There’s something we do in the studio every single week, and it dates back to almost the very beginning of Garnish. It’s a practice that means a lot to us so we wanted to share it with all of you. We call it our “Tuesday Gratefuls” aka “Gratituesday.”
When Garnish first opened, it didn’t take long for Candice to realize something different was needed to really create the environment she desired. Each week the salon would open up, the stylists would get to work, and there would never really be a chance to connect or talk to anyone else on the team.
At the time, Candice was investing in a lot of personal coaching and therapy, and she noticed a theme in her coaching sessions. “What was she most grateful for?” She did some research on gratitude and realized that it helps in pretty much every possible way. It reminds people that there’s something they can be thankful for, and gratitude is at the center of living a fulfilled life. She thought it was a bomb ass philosophy and she wanted to adopt it into Garnish.
Candice started incorporating 30 minute meetings at the beginning of each week. She wanted to focus on something that would take the center stage as the week began and carry through over the course of the work week. As we enter our sixth year in business, our 30 minute gratitude session is still something we look forward to every Tuesday.
It’s our time to connect as a team, talk about our weekends, discuss upcoming events, and truly practice gratitude. It gives everyone a sense of calm and helps them feel grounded as they move throughout the week. Not only has it made a difference for each team member, but it’s also helped us support one another. Often our “gratefuls” are centered around what’s going on in our lives and sometimes we dive pretty deep. When we know what’s going on in the lives of our team members it helps us foster an even better salon environment.
If you have a small business, we highly encourage you to try this practice out. There’s something truly profound about waking up and giving gratitude for everything you’ve got going on in your life. It changes your perspective and impacts how you move through the world.
What are you grateful for today?