We have been through a lot globally, professionally, personally. The world of aesthetics has been an evolving, messy and growing industry. Sometimes I feel so grateful to be on this tumultuous and exhilarating ride, and other times I don’t know how to get off the hamster wheel for rest or reflection.
In an effort to keep facing this and find my stride within it all, I have chosen the word Agility to guide my focus and incorporate it into my values. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Agility is different than pivoting. (Trust me, I am so over the pivoting reactivity of the pandemic! Been there, done that)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Agility is defined as: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- The ability to respond quickly and under pressure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- The ability to move freely and easily ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- The quality of being alert, attentive, careful and vigilant⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Skilled in performing tasks with the hands⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mind and mental agility is such a valuable asset to have in any situation, but particularly in the world of aesthetics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Agility is a perfect word to move forward with. Whether you are a new injector with a vision or have been doing this for years, we all can use more agility.
After all, we are so over and done with pivoting! Pivoting suggests an inflection point and moving on but without a plan. It was a necessary reaction during the pandemic, but agility is different. It suggests quick responses that are skillfully and attentively addressed in normal or stressful situations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you have found yourself in the high-demand and growing medical aesthetic community, you will need agility to survive and thrive. It is time to speed up our responses and showcase more fluidity and purpose.
We learned so much from the lessons of the pandemic. But now we have: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gained wisdom and knowledge about what has happened
We surprised ourselves and each other, building up digital marketing strategies, building in virtual events and the aesthetic community to problem solve, persevere and find new ways to keep our businesses alive and meet the needs of our clients. ⠀⠀⠀
The ability to do it with more grace, less effort and less downtime
We have developed new ways to book appointments, serve clients in a safe, but personal and thoughtful way, while continually following the protocols in place.
Gratitude that is overflowing
With the ability to survive, we are ready to take all that agile focus and skills, and soar in our work. We appreciate our work, and our loyal clients have reinforced the gratitude to inspire us to continue to do what we do. With Agility!
If you have gained the agility wisdom and applied the lessons with a spirit of gratitude, you also have adopted an agility mindset. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We are equipped and ready for quick responses that are safe and appropriate to move with whatever the industry continues to bring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Agility. It is my word. It is my focus. I can’t wait to see where it takes us all.