Articles Tagged with ‘challenge’

A history lesson…

By Geno Stampora on September 30, 2016

People say if you’re hungry, you’ll succeed. I was hungry, but it was only until I realized I had to change me that I could be. It took about 35 years and dozens of mentors to see who was inside of me. I made a decision to change, to stop drifting, to focus and be on point. It was an intentional choice. We all have the same choice, every day. But it takes guts. It takes the courage to step out of your comfort zone and make the changes. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. It was time for me to change things up. I wanted to be with smart people with integrity. I went to the library. I grew myself. I paid attention. I took Led Zeppelin out; I put in the …


The Art of Balance in Life (It’s All About Your Plan)

By Geno Stampora on May 8, 2012

The art of balance in life has always been a great challenge for me personally. Balance is the elusive butterfly in life. There are times it is there and then in a moment it is gone. This is normal. It happens. I believe the first step to achieving balance is to study your quality of life. I try to make every major decision with my personal and family quality of life in mind. How will this affect me? How will this affect my family? Be realistic though. Do you like to shop? Do you like nice stuff? Do you like to travel? Do you like a nice car? Do you want to live in a nice house? All of these questions and more can and will affect your definition of balance. I am lucky. I love what I do for a living. …


A Salon Success Strategy

By Geno Stampora on July 23, 2012

I am honored to be a member of what I have always believed to be the greatest industry of all time.  This is the only industry that I know where both women and men are paid equally.  This is the only industry that I know where the playing field is equal for all people, regardless of your sexual preference, your heritage, your upbringing or your education!!  Anyone can achieve success in the beauty industry! The beauty industry is the place to be.  Once I set my sights on becoming an educator for our great industry, the hard work began.  I read everything.  I studied everything and everyone.  I visited salons, and just watched.  I began to take notes.  Salon success has many layers! The first thing that I discovered is that, even smart, beautiful, talented, salons go under.  Those salons …


See Geno LIVE: Feb 26, 2015, Transport your Business to the Next Level sponsored by the Western Loudoun Leadshare Group

By Geno Stampora on February 16, 2015

Who doesn’t want to move their business up a few notches?  Whether business owners hope to gain new clientele, or have a bigger mindset in their current customer base, or simply do what they do better and more effectively, there is always room for improvement. Where do you go for inspiration?  What tools can you put in place to move you from entrepreneurial to purposeful? Subscribe to industry, business and or business articles.  Be a reader.  Develop the time in each day to read what is current in your industry.  Develop time in your day to take care of YOU! Attend business development seminars; join a networking group; listen to a great speaker online or in person. If you live in the Northern Virginia area, don’t miss the opportunity to see Geno speak! Designed for sole proprietors and businesses alike, attendees will …


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  • Geno Stampora has made a major contribution to the beauty industry in many ways. He has owned, managed, and worked behind the chair in his collection of salons. He has owned two beauty academies, where he also instructed.

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