Episode 24: Lindsay Figueiredo of Lindsay Griffin Salon
Today I’m speaking with Lindsay Griffin Figueiredo, owner and stylist at Lindsay Griffin Salon. Lindsay does my hair and she’s confidently led me through some changes lately (back to bangs and about 10 shades darker!).
Lindsay's confidence is one of her greatest strengths. She's just so good at making her clients KNOW that she's got our backs. In any business, being sure of yourself as an expert at your craft is crucial to building trust between you and your clients. Without your security, their insecurity creeps in and the customer experience suffers. Lindsay is also super positive. Prime example? A huge part of her business is bridal hair and while I personally would find the wedding thing a bit anxiety inducing, Lindsay talks about she thrives on the excitement of a bride's wedding day. As someone who can sometimes look only at the negative aspects of a situation, I find this attitude inspirational. I want to be more like Lindsay!
We also talk about experiencing guilt over our dreams, suffering early on setbacks, relaxing as a workaholic and that intoxicating feeling that surrounds the process of opening your brick and mortar. I loved my chat with Lindsay and I know you're going to find value in it too. Thanks for listening!
- Paying your dues when starting out and what you should try to learn from other salons before opening your own.
- Looking in creative places for ways to design and furnish your space.
- Addressing the feeling of being "selfish" in the pursuit her dreams instead of looking for a more "secure" job.
- Harnessing The Law of Attraction when is comes to manifesting her desires for her business.
- Thoughts on waiting to invest in build-out and furnishings and learning to save up instead of taking out bigger loans.
- Addressing the illusion that small business ownership allows for more freedom and flexibility.
- Training someone you trust to really take over aspects of the business and why that’s so hard to do.
- Giving people the leeway to develop their style and voice.
- Staying centered and balanced in work and home life even as a self-described workaholic.
In this episode, I put something out in the universe that I've been wanting to start/grow through Keeping Shop. I'd love to get a group of brick and mortar business owners together, rent a house for the weekend somewhere relaxing and just talk shop. I don't know where or when this will happen but like I said, I'm putting it out there in hopes that the universe throws something back to me. Is there something that you've wanted to throw out to the universe? I'd love to hear from you! Thanks as always for listening.