Live less out of habit and more out of intent. The first step isn’t always clear, but you won’t ever know until you try. My fear of going to school for the wrong line of work stopped me from staying committed to school. It was also because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. It took three years into college before I had a strong enough interest to try something else, beauty school. I had no idea what I was getting myself into... but I enjoyed it so much that I stayed committed to it. The first real barbershop I landed paid me 30 dollars after an 8 hour day...I still had the time of my life because I enjoyed the process and I was just eager to keep cutting and get better at it. What I’ve learned is that when your heart and line of work is in the same place... you get so much more out of life.
One of the first things I loved so much about doing hair... was doing my own hair ! Early on, just being able to experiment and create (cut/color) something on myself was literally so fun to me. One reason why.. was because most of the stylists I went to when I was younger would never give me what I wanted lol (I’m sure we have all dealt with this experience before ) As much as I love to sit in a chair and be a regular client... I still enjoy this process very much
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I didn’t have a working updated passport over 3 years ago. I hardly traveled and barely knew what else was out there outside of the shop I worked inside. Growth started to happen once I stepped out of my comfort zone. I’ve felt defeated and embarrassed when I did my first public presentation. I wanted to quit when I didn’t see progress right away. I knew what I wanted to do and say in my head... but the reality didn’t happen the same way. I continued to fail some more. I almost never wanted to speak again in front of people. I gave it some time... and 2.5 years ago.. that situation came to me again. To speak and share my knowledge with other professionals. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. This was it ... do I let it continue to haunt me or do I try it again? I went the down the road again.. and here I am now. It never gets easier but you get better at it the more you do it. I apply that same lesson to all parts of my life. My biggest fear has become a tool that has led me around the world. In the next two months, I’m visiting two new counties and I am very excited and looking forward to it. Germany & Brazil Everything you have now, remember... all started with a thought. ___________________________________________ #stayinspired#travel#passport#hairbysof#staygoldsofie#tattoos#me#grateful#travelingbarber