My journey this past week, has been an emotional one.

Gearing up towards my first experience with teaching the OSS oncology class and hoping I can deliver the message as Becky with the OSS has done for years.

As with every class I offer, it’s personal. It’s personal because I believe in what I advocate for and it’s personal because of my desire to teach, to empower others and to share knowledge with the hope of seeing others grow in their journey through life and through our Beauty Industry.

Lessons are always learned…if you accept them. Lessons of courage, of inspiration and lessons…..we forget we already learned.
If I have repeated myself and/or maybe you've had enough on Oncology care.  I make no apologies.  This subject is important and we have GOT to pay attention to it.
Inspiration

Even though we had a small class, we still deliver the same message and its a big one.  Getting to know our attendees is always such a great experience.  What I love about it the most, is learning where they come from.  Some of these people  I have know through the circuit for years.  They may or may not be clients, but they are familiar faces.

Seeing someone in the circuit or sharing my brands with them are quite different then getting to know them in a class which brings out many, many emotional feelings.  These feelings are personal and they will make you look at each other in a very different perspective.

We also hear the stories of our guest.  WOW.  I truly don’t know another word for it.  We listen to these stories, one of which was from a lovely lady in her 50’s, diagnosed almost a year ago with liver, breast AND brain cancer.  She was initially given less than 6 months to live.  She just downright refused to accept that diagnosis and here she is, 12 months later.

SMILE

My takeaway from this past class once again brings me into the Salon and how we treat our customers.  In fact, it truly brings me into the                                  reality of every day life.

 

I challenge you to ask yourself these questions

Are you living in the moment?

When you have a client in your chair, are you not just listening but hearing what they are saying?  Or, are you to wrapped up in your own mind and not really giving them 100% of you

Are you grateful for them?

Do you really understand, our clients allow us to live.  They [ay our bills, put food on our tables, pay for our vehicles and more!

Do you have your priorities in order?

When was the last time you for real put things into perspective?  As one of our guests said, the disease of Cancer will truly make you realize the importance of medical checkups, health insurance, love & peace.  The size of your house doesn’t matter, the things mean nothing. Standing vertical everyday and appreciation for life is most important.

Do you share your love?

When was the last time you told your client you appreciate them?

Do your actions reflect your talk?

So often we talk about appreciation, we talk about gratefulness   However, our actions say otherwise.  We get angry, we say mean things, we rush through the speed of life, not even thinking about what we might have said, posted or emailed.

My takeaway also is how important it is for us to realize, we can NOT just go through the motions of performing our services.  We have got to realize the impact of the reproductions which can come from lack of knowledge, lack of insight and the lack of understanding.

 

Understanding that not all clients are created equal.  Understanding that we have been blessed with a gift.  A gift which allows us to service those in need.  A gift which allows us to protect our clients.  A gift which gives us the opportunity to affect so many lives.

Many of you have written me asking if the OSS will be coming to your area.  Becky is thrilled and excited to bring the OSS for pedicures wherever she can bring it.  I am on a mission to help.  In 2020, with Becky's guidance, the OSS will be heading to the following locations.  Dates haven't been confirmed and exact locations aren't determined.  However, My goal is to bring the OSS to the following locations.

  • Largo Florida - scheduled for Feb 16th, 17th and 18th
  • Chicago
  • Minnesota
  • Arizona - November
  • Texas

 

One final note;

This class in intense.  It is filled with information which will change your life forever.  It will impact you emotionally and will make you take a look at everything you do in the Pedicure chair.  This is good!

Learning what needs to be learned, cannot be done in a day, 2 days and even 3 days truly isn't enough.  However, what Becky offers with the OSS is far more than a 3 day class.  She offers onctginued support, continued resources and continued education to help you grow in your Oncology learning.  Finally, what she offers in her class is a collaboration of knowledge from respected sources who have been in Oncology care for years.  I highly encourage you to visit her website https://www.oncologyspasolutions.com, and see for yourself.

CJ Murray, President