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Marco PelusiCLICK HERE Nourish Yourself by Giving to Others
are so many ways to give, and many of
them don’t cost a thing.
Giving to others is one of the best ways to nour-
ish yourself and your business. While it’s important
to cultivate a culture of giving year-round, simple
gestures are even more expected and appreciated
during the holidays.
For example, many people you know— from
clients and co-workers to family and friends —will
come to you stressed out during this time. Be sure
to give them your fullest attention and LISTEN. For
clients, note something they talked about while
they were with you, and ask about it on their next
appointment. Small gestures like this really help
foster genuine connections that make people
want to be around you and give you their business.
For staff and co-workers, be honest and open.
Let people know you are there to help them. Offer
solid advice. This helps strengthen your relation-
ships in the workplace and allows you all to collec-
tively solve problems.
At the end of the year, take the time to thank
everyone for being so pleasant to work with. Offer
a small gift or thank you card. When people like
working with you, they’ll want to stay longer and
be more productive, which will enhance everyone’s
You can also give to your business community. I
think it’s really important to stay involved and care
about community as a whole. It’s a great way to
not only build your network but also create solid,
lasting relationships. Serve on your neighborhood
design district improvement board, local Chamber
of Commerce, or something similar. Support a local
cause you care about. Teach a class. If you have the
resources, go around the neighborhood and offer
candy, cookies or bouquets to potential clients.
Include a gift certificate to come see you, or free
trial size products you sell, along with your busi-
Finally, don’t forget to give to yourself. You can’t
pour from an empty cup, as they say. I take very
good care of my health so that I am able to function
well, and as a result, spread good vibes at work.
Every day, I get up and realize how grateful I am for
my health, and what a blessing it truly is to be alive
and healthy. There’s really no substitute for that!
Marco Pelusi is globally recognized as a leading haircolor authority, platform artist and educator, ce-
lebrity haircolorist and consultant. Pelusi created the Marco Collagen Color Guard HairCare System,
the collagen system developed for color and chemically treated hair. Marco is available for one-on-
one intensive color training at his studio. For information, visitwww.marcopelusi.com ,
follow him atwww.twitter.com/marco_pelusi and www.facebook.com/marcopelusistudio .