The Power of Your Thoughts…

On average we have 75,000 thoughts per day! But here’s the even crazier part…

91% of those thoughts are exactly the same as the day before! That’s 68,250 repeated thoughts every single day.  

I assume most of you have heard of the principle, the law of attraction; that we attract what we focus on right… 

… To keep things interesting, your subconscious mind cannot differentiate between your thoughts and reality.

Crazy right!

Now, you are probably starting to understand just how powerful your thoughts are. 

I want you to take a minute or two now to think about what you usually think about. Yep, that’s right, I want you to THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT…

keep thinking!

How’d you go… and be honest, are the majority of your thoughtspositive or negative?

Ok…Now what I want you to do is focus on the life you dream of living…

… what does that life look like, what are you wearing, what kind of car are you driving, what house do you live in, where do you live, are you happy, are you laughing, how do you walk, how do others see you, what do you spend your days doing? 

The power is in the DETAILS, the more details the better. 

If our brain cannot differentiate between what is real and what isn’t AND…

If 91% of our thoughts are repeated on a daily basis AND…

If we attract what we focus on…

…then wouldn’t it be super powerful if you were INTENTIONAL with your thoughts? 

If you controlled your thoughts so they worked for you to attract the life you actually WANT to be living? 

I know my answer. 

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Now, before I sign off, I am going to ask you to do me a favour…

… For the next week in the 5 minutes before you go to sleep and in the first 5 minutes of waking, take 100% control of your thoughts

ONLY think positiveabundant thoughts, picture in as much detail as possible that dream life you were picturing earlier. 

Just 5 minutes twice a day, for one week…can you do that? 

Awesome! 

I promise you, if you can commit 10 minutes a day to really controlling your thoughts, you will start to attract MASSIVE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE. 

Happy Monday! 

Be awesome and let me know how you go. 

Billy ‘thought-provoking’ Rickman. 

P.S If you want to harness the power of your thoughts, shift your mindset and attract abundance in your life, then book in a free 30 minute business strategy session with one of our coaches.

Click here to book your free session now. 

The Dark Side of Dopamine

And How You Can Make It Your Superpower…

We have all heard of the popular neurotransmitter that everyone is talking about (including myself)…yep, you guessed it, dopamine…

…And rightfully so. This chemical means serious business! 

It makes sure we get stuff done, it focusses us on our goals and keeps us motivated and inspired! It also keeps us constantly searching for that next hit. 

So who likes to do lists…? Yeah, me too!

That satisfying feeling you get when you cross things off your list…yep you guessed it again, dopamine. 

In the right balance dopamine can be extremely beneficial to our lives, but dopamine has a dark side that most aren’t talking about…

Did you know some of the other things that release dopamine include, alcohol, sex, nicotine, gambling, and even your cell phone! 

If unbalanced, dopamine is extremely dangerous and it’s destructive

This is because dopamine is highly, highly addictive

It’s no wonder that this chemical can lead us into a false sense of achievement, going about our day creating and ticking off the items on our to do lists, constantly chasing that next hit of dopamine, but never progressing too far forward. 

Tony Robbins explains ‘most people mistake movement for achievement.’ Yep, once again, dopamine is the culprit. 

So what do we do? 

We have to SHIFT our focus and become obsessed with outcomes instead of activities

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We must be more intentional with our movements to ensure they are bringing us closer to the outcomes we desire. 

This way we can use dopamine to our advantage and not let it trick us into thinking we are progressing forward. 

So now we know how powerful dopamine really is…use dopamine as your superpower and make it your advantage over your competitors! 

Be awesome! 

Billy ‘Superman’ Rickman

P.S If you want to see what your true potential could be by shifting your focus to true outcomes, then book in a free 30 minute business strategy session with one of our coaches.

Click here to book your free session now. 

 

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

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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!

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We’re Giving Back and Helping The Kids!!

We thought long and hard about which charity to partner with for SALONGROWTHCON, and we couldn’t go past…… Bravehearts! 

Did you know that Bravehearts is Australia’s leading child protection organisation?? 

Well, they are, and this is part of the reason why we chose them to be our partner.

The thing is, nearly all of our team here at Billy Rickman Coaching are parents, and so the thought of a single child being hurt, hits really close to home for us!!

…And with 1,500 Salon Owners attending SALONGROWTHCON, we wanted to make sure we took advantage of this many people in one place, and make sure we were able to give back from the event, especially with a cause we all so strongly believe in.

I actually got the chance to meet the Bravehearts Team today and also their loving mascot, Ditto! (Click play below…)

Being loving parents ourselves, it just made sense to partner with those who are doing the most to not only fight for the children of Australia, but also educate them, so they feel like they have a voice if anything ever happened to them!

We are so proud and so excited to work alongside Bravehearts for SALONGROWTHCON, and we can’t wait to raise some fantastic awareness and money for such an incredible charity.

Thanks Bravehearts for all the amazing work that you do!

Be awesome,

Billy.

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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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