Staying mentally healthy, even thriving in the midst of the pandemic and world lockdowns, is what’s next for humanity.
There are so many different temptations available to you, to us and in this episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru, we speak directly to the perspectives and the inner narratives that we are attune to within and how we can make this practical.
In times like this, one thing is clear... Our emotions rise up and if we give our belief to them and the narratives that go with them, we will feel lost, we will lose our clarity and hurt ourselves.
Humanity is known to live in a way where suffering and trying to overcome suffering is seen as a virtue. I personally have another perspective and I choose to live this life in another way.
Are you even a tiny bit interested?
If so, put your feet up, Beautiful! The world has taken a different turn and maybe it’s time for you to consider that the old, outdated and painful way to be on this planet as a human being is changing.
Is there a new path, a new destiny for the entrepreneur to live by?
It’s time for you to find out. Click that PLAY button and listen now.
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#108 - The Backlash of Our Opinions on Our Industry… Do We Need to Stop and Think Before We Share?
There isn’t much a salon owner who works 24/7 growing their flourishing business fears more than a bad review...
Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever feels good about bad reviews. They are often feared and secretly we hope we never have to deal with a bad review. A client not only being unhappy, even though we have done our best, but also writing about it; sharing it with the world.
I can feel the loud thumping of your heart from here…
However, what about writing bad reviews even when we truly think they need to be shared. Is there a true and meaningful way to own our experience and share it with the world?
I believe our industry depends on it.
In this episode, I wanted to explore how to deal with the opinion bashing of brands that I often see in beauty industry social groups.
How do you, the discerning professional, sift through the bad experiences, resentments and strong opinions of others to get to the core, the essence of a brand?
Let me be clear, there is nothing more powerful than feedback, but there is a big difference between clean and impactful feedback and opinions shared without thoughtfulness and considering shared interests.
We are all so different and what brand works for one person may truly be a living nightmare for another. How can that be and how do you sift through it all and find the truth for you? All this and more in this week’s episode!
Furthermore, are we freely dumping or venting our bad experiences or are we sharing and owning our experiences?
Feet up industry legend! It’s time to take a moment to reflect on how we can empower others and ourselves and mature into an industry we adore being a part of.
Love your feedback and comments. Let us know your thoughts.
#107 - What to Focus On Right Now
Here we are again exploring what influences us on a surface level in our lives, not only as business owners, but more importantly, as human beings.
It has become so clear to me over the past 36 years as an entrepreneur that my business is a reflection of me. My inner world, what is not seen with my eyes so to speak, is where my daily responses or reactions arise from. They, in turn, create my destiny. It’s common sense.
There are no neutral thoughts and we, as the decision makers, with each micro-second are deciding. Isn’t that so empowering? Don’t let anyone tell you anything less than the truth.
To be empowered means to be open to looking at life, its challenges, its delight from many different perspectives. This episode Toby and I interview Sadhu, our resident Vedic Astrologer.
You may have met Sadhu in earlier episodes. In this episode, the topic is Jupiter and Aquarius, among others, but how is the universe currently supporting you to look within and revisit, reinvent your ideals and your values?
The root systems of our business, your brand, are built on these ideals.
Don’t shortcut the root system of your business by focusing on leaves and the branches. Take a dive in and create new stability and strength.
I love this episode; the exploration of you is so meaningful.
Feet up Gorgeous, it’s time to explore the beauty of you and how to extend that to the world through your meaningful beauty business.
#106 - How to Create Real Strength in Your Business
Strength. I love that word, do you?
It isn’t the same as power; it has different qualities. It speaks to what one can withstand, how much can one take, how strong one is in the face of adversity...
So, how strong is your business?
2020 showed us the unpredictability of the world. It cannot be relied on to keep us safe, nor financially stable. This new perspective must impress upon us the need to lean into what makes a business strong.
Let’s leave “success” out of the picture for a moment as too often we focus on success and instant gratification and we build businesses that are weak and vulnerable.
This week, let’s take you through a strengthening exercise for your business in this new world of ours.
Feet up, relax, imagine what to come next is a brand new era for you and your business.
We love your comments; your feedback!
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#105 - I Love Working with Clients, But...
But… that pesky little word.
I love this week's episode and I know you too, will find yourself diving into not only the words but the stream of goodness that Toby and I bring to you.
So, let me get into the nitty-gritty.
How often do you think you need better leadership skills, your team needs better leadership skills? Well... DO YOU, DO THEY??!!
Not only will you discover what precedes leadership and finally increase your retail sales and leadership ability, but what matters more.
Toby offers the beauty professional a profound honor and you really deserve to hear this, so stay tuned and wait for it. It is truly beautiful!
This episode is magical. It will alter your perspective and offer you a completely new orientation as you navigate your way through the ups and downs of your chosen profession.
Don’t miss this one, it will inspire you. I promise you will want to say thank you guys, I needed this.
Feet up girl, you know you need a little break. It’s time to press the PLAY button and let your heart open as you explore the wonder of leadership, purpose and so much more with us.
#104 - Overwhelm vs. Laser Focus - How to Do It Right.
When two of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs (both billionaires by the way) were asked to write down one word that they felt to be the key to ensure success, the word they both wrote was…
Hey there, Gorgeous!
Personally, I agree. We all have the same hours in a day, so what makes one entrepreneur more successful than another? In all honesty, there are so many things and some we cannot even define. They are written in the stars, the planets and the destiny of each human being.
Hence, why comparison is a fruitless endeavour.
However, we can be the very best we can be when we learn how to FOCUS and in this episode, Toby and I go in deep. Well, not that deep, but deep enough to make this episode another… NOT TO BE MISSED!
Success is relative but we can’t fool ourselves. We know our weaknesses and we know when we are letting fear and lack steer us away from what we desire in business and in life.
So, put your feet up, sweetie and pour yourself your favourite beverage; coffee, herbal tea, a glass of red. Whatever it is, take time to let this podcast change your world.
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#103 - Inside Story into Why Brows Are So Messed Up!
Did I really just say that? Yes! And, if you’ve been following along with my podcasts, you would know by now that I will not shy away from the truth.
In this week’s episode, it’s time for some straight talk about, you guessed it... brows!
Get ready, Gorgeous! I am keeping this intro short and sharp so you can go ahead and click that PLAY button.
#102 - Business Isn't Meant to Hurt. How to Bring the Joy Back...
This week we go deep; deep into my past and how it moulded me to suffer from adrenal burnout at least 3 times in my life.
We look at what was underneath it all and how my business life began to change me and left me feeling unfulfilled and driven, rather than nourished and fulfilled.
I had lost my way or had I started off on the wrong foot to begin with? What had I laid as the foundation of my desire to build a successful business?
If you are feeling undernourished, unfulfilled, overwhelmed by your business that has nothing really to do with business; that is all about you. So, how do you fix it?
Have a listen, Gorgeous! Relax, pour a glass of red and let your heart open to the change before you.
Stop hurting you and find your new way to a deeply nourishing business, a profoundly fulfilling business. You deserve it!
#101 - The Sure Way to Maintain Consistency with Client Rebooking with Special Guest, Kristy McKenzie
The world is always dishing out something new these days. There are ups and downs for many of us and it really can be for many, destabilizing.
It is understandable. We can feel uncomfortable and even anxious.
However, in this episode the fabulous Kristy McKenzie offers us a sure way to keep our clients close and offer them an easy, stress-free way to keep up their beauty services with YOU!
I am always so selective when it comes to choosing the women and men in the industry that I share with you. It’s my mission to continue to build trust and authenticity with you. Our connection is so important to me.
There is a great offer for you from Kristy below, so be sure to not miss it...
Stay close, I have so much to offer and extend these days with you. I’ve got you girl!
My mantra these days is "all the peace I need is within me."
The world isn’t dictating the terms of my engagement here on earth. How about you?
Feet up Gorgeous and enjoy the wisdom and insight in this week's episode.
Remember, to leave comments, ask questions. We love hearing from you.
#100 - How To Earn the Trust of Your Clients
You may have noticed I am presenting you with something a little different, but trust me, it's next level!
Find out how I began and why I gained 'over the top' trust from my clients.
Toby is my special guest and one of his questions is... are people just born great at selling?
You will not want to miss my answer.
Your role in the lives of your clients is one of THE most important roles and I am going to let you in on the secret that I share with my Business Academy students.
So, put your feet up and pour a glass of red with me!
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#099 - Vedic Astrologer, Sadhu is Back! What's Happening Right Now and What's Up Next for You.
Feeling a little extra pressure these last few days, is the stress mounting? Is your mind doing back flips or are you just experiencing a clarity that is fresh and exhilarating?
Either way, the planets and the stars are in some pretty uncomfortable positions says our TrueBrow™ Resident Vedic Astrologer. The word is that the planetary house is overcrowded. What could this mean to my life and yours, our businesses, our relationships? Sadhu’s insights are inspiring and are so incredibly powerful in helping us move through the next few months.
Whether we believe in Vedic Astrology or not, let’s be honest... The planets, the stars, the moon all have an effect on our bodies, our minds and the cosmos. This is why J.P. Morgan said, “Millionaires don’t have Vedic Astrologers, billionaires do.” I will let you figure that out for yourself.
The update is as follows...Saturn is filled with goodness for those of us devoted to the goodness of transformation and yet, can play havoc if we are pushing back and not seeing the wisdom of going with the flow; deeply knowing our purpose here.
Discover in this awesome interview why over the next few days staying calm and choosing peace and quiet over expansion will not only be wise but help you to build powerful new ground within for the months to come.
Energising our mental and our physical bodies is not only about exercise and the food we eat, it’s about the entire cosmos and what the collective mind is moving in and through, so says Vedic Astrologer, Sadhu. And gals, it’s making some pretty darn good sense to me today.
The good news is Jupiter. We LOVE Jupiter. In this interview discover the magicalness of this planet according to Vedic Astrology and when it is on the move.
I love that we get to bring more than just the ordinary straight to your favorite device. Let’s step outside of our small-minded selves for an episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru and allow the beauty of the stars and the planets to expand our hearts, our minds and offer us untold insight and wisdom.
Feet up beautiful, you deserve this.
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#098 - How to Increase Your Retail Sales Without Sacrificing Your Soul
Deep and gritty title, right?
There isn’t a beauty professional I know that can deny this feeling and we don’t need to. We are human after all and at times, retailing can feel awful.
In this episode, the Tobmeister and I will be sharing with you how to end this awful feeling for yourself and your team, if you have one, forever!
Remember our new theme is perspective. You are the decision maker and that means you are always deciding. Life doesn’t have to be great for you to decide and move in a way that is both gracious, dignified and awesomely professionally.
If you are waiting for the world to change so you can find your retail mojo, this episode will put a stop to all of that.
I would have to say this is one of my favourite topics and I would love to hear from you after you have put your feet up and clicked the play button.
Close your eyes and let this episode inspire you. No distractions, just you, me and Toby.
#097 - The Narrative Has Changed. Are You Prepared?
Is it the role of the salon owner to share her opinion on vaccinations?
It’s a big question...
Over the last 12 months, the world narrative has changed and as business owners, we need to kick in to the new narrative or we may very well get lost.
How you prepare yourself and your team now to deal with just this ONE new, polarized narrative could ultimately see a significant change in your relationships with your clients - current and future.
If you do this authentically, knowing your value in the world of your clients, you will retain clients.
If you fumble through this without real discernment, expect client attrition.
The world has polarized and honestly, it will continue to do so for some time.
Who are you going to be in the midst of this polarization and how will you be the unifying force within your brand for the women and men who choose your brand to make them look and feel beautiful?
You simply can’t afford to get this wrong.
Feet up gorgeous, it’s time for a little bit of Tobelle.
Remember, your comments, your thoughts and your questions are so valued. Share them and we promise to respond.
#096 - Empowering Women with Activewear Entrepreneur, Chelsea Valentino
You would know by now how I love empowering women and sharing their fabulous journeys is one of my very favourite things to do.
There is nothing like seeing pure potential move in this world. With all of the perceived obstacles and fears, every now and again a new inspiration is birthed. It is like watching an epic movie. It isn’t about the result, by the way, it’s about the willingness to act; to take a chance.
This week in our Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru episode, one of my favourite young entrepreneurs, the effervescent Chelsea Valentino is sharing with us her very new venture… Ready for it?
Her very own line of ACTIVEWEAR. Chelsea is a fully qualified Personal Trainer and don’t think her new line is just about fashion. This episode is about to share it ALL with you.
When you click play, you will discover that it’s about bravery, inspiration, pure potential unravelling its beauty in the world and of course, about two chicks sharing time and insights.
I first met Chelsea after she read my book, The Power Shift. I am blessed to know her, and share fun and insightful times with her.
You will love her story and you never know, you may even pick up a piece or two from her new line.
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For now, pour that glass of wine, sit in your favorite spot and let it all in.
#095 - The World is Waking Up to This...
Happy New Year, Beautiful.
In 2021 we are stepping this up a level.
Humanity is awakening. I know it doesn’t seem so and for many they will find themselves in deep struggle not only in their businesses, but in their personal lives.
More and more is being asked of you and therefore this compels us to offer and share with you more of what will support the shift that is happening right now. There is no more ‘normal’ in the world. We have crossed that line.
However, with this comes golden opportunities to change our perspectives and access our pure potential in ways that we could never have imagined before.
That’s what we are here to help you embrace as entrepreneurs, mothers, fathers, citizens of the world.
Your pure potential is your magnificence and if you are ready to live your life for real, release the struggle, build a business that brings you joy and financial security.... well, here we are!
We, as humans, don’t fear change when we see the glorious benefits of being authentic and real. As we begin to see that a tiny shift in perspective is all it takes, it’s like a miracle.
With a clear and open mind, put your feet up and join us as we take you on a ride into the magnificence of YOU.
#094 - How to Make It Easier Rather Than Hard
Have you ever resisted making your business easier? Even when the gift is right under your nose, you scoff and say no?
We have all done it at certain times in our business life. Let me say this once... Always check in with which part of you within is resisting stepping into simple.
When I say simple, I mean easy. Yes, business made easy.
Stop listening or you'll believe your own false ideas about how hard business is. You are the creator of your experience, you choose what thoughts are true and which ones are just a load of BS.
So with this in mind, find the space to listen in to why choosing this one foundational model in your business will streamline everything.
Most beauty professionals just fall into it. Life, business, gets hard.
Discover why what works for one entrepreneur, may not work for you.
Great content and some awesome Toby Wilson wisdom in this episode.
Feet up my love, it’s our time together once again.
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#093 - Boost Your Retail Sales this Xmas!
Would you describe yourself as a grabber or a contributor?
I know it sounds harsh, but when we face how we see ourselves and then ask ourselves how we are being throughout our day (or in some cases, if you find it hard to switch off, our nights), we can create incredible change.
This Christmas, let this episode invite you to look more deeply into intentions, what drives you and check in on how that leaves you feeling at the end of your day.
What has this got to do with Xmas retail? Absolutely everything!
You do not need BURNOUT this Xmas or any time ever again, right?
Discover the code, that unlocks the doorway to effortless retail sales and the power of your desire and intention.
Otherwise, skip this episode and do what you have always done before. Take a peek back at the past... do you want to repeat it or are you ready for the NEW you?!
This episode if for the groundbreakers; the nourishment and fulfillment of my soul sisters.
Best way to listen? Anyway you like...
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#092 - The Power of Cycles
This episode is inevitable and a lifesaver.
Why, you might ask...?
Because far too many entrepreneurs in the beauty industry, through a simple misunderstanding, have regular internal dialogues with their inner critic.
They believe the inner critic is actually their ally… WHAT!?
Now, I know this is simply a load of BS, but if you are in constant inner dialogue with your inner critic, it is likely that you may believe ‘she’ is a necessary part of your success.
You couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, the opposite is true.
So, this week Toby and I take you through in detail one of the most powerful pieces of knowledge that will, if you are willing to unhinge yourself from needing this debilitating and life-sucking thought-system, lead you to success faster.
The inner critic is a thought system and that’s it. If you need it and have some form of use for it, then it will show up. It will suck your energy as you offer it your belief and your power and it will inevitably, leave you feeling depleted.
Is this what you want for 2021? Not on my watch, lady!
Find a quiet space... This episode is just for you and your new way of seeing your life and your business. You will soon understand how productive you can be and how to use the cycles of life in a way that is encouraging, inspiring and most of all, leaves you feeling uplifted; fulfilled.
Ready to go, wise one?
#091 - The Past, the Present and the Future All Laid Out…
When the universe is waking up (yes, that’s correct, the universe), the world reflects this in ways that can devastate our normal lives.
As business women, we are triggered in more ways than one. We look outside of ourselves for support, for guidance and often come up with our hands empty.
Well, not if I have anything to do about it...
In this fabulous episode I am introducing you to Sadhu, our resident Vedic Astrologer at TrueBrow™ and I am going to share his knowledge, his wisdom with each of you, because it’s awesome.
What can you expect in this week’s episode…?! You will find out why 2020 happened the way it did, when it will all end and why the next month is going to be, for many, like being in a pressure cooker.
You can do it!
Feet up Gorgeous, it’s time to relax and tune in.
P.S. To book your Vedic Astrology reading click this link https://sadhuastroreading.groovesell.com/a/AnkU3zQeZzyI
#090 - Don't Miss This Episode!!!
The title is a little cheesy, right, but honestly I had no idea how else to compel you not to miss this week’s episode.
The key takeaway will honestly change your perspective forever, if you just let it in... even a little. We open up the ‘failure’ conversation and tear it apart. You will be flying high after this episode and more importantly, when you look back at 2020 you may even smile.
The second takeaway, just because Toby couldn’t help himself, you know how it goes at Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru, Toby spontaneously decided to share one of his deeply profound perspectives while also offering you an exercise that will change you. Sound deep? It’s awesome actually. I was so touched by what you are about to hear and honestly, every woman needs to hear it.
I am so excited to hear what you have to say after this episode. What was your ‘aha’ moment or maybe you even had more than one.
Feet up, Beautiful! You are simply glorious and in about 30 minutes time after pressing the play button, you will believe it too.
#089 - How Successful Salons Promote at Christmas Time
Let’s be honest, by now you would be 150% sure that my podcast never, ever extends standard perspectives and insights. Have you ever considered why?
Let me say it simply; the marketplace is noisy and standing out is for the select few. It sounds sad and believe me, I have empathy, but you don’t know what you’re missing until you know.
So, if you are with me and you feel like all you are achieving right now is average and it ain’t fulfilling you or your bank balance, then stick around and let’s make 2021 your biggest and best year ever.
Opening up your arms to success and finally achieving not only the information, but also the willingness to be successful is a phase all entrepreneurs move through.
Some survive it. Yep, that’s the word... And then go on to THRIVE!
And some don’t. Each of us decides who we will be.
Let us break up with the idea that there are lucky entrepreneurs out there. There aren’t.
In this week’s episode, we will be sharing more of what the top 100 most successful entrepreneurs use Xmas promotions for. You will also be invited to my private ‘Salon Success Club.’ Yay!
So now, because I am almost 95% sure you have been standing on your feet all day long, go and find a quiet space. Find a wall and place your bottom right up against it. Gently slide your legs all the way up. Lie down. It’s time for you, Beautiful. Let the blood now run all the way towards that gorgeous, generous heart and finally press PLAY.
This episode is filled with so many goodies and guess what... you can listen to it as many times as you wish!
For now, just listen and no need to take notes. The second time around take notes, write down your own insights and your plan for Xmas promotions.
If you need support simply write your question in my private Facebook Group - Salon Success Club and we will help out.
#088 - Elle's Rant!!!
You may not believe the title of this episode… Elle’s Rant.
Some of you might think… WHAT?! Elle doesn’t rant.
Well, you’re right, but this week after speaking with another industry leader, my heart hurt a little.
When you put those gorgeous feet up on your favourite poof and pour a glass of white or red and just let in this week’s episode, I know you will feel the value.
The world has changed and therefore the way we run our salons/spas has too. We haven’t in many cases had a choice. We are now more than ever at the mercy of reviews, other’s second hand knowledge.
Let me be clear... We are never victims of them, but we still need to deal with them. Our brands must deal with them.
When you have a moment, leave your comments and let me know what you are going to change about the way you share, the way you think, after this episode. How are you going to change your small part of the universe; be the example?
As for stealing, taking stuff that isn’t yours, others doing the same to you, this industry is rampant with women who act first and think later. The high school yard is alive and well.
Do you want to be a part of the solution or the problem?
Look around you... The world is smashing the beauty industry, treating it as though it has such little value. While other industries can work with no masks, treat customers, we are restricted. I don’t think the world has gone mad, we are just seeing the nature of the world in plain sight. The realisation for some is shocking. But, what about us, the caregivers, the nurturers finally taking care of each other?
By the way, if you are one of the ones that is already doing just that, hey there, I am so happy to get to know you.
I invite you to join my free Salon Success Club… If you want to learn how to be better, become a better version of you, or you just want to share your perspectives, learn and grow, then let’s make salon life beautiful together.
There is another way to succeed, to build our glorious industry that takes care of all.
#087 - Lighting the Fire in Your Business
Our beloved industry has been smashed in 2020; Undervalued, pushed aside and without clarity or any logical reasoning in some instances.
However, why has 2020 been the year for many where a new fire has been lit within?
We know this podcast is all about ‘Confessions’ and we also know I like to walk around, as often as possible barefoot, but really this week’s episode is so important. The biggest takeaway is how to find your fire within, why you need to find it, and how it will support you as you rise up and find your rightful place in the marketplace and in your industry.
Business is challenging, so much is out of our control. Find out what is always in your control and how to utilize it like I do and I did in 2020 to have one of our best years ever.
You need this knowledge. You need to know how to make business easier, simpler and more joyful.
Feet up Gorgeous, let’s shine together and reach for those damn STARS!
#086 - In Demand or Forgettable?
I loved this episode because it is devoted to making a beauty business owner’s life easier, more enjoyable and rewarding.
We all started in this industry because we were passionate about beauty and creativity. So, let me ask you what happens?
Where does all the enjoyment, the magicalness, go?!
Let’s talk about the one piece of the puzzle that is often overlooked, left out, not even considered when being in business.
Let me tell you something lady... no man would EVER leave out this step.
Why? Because without it, they can’t plan, they have no clarity and everything becomes overwhelming.
We don’t need to become like a man to find our way in business or to achieve greatness. But, we do need to take heed of the essential steps to greatness.
Feet up, awesome one! Time to slow down, so you can speed up.
#085 - How to Cultivate Relationships that Increase Productivity
Toby joins me today as we open up Pandora’s Box.
Yes, it’s time to be real and offer you the golden nuggets of a fourteen year working relationship.
Understand the principles that can transform relationships that were once toxic and understand why this is one of the most powerful ways to unleash your superpower.
Discover how to find your superpower and why every entrepreneur has one and needs to identify it.
How to stop being a jack of all trades and discover how to deal with personality types that may very well be just like yours.
The takeaways this week go on and on and honestly, we couldn’t have been more honest. Just the way we like it!
Remember to share your voice with us and share your comments.
For now, feet up lady! It’s time for you to pour a glass of wine, take in all the goodness of the next 30 minutes.
#084 - Copycats, Overwhelm, Challenges... What Makes You Indestructible?
You know what makes business hard… feelings!
Women, rightly so, have them abundantly. However, we can push them down, I mean right down and before we know it, we suppress not only our feelings but our own feminine nature. We think business is about becoming masculine.
This has us moving unconsciously away from our true inner flow and we get tired, frustrated and often we don’t like who we have become. There is no business worth this, not one, on the face of the earth. Believe me when I say this.
So, is there another way!? YES!!!
I achieved this when I began TrueBrow™. I made myself a promise. Building an international brand is no small feat and I wanted to stay open, loving and kind even as my workload increased and my challenges became bigger.
Join Toby and I as we talk about what really leads to success.
Feet up gorgeous, you deserve it...
Let us keep sharing with you the way to doing it easy! It’s a thing.
#083 - Yep, COVID-19 Did This...
In these unprecedented times, we may be rapidly changing the way we do business. This is a big shift that surprised the whole world and even drove us to change direction. Although others are soaring high and have been given an effortless opportunity to grow their business at this time, I know a lot of you are experiencing the opposite. I know it’s sometimes difficult to navigate these uncertain waters.
But, how do we find opportunities in the midst of difficulties?
How do we remain inspired and creative?
How do we remain calm in this sudden change?
I know it’s not easy, but our perspective and a calm manner can change everything. Most of the difficulties we are experiencing are from fear and panic, and it’s overwhelming because there’s no clarity in fear; there’s no clarity in panic.
But, how do we come out from panic and fear?
What should be the next action?
In this new episode of the Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru, Toby and I talk about how we remained calm even when we had to stop ALL our live masterclass events and training. Considering that this is the heart of our company, it had a big impact.
We made a decision.
Since that moment, we have navigated through this calmly and were able to accomplish just recently the first-ever five-hour online masterclass, which was brilliant.
This conversation will definitely help you see the opportunity, instead of the struggle. Help you remember why you began dreaming about owning your very own beauty spa.
As Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
Feet up darling, it’s time to relax and enjoy the magicalness hiding behind every challenge.
#082 - The Most Powerful Way To Grow A Beauty Business
When growing a business, you will face a lot of challenges and circumstances that will surprise you as you work to achieve your business goals. No business owner would say that it’s easy.
The hardship and challenges will always be there; it's inevitable.
However, difficulties are the most powerful experience that we encounter for us to become more creative and more valuable. Innovations and breakthroughs usually come from the discomforts and down-times we’ve encountered.
But, how do you stick through it and come out the other side without first giving up?
How do you continue pushing through with your business in spite of the challenges?
Where should we put our focus when these challenges are clouding our visions and dreams?
How do we remain inspired?
This episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru is special to say the least. Toby and I go for a trip down memory lane, sharing my own very real and very relatable story of being 21 years old and just starting my own beauty business.
I’ll be completely honest, it was a bold move after just recently recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia.
But, it’s always good to remember how I was able to come out of the hardships and continue to move forward in my new business. Take a little time to think back and remember what you too have overcome. You’re more amazing than you know!
This is one heart-melting conversation. You will love this, I promise you.
#081 - The ONE Solution that Solves All Other Problems...
How can we solve every problem we have within our business without feeling overwhelmed, burnt-out, or feeling stuck?
Seems like mission impossible, right!?
As a business mentor, I’ve seen it all… Entrepreneurial women placing tonnes of pressure on themselves in an effort to be “present” in all areas of their business and often, overdoing it. I understand that when we are just starting out with our businesses, we are excited to offer everything we have, but this can be so draining and unproductive.
So, with all of these necessary requirements that our business demands, where should we focus our time, effort, and energy?
What part of our business should we put our attention to so we avoid overwhelm and make everything else easier?
What is this ONE thing that we must realize for us to experience magic instead of madness in our business?
In this episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru, our Business Mastermind, Toby Wilson, is on fire again sharing with you powerhouse strategies you can begin implementing now, and of course with his quirky humour as an added bonus. I really do love that we get to come to you like this.
Let this podcast allow you to relax and fall in love with your business all over again.
I hope you’re ready because it may be just what turns everything around for you…
Feet up, Salonpreneur! You’ve earned it.
#080 - It’s Outrageous and Kills Your Potential...
Entrepreneurship is probably one of the most exciting adventures we can undertake. In the beginning, it‘s all about creativity, potential and finally building something truly meaningful.
So, what happens?
Why does our once beautiful, exciting adventure begin to rob us of our mental clarity, block our creativity, and the results we know will make our dream business a reality become compromised?
One of the most common reasons why we experience overwhelm in building our business is because of the outrageous expectations we put on ourselves.
You SO know what I am talking about, don't you...
In this episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru, Toby is on a roll. He is unstoppable and you will be a different business owner, I promise, after you hear what he has to say.
I am starting to think we should call this episode, “Toby’s path to success for entrepreneurs worldwide.” It is truly awesome!
But, don’t take my word for it... Put your feet up, you deserve it.
Pour a glass of champagne because everything is about to change...
#079 - Lockdown Changed Her Life - Part 1
I know the world is throwing everything at you and the news, well there is very little good news at the moment.
So, I decided to be the bearer of the inspirational and uplift you and everyone that has had enough of the drama and the fear.
There is some amazing things happening on this planet, right now. I know it seems unreal, but it is SO real.
This week, I have chosen to split this inspirational podcast into two parts. Part 2 coming next week!
It is also available for you to watch as a vlog on our website at www.browsecrets.com
Enjoy the wonder of lockdown and how it changed this business owners life.
You may even find some golden nuggets in the midst of her transformation.
Remember, everything in this life is an opportunity. An opportunity to access more of your potential and your ability to find happiness and peace even in the toughest times.
You are a miracle, never forget it!
Shoes off, lie back and let this inspiring story fill you right up.
P.S. If you have an inspirational story during lockdown, reach out to me. I would love to hear all about it. Let us share the love with the world. Let us be the change we have been waiting for.
#078 - A Leader's Secret Weapon - Developing Your Team
If you are someone who is struggling to create a healthy working environment or hiring the right team members in your company, this is probably the most ethical and heart-based advice you’ll receive from two powerful women who have been there; who have seen toxic working environments, who have seen employees come and go, and experienced the challenges in thriving together as a team.
But they have also come to realize that there's something that needs to be changed in the way we see and approach our business community. We have to evolve into not just workers, staff, bosses, or employees, but a family inside of our businesses. We have to be leaders and to cultivate a relationship instead of just commanding and performing. We must be real, authentic and great role models.
With this, Sheryl Woodhouse salon recruitment expert, and Elle Wilson, international brand creator, author and business strategist, both agreed that these realizations have led them to see their working environment become a more loving and healthy community.
The two have given their heart to elaborate on how to empathize, to really listen, and to embrace every person that we welcome into our business and in our diverse community.
Listen to these two amazing women tackle the right conversation for us to enjoy and see the art of choosing the right team members. Because this doesn’t have to be hard, with the right heart and perspective, team building can be not only exciting, but inspiring.
#077 - Who's Talking About Your Brand?
Celebrities… Are they really any different to us? What defines us and how do I decide who I choose to endorse my brand? Is it all about money, budgets and names in lights?
That’s a big question for every single entrepreneur, especially now in the Instagram Influencer arena.
When it comes to brand awareness and promotion, celebrities can be a powerful platform for business owners to influence the marketplace.
Gone are the days when Hollywood stars were the only celebrities that women looked to for their beauty, skincare, fashion, health needs… Now, the social media online world dominates with stunning Instagram influencers, relatable mummy bloggers and dancing TikTok teenagers leading the marketplace towards their next purchase.
So, why have I chosen to NOT go down the path of celebrity endorsements with TrueBrow™ as my main focus? Do you really decide who to vote for, hand over your brows or beauty to because they have celebrity endorsement?!... No! :)
In this week’s episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru, I’m sharing my reasons WHY I have not actively chased down, or bent over backwards to have any celebrity “promote” TrueBrow™…and have turned down Instagram Influencers who would promote anything for money. Does it matter?!
Celebrity endorsements are wonderful when they are for the right reason… And collaborating with influencers in your location can be a worthy exchange. The question is how and why to say yes!
Find your favourite quiet space, pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s dive right in, Beauty Sister!
#076 - The Magicalness of Essential Oils - For the Purist Only!
Wow! What an inspiring response we had after our podcast episode last week with Emma McFarlane of Lash Republic. The votes are in and I am delighted to be able to bring you another industry expert and guest speaker for this week’s episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru…
Is it time that I spill the beans and share who it is? I think so…
In today’s episode, I am unveiling the good, the bad and the magicalness of Essential Oils with my dear friend, expert and creator of Intuitive Aromatherapy, Lisa Foley - she’s like our very own character from Harry Potter!
With years and years and years of experience and educated by a leading Clinical Aromatherapist, Lisa’s expertise with essential oils is second to none and as an industry, similar to the Beauty Industry, where we see so much corporate influence steering us away from the purist within each of us, I know it is my duty to extend to you the information and knowledge to understand what to look for in quality essential oils, where to find them and who to trust.
Do you currently use essential oils in your business or are you looking to introduce them in different ways?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode!
Alternatively, if you have further questions about this topic and would like to hear more from Lisa, reply to this email…
#075 - The Accessory Every Beauty Salon Owner Needs...
Are you looking to add a little more volume to your business? Pun intended...
I don't have to tell you how fussy I am when I recommend a product to my valued, loyal Beauty Sisters...
Strip Lashes are a staple item in any beauty business… Whether you offer lash services or not, taking up the opportunity to offer your clients a premium add on for that special occasion that they’re getting their nails done with you for, or their brows, or their makeup… You can’t go wrong!
Picture this... your client has just had her brows freshly designed for her cousin’s wedding tomorrow… Why not offer her a beautiful quality strip lash, that will not only softly compliment her new brow design, but that will leave a lasting impression on her as the go-to place for those special occasions in the future. With you, looking her best is made so easy!
Here’s my bonus tip... Ask her to tag you in any photos from the wedding so that you can repost for both brows and lashes on your salon instagram feed.
Or, perhaps you already offer Lash Extension services and need a strip lash brand that not only meets the mark with variety and world-class quality, but will still offer your client the gorgeous softness they love for those in-between times when their natural lashes need a little rest…
In this episode, I have the pleasure of spending time with the absolutely beautiful and powerhouse Creative Entrepreneur, Emma McFarlane, of Lash Republic. Not to mention, she is a long-term member of my TrueBrow™ international community…I just adore her and her beauty business know-how.
Emma takes the guesswork out of selecting the right lashes for your business and clients, what to look for in a premium strip lash, and of course, how to make application a breeze not only for yourself, but your clients too.
She also outlines her business tips on WHY strip lashes are a MUST for beauty professionals offering Lash Extension services.
But that’s not all, Emma also has a VERY generous offer for all Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru listeners… Listen in for your special code word.
If you would like to connect with Emma and Lash Republic, check them out on
The web: https://lashrepublic.com.au/
#074 - How the "D" Word Affects Your Business
How the "D" Word Affects Your Business
#073 - Business Strategies To Boost Salon Revenue
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson and accountant extraordinaire Dianne Kennedy share insights on how to start and grow your beauty salon.
#072 - What Makes a Great Teacher?
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson shares her thoughts on the qualities that make effective teachers stand out.
# 071 - How to Boost Business Sales This Christmas
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson lists down strategies to increase sales while engaging your customers during the Holiday Season.
#070 - How To Find Your Purpose In Business & In Life
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson explains how finding the “why” behind your business helps you on the days when things get difficult.
#069 - What Makes a Great Teacher?
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson shares her thoughts on the qualities that make effective teachers stand out.
#068 - Helpful Ways to Manage Emotions
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson explains how to deal with your emotions effectively.
#067 - How to Discover Your Life Purpose
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson shares insightful life purpose tips to help you find your passion.
#066 - The Truth Behind The Best-Selling Book
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson recounts her experience of emotional burnout while writing her book “The Power Shift”
#065 - How To Become A Better Leader
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson explains leadership isn’t a magical gift but a set of skills that anyone can acquire and practice.
#064 - Overcoming Anorexia and Bulimia
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson recounts how she conquered her eating disorder by coming to terms with her difficult childhood.
#063 - How To Survive The Ups & Downs of Business
With all that has gone on in 2020 and now the possibility of ongoing lockdowns, I had a dig through our podcast archives this week to find you a favourite episode of mine on the ups and downs of business.
It’s a golden oldie!
Let’s be serious for just a moment… In the last 6 months, was there ever a time that you had the thought pop up to shut your business doors, permanently?
It’s a common thought when business is up one week and down the next… but, 2020 seemed to take that up a notch. It can be emotionally and mentally exhausting, I get it.
So, how do we put our emotions aside and be empowered to be in control and completely aware of our business's status?
It's only when you “don't know” that you allow the emotions to overrule.
In this episode, we're talking numbers with my favourite business mastermind, Toby Wilson and how we can use numbers to truly understand how your business is running - and the best part, you don't need to be "good" with numbers, Toby shares the easiest way possible!
Feet up, Gorgeous!
#062 - The Best Tactic To Incentivize Clients
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson explains how to harness the collective power of your customer base by rewarding them with incentives.
#061 - How To Create Life Purpose By Finding Your Why
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson offers some practical tips to find your “why” and bring it to life in both your career and business.
#060 - How To Add Value To Your Social Media Sharing
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson talks about adding value to your social media posts by providing truly helpful content.
#059 - How Trends Can Damage Your Business
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson gives advice on why you shouldn’t let your business get caught up in trends and fads.
#058 - Why Are There More Male Entrepreneurs Than Female Ones?
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson explains why men still heavily outnumber women in the high-risk world of entrepreneurship.
#057 - Elle Wilson Tops Amazon Book Charts
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson talks about “The Power Shift,” her best-selling book that topped Amazon charts in both US and Australia.
#056 - How To Use The Past To Enhance The Present
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson delves into the topic of boosting happiness through positive reminiscence.
#055 - How To Clear Your Mind of Negative Thoughts
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson talks about effective strategies to remove negative energy from your life.
#054 - How To Make Your Downtime More Productive
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson explains how downtime is just as important to success as working hard.
#053 - The Business of Brows is Booming
As the brow industry continues to grow, salon business coach Elle Wilson advocates for more basic-level education for eyebrow technicians.
#052 - How to Get Better at Dealing with Change
Change can be hard to accept and frightening to deal with. Learn about healthy ways to cope with renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson.
#051 - Staying Focused in a World Full of Distractions
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson offers actionable tips on how to harness your determination and stay focused on your goals.
#050 - New Eyebrow Design Training Course
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson unveils an all-new eyebrow training online course to help you create natural, perfectly shaped brows.
#049 - How to Build a Successful Beauty Salon Team
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson shares her insights to help you lay the groundwork for a highly productive team.
#048 - How to Build & Manage Successful Teams
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson details the steps to build high-performance teams for your business.
#047 - How Education Is The Key To Future Success
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson details how investing in your education helps you achieve your career goals and succeed in life.
#046 - The Key To Powerful Decision Making
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson offers solid advice on how to make effective decisions and what gets in the way of smart decision-making.
#045 - How to Eliminate Stress in a Fast-paced Environment
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson gives a few simple but effective tips to turn your stress into success
#044 - Rocks, Sand and a Bucket. How Do They Relate To Your Business?
Rocks, Sand and a Bucket. How Do They Relate To Your Business?
#043 - How To Put Ideas Into Action
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson offers insights on what it takes to convert a great idea into an even better reality.
#042 - HOW TO MASTER THE ART OF COMMUNICATION
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson gives actionable tips on how to improve your communication skills and become a more effective leader.
#041 - Why You Need To Stop Expecting From Others
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson on why giving without expecting a return is your best business strategy.
#040 - How To Master Your To-Do List
Your to-do list can be the biggest hack to effective productivity, but only if you do it right. Brow expert Elle Wilson is here to help you master your tasks.
#039 - How To Become A Leader In The Beauty Industry
Salon business coach Elle Wilson on how following your passion and gaining knowledge and skills can make you a standout in the beauty industry.
#038 - Limiting Beliefs Sabotaging Your Business Growth
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson discusses why we have to let go of outdated ideas we have about ourselves in order to succeed.
#037 - How To Add True Value To Your Business
Salon business coach Elle Wilson on how giving value to your customer is what will win you that customer, not just for the sale, but for life.
#036 - How To Fall In Love With Retailing
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson shares inspired retail ideas you’ll be eager to implement in your own business.
#035 - Brow Expert Elle Wilson Takes The Spotlight
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson takes the hot seat in this podcast episode as she answers questions both personal and professional.
#034 - How to Think Like an Entrepreneur
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson shares insights on how each one of us can unlock the entrepreneurial mindset.
#033 - How to Stay Aligned with Your Company’s Values
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson explains why the values you inscribe are immensely important to how your business operates.
#032 - How To Manage Your Emotions When Managing Tasks
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson delves into the topic of how emotion management is the key to long-term productivity.
#031 - Brow Artists International Is Now TrueBrow
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson explains why she changed her business name from Brow Artists International to TrueBrow.
#030 - Brow Expert Elle Wilson On The TrueBrow System
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson shares the complex but rewarding process that went into the creation of the TrueBrow brand.
#029 - How Retail Sales Boost Your Salon Business
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson discusses how retail sales are a valuable source of income and help establish your salon’s credibility.
#028 - Interview With Sabrina Brow & Skin Founder
Salon business expert Elle Wilson is joined by Sabrina Ellis, the founder of Sabrina Brow & Skin, for a candid discussion about all things beautiful.
#027 - Elle Wilson On The Future of Beauty Industry
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson talks about the growth of TrueBrow and exciting plans for the future of the brand.
#026 - How To Become A Powerful Leader
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson on how to turn yourself into a powerful leader who is followed, respected and admired.
#025 - Brow Expert Elle Wilson Launches TrueBrow
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson on the TrueBrow brand, who’s it for, what its goals are, and what it represents for the beauty industry.
#024 - How To Build a Community Around Your Brand
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson shares why community building should be the cornerstone of your growth strategy.
#023 - Brow Tattooing Facts You Need To Know
Thinking of microblading your brows? World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson recounts the horror stories of eyebrow tattoos gone wrong.
#022 - Best Interview Questions & Spotting Good Answers
Renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson explains why it pays to be creative when interviewing applicants to determine skill, cultural fit and intelligence.
#021 - How To Grow A Salon Even Without New Customers
Whether it’s upselling to existing clients or offering new services and products, there are many ways to boost salon revenue without attracting new clients.
#020 - How To Build Real, Lasting Relationships
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson reveals the secret to developing long-term relationship success in life and in business.
#019 - How To Consistently Make Great Decisions
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson offers practical insights to help you make the best possible decisions to improve your life.
#018 - How to Bring in New Salon Clients & Keep Them
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson on what it really takes to attract and keep customers at your salon.
#017 - The Pros & Cons of Discounts For Your Business
Want to reap the benefits of discounting while still upholding the value of your business? Salon business expert Elle Wilson explains how.
#016 - Elle Wilson Shares Inspiration From A Boat
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson talks about finding inspiration in your everyday life.
#015 - How To Do Pricing For Your Beauty Salon
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson gives out pointers on creating effective pricing strategies for your salon services.
#014 - Interview With Beauty, Love & Hope Winner
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson has a candid conversation with Erica, the winner of the Beauty, Love & Hope contest.
#013 - How To Build a Respected Brand
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson shares the core principles she follows when building her own business brand.
#012 - WOMEN WHO INSPIRE: CARMEL BELL
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson talks to medical intuitive, healer, speaker and author Carmel Bell.
#011 - HOW TO HARNESS THE POWER OF SELF-LOVE IN BUSINESS
World-renowned salon business mentor Elle Wilson explains why self-love is the number one practice that all successful business owners need to thrive.
#010 - The Dangers of Microblading
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson goes into detail on why she thinks there’s no such thing as good microblading.
#009 - How To Set The Correct Price For Your Salon
World-renowned salon business expert Elle Wilson on how setting the right pricing is essential to target the right customers and ensure you reach your goals.
#008 - How To Find Meaning In Your Life
World-renowned salon business coach Elle Wilson offers a few simple but profound ways to find your life’s purpose.
#007 - How To Thrive Under Pressure, Part 1 of 3
Interview with Elle Wilson about how to thrive under pressure.
#006 - How to Choose the Best Name for Your Beauty Salon
What do you think is happening inside of an entrepreneur when she feels she wants to change her business name or her logo?
Here are a few words that come to mind…
A fresh start
Letting go of the old…
Have you ever had this urge to change your business branding, or perhaps you already have?
As entrepreneurs, we are constantly developing and growing and as our inner values shift, so does the way we want to present our brand/business to the marketplace.
In fact, reinvention is a fundamental side of business.
As human beings, especially entrepreneurs, if you stop developing yourself and become inflexible, you are almost putting a halt on your business growth, even your personal growth.
In business, sometimes being left with “old-fashioned” values isn’t ideal…
In this week’s episode, Toby and I look at all aspects of finding a new business name or logo that aligns with your brand values, is crystal clear for the marketplace and most importantly, what platforms are available to support you as you embark on this new journey.
By the way, Toby has spent hours and hours and hours on these platforms!
Over the last few months, we’ve all had a lot of time to think about our businesses, and I have already seen salon owners using this time to rebrand and reopen with more clarity, more direction and more excitement.
If you are considering changing your business name or logo, we’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Simply reply to this email. Maybe this podcast may even give you that little push you need to move forward with confidence…
Pour a glass of wine and put your feet up, beauty!
#005 - My Most Embarrassing Moments in the Beauty Room...
We promised, now it's time to deliver...
This week I want you to step away with me from all that is happening with the current world events, and join myself and Toby for a belly laugh.
Growing up in a conservative Greek family, then stepping into the treatment room and experiencing this new level of intimacy with people offered me the valuable opportunity to learn how to contain myself, in the MOST unbelievable circumstances. Believe me when I say this... You will hear all about it shortly.
Not even Harvard University teaches this kind of development... Let alone beauty college.
Embarrassment is a daily part of a beauty professionals life. Naked bodies, bad smells, awkward blushing clients, they're all part of our daily work.
So, pour yourself a glass of wine, get comfortable and prepare as I share with you some of my most memorable moments from my time behind the chair and my childhood.
Laughter is good for the soul.
#004 - Bringing Home the Bacon During a Pandemic
It seems strange to speak about business right now when the entire world is topsy turvy and I don't want to pretend as though it isn't.
So, I had to consider long and hard how to use my words to impact you way beyond business; reach you in a new way.
"Bringing Home the Bacon" was a fun and impactful episode for both Toby and I.
I hope it reaches you in a way that you will find within you new possibilities and new realms.
Now more than ever, we need new knowledge so that when we are ready to move out into the next, we know more and can be more.
The world has changed and it doesn't need to go back to how it was unless it was taking care of everyone within it, what do you think? Can we do better?
Enter the realm of possibility with me as you open up to "bringing home the bacon."
Feet up, gorgeous!
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#003 - How to Thrive in the Midst of Fear & Doubt
Have you ever wondered why some people get things done and others just don't?
If you want more out of your life, you need to expect that you will bump into a few walls and it's not the big ones you need to watch out for; it is all the little ones that define your life.
The walls are inevitable and no shortcuts are possible.
In this episode of Confessions of a Barefoot Beauty Guru, I am going to take you back to when you were boundary-less and you knew how to move without hitting walls, procrastinating and feeling endlessly unsatisfied.
That's right, it is time for you to put your feet up and enjoy a drink...
At the end of this episode, you're will find out the simple practice that will save you time, money and mental health in 2020.
Let's time stamp this episode for the sake of what is to come...
May this Festive Season bring you joy, wonder and whole lot of peace.
Here's to taking a moment to change your life from the inside out...
#002 - Betrayal in the Beauty Industry & How to Deal with It
How do you see yourself in your business?
Ever thought of this?
Reflected on it!?
Well, I bet this is no surprise to you, but I have!
I see myself as pushing all limits, talking about the stuff that so often keeps entrepreneurs stuck and unleashing the greatest power in our universe - creativity.
So, this week I am speaking about one of the biggest reasons entrepreneurs in the beauty and hair industry don't grow their businesses... BETRAYAL!
I speak about my personal betrayal and the copycat syndrome, how have I developed my international brands and moved through the pain and the hurt of what others seems to think is just life.
Copycats, those that choose to take rather than create, have powerful justifications. They justify their behaviour and find others that think just like them to be their supporters.
As entrepreneurs, we live among these types of people and we must thrive in spite of it all.
Put your feet up and pour a glass of bubbly for this one!
Your success is not hampered by the bad behaviour of others... find out how I do it!
Love to you gorgeous!
#001 - The Fastest Way to Step Away from the Selling "Blues"
I love contributing to the lives of others and if you are reading this, I bet you are exactly the same.
So, what is the fastest way to step away from the selling 'blues'?
Firstly, selling isn't a dirty word...
Just like anything else in this world, it is the intent that distorts it and that's the end of it.
So, why do so many entrepreneurs find it so challenging and would do just about anything to avoid it?
In this episode, Toby and I introduce you to a powerful perspective around selling; it's exactly what we do in our international companies.
Day in and day out, all of our messaging, every video, every extension of value is imbued with this perspective. Take it, use it as much as you wish and start enjoying your business.
Find your purpose in the midst of all the 'junk' thoughts you may have about selling.
Furthermore, share it with your team members.
I so wish this episode of Beauty & Business ignites your fire within.
Go get 'em girl!