My Dad would always say, “Quet, stop saying you can't because Can't Never Could!”.
I never understood what that meant when my Dad would tell me that, but now I get it.
It seems like over the last past couple of weeks all I've been hearing is I can't cornrow. After my friend's success I felt the need to share this story with you.
The other day I was talking to a friend who kept saying “Marquetta, I CAN'T do this! I CAN'T cornrow no hair!”
“Yes you can! Can't Never Could!” I said.
“Ok, I'll give it another try and we'll see what happens” he responded.
At that moment I decided to send him home with my Learn How To Do: Cornrows DVD for him to practice without me breathing down his neck. A few days after watching the DVD and practicing on his own my friend came to me and said, “Marquetta I need to show you my cornrows so you can tell me what I'm doing wrong.”
After he sat down and started to do his first cornrow I was amazed!!! That cornrow was straight, no lumps and by looking at it you would have thought he'd been cornrowing for years!
I was so proud of him! There was honestly nothing to critique.
So many times we tell ourselves, I can't do this, I can't do that, and we talk ourselves out of doing something we've never given ourselves a chance to do.
I've been guilty of it myself. Do you know how hard it was for me to cornrow hair before I started? I wouldn't even take a cornrow client, I'd just say I can't cornrow and refer them to someone else.
After using my cousin as my mannequin to practice each time I got better and better, and let me tell you I never said I couldn't do something after I saw that with a little bit of patience, persistence, and practice did for me.
Don't limit yourself or your services in your salon because you can't cornrow. Take the bull by the horns and show yourself that you can!
If you're ready to prove that you CAN do it, check out my Learn How To Do: Cornrows DVD. I guarantee you'll learn how to cornrow hair if you follow the steps and tips I show you in that DVD.
I've got some brand new bonuses in there too, so be sure to check it out!
And remember, can't never could, but YOU CAN!