Reignite your "spark!"- Meet Jessica

Jessica is a stylist at Planet Labs, in Colorado Jessica is a stylist at Planet Labs, in Colorado I want to start by saying THANK YOU for this amazing program! This is the first time since I've been in this industry when I have felt truly connected to it. It is hard to articulate how important this is for me and even more difficult to express my level of gratitude. Since being introduced to QNITY I have been SO excited and exhilarated to discover all the ways to incorporate into my life both personally and professionally. Yesterday, my husband actually remarked on how long it had been since he had seen this "spark" inside of me. The amazing thing is, I can feel it! I have only been in this industry for a little over three years. Four years ago my plan was to finish my degree in Political Science and Philosophy and go to law school. Around that time my father passed and it gave me a new perspective on how important it is to spend time with the people you love, and I knew going back to school would mean more time away from my daughter and husband. Because I had always been passionate about hair and fashion I decided to look into cosmetology school. After touring AID and learning about AVEDA's mission I was hooked! There were so many instances at AID where I felt so inspired and excited, but about half way through the program I began to feel like I had made the wrong decision. The feeling perpetuated as I started working in the salon. The only time I enjoyed my job was when I was visiting with my guests, every other time I was completely disengaged. It was super easy to blame the industry, my environment, my coworkers, my boss etc., but what was really happening was I creating challenges and obstacles by losing sight of my initial goals and aspirations. My manager would explain to me how my attitude and lack of growth was reflected in my numbers, but I didn't quite understand what that meant until now. She's right when she says my numbers are my story. They explain so much more than my retail and service sales- they reflect how engaged and focused I am in life.

After taking Qnity, I realize regardless of a healthy work-life balance, there IS a significant correlation between passion for doing what you love and passion for life. It's not possible to have one without the other! You have to be engaged and focused!

I wanted to share with you my experience and gratitude!

Earn more money. Do what you love. Have a life.