How to pick a barber – from a 12 year old boy’s point of view, part 2
The last post was about finding a new barber shop and how a 12 year old boy helped select it. Son Max and I got so much more than we bargained for. We sat down and were greeted by folks who were really passionate about their work; so passionate indeed that they gained two new regular customers. What that means to you is simply that you can take just about any career and turn it into something fun and also lucrative.
During my haircut my barber called the other one over to look at a hair challenge of mine. Some areas are really hard to cut because the hair has its own opinion where it wants to come to rest on my head. He then proceeded to tell me that he had picked up a new technique while vacationing in Ireland last fall. He had looked up the coolest hair cuttery in town and asked the owner if he could help out for the day. He was allowed to help and picked up a few new tricks.
Would this be on your vacation or bucket list? Would you have done something similar? Have you ever done anything like it ever? Wow and double Wow. I must admit I totally admired the guy for his passion for learning more about different hair cutting techniques. Excitedly he told me and showed me exactly what happened with my hair cowlicks and how he was able to tame them.
The cool thing about this story is that we can all fire off this little creative bit no matter what we do for living. There is always something more to learn from folks who do it at expert level. Those folks are typically also more than willing to teach you their craft.
All you need to bring to the table is a good dose of curiosity and the courage to actually follow up on your instincts and do something about it. Yup, that’s it. It may not be easy to be this positive, but you will not regret taking fate in your hand. You will go places and generate a much better income.