“Finishing what you started is worth it” is possibly the main moral of the story in the season 2 premiere episode of our official podcast, The Skin Wellness Pro Show. In this episode, the conversation between NAA President, Rachael Pontillo and Education Specialist, Tara Swagger, revolves around the experiences of students who enrolled in the Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner Training Program, but faced obstacles that hindered their progress. Despite setbacks such as the shut-down, challenges with work-life balance, and distractions, these students expressed their desire to continue and complete the course.

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The episode highlights the importance of perseverance and resilience in achieving personal and professional goals. It acknowledges that life can throw unexpected curveballs that disrupt our plans, but it emphasizes the significance of not giving up. The students who decided to re-engage with the course after a prolonged absence exemplify the determination to finish what they started and honor their commitment to their education and professional development–even if it takes longer than anticipated.

The conversation also touches on the impact of the shut-down on individuals’ mindsets and the necessity of adapting to unforeseen circumstances. It forced many people, including those in the aesthetics industry, to reassess their priorities and make necessary adjustments. Rachael and Tara acknowledge the stress and difficulties associated with such situations but emphasize the importance of taking a step back, re-envisioning, and finding a way forward.

Work-life balance isn’t always balanced.

Ultimately, this episode conveys that finishing what you started is worth it, regardless of the obstacles encountered along the way. Persevere, even when life gets challenging, and recognize that setbacks do not define your ability to achieve your goals.

The stories of students who returned to the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance after a hiatus serve as reminders that the satisfaction of completing a goal outweighs the challenges faced along the way. We encourage you to embrace the mindset of persisting despite setbacks and to recognize the worthiness of your efforts in pursuing your dreams.

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[00:01:09] New school year begins.

[00:04:11] Persistence and Overcoming Adversity.

[00:08:11] Shifting priorities amidst challenges.

[00:14:24] Feeling like a failure.

[00:19:41] Interesting topic.

[00:24:39] Self-care and its importance.

[00:26:10] Prioritizing self-care and wellness.

[00:30:12] The value of facial massage.

[00:33:36] I’m a lady who lunches.

[00:37:48] Cooking adventures with children.