Pulse January / February 2019 - Page 31

P: You talked about self-care both in your keynote at the ISPA Conference & Expo and in Rise and Grind. What led to your realization about its importance? What are your self-care habits? J: After working and talking with some amazing leaders throughout the years, I thought to myself, “I need to study these people and take better care of myself.” After 10 years of Shark Tank, I have realized that we, as entrepreneurs, need to set aside time to take care of ourselves. My self-care habits consist of goal setting but, more impor- tantly, setting aside time for family and prayer. P: I’ve heard that you’re a big fan of Monopoly. How do you use Monopoly to gain insight into other people’s business philosophies and discover what their values are? J: Monopoly gives you a glimpse of a person’s character. Watching how someone negotiates, wins, responds to failures, etc., is quite telling. Does a person blame others for his or her shortcomings? Do they get frustrated? Do they collaborate or rely totally on the rolls of the dice? Do they get analysis paralysis and lose without making any deals with others? Do they quit when things aren’t looking good? P: The spa industry is full of small businesses and entrepreneurs. If you could give them one piece of advice, what would it be? J: Don’t overly concern yourself with what you don’t have when you’re getting started. You can acquire or develop your resources as well as your hard and soft skills along the way. YOU are all you need to start. Start, take small steps, learn from them and keep stepping. n