52 Kelly Carlson – Being Good to Yourself is Great for Your Business

By Lori Crete | Beauty Biz Show

Feb 13

Lori Crete - The Beauty Biz Show 500Today, I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to Kelly Carlson. I last saw her several years ago as we shared lavender gimlets together in Chicago, and it has been incredible to watch her grow. Kelly has been a licensed esthetician since 2007, and she is one of my very first clients and a long-lost friend. In this episode you will be able to not only hear, but feel that skincare is her calling as she shares about her inspiring path and the decisions she has made in her personal life to help grow her business.

Kelly explains that taking care of herself and her energy made it possible for her business to grow. One of the biggest things that has influenced her personal life is Qoya which is a movement practice that combines essential movement, dance, and yoga and guides us in our essence as women as wise, wild, and free. Now Kelly is a Qoya teacher as well as beauty biz practitioner. Qoya has helped her move away from her inner critic which has allowed her to feel better internally and for her beauty business to strive as a result. I had a blast spending time with her on the podcast and I think you will too.

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You’re going to succeed when you are in alignment with your own values, and then you are going to attract your ideal clients because of that.” – Kelly Carlson 

Show Notes:

  • How to move away from all work no play
  • What does success look like
  • How to move away from burnout
  • Why taking care of yourself is important for your business
  • How to over come your inner bully
  • What is Qoya
  • How to stop playing small

I just love skin as the amazing, dynamic organism that it is and it is endlessly fascinating for me to learn about it.” – Kelly Carlson

  • How to travel while you have a business
  • Why overcoming fear is important
  • How to leave your work at home when you are on vacation
  • Why a positive community in your personal life can help your business
  • How to balance your schedule
  • Why dealing healthy skin issues can influence overall health
  • Why it is important to deal with your health issues early

A lot of my “Qoya sisters” come to me as clients too and they are my ideal clients because they already understand that your body is trying to send you a message.” – Kelly Carlson

Kelly Carlson’s 3 tips to Create Beauty Biz Success:

  1. Seek out people who can help guide you- investing in your own well-being is the best investment you can make
  2. Trust yourself and find practices to help you do that
  3. Take your “energy-hygene” practice more seriously

If you can just tune into what is true for you then it just shuts off the noise.” – Kelly Carlson

Links Mentioned:

  • Learn more about Qoya
  • Check out Bordeaux, France
  • Connect with Kelly Carlson:

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A lot of time skin conditions are signs of other internal things happening- you can really catch a lot of things early if you just listen to your skin.” – Kelly Carlson

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About the Author

A finalist for American Spa Magazine’s 2017 Women in Wellness Mentor of the Year, Lori Crete is a highly sought after industry expert and licensed celebrity esthetician. Owner of Southern California’s Spa 10, she is also the founder of The Beauty Biz Club™, a success-based society dedicated to helping beauty practitioners around the world fill their schedule, increase profits and break through to the 6-figure mark.

  • Kimberly says:

    Hi Kelly! I enjoyed hearing your story on your personal experiences as an Esthetician. I can so relate to it. I’ve been an Esthetician for 14 years. Wow! Has time passed. I’ve had some good moments in the business and then it’s also been tough. I am always studying holistically and am passionate about my craft. But I feel stuck! Not sure what to do next with the experience I’ve gained. I feel limited. I’m currently at a spa now but doing more Massage therapy than esthetics. Seems to be the only great need out
    there. I would love to be doing more of esthetics but I think the region I’m in may be the issue. If you have any advice I would love to hear it. I like to hear from successful Estheticians. Thank you Kimberly

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