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BARBERS!
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Your white capes should not be yellow man!
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They shouldn't smell like armpits, or be stiff as a board!
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Take it home, and wash it!
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Yes it’s Monday.
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Yes it’s my “day off”.
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And yes I am in my barbershop, on my day off, scrubbing the floor decal, to make sure it looks good for the customers.
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Why?
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Because when you're a barber, or a barbershop owner, your success or failure is going to be determined by how often you're doing the LITTLE THINGS right.
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We tend to focus so much on doing the flashy things, that we often lose sight of doing the LITTLE THINGS.
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We love to show off our flashy hair designs.
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We love letting our clients see our flashy barber capes.
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We love showing our clients our customized clippers.
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We love letting people to see those things, because those things grab attention.
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Which is fine.
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But what you got to understand is that it’s the LITTLE THINGS, that most people aren't consciously paying attention to, that are either going to make or break your business as a barber/ barbershop owner!
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Little things like making sure your stations always clean.
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Making sure your place always smells good.
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Making sure your garbage can isn't overflowing.
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Making sure that flashy cape of yours doesn’t smell like shit.
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Doing the little things right, consistently over time, is what is going to make you successful.
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Not just what you do occasionally.
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Remember that.
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To all of you up and coming barbers out there..
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Never let ANYBODY convince you that you're only "just a barber."
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During your career, you're going to come across a bunch of dumbass people that are going to try and convince you that being a barber is NOT something you should be proud of.
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FUCK THEM!
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What they think of you is not important!
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IT'S WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT YOURSELF THAT MATTERS!
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The problem lies when you start to actually BELIEVE that you're "just a barber."
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YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT!
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STOP LETTING THESE DUMBASS PEOPLE CONVINCE YOU THAT BY BEING A BARBER, ALL YOU DO IS CUT HAIR!
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As a barber, you are in a position where you can connect with people, and your community, in ways where you have the ability to make ANYTHING HAPPEN!
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YOU CAN DO SO MUCH MORE!
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Doing simple things such as a toy drive around the holidays can help people in such meaningful ways!
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It may not seem like much to you, but the impact of doing positive things to help your community can go such a long way!
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The relationships you build over time help put you in a position where you actually have the power to help, create change, and build up your communities!
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So whenever people try to convince you that you're only "just a barber"..
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Don't get all mad and upset, or let them make you feel like you're less of a person than they are.
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Show them with your ACTIONS why you're so much more!
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Together we can help build up our communities.
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You're more than just a barber.
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Don't you EVER forget that.
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Shoutouts to my homie @seaworthysigns! Thanks for all of your contributions to @thepalacebarbershopny, and for all your donations to our toy drive! We appreciate you bro!
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I need y'all to understand something.
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There ain't nothing wrong with you charging more than other barbers and other barbershops in your area!
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There ain't nothing wrong with you raising your prices!
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But if you plan on charging more, or raising your prices, you damn sure better be RAISING YOUR LEVEL OF SERVICE WITH IT!
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You can't expect to be one of these barbers out here giving out the same average level service as the other barbers in your area, but charging double the prices!
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IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!
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You can't be rushing thru the haircut!
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Letting pounds of hair sit on your clients face and cape, and never wiping it off!
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Cursing up a storm in front of kids!
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Never breaking out the straight razor!
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But yet expecting to get paid $50 a cut!
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I DON'T CARE HOW FRESH YOU THINK YOUR FADES ARE!
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If you ain't providing a better OVERALL EXPERIENCE for your clients than the other barbers in your area, then don't expect for them to pay you $50 a cut, when they can get the same mediocre service at Joes Barbershop down the street for $15!
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It really doesn't take much to separate yourself from the average barber!
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All you gotta do is A LITTLEEE EXTRA!
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Be good energy, and actually EXCITED to see them!
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Use good smelling products and sprays on them!
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DON'T RUSH THRU THEIR CUT!
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Put a hot towel on the back of their neck, some cooling gel, and use straight razor on it! (Clients LOVE IT!)
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I'm a firm believer that you should always charge what you're worth.
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You just gotta make sure you're providing the type of service that makes your clients feel you're worth what you charge.
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BARBERS!
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I need y'all to hear me out!
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I don't care how fresh your cuts are.
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Or how professionally you try to conduct yourself.
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If you work in a barbershop, where all the other barbers are super negative..
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Carry themselves unprofessionally..
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And don't keep the environment comfortable and family friendly..
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YOU ARE GOING TO STRUGGLE TO KEEP A CLIENTELE!
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It may be time for you to consider some other options!
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Just a little PSA for you barbers out there..
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*You don't NEED to spray on hair fiber, or use semi permanent dye to enhance all of your haircuts and beards.*
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Is there anything wrong with using those things?
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NO! Atleast not in my opinion.
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There are plenty of barbers that are really good at using it, plenty of clients that love it, and are willing to pay extra for it.
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But in my experience, most people don't really give a shit about it.
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Kind of like this guy in the picture.
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HE COULD CARE LESS!
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The fiber typically comes off pretty fast anyway, and the semi permanent dye gets all on your pillow and shit when you're sleeping, which can be prettyyyy fucking annoying.
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At the end of the day, most people just want a nice, clean, natural haircut.
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THAT'S IT!
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People don't need all that extra shit!
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I know you probably get frustrated because most of the repost pages only post haircuts that are either photoshopped or enhanced.
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So in your mind you feel like you NEED to do those things, because these days your validation as a barber comes from how many times you get reposted.
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But you don't.
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You could never use hair fiber or kiss xpress hair dye in your entire career, and still be wildly successful as a barber.
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Just make sure you're treating your clients right, and keep them looking good.
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(Even after they get out of the shower.)
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To all of you young barbers out there that are still fairly new to the game..
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Every barber that you look up to..
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Every barber that is in the position that you want to be in..
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Every barber that has what you want to have..
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HAS BEEN IN THIS SAME DAMN POSITION BEFORE!
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There's been plenty of times when they were sitting in their chair, frustrated because they weren't doing any haircuts!
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IT'S ALL APART OF THE PROCESS!
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Stop getting so down on yourself because you're not as busy as you want to be!
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BUILDING A CLIENTELE TAKES TIME!
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It doesn't happen overnight!
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Every successful barber you know at one time or another was sitting in their chair, looking at the busy barber, and wondering..
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"HOW THE HELL DO I GET TO BE THAT BUSY?!"
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Nobody starts out fully booked up!
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Nobody starts out owning a packed barbershop!
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These barbers that you look up to have been going hard, and putting in work for YEARS!
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YOU GOTTA PUT YOUR TIME IN!
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You gotta watch and learn from the busy barber!
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What are they doing that you're not?
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You gotta hand out a ton of business cards!
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You gotta give out a bunch of free cuts!
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You gotta sit around the shop when it's slow, in hopes of catching that walk in, and then lock them in as a client!
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THEY ALL DID IT!
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You gotta treat the barbershop you work at now like it's yours, so you get experience developing the skills you need to get to the next level!
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The barbers you look up to, and aspire to be, have gone through the same struggles you're going through!
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You just gotta stay strong, keep working hard, and RESPECT THE PROCESS!
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You'll get there my friend!
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#ChaseGreatness
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This is one of the deepest post I’ve ever seen!
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It’s very easy to get lost in social media.
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Especially since it’s such an important part of building yourself up as a barber these days.
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Every barber wants to build up their following!
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Every barber wants to get their “followers up”!
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These days having a large following not only makes us feel validated us as barbers, but it also provides us with the social proof we need to prove that we are important to the rest of the world.
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It's all bullshit!
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But that's neither here nor there. Whether we like it or not, having a solid social media following is an important part of building yourself up in the barber world.
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But I think a lot of times, we spend too much time worrying about connecting with people in the online world, and not enough time connecting with the people that are important to us in REAL LIFE.
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At any given moment your Instagram can be taken away, your Facebook can be taken away, all that shit can be taken away. And then what's left?
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Your family.
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If you were to lose your Instagram or Facebook, you could always get them back.
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But the time missed with your love ones?
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That shits gone forever!
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If one of your loved ones was to die, you'd be devastated that you didn't spend more time with them, (even when you were in the same room), because you spent too much time worrying about social media.
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Let this post be a wake up call for you to spend less time in the online world, and more time with your family, and the people that matter the most to you!
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You never know when they could be gone forever.
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BARBERS!
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It is not OK for you to slack off later in the week, just because you were busy early in the week!
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If you made more money than you usually make on Tuesday and Wednesday, that does not mean you should slack off the rest of the week!
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It is not fair to your fellow barbers, or the business you work for to have to pick up your slack, just because you feel like you’ve already made your money for the week!
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So my daughter made me this card today.
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She always makes me nice things, but this card in particular really inspired me.
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It reminded me of how important our ACTIONS are.
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I can sit here and preach to her all day.
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"BE KIND!"
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"ALWAYS BE HAPPY!"
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"DON'T LET NOTHING GET IN YOUR WAY!"
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But all that means nothing if my ACTIONS don't match my WORDS!
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If she always seen me treating people like shit, always miserable, and always giving up the minute I'm faced with a challenge, what would she do?!
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SHE'D DO THE SAME SHIT!
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Of course there's times when I'm not always kind. (Yes, I can definitely be an asshole at times)
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Of course there's days where I'm miserable. (Some days I don't want to be bothered with nobody)
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And of course there's times where I feel like giving up.
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I'm far from perfect.
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But at the end of the day, regardless of how tough life can get, she recognizes that I'm doing my best, and always working to be a better person.
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And THAT'S what she's going to listen to.
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My ACTIONS.
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Not my words.
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We have to BE the change we wish to see in the world.
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What you DO will always speak alot louder than what you SAY.
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#ChaseGreatness
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This is a picture of me cutting in the first barbershop I opened back in 2011.
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This is before all the barber expos.
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Before all the "BARBERS!" videos.
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Before all the flashy cuts and designs.
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This is me 6 months out of barber school, running my first barbershop.
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I had no idea what the hell I was doing!
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Me and my partner bought $80 barber chairs. (cheapest chairs ever)
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We got $30 book shelves from Wal-Mart, and used them for our stations. (they looked absolutely ridiculous)
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Our layout and design of the shop overall was just flat out terrible.
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I'm sure alot of people talked about how cheesy our shop looked, and how amateur it was ran.
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But regardless of how people may have felt about our shop, I WAS PROUD OF IT!
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I was in there cutting, and doing the best I could do, with what I had!
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I was fucking up, and making all types of mistakes, but I was LEARNING!
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I was learning how to become a better barber, and a better businessman.
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I was working my ass off!
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The point of this post is this..
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EVERYTHING TAKES TIME!
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THERE'S A PROCESS TO EVERYTHING!
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And as long as you realize that, and do the best you can with whatever you have right now, you'll eventually be in the position you wish to be in!
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Fast forward to 2017, the opening of my barbershop made the front page of the newspaper! 🙌
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I didn't always have what I have now!
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I've only had the success I've had so far in my barber career, because I've been so willing to fail!
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Making mistakes is a part of the process!
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Looking foolish and crazy to your peers is a part of the process!
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You may not have the skills you need yet in order to do the things you want to do.
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THAT'S OK!
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What's important is that you stay committed to your vision, and never let anybody knock you off course!
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#ChaseGreatness
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Grateful to have the Troy Record do a story on my new barbershop (@thepalacebarbershopny) in todays paper!
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I've been fortunate enough to have things I've done covered in the newspapers all throughout my life.
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But there's just something a littleee different about this one!
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I can't really put it into words.
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All I can say is stay tuned!
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Y'all ain't seen nothing yet. 😉
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