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Too many salon and spa owners are carrying around a lot
hurts, regrets, guilt, past failures and fears about the
future. But no one is forcing you to carry these emotional
rocks, so put that sack down!
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Salon and Spa Owners: Which Monk Are You?
Copyright (c) 2011 Dan Lok
Salon Business Expert
Someone told me this story. It made a lot of sense to me, hope it
does for you.
Two devoted monks find themselves bound together as companions,
traveling by foot for a great distance.
At one point, they'd been traveling without a break for many
hours and they come upon a woman sitting on the edge of a river
bank crying. The woman turns to them and explains with passion
and feeling how she must get back across the river to her
children, but because she is too tired and weary... she doesn't
think she can safely cross the river again due to the strong and
She asks the monks would they please help her across the river,
letting them know how grateful she would be.
The two monks pause and look at one another, and immediately, the
older monk picks up the woman and safely carries her across the
The older monk returns and they continue their journey. Sometime
later, the younger monk is staring at him, horrified.
See, one of the many oaths these monks had taken, was to never
EVER touch a woman.
And the younger monk simply doesn't understand how the older
monk could, in good conscience, violate this most important oath.
However, too intimated to ask the older monk, the younger monk
says nothing, and the two of them carry on for the remainder of
One hour passes... then two ... and then a third hour.
And all during this time, the tension is building inside the
younger monk. He simply can NOT understand how the older monk had
the audacity to pick up that woman and carry her across the
Finally, after four hours, the young monk can no longer contain
himself, and he gushes forth, "Sir, how could you have picked up
that woman back there on the river bed?"
To which the old monk replies, "Oh, are you still carrying her
around? I put her down four hours ago."
Too many salon and spa owners are carrying around a lot hurts,
regrets, guilt, past failures and fears about the future. They
carry them around like a sack of rocks on their backs. The sad
thing is they carry these things around voluntarily. No one is
forcing you to carry these emotional rocks.
Your mind could care less whether or not you are burdened with
these issues, or... whether you put them down on the side of the
river bed. However, how your life turns out, the amount of
success, love and happiness you experience... is directly related
to how big that sack is on your back, and how long you want to
carry it around for.
I don't know about you, but to me... it makes a lot of sense to
put that sack down. Is it time you put your sack down?
Dan Lok was a college dropout working as a grocery bagger in
a local supermarket for minimum wage when he set out to make
something of himself. A true immigrant success story - Dan came
to North America as a teenager with little knowledge of English
and no contacts. He became a self-made millionaire by the age
of twenty-seven. Dan wrote about his experience of opening a
successful salon in his book Lies Salon Owners Believe And The
Truth That Sets Them Free. Visit Dan at:
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