Unveiling the Beauty of Financial Wisdom
Hey there, makeup mavens, beauty enthusiasts and full time makeup artists! While you’re mastering the art of your makeup skills, it's time to apply the same finesse and focus to your finances. Just as you are honing your process and choosing the right products and tools to create stunning looks, blending your artistic talent with a sound financial mindset can yield a masterpiece of wealth, success and freedom in your life. In this blog post, I’m going to share the top three must-read financial books that every freelance makeup artist should have on their beauty vanity (or bookshelf). Get ready to contour your financial future with insights from "Start Late Finish Rich" by David Bach, "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, and "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Literally, these 3 books have changed the trajectory of my financial life! As I walk down the road to financial freedom and learn the path, I want to share this knowledge with you too and empower as many makeup artists as I can. I am now learning the financial lessons I did not learn in school! These books are 3 more pieces of the makeup puzzle which will help you become not just a makeup artist but a savvy (and financially secure) business person!
Let’s start with the book that started it all for me, “Start Late Finish Rich. This jewel is worth every dollar and minute of time invested in reading it. It alone put me on the path to taking true control over my finances, shed hope on my financial future and provided me with more confidence, security and freedom.
1. "Start Late Finish Rich" by David Bach
Picture this: You're standing in front of your client, brush in hand, creating a flawless look that leaves them in awe. Now, imagine the same spotlight shining on your retirement years, showcasing a life of comfort, security and freedom sprinkled with luxury if that's what you desire. That's the vision "Start Late Finish Rich" by David Bach aims to help you achieve.
Bach's warm and relatable writing style makes financial jargon feel like just another shade of lipstick – easy to understand and even easier to apply. He acknowledges that many of us might have started our financial journey a little later in the game or never learned about finances to begin with but reassures us that it's never too late to take control. The title says “start late” but this book is great for any age!
In "Start Late Finish Rich," Bach introduces the "Finish Rich" philosophy – a set of actionable steps that, when followed diligently, can lead to financial freedom. He focuses on automating your savings, cutting down on small expenses that add up over time (think of them as the makeup products you accumulate but rarely use) and so many more easy to implement strategies.
As a makeup artist, you're already familiar with the transformative power of a few well-placed brush strokes. Apply the same principle to your finances by consistently investing even small amounts. Over time, you'll see your financial canvas evolve into a picture perfect vision of what you may have never thought was possible.
2. "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
Behind every perfectly winged eyeliner is a vision, a plan and a steady hand. Similarly, behind every successful makeup artist is a strong mindset and unwavering determination. Napoleon Hill's timeless classic, "Think and Grow Rich," deep dives into the power of our thoughts and beliefs to shape our reality.
Hill's book isn't just about acquiring material wealth; it's about tapping into the infinite well of creativity, inspiration, and opportunity that surrounds us. He emphasizes the importance of cultivating a burning desire, setting clear goals, and persistently working towards them – principles that resonate beautifully with the freelance makeup artist's journey.
Imagine using your makeup brushes to manifest your dream clients, high-end collaborations, and a thriving beauty empire. "Think and Grow Rich" provides a blueprint for turning those dreams into tangible results. Hill's words remind us that success starts with a vivid imagination, much like envisioning a stunning makeup look before you even pick up a brush. This is all about big picture thinking. As you visualize your dreams, your mind begins expanding to make them a reality.
3. "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Ever wondered why some makeup artists create looks that leave everyone talking? It's not just about the products they use; it's about their unique approach and understanding of their craft. Similarly, in the world of finance, it's not just about the money you earn – it's about how you manage and invest it. Robert T. Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad Poor Dad" offers a revolutionary perspective on money and how it works.
Kiyosaki introduces the concept of financial education – the art of understanding assets, liabilities, and cash flow. He tells the tale of his two "dads" – his biological father (the 'Poor Dad') and the father of his best friend (the 'Rich Dad') – each with a vastly different approach to money. Through their contrasting philosophies, Kiyosaki shares invaluable lessons on building wealth and achieving financial independence. You will definitely identify with many of the stories he tells in this financial mindset changing book.
As a makeup artist, your creative flair sets you apart from the crowd. Apply the same principle to your finances by exploring innovative ways to generate income streams beyond your primary work. Kiyosaki's book encourages you to think outside the box, just like blending unexpected shades to create a mesmerizing look and trying that new airbrush flawless foundation. So, while you're expertly blending eyeshadows, remember to blend your financial strategies for an equally eye-catching result.
Your Financial Canvas Awaits. . .
There they are– a trio of financial gems that promise to enhance not just your bank account, but your entire outlook on money and success. Much like perfecting a seamless foundation application, mastering your finances requires practice, patience, and a touch of expertise. We all must start somewhere and the earlier the better!
As you embark on this journey towards financial enlightenment, remember that just as makeup evolves with trends, your financial strategy may need adjustments along the way. These books aren't one-size-fits-all solutions; rather, they're tools that empower you to craft your own unique path to wealth and prosperity.
So, whether you're a makeup artist with dreams of an early retirement, building an empire of abundance, or a beauty entrepreneur in the making, these books will be your trusty companions. As you flip through the pages, let the wisdom seep in, write notes in the margins and watch as your financial palette transforms into a masterpiece just like your portfolio of work:-)
Enjoy your reading and may your financial journey be as glamorous and successful as your makeup artistry!