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The Not So Great Cancellation, Focusing On What You Can Control + Being Where Your Feet Are

The awesome news is your clients are respecting your Safe In Our Salon Agreements + Protocols and canceling their reservations if they feel ill or have been exposed, the not so awesome news is you may be having a trauma response to your 2020 experience. If this feels relatable, you are not alone.

In this episode, Nina shares some thoughts on how to navigate the current cancellation surge you may be seeing in your salon, some resources, and tools to care for your mental health and wellness. Consider taking a look at your lapsed client list and reaching out to the people who’ve been too busy and forgot to make a reservation who are healthy and would love to hear from you. Thank you to @hairbrained_offical and to @flamingoloungehair for inspiring this episode. You can find us on the gram and Facebook @passionsquared Thank you for listening. And remember, do your very best to be where your feet are.

If you are a salon owner, you can learn more about A School here.

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Getting Back To What Matters On Social Media

In this all-new episode of the pod, Nina shares their experience with the recent 33-day social break they took. At Passion Squared, we’ve been sharing with our clients and community for years about the importance of taking breaks, however, during this break, Nina saw the need for even more time off, and when you are on, remembering your purpose for being there, focusing on who you serve and the solutions you have for those you serve. It’s time to get back into a healthy relationship with the socials, stay aligned with your brand purpose, promise, and people and prioritize your mental health and wellness. Thank you so much for listening. You can find Nina and Passion Squared online at passionsquared.net @passionsquared If you are a salon owner, you can learn more about A School here.

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Your experience matters. We would be so grateful if you shared your experience with our podcast by leaving a review. It matters to us, and so do you. Thank you- Nina

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Join The 2021 gratefulAF challenge

           There is always something to be grateful for.

Five years ago we kicked off our annual gratefulAF challenge and had no idea the impact it would make. Like, WOW. Each day I saw you, our passionate community, light up the world. A big shout out of gratitude to all of you who participated in 2017, 2018, 2019 + 2020. You sparked so much fucking joy for those your serve and love.

We are doing the challenge again for 2021 because let’s be honest, we really need this!

Below is my personal story and why gratitude is the center of all that we do at Passion Squared and how it can help you with perspective, awareness and even possibly help change the chemistry in your brain (here’s a study!)

In early 2007 I was in the darkest place I have ever been in my life (until late 2019 which you can hear about here). So much so, that I was planning my suicide. But here we are, it’s 2021 and even with all the heaviness, confusion, grief and stress of the past almost two years, I’m still alive, living my purpose and empowering others to live their’s too. How did this happen? It all began with gratitude.

Of course, there is so much more to the story which I share in my book Follow Your Heart, but it was learning about the power of daily gratitude that made me realize that I had more to do on this planet, and that no matter how dark my head became, there was always something to be grateful for.

From there, I was able to keep perspective, and perspective allows me to get through just about any hardship, sadness or loss. It was this quote that changed it all for me, which is tattooed on my left arm to be sure I never forget that gratitude saved my fucking life.

         “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  Melody Beattie

We created a simple challenge for you and one I hope you invite your community + teams to join in too. It’s called the gratefulAF challenge.

Each day in the month of November we invite you to practice a little piece of gratitude and kindness. While some things are still a little different this year, there are so many folks to share our gratitude with and many people to help, particularly small businesses. It’s truly is the little things. You just never know who is in desperate need of your light, love and support.

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How You Can Participate

Start date: November 1, 2021 (however you can begin anywhere, anytime!)

1. Capture your gratitude
2. Share your gratitude to your Instagram page or Stories (only if you feel inspired to do so)
3. Use #passionsquared
4. Tag @passionsquared /@ mention passionsquared if posting in Stories


Click here for the Instagram or Facebook Stories graphic
Click here for the Instagram/Facebook Stories or Reels/TikTok 30 second video 

Click here for the Instagram/Facebook weekly gratitude list template
Click here for the Facebook/Instagram/Blog post square size graphic

To use our gratitude gif’s for your Instagram or Facebook Stories or anywhere, search the term PASSION SQUARED under GIFS in Insta Stories or on giphy.com
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Our intention is that after 30 days you will feel how much gratitude can change your perspective, your energy, your brain, your biz and your LIFE and you see the value of a daily gratitude practice.

How will you incorporate this challenge into your business and life? We would love to hear your gratitude ideas!

With love + a fuck ton of gratitude-
Nina @passionsquared


BTS of this blog + challenge
Total Time: 6 hours

Building the challenge
Developing the idea and daily themes 2.5 hours
Designing graphics on Canva.com 1 hour
Editing 1 hour

Building the blog
Writing 30 min.
Editing/SEO stuff 30 min.
Proof reading 15 min.
Designing graphics on Canva.com 15 min.

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Fifty Five Lessons + Wisdoms from 55 Years of Living

In this episode of the pod, Nina shares fifty-five life and business wisdoms and lessons on their 55th birthday with special guest and bestie Gordon Miller of Hairbrained. Grab your favorite beverage and snack, take a listen and if you feel inspired, share some of your wisdoms and lessons with us on the socials. You can find Nina + Passion Squared on the gram @passionsquared @ninakovner and Gordon @gordnm @hairbrained_official
Thank you so much for listening and for you trust, support and LOVE. We’re gratefulAF for you.

Some Causes Close To Nina’s Heart  

Black Trans Travel Fund

Marsha P Johnson Institute

Trevor Project

Dress Code Project (totally spaced on mentioning this v important cause in the episode, ugh!)

Best Friends Animal Society

Salt River Wild Horse Management Group

Some Causes Close To Gordon’s Heart

PAWS Chicago

Your Local Food Bank

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Your experience matters. We would be so grateful if you shared your experience with our podcast by leaving a review. It matters to us, and so do you. Thank you- Nina

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Nina L. Kovner On Business Integrity & Agreements + No Shows + Lifetime Client Value + Venmo Drama

In this What’s On My Mind episode we are back with Nina sharing what’s been on their mind the last couple weeks. Nina share’s their thoughts on business integrity and ethics, business agreements and how they align with your own brand vision and values along with your brand purpose, promise and people. This applies to all aspects of your business and the daily decisions you make as a leader and small business owner. We talk lifetime client value and could not help but talk about the the recent Venmo drama and some things to consider before you make a decision for your own business. You can find us on the gram @passionsquared and on the web at passionsquared.net

To listen to the recent episode with Dr. Nancy on Mental Health, click here.

To get your copy of My AwesomeAF Boundary Book, click here.

To learn more about A School, click here

Thank you so for listening and for your trust, support and love.

With love + in service to you-
Nina @passionsquared

 

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Your experience matters. We would be so grateful if you shared your experience with our podcast by leaving a review. It matters to us, and so do you. Thank you- Nina