Personal Narrative: A Personal Experience Of A Sole Proplicator

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My Pursuit of Happiness through Trials and Tribulations:
A Personal Experience of a Sole Proprietor My mother always told me to set high goals for myself, but also not to set myself up for failure. I did not succeed in balancing those two lessons when I first opened my salon. However, having been a stylist for six years, I felt I had enough experience to venture out on my own. I had this idea that I was not only going to open my own salon but that I was going to triumph other chain salons and maybe go international one day. Oh, how naive I was! Not realizing how tedious it is to run a business successfully. I had set myself up for agonizing daily torment. The day to day routine of owning my own salon was not at all how it played out
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Working exclusively with my clientele and managing myself allows time for me to embrace my talent and perfect my skills as a stylist. I have more time to attend classes that are not only mandatory but also teach me the newest trends which will help me become more successful. I can brand myself and have time to create my own techniques that other stylists can implement. So, I may not go international with my own salon but I would have the time to travel internationally as a stylist. Eliminating responsibilities as an owner would allow me to attend any of the most renowned hair shows in the world; enabling me to add new material to my portfolio as well as my résumé. Not having to work around the clock ensures my pursuit of happiness in my career.
With the experience of being a stylist for six years in a salon to owning my own salon for five years has been a very long and insightful journey. A portion of my life that was dedicated to achieving a goal helped me learn a great deal about myself. Having experienced sole proprietorship I am certain that is not the career for me. I can happily scratch business owner off of my bucket list and start setting better thought-out goals for my

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