It's not easy being a rescue dog, actually it can be very stressful. So stressful in fact that I decided to document it.
So here's a day in the life of my rescue, the love of my life, Vinnie!
Are you looking to save the life of an animal in your area?
If so, check out Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control (FCACC.org)!!
I'd also love to have you at my fundraiser for Friends on July 22, 2013 from 6:30-9:30 PM at Tarantino's Restaurant (1112 W Armitage Ave, Chicago)!
Help us raise money and awareness for Chicago's most neediest animals. We'll have raffles and a silent auction. $30 donation at the door includes 2 drink tickets and pizza. All proceeds benefit FCACC.
- Gina <3 <3
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I think I just figured it out, where I want my business to go...
I want my assistant to be working for me full time, around 50 hours a week, and have her, Vinnie, and me running around like a crazy people. Haha!
But in all seriousness, today I finally started to understand how my clients feel when they come to my place. This journey had been a whirlwind and I've loved every second. I almost feel like this is the calm before the storm. Like right before a tsunami when the water retracts itself back into the ocean. Everything is extremely calm and then bam! This is exactly where I feel my business is.
I had a dream, to open my own company one day. This dream started when I first started learning about the laws of attraction... I knew what I wanted and I simply needed to focus, work hard, and envision it all coming true. I wasn't satisfied with the company I was with, I wanted more and I wasn't getting it. One day I decided enough is enough and it’s time for me to follow my dream and leave. So when it all went down I was like holy crap my dreams have come true, I could barely rap mind around this realization!
And Glamhairus was born!!
Surprisingly I wasn't scared. I knew that I would be okay so I just took off running. It all came so natural to me, and maybe that's because it was my dream for years. I come from an entrepreneurial family so it must be in my blood because my parents and brother all have their own businesses. It has been a joyous surprise at every turn. I had no idea I would get here, to this amazingly exciting place.
I started off as a traditional hair stylist, then one day I said, "Oh I'm going to start doing extensions". The next month I said, "I going to start styling my brides", followed by, "I'm going to start styling the bridesmaids too".
Then I met my assistant Christina, through a mutual friend and everything changed. I thought my business was going in one direction, but as my assistant Christina took me to another level, we did a 180. We started doing videos, blog posts, going to bridal shows, asking clients for referrals, focusing on social media, and sooo much more. I became organized and was able to bring on a team of freelancers to help me out with the overflow of clients.
I know what I want out of my business at this point. I know where I want it to go and what I want to take on. I’m ready for an extension line, training courses, one dedicated space for Glamhairus, a bigger team of freelancers and professionals, etc.
It's a really big decision, but I feels it's time. I'm a risk taker and you have to spend money to make money right?! I know they're clichés but they're true. So I decided the next chapter of my business will be to hire a publicist. They are the ones who will help take my business to the next level and help me to achieve my larger than life dreams. I have done so much already, but there is so much more that I can’t wait to take on and share with each of you.
I don’t know what the next 3 years will bring, but I’m sure about one thing… it’s going to be epic!
-Gina <3 <3