Life Skills – FOE101

What principles contribute to personal and professional success?

Answer: Build self-esteem, visualize success, build on your strengths, be kind to yourself, stay true to yourself, practice new behaviors, keep your personal life separate from work life, keep your energy up, respect others, and stay productive.

How is having a mission statement useful, both now and in the future?

Answer: Once you are on the job, a mission statement allows you to communicate to clients who you are and why you are different; provides the basis for all business decisions; helps motivate you to be better than your daily trials and circumstances; and adds a level of professionalism to your work. A mission statement can be equally motivating while you are in school, helping to ground you and keep you energized if exhaustion or doubt threaten to set in.

How do you go about setting long- and short-term goals?

Answer: Decide on the short-term goals you wish to accomplish in a year or less and the long-term goals for larger sections of time, such as 5 or 10 years, or even longer. Once you have organized your thinking around your goals, write them down in “Short-Term” and “Long-Term” columns. Then divide each set of goals into workable segments.

What are some of the most effective ways to manage time?

Answer: Prioritize by making a list of tasks. When designing your own time-management system, make sure it will work for you. Never take on more than you can handle. Learn problem-solving techniques that will save you time. Give yourself some downtime. Have a notepad, organizer, tablet, or other digital applications handy at all times. Make daily, weekly, and monthly schedules. Identify the times of day when you are highly energetic and other times when you just want to relax, and plan your schedule accordingly. Reward yourself for work well done, do not neglect physical activity, schedule at least one additional block of free time each day, and understand the value of to-do lists. Make time management a habit.

How do you describe good study habits?

Answer: Knowing where, when, and how to study. Additional answers may vary.

What are some examples of unethical conduct in the beauty industry?

Answer: May include providing unskilled or incompetent services; being dishonest, discourteous, or insincere; sharing clients’ private matters with others; not participating in continuing education and remaining ignorant of new information, techniques, and skills; and/or giving clients inaccurate information about treatments and products.

What are the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude?

Answer: Diplomacy, a pleasing tone of voice, emotional stability, sensitivity, values and goals, receptivity, and effective communication skills.