Taking a new path in life is exciting but we know it can be equally intense and stressful. It can be very rewarding, especially if you’re able to put a good support system in place before you start. Sure, there are plenty of ways you can help relieve some common stressors such as developing good study habits, taking your hands-on experience seriously, getting enough sleep… and so forth. But one of the absolute best ways to succeed in a training course is to build a strong network of supportive family and friends. Why? Let’s take a closer look. 

Why Prioritize Support?

Studies show that students who have support in their communities do better in academic and learning settings. Not only does support correlate with motivational strategies, but the external motivation for students to succeed had a direct bearing on the level of internal motivation as well. Moreover, students were more motivated to learn their specific subjects when they had adequate reinforcement. Sometimes, we just need some reassurance that we are on the right path. 

Find Your Champions

How do you get that support? Find your champions, people who love what you are doing and want to see you succeed at it. This can mean partners, friends, parents, siblings, other family members, or even your instructors! Your champions can help you find the motivation you need. Yes, you’re going to have lots of that at the beginning of your program with all the excitement but it is harder to come by later when that enthusiasm dwindles away a bit. Be around people who will stick with you from the beginning of your journey, through your struggles and celebrate with you on your successes. 

Nurture People with Similar Interests

We’ve heard it over and over again! Some of the best support systems are right there with you on your journey – your peers! Whether it’s reviewing concepts or honing and perfecting your techniques, your peers understand you. Make each other a part of your success! 

Use Your Skills in the Real World

Once you have that unbreakable support network, you can use it to better yourself each and every day. Not only do you have people to lean on, but you can also turn your trusted group into your first clients. For instance, the Long Island Beauty School has regular Friends and Family days where you can bring your favorite people in for student pricing. All the pampering, styling, and lower costs … what is not to like?

Long Island Beauty School is a family. Your success is our priority. We’re here to help you plan your journey, work towards your goals and help you begin your beauty career. Want to learn more about our programs and our support system? Call us today!