MYM #67 Alicia Browning ~ Don’t Forget to Work on Your Business While Working in Your Business

In this episode I talked with Alicia Browning of Shearology Salon and Spa. This will probably go down as one of my favorite interviews. it was like an Oreo Cookie. Alicia was so experienced and knowledgeable. She started things right off the with some great advice about not getting so busy in your business that you forget to work on your business.

In the middle she shared how she was able to grow her business and increase Shearology’s offering.

We talked about what she experienced dealing with Covid-19 and the shut and how she handled it. It is crazy that she was subject so social bullying but as she put it, you can’t please everybody.

Then Alicia finished it up with some more crunchy cookie goodness with a analogy about traffic lights. And there is so much more. Really good interview.



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Show Notes and Key Takeaways

Alicia shared a lot of valuable information on this podcast, here is a list of golden nuggets that I heard just to name a few!

  • Don’t work so hare with your nose to the grindstone in your business that you forget to work on your business.
  • Alicia learn entrepreneurship from watching the people around her fail. It is important to learn from others mistakes.
  • Make sure that the people you are delegating are people you can trust and put in ways that you can check up or in with them!
  • During Covid Alicia no only had to worry about her business and her own family, she had employees and their families to worry about too.
  • During that time she had many people preaching gloom and doom but she didn’t play into that she kept up the positive.
  • There will be obstacles and when that happens you have to have that never give up mindset!
  • Consumers right now probably have more money to spend because they are saving money on gas and entertainment.
  • The six inches between your ears is the worst place that you don’t want to go alone – Surround yourself with grat people.
  • It can be hard to surround yourself with the right people especial if you family are not the right people.
  • Create the proper expectations with your clients.
  • You need the mental preparation, education and passion in order to step out on your own.
  • Do what it takes to be memorable!
  • .A book that Alicia suggests is Mary Kay Ash “Miracles Happen” and “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson
  • Check out Riches or Digging Ditches.
  • Check the resources you have and put them to use.
  • Finally you will want to hear Alicia’s Traffic Light analogy.
  • Life is too short to live in fear!