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Not Always Beautiful, Always Entertaining

Not Always Beautiful, Always Entertaining

By bill Schrlau
I am Bill Schrlau and this is Not Always Beautiful Always Entertaining, If you are an owner, aspiring owner or an engaged employee this podcast can help grow your business and career. Each episode I share the stories, experiences and strategies used by myself and businesses I have helped to grow their success.
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Tell them what you've got
Get to the point quicker by sharing what you have not what you don't.
April 04, 2022
The emotional bank account
How developing a relationship on a regular basis can grow an emotional bank account.  It can grow it into making your work and life in communication easier.
March 28, 2022
Seeking agreement
Seeking agreement and how it can help you daily.
March 21, 2022
How to develop policy and connect it to your culture.
March 14, 2022
Culture in 5
5 easy steps to help develop your personal and business culture.
March 07, 2022
One Meeting
It takes one meeting to inspire and encourage another person.  The difference our words can make on another persons life in one meeting can have an impact for life.  Listen in while Cicily & Bill talk about just that kind of meeting.
November 22, 2020
When working with other people there are so many challenges that you will navigate through.  One is keeping clarity.  Without it some funny things and not so funny things can happen in your business.  Listen in to this episode while Bill & Cicily talk about an entertaining experience with clarity.
November 15, 2020
The moment we realize what we are doing can be rewarding and painful one in the same.  Having the right people to share those moments with helps us through the experience.  Listen in to this episode where Bill & Cicily talk about an entertaining experience involving a haircut epiphany moment.
November 08, 2020
Find Opportunity
Opportunity is all around us.  Sometimes the hunt for it tiring.  Listen in to this episode of Not Always Beautiful Always Entertaining and hear the three (3) keys to finding opportunity.
November 01, 2020
Work together
Life can be too challenging to go it alone.  Working with a team can help you reach your personal and business success.  Listen in to my early experiences with teams and not so teams.
October 25, 2020
Interview with Kevin Gatto
Join us and listen in to our conversation with Kevin Gatto.
October 01, 2020
The Stories- 1st Lead
Do you remember your first job?  Mine was so impressionable that it helped establish the standards I would hold myself to in the industry for an entire career.  Listen in as we get off on a comical tangent talking about that first lead.
October 01, 2020
The Stories- Worst Haircut
Stay strong and firm with your opinion and beliefs if you believe they will benefit your clients.  I was talked into cutting more hair against my own better judgement and the results were not what I expected.  
September 28, 2020
The Stories- Protected/ 2' off the ground
Faces challenges like bullying does not end as you get older.  It just changes, either you get better or worse at handling the bully.  In this story I share an experience I had that made me aware of how important it is to have the support of the people around you. 
September 27, 2020
The Stories- It Begins
The stories are a compilation of stories from my first book, "Not Always Beautiful, Always Entertaining".  These stories are the foundation for our consulting and coaching standards.  A lot of the stories are about our early experiences in communication with clients and coworkers.  Listen in to these entertaining stories about how we can help you reach your personal and business success.
September 24, 2020
Websites- getting started
Bill Schrlau & guest Holly Sanchez talk in depth how to get started building a website for your business.  From logistics to the launch, tune in to hear how to get your business website started. 
August 24, 2020
Creativity To Income
When we think of creativity we think of fun and playful experiences.  Creativity does not work this way and that is why it's hard to stay creative in our work.  It's even more difficult sometimes to turn what we love in creativity into income.  Listen to this session to hear Bill talk about the creative process and how you can turn it into income.
July 26, 2020
In House Education Into Profit
In house education is the Ultimate sales tool.  Done right it can influence profits in every part of your business.  Listen in for the 3 key steps needed to make your in house education profitable.
July 19, 2020
Rules to play by
Every business has a set of rules to play by.  Whether written down or even known of they exist.  Listen in as Bill shares his take on rules to play by for your business.
July 12, 2020
Extreme Accountability
The first segment in the Coaching essentials series is about accountability of leadership.  Not just your average accountability but the type of accountability that gets your team fighting for you an d your goals, extreme accountability.  Listen in while I share my experience with extreme accountability.
June 28, 2020
Have you ever needed to encourage open collaboration among your team?  Want to solve problems and generate ideas?  Then brainstorming can help.  In this episode we talk about our experiences, suggestions and recommendations on brainstorming to create solutions.
June 21, 2020
Profitable in salon education
In house education programs are a necessary expense needed to keep your team on path. For a long time they have been just that, an expense. What would you say if I told you they can generate revenue and no longer need to be an expense? Listen in while we cover the 3 goals that need to be met to make this happen.
June 14, 2020
Interview with Andrea DiLieto Zola
I had the chance to sit down and talk with Andrea DiLieto Zola owner of MBDBeauty, Connecticut’s premier, award-winning, beauty studio and concierge, offering beauty services for bridal, media, and portraits.  As always she was a pleasure to speak with and had a lot to share about her business, life as a parent and what it takes to be a success at both.  Listen in to hear what she has to say.
June 10, 2020
Sex, Religion, Politics- Avoid the conversation
The world is divided and it is more noticeable than ever before.  At work we have to create unity and avoid the conversations of Politics, Religion and sex, especially politics.  With that this is much more difficult when you lack the skills to stay away from these topics.  In this episode Bill & Cicily talk about how to work through these topics behind the chair.
June 07, 2020
Interview with Sharkfin Willy
I had a chance to sit down and speak with The National Director of Education for Shark Fin Shears, William Hyde.  Shark Fin Willy has dedicated himself to education and working with some of the industries finest.  In his short career he has developed a passion for the beauty industry that is contagious.  Listen in Willy shares how he got into the beauty industry and his advice on what it takes to stay motivated throughout your career.
June 03, 2020
Set yourself up- Be a Bridal Specialist
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Bridal Hair Specialist?  In this episode Cicily & Bill sit down to discuss what it takes to get started as a Bridal Specialist.  Listen in as the conversation gets started and keep watching we will have a couple of successful business owners in future blogs sharing their opinions on this very topic.  
May 31, 2020
Just Say No
Have you ever in your career struggled with the client who was so confident and so determined to get you to do what they wanted that you gave in.  You will understand why it is so important to say no.  Even more important how to know, how to say no, without really saying, "NO!" Listen in as Bill & Cicily talk about their experiences with Just say No.
May 26, 2020
The Interviews- Tiffany Hall Scarmana
Had time to sit down and talk with Tiffany Hall Scarmana, make-up artist for ESPN's Sage Steele.   She shared her take on career, family and what to do with life now during the quarantine time here in the USA.
April 30, 2020
Creative in 7
Ever struggle with creativity?  There are ways to make it easier.  In this episode I talk about 7 ways to help stay creative.  Listen in and at the end tell us how you stay creative.   Call in and leave us a messege
April 17, 2020
How to Find Time
We spend our time in one of three task areas.  How we balance that time makes us feel like we have time or no time at all.  Listen in to hear how to find time.
April 12, 2020
Understand 1st to be Understood
No better time than the present to become more understanding of other peoples opinions.  Whether a heated political opinion or a difference of opinions in a business approach, understanding other people and their reason for their opinion will get you understood. 
April 05, 2020
It's not emotional
Business is not emotional. If you make it emotional you are wasting valuable time.
March 05, 2020
Cancellation policy- run the numbers
Do a differential analysis. Know how much those no show clients cost you. Are they worth losing or keeping? Listen in to ideas on how to keep those clients and turn them into loyal profitable clients.
March 01, 2020
Cancellation Policies
Are you tired of no shows? Have you considered a cancellation policy? Before you do, listen to this episode for some insight on how to handle those no shows.
February 26, 2020
Coaching Essentials- People & The Numbers
People are definitely more labor intensive but the numbers are out of most of our range.  Listen in while Bill takes you through the two areas of Coaching Essentials., the people & the numbers. 
February 20, 2020
Follow the Numbers
Do something more than anyone else most likely you will get better at it. 
February 12, 2020
Do Something
Do not talk about it, go do something to get started.
February 05, 2020
Not 2 years
What if I told you something that usually takes 2 years investment in your career, does not have to take 2 years.  It could be done in less time.  Listen to these 5 episodes to get your career growing in less than 2 years. 
February 02, 2020
Be You
Stop wasting time, be you with confidence.  
January 29, 2020
Make it happen
People who make it happen often make it look easy. You can too, listen to this episode and start making it happen for you.
January 24, 2020
Opportunity is all around us.  Taking the steps to turn something into an opportunity is all it takes to get started on your success.
January 23, 2020
Treat your people right
What is the cost of your people?  No matter what the financial cost, treating your people right will benefit you and your businesses future, OR NOT, it's all up to how they are treated.
January 14, 2020
The Early client
Can you believe it, my next client is 2 hours early and she is standing in the waiting area staring at me.  I know she expects me to take her now.  STOP!  Do not let emotion take over.  Listen to this episode for the model to manage the early client.
January 08, 2020
The Struggle
The struggles are real and Not always beautiful.
January 04, 2020
The Late Client
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December 31, 2019