Go Slow To Go Fast

 
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The other day at Local Honey in East Nashville, the hair stylists were doing a styling bootcamp. This is when they all have to bring in hair models to practice different techniques on. Of course I volunteered, as if I have nothing better to do than sit in a chair while apprentices play with my hair.

*Note: I definitely don’t and getting my hair played with is like the most fun ever.

As Heather is doing my flat iron waves, the head stylist kept coming up to her and giving her pointers. At one point, she came over as my curls were coming out very loose because she wasn’t keeping the heat on the hair long enough. She says to my stylist, “Hey, go slow to go fast.”

So I’m sitting in the chair, interested by her remark so I ask, “What do you mean by that?”

“When you rush while doing hair, it never actually saves any time. In fact it takes longer in the end because you have to go back and re-do it. If you had taken your time in the first place, you wouldn’t have had to go back.”

Isn’t that something?

In 2018 we are such an instant gratification society. We have computers in our pockets and we can have an Uber here in the amount of time it takes to tie our shoes. Our food is ready by the time we drive up to the next window and I literally have an app to pay for my Chai Lattes because it takes too much time to pull out my debit card in the Starbucks line, apparently.

I feel like we’ve forgotten the art of slowing down and playing the long game in life. I feel like everyone is sowing seeds and hoping to reap them the next day. That’s not how that works, sister!

When one of my downline first signed up with SeneGence International she asked me that night, “Kristi, what is your biggest piece of advice for me? What is the number one thing that you can say will guarantee my success in this business?”

I hardly had to think about it before I responded to her saying: “Be here in a year.”

>>Be here after everyone else has gone home, after the ups and downs. After the bad days you want to quit and when you receive your 20th “no.”<<

I know I may not be painting SeneGence in a great light, but it’s the truth. Thats the truth with ANYthing! There are ups and downs to everything you do. And let me tell you, friend: shortcuts and cheating are not going to get you anywhere.

That is what your 20s are about. Not having “made it” or “arrived.” It’s about setting ourselves up for future success by being relentless. Taking action, but not shortcuts. Learning to enjoy the process and the journey, laughing along the way and knowing that in the end it will all work out.

Go slow to go fast, girls! It can be applied to anything. I know my life was changed after I heard this piece of advice and I sincerely hope it helps you too. By the way, shout out to the gal at Local Honey who gave me this gem of a blog and podcast idea. I definitely need to find her and buy her coffee!