Trust Me: This Matters… A Lot!

There was a time not so long ago, that I was so broke I couldn’t afford to put milk on my cereal.

Yep thats right, one morning I had to choose between putting milk on my son’s cereal or my own because I couldn’t afford any more milk. 

Of course I chose his, and that morning I had water on my Weet-Bix, and this story always serves to remind me of how bad things were… and how far I’ve come.

What happened at the time, was that somebody I did a business deal with, really screwed me over and left me with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt because of their failure to pay. 

I had stupidly signed an agreement as a guarantor on a contract and when they fell through, I was left with all the debt! 

The more I am in business, the more I realise these things happen, and as much as we try to control things and protect ourselves, some times we just learn lessons the hard way.

I’ve wrote about this story a few times in more detail, but the point of this blog today is not about what happened in this moment, but about what I did to come back.

One of the things Im passionate about in entrepreneurship is being a problem solver. 

In business, I’ve never met a successful person yet that didn’t have an innate ability to look at any problem in the business – no matter how big or small – and always have the mindset of ‘let’s find a way to solve it.’

I think by-in-large, this is what separates successful entrepreneurs from those that don’t make it.

I posted on my Facebook page about this last week, and it amazed me how many people reached out and told me how much it hit home!

This mentality goes for anything in business. For example, if you found your new perfect location or you need to make an extra $20,000 this month.

Successful people don’t look at opportunities or targets and say I cant make it happen… they instead look at them and say how do I make it happen?!

This mindset and this way if thinking is exactly what I had at my worst moment, when I couldn’t afford milk, and it’s what allowed me to keep going and move forward to get myself out of it.

I never once thought that I couldn’t make it happen, I just constantly kept asking the question ‘how do I make it happen.’

I kept asking it until I found a way.

If there is anything you want or need in your business right now, and you think it’s out of reach, maybe you’re just saying the wrong thing. 

Maybe you’re not asking yourself the right question.

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Instead of saying you can’t make it happen, start asking yourself ‘how can I make it happen’ and I promise you, your business will start to thrive.

You can start with with this mindset straight away!

If you’re wanting to come to SALONGROWTHCON 2019 because you know how much it will benefit you and your business, but you’re saying that you can’t make it happen…

Then flip it right now and ask instead ‘how can I make it happen?’

Become a problem solver in business, and keep going until you find a way.

Be awesome,

Billy.

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This Post Will Make You 😂 And 😱!

It’s Billy again with something a little more humorous today!

All my life, I was always told that the early bird gets the worm.

It annoyed me sometimes when I wanted a sleep in, but dang, ain’t it the truth!

I’m not trying to go all “preacher mode” on you, but if you want to get the worm (aka SALONGROWTHCON ticket), you have a very limited time left BEFORE tickets increase from $197 to $297!

And to put the price in perspective, here are five things that cost more than a SALONGROWTHCON ticket…

Three Months Of Commuting Over The Sydney Harbour Bridge – $516

A Weekend Of Serious Partying – $350

Luxury Frisbees – $305

Lamer Moisturising Soft Cream  – $3,350

Two Months of Coffee From Your Local Coffee Shop – $416

Pop Up Book About The History Of Clams – $2,500

Ten Voss Shampoo – $420

Really takes a book about clams to put things into perspective, right?!

SALONGROWTHCON is happening on June 15th and 16th on the Gold Coast, QLD, at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. 

We have Tabatha Coffey headlining with a 60 minute presentation and 30 minute meet and greet, plus 23 of the very best industry speakers.

We have a limited number of Early Bird tickets left. So, if you want to learn direct from the people who know firsthand how to succeed in this industry, then get your ticket now! 

Click here to get your ticket now. See you in June.

Be awesome,

Billy

PS: If you have any questions, comment on this blog post or click here to email and I’ll get back to you asap.

This Might Just Be Better Than SEX!

Did you know there’s a huge connection and link between SEX and being MOTIVATED?

It’s true…

Recently I was learning all lot about how the brain tiggers motivation, and what I learnt was fascinating!

There is a HUGE correlation between motivation, success and having a healthy body and healthy mind… 

…and it shouldn’t be underestimated!

There is a saying about motivation by Zig Ziglar that goes…

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

… But how do we become motivated and how do we keep motivated each day?

Turns out that one of the main players in staying motivated, is that neurotransmitter everybody loves to talk about called Dopamine.

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Dopamine has been thought of mainly in the past as the chemical responsible for pleasure, but more and more these days, there is evidence that Dopamine is actually responsible for encouraging us to act… either to achieve something good or to avoid something bad!

It simply isn’t there to just make us feel good.

Dopamine spikes for many reasons, such as foods, exercise, close relationships, but did you know that higher levels of dopamine are found in motivated and ambitious people?

This means that when you are motivated and achieving, you will have more dopamine releases and you will feel good! 

Who doesn’t want to feel good, right?

Dopamine is also the main neurotransmitter that makes men and women feel good before and after sex.

The anticipation and build up of sex triggers dopamine releases and then afterwards… well, lets just say there’s a significant increase in Dopamine there too!

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Having sex regularly causes us to maintain higher levels of dopamine, and so too does being in a state of motivation and inspiration.

If you want to feel like you do during sex, then get motivated in your daily life!

If you are feeling flat right now, then it may be because you’re not motivated, inspired (or having enough sex… or maybe all three), so you need to do something about it to increase your dopamine levels and start to feel GREAT!

I can’t help you with the sex part, but I can help you with becoming  motivated and inspired beyond your imagination.

The event I am hosting in June this year called SALONGROWTHCON, runs for two days and has 23 speakers from the hair and beauty industry, who are the most motivational people imaginable… including the legendary Tabatha Coffey!

They have all achieved huge things, they have accomplished massive goals, they have helped so many people around the world. 

Now, they want to share their knowledge with you! They want to motivate, inspire and excite you to succeed in your business and in your life beyond anything you could have imagined.

Go here to get your tickets nowbecome HUGELY motivated and give yourself the gift of increased Dopamine in your life!

Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Be awesome,

Billy Rickman

THE WORDS NO PARENT WANTS TO HEAR FROM THEIR CHILD

(A TEARJERKER) 😥

On Saturday morning, I had plans to meet my Team at Coaching HQ and deliver SALONGROWTHCON flyers to nearby salons…

The task was a simple one… let’s meet up, head to the salons, drop in some flyers, build awareness of our SALONGROWTHCON event, and then be home mid afternoon.

I woke up on the Saturday morning and said to my wife ‘so what’s the plans today?’

She told me she was taking our two boys (Jack who’s 6 and Oscar who’s 11 months) to see the Easter Bunny.

All is well in my mind… I mean, what kid doesn’t love seeing the Easter Bunny, right?

So I get ready to go and meet the Team, and then just as Im about to leave, Jack turns around to me and says ‘where are you going Daddy? You’re not going to work are you?’

I told him I was and that I’d be home again in the afternoon.

‘But Dad, I never see you anymore and we never do things together like we used to!’

My heart broke into a million pieces!

I have been working really long hours lately to get this SALONGROWTHCON event off the ground, and much like he misses me… I miss my family too!

I told him that I was going dropping off some things to different shops today and he could come with me if he wanted to!

He jumped at the chance and with a resounding ‘YES’, he ran upstairs to get dressed!

Whilst he was getting dressed, my wife said to me ‘You know Bill, last night, Milli (his cousin) said to him ‘what time is your Dad getting home?’

His reply “Not until late. I never see my Dad anymore!’

Again, my heart was crushed! I was devastated!

It played on my mind all day as the two of us went all through the Gold Coast dropping flyers off and saying hello to salons. We chased Pokemon together, stopped in and had burgers, I chased him around some of the shops playing tag…

… and generally tried to make it as fun and memorable as possible!

We had a great day together, but it did remind me how hard it is for business owners everywhere, every single day who try to pursue their dreams, whilst still trying to be their for their partners and children!

It is such a hard thing to do, and so hard to not have parent’s guilt!

For me, I know this is short term and I know that once we complete SALONGROWTHCON, and it’s a huge success, I can better provide for my family, their lives will be better for it and I can make sure I make up for the lost time with them.

Im a great Dad I think, and I always try my hardest to not only be there for them, but to set an example also about what it means to follow your passion, work hard, never give up and achieve your dreams!

I just think sometimes I need to remind myself of that, especially when confronted with it head on like I was with Jack.

I wanted to write this today as a shout out to all the entrepreneurs out their who know what it feels like to have this guilt, and to let you know that it’s ok.

There are many, many people who have it too, but as long as you are 100% present when you are with your loved ones, you have good intent, you are trying your best and they know you love them…

Then keep going!

You will be the role model one day that they look up to for the rest of their lives!

Be awesome,

Billy!

P.S Here is a video of Jack and I at the end of the day

Dear Salon Owner…

After working 10 years in the industry, starting my own franchise system and opening 15 salons…  in January 2018, I started my new journey in business coaching.

As I write this letter in January 2019, it’s now been 12 months, since beginning this venture, and the lessons I have learned in this time, have been INCREDIBLE!!

You see, when you work with over 100 salon owners at such an intimate level, learning all about their numbers, their staff, their dreams, their goals, their kids, wives, husbands… and even their pets…

… you start to pick up on the things that are unique and different, but also the things that are ALWAYS consistent – no matter who it is and what business they’re in!!

So I sat down late last year and wrote down all the consistent things I see with the majority of Salon Owners…

  • Mindset and Self Doubt: Almost all Salon Owners I speak to, have MASSIVE goals and dreams, but have been told in the past, or have consistently told themselves in the past, that they’re not good enough, they’re not smart enough, they don’t have what it takes, they’re going to look silly if they try… and most Salon Owners believe it. 

THE TRUTHS

  • Work/Life Balance: Across every single person, the biggest complaint I get is that as a Salon Owner, they cannot get time for work/life balance. Whether it’s more time with the kids, more time with the partner, more time with friends, more time for themselves – most don’t get it, and don’t know how to change it! Most want to get off the tools, make more money and do more to enjoy their lives instead of always being in the salon! 

  • Profit: The sad reality is that most Salon Owners right now, don’t make profit, or are barely making ends meet. Worst of all, most have been like this for so long, and they are just stuck on this hamster wheel, working their backside off, but never getting the deserved rewards.

  • Marketing: 99% of the Salon Owners I come across see marketing as their biggest challenge. They get advice from all the wrong places, waste tonnes of money, and then end up dejected, defeated and back at square one… with less money in their bank. Because of this, most don’t know how to effectively grow their business, which means no profit, which means no work/life balance and negative mindsets! 

THE SOLUTION

After finally putting all this to paper, and recognising the truth about the majority of Salon Owners, I wanted to help – but on a…

  •  BIGGER SCALE, 
  •  With MORE EXCITEMENT and;
  •  WAY MORE FUN THAN EVER BEFORE….

… and by bringing the very best minds on SALON GROWTH, to ONE single location, to deliver their VERY BEST content and give every Salon Owner who attends, the VERY BEST SHOT to make this year, their best year EVER!!

Empowering Salon Owners with business knowledge is one of the most important challenges facing the industry today and so it is critical we create resources and events that support Salon Owners to succeed!

YOU’RE INVITED

SALONGROWTHCON 2019, was created exactly for this reason, and so I want you to join me, along with 1,500 other Salon Owners, who are fired uppumped and ready to take MASSIVE action at this HUGE two day event!

This event is guaranteed to change your business and your life, so do not hesitate and do not miss out! Tickets will sell out!

Be awesome,

Billy

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

Your Dreams Can Come True!

5 years ago I put a post on Facebook inside a Beauty Therapist group asking if any salon owners would be interested in having some sales training.

I got over 200 comments saying yes, but excitement soon turned to extreme disappointment!! 😓

Apparently somebody saw the post as inappropriate, and without hesitation, the admins took it down… BEFORE I could confirm people’s details!

In between the period of time I posted and it was taken down, I had already booked a location in Melbourne and had spent money on the deposit. (Foolish I know, but I was excited!) 😆

I was so disappointed when I could no longer access these people’s details, and worse than that, I wasn’t allowed to repost and ask!

I managed to salvage some of the names, and I pushed forward anyways – I’d already paid money out after all!

30 days later after scrambling madly to get some people to attend and at least cover costs, I hosted my first ever sales training in Melbourne, with 25 people in attendance. 🤗

Last year I upped the ante, and hosted 7 seminars in Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Each event had around 50 – 100 people attend, which was a step up from the Sales Training events I had been running.

This year, I decided to MASSIVELY increase the size and scale, and I will be hosting SALONGROWTHCON in June for 1,500 people!! 🤩

From 25 people in a small hotel in Melbourne, to 1,500 people inside a massive arena at the Gold Coast Convention Centre with a HUGE international celebrity speaker…

… all within 5 years.

If you want it bad enough, you will make it happen – no matter what! 👊

Create your dream, work hard, persist, learn from failure, persist some more and make your dreams become a reality!

If I can do it, you can too! ♥💙💜

Be awesome,

Billy ‘I’m Excited’ Rickman

P.S If you haven’t yet entered the competition to win one of THREE prize packages for SALONGROWTHCON, worth over $2,000 each – including flights, accomodation, meet and greet with the celebrity speaker, and sooo much more – then click the link below now!

-> https://www.facebook.com/…/a.7035844464091…/1795539653880334

Why I Created SALONGROWTHCON… And Why YOU Need To Be There!

My Mission: To Make Hair and Beauty Salon Owners Love Business As Much As They Do Hair And Beauty!

In a little under 3 months from now, 1,500 Salon Owners will be walking through the front door of the Gold Coast Convention Centre...

But how did we get to this point?

Well, in January 2018 I started my coaching program and in the first 12 months, we got over 100 Clients join us.

With this level of growth, and influx of clients, it didn’t take me long to identify that there were certain things in the hair and beauty industry that were broken…

… specifically – business skills, knowledge and business development.

You see, I don’t think that there are many other industries that come close to the passion that people have within the hair and beauty industry.

But the problem is, that passionate hair and beauty operators do not equal successful business owners. 

Just because you can cut hair well, or you can fix every skin concern known to man, it does not mean that if you open a business, you are going to succeed!

In business, you need much more than great technical skills…

… You need to know how to market, how to sell, how to lead your team, how to train, how to motivate, how to plan, how to balance a budget

In this industry, as passionate as we are, there are many many salon owners who can’t do these things…

… and worse yet – don’t know where to start!!

So at Christmas last year I had an idea…

… What if we held an event with all the best salon coaches, all the leading industry experts, all the people who had not only talked success, but had walked it too… 

… what if all of them taught what they know and passed it on to other salon owners at this one event??

Well, this is exactly what we have done and exactly what we have put together.

SALONGROWTHCON was born to service a need – to fill a void in the industry. To teach Salon Owners not about haircuts or colours, or about facials and waxing…

… It’s to teach Salon Owners about business – and the amazing opportunities that await them if they simply make a commitment to learn more about sales and marketing and leadership!

Abundance awaits every salon owner in the world, if they shift their focus away from their trade, and move it into the world of salonpreneurship.

We have 23 of the very best speakers over two days (June 15 – 16) on the Gold Coast, and I urge you to come and attend. 

If you’re worried about money, then make a commitment to find it. We even have payment plans now, where you can pay it off for only $65 a month!

Can’t afford flights or accomodation? We have packages available for you to save on that too! 

I want you there and I want you to succeed. So come and join me, 23 other speakers and 1,500 Salon Owners for one weekend that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

If you haven’t yet got your tickets, head to https://salongrowthcon.com to get yours before they’re all gone! 

I can’t wait to see you there. So until then, be awesome,

Billy!

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I’m Giving Away 100 FREE Bots!!

Do You Want One?

One of the most popular things we do for people is build their Bots… Why?

… Because they make money…. a LOT of MONEY!

But if you’ve read this far, and are saying to yourself, ‘Wait, wait Billy… what the heck is a Bot?’

Well, they’re only the most EXCITING and effective marketing strategy you can use in your business right now! 

Bots use Facebook Messenger to chat to your clients… delivering your marketing message, in a customised and personalised form, straight into their Messenger inbox… all on autopilot!

We’ve created Bots for hundreds of Salons, Spas and Clinics, and have achieved over $30,000 in 24 hours from ONE single Bot! 

(Ok, that’s not the norm…. buuut, 100+ bookings from a single Bot or ten thousand dollars from a single bot, is not uncommon in our circles!)

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Starting to get excited? I would be…

We use Bots for:

– Competitions
– Product Launches
– VIP Nights
– Service Information
– Client Feedback

… and so much MORE! 

The problem seems to be though, that people either don’t know how to get started with them, or don’t know how to create an effective Bot that seriously CONVERTS into sales and bookings!

People see some of the hype online, then dabble in it themselves, only to get frustrated and deflated when it doesn’t get them results! 

We have literally created over 10,000 Bots now for salons, and we know what doesn’t work…

… But most importantly, what DOES WORK!

So will all this being said, I wanted to give you the chance to try it for yourself – I want you to get RESULTS from Bots! 

So here’s the deal:

For the next 100 people to grab a ticket to my SALONGROWTHCON event this June, I’m going to GIVE you (that’s right, I said GIVE you) one free Bot build, normally valued by itself at $1,500!!

… And to make it even sweeter, if you’re one of the first 50, I’m going to also throw in a FREE Facebook Ads campaign, created by our insanely talented digital marketing team here at Coaching HQ. 

SALONGROWTHCON is going to be the biggest hair and beauty entrepreneurs event ever, and if you grab your ticket today, I’m going to GIVE you a Bot for FREE! (and maybe even a Facebook Ads campaign, if you act quick enough).

If you follow our strategy for Bots, then the small investment you need to make on your ticket purchase today, should actually end up paying for itself…

… So make sure you click the button below right NOW and get your ticket! 

There are only 100 of these Bots to give away, so you need to act FAST! 

Follow these 5 steps…

Step 1 – Click here to go to the SALONGROWTHCON Page
Step 2 – On The SALONGROWTHCON Page – Click To Book Your Ticket
Step 3 – Submit Your Details
Step 4 – Wait For Us To Call and Book In Your Bot Build
Step 5 – Get Bookings and Make Money In Your Business!

Click here, to take one of the 100 FREE Bots… this could be that one thing you’ve been waiting for that changes your business!!

Be awesome,

Billy “Get Your Free Bots” Rickman.

The Clock Is Ticking… ⏰

You asked for it…

Payment Plans Are NOW Available For SALONGROWTHCON… But You Only Have a LIMITED TIME! Read On…  

Yesterday, we asked the question…

If you don’t yet have your SALONGROWTHCON ticket, what is the main reason why?’

Overwhelmingly, the feedback came back with, that some people just couldn’t afford it right now…

… and so we wanted to find a SOLUTION for you!

We worked hard overnight to get it all done, and now we have payment plan options available PLUS one other thing that you are going to LOVE! 

So here’s the details with the payment plans:

– You must commence your payments in March
– Payments are 3 x equal monthly payments
– Available for all ticket tiers

… How awesome is that!! 

There is also one other AMAZING thing we have added, that’s not only going to save you money, but also…

… allow you to bring other people along with you to share in the experience!!

We have now added an on top offer when you purchase your ticket, that allows you to get 50% OFF on extra tickets! 

Once you purchase your ticket, you will now go to a brand new on top offer page, where you can add up to three tickets to your order for 50% OFF!!

I want you at this event, and I want you to be able to share the memories and valuable content with other awesome people…

… so seriously, what are you waiting for??

Go to https://salongrowthcon.com/the-details now to grab your tickets.. and you can take advantage of these amazing new offers!!

Click here to book your tickets now, but HURRY…

… This is only available for a LIMITED TIME, and won’t be around for long!

Be awesome,

Billy ‘Getting So Excited’ Rickman! 

CLICK HERE NOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

Screw The Doubters!

Yesterday, I posted a short meme video where I was responding to a question posed by one of my new Coaches…

Does it worry you when people don’t think you can achieve things?

She was referring to SALONGROWTHCON and my quest to have 1,500 Salon Owners attend one single event on the Gold Coast. (Even our PR company told me it was ‘ambitious‘!)

I didn’t even think about it and straight away responded with…

No way! I love it! I love it when people doubt me and tell me that I can’t do things. It just makes me more hungry to prove them wrong and show them I can!

For me, it’s easy to think this way. I’ve always been into sports and I’ve always had this competitive streak in me…

… but for other people, they really get effected when they are told by others that their goals or dreams aren’t possible.

I see it first hand from all the amazing business owners we work with, how much it rattles them when they’re told by someone that they don’t think it’s possible…

ESPECIALLY when it’s from someone they care about or love!

So my advice is this – SCREW THE DOUBTERS!

When you get told things are possible, use it to fuel you. Use it to drive you. Use it as a motivator to show them that their small thinking has no place in your BIG dreams!

Turning negative comments into positive motivators, has served me for my entire career…

… and as soon as you learn to let go of caring what other people’s opinions are…

… you will see just how powerful it is to help push you harder and faster towards even your wildest dreams!

If you missed the video, click here to watch it now!

Be awesome,

Billy.

P.S If you haven’t yet got your tickets for SALONGROWTHCON 2019, check it out by clicking here!