How often as an artist or stylist, do you remember to take care of yourself? Self-care is highly important, but it can be hard to take care of yourself when you are running your own business that needs to be looked after.
However, self-care can be a business strategy in itself! When you are taking care of yourself, you are taking care of your business because, without you, there is no business. But taking care of yourself doesn’t always have to mean putting work down or ignoring what you need to get done. Often, self-care can show up in making your business work harder for you rather than the other way around.
Grishan Roof, aka @depotchopra, takes this principle as the key to her business. Grishan is the depotting and kit organizing queen. She views downsizing your product inventory and systematically arranging your kit as key self-care techniques.
You may be asking what is depotting and how can it serve you? Depotting is taking the product from its original container and placing it into a smaller container to create more space, see all your products, and clean up your kit. The benefits? With depotting, you can be more organized, more creative, and more frugal.
As a hairstylist, nail artist, or makeup artist on the go, kits can get large and heavy. These massive kits can negatively impact your income, via travel fees and excessive products, as well as your body. Grishan joins Volume Up to talk all about depotting and organizing your kit for your business. Head to wherever you stream your podcasts to treat yourself today.
“It’s the highest form of self-care for artists. And as artists, we’re also business owners. Self-care is a business strategy. That’s our principle when it comes to depotting.”
“It makes you faster. It makes you get in and out so now you can take more clients, right? Another thing is, it also opens your creativity because when nothing’s depotted, [you’re] always making the choice of, ‘what should I bring? Oh, I’m just gonna leave this because it’s so heavy’. But now when you have everything in front of you, it makes you more creative.”