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When the world’s richest and arguably busiest business titan argues that "work-life balance" is a "debilitating phrase” maybe it’s time to listen. As Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sees it, his personal and professional pursuits constitute a "circle" rather than a balancing act because it implies there's a strict trade-off.

Bezos recently said that it's more productive to view them as two integrated parts: “if I am happy at home, I come into the office with tremendous energy. And if I am happy at work, I come home with tremendous energy. It actually is a circle; it's not a balance. And I think that is worth everybody paying attention to it.”

When Circles + Calendars Collide

You might be thinking “that’s easy for him to say, he’s probably got a few assistants to make it work…but what about ME and MY needs?”

It’s time to get a little philosophical here by thinking of work and life as overlapping concentric circles. As the center of both, you have the power to determine each circle’s size.

Isn’t a key reason you opened your Sola studio was to OWN your time, spending it as YOU see fit?

One distinct benefit as a Sola Salon Studios owner is being privy to SolaGenius for merging every scheduling detail inside AND outside your studio. Think of it as your $20/month personal assistant in the guise of a portable planning platform.

If you’re currently keeping siloed calendars for work, home, personal, spouse/partner’s and children’s, SolaGenius’s exclusive calendar feature can merge ALL your details into one tidy reference resource with a few simple app taps.

Say goodbye to the chaotic juggling and hello to Sola tech guru Olivia Morales’s how-to steps for maximizing SolaGenius’s calendar setting. You’re welcome!

1. Merge Calendars via 2-Way Sync

With the option for viewing both your work and personal calendars in one place, the chances of forgetting future tasks, events or appointments are slim to none! Synching steps for your tablet or phone calendar:

Settings>Business Info>Calendar Sync>Toggle On ‘Sync Phone Calendar Events’

For syncing another calendar:

-Copy Calendar link

-Go to your calendar on your phone/tablet.

-Tap to add a new calendar and paste link.

There’s no limit! The more calendars you merge, the easier your life will be.

2. Block Personal Time on Your Calendar

SolaGenius makes it clear for clients to see when you’re not available from your online booking site, without sharing deets on what you’re up to. Here’s how:

Calendar> Tap + Sign In Upright Right-Hand Corner > Select Block Personal Time

Olivia’s tip: Remember to add commuting to your personal time.

3. Scheduling Stress-Free Vacations

If you haven’t checked out GlossUp on SolaGenius, it’s brilliant! Take advantage of its text and/or email distribution setting for announcing upcoming vacations and days off as soon as you know them for alerting clients with standing appointments to reschedule their services around your well-earned time away. 

Think about your wording in advance and then select:

More> Gloss Up (or eMailer)> Create new campaign> Select or Filter receipents> Next> Swipe Left

Taking it one step further, Olivia suggests checking your SolaGenius for pre-determining which clients might need a tad more personalization (or apology) by sending a customized note.

Now all you need to do is pack and relax for enjoying life with family and friends.

The Circles of Life

Unifying your calendars with SolaGenius is a stress-free leap leading to flexibility in prioritizing people over projects, which factually improves productivity and increases creativity at work. Research back this up: 2017’s World Happiness Report noted that work-life (ahem) balance is now one of the strongest predictors of happiness. Need more? According to Psychology Today, this balance prioritizes social time, and social interaction is another big happiness predictor.

We’re thinking Jeff Bezos wishes he had access to SolaGenius. But YOU do! With SolaGenius’s 24/7 support, try Olivia’s tips and if you need help, you know where to find us.

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