The one thing that is required of you for this program is PASSION. Passion is something that I cannot teach. My passion and love for everything makeup is what drives me to continuously push toward my goal in this industry. I have seen numerous talented artist, that have a problem building their clientele due to their lack of passion for what they do. Although we always want to improve our income, if that is your sole purpose for getting into the industry, you will lose momentum and get burnt out due to the other components that come along with making more money. The beauty world is constantly changing due to the trends of makeup forever evolving. Your passion will allow you to continuously challenge yourself to evolve as an artist, as there is shift in the makeup industry. Remember we are our own competition and we have to challenge ourselves to be a better version of ourselves. Use your clients need for you and the smiles you bring to their faces to fuel your passion.
Are you truly passionate about being a makeup artist?
In order for your brand grow, sacrifices are necessary. I have sacrificed so much money, time, going to family/friends events, etc. It comes with being an entrepreneur and owning your own business.. You may have to sacrifice stability, income, balancing work/life, sleep and most of all comfort. As a freelance makeup artist and now business owner, I can say I sacrificed everything at some point. This mentorship program is going to eliminate some of your obstacles with the tools given.
How are you going to handle sacrifices that you may face through your journey as an entrepreneur?
Through every step of this program, I expect everything to be done in excellence. With each assignment that you’re required to do for each section, please take the time to make sure it is completed in excellence so that you can continue to use it for your company moving forward. Always put more time into your projects initially so that you don’t have to constantly update your information and/or format of your content. It will save more time in the long run. As far as the artistry, it’s important to always give the best application to each client that you can possibly give. You will always be pleased with your work if you gave 100%. This is always important when it comes to customer service. Having excellent customer service helps you grow clientele and with client retention which is seen as professional. Client’s keep coming back when they have a great experience. Operate in excellence with your craft and your business.
What does operating in excellence look like to you?
Yes, positivity is necessary! As artist, its important to continue to have positive internal dialogue with ourselves. Positive thinking results in positive outcomes. Artist tend to be hard on themselves and their own work, which can sometimes hinder you from facing fears, so keep the positive thoughts coming. When I’m working with artist and they are very optimistic and positive, I always see them grow quicker than the artist that’s constantly thinking (saying) negative comments about their work. Clients love confidence and when you remain positive about your work, it helps them feel more comfortable working with you and your brand. It’s natural for your mind to go the negative route, so that’s why it’s important to train yourself into thinking positively often.
Activity: Write out your daily affirmations that is relevant to your journey as a makeup artist on your mirror with an Expo Marker or a place that you can see daily. Please be prepared to share those positive affirmations with your mentor.