Those were the words I heard come out of a young lady's mouth the other day. It actually stunned me. Here's how it all went down…
Ricky, the kids, and I were headed home and wanted to get some wings from Wild Wings Cafe. The young lady taking my to go order had beautiful hair. Her color looked pretty amazing. I asked her where she had gotten it done and she said, “I did it myself”.
“Really,” I said. “You really did an amazing job, it's very beautiful!”
She continued to tell me that she went to cosmetology school, took her practical, but hadn't gotten around to taking her written test yet.
After trying to encourage her to go ahead and take her written test to become a licensed cosmetologist, she finally said… “I hate doing hair!”
“I'm so sorry to hear that! I couldn't imagine doing something I hate everyday so I wish you the best,” I said.
As soon as I got in the truck I shared that story with my husband Ricky. I learned something about myself from my conversation with that young lady.
I learned that I am VERY BLESSED to be able to be in a profession that I absolutely love.
The one thing that I think about often popped back in my head. It's a scene from the movie “Sister Act” where Whoopi Goldberg's character tells one of the students something like this…
“If you wake up in morning and can think about anything but singing then you're a singer!”
When I wake up in the morning I think about hair. When I lay down to go to sleep at night, I think about hair. I've come up with some of my best work in my dreams! I'm constantly thinking about perfecting my technique and thinking of ways I can make things easier for you to learn.
My point is if you don't wake up in the morning excited about what you do, why do something that you absolutely hate?
If you want to sing, go sing! If you want to go sell shoes, go sell shoes! If you want to do hair, go do hair!
I realize it's not that easy, but make some changes for the New Year, set some goals, and get on the path to get yourself out of the job you hate and start doing something you love doing.
Now, I love doing hair, but I'm making some changes this year that I'm super excited about. What's the biggest change? I love what I do online. I absolutely love to share my knowledge with you, but for years I've really wanted to get back behind the chair. I love interacting with clients, and making people feel and look their absolute best. That's what we as stylists do. So, at the end of last year I went into full gear getting my salon up and running. You can see the Marquetta Breslin Signature Salon website here.
So, with that being said, I want to kick off the New Year by doing something different.
I get asked about trending hair cuts, color, etc on a regular basis. So here's what I'm going to do. On January 5th, I'm going to have a live chat.
This is your chance to kick start your New Year, set your goals, and bust 2012 wide open and get your questions answered by me personally!
So, this live chat is for me to talk about trending styles, color, and more. But more importantly it's all about being there for you! With me getting so many emails, Facebook questions, Tweets, etc asking me everything from hair questions, to business questions I had to figure something out.
Unfortunately, I'm unable to answer each and every question so that's what I'm doing on the Live Chat. You can ask me any question you want and I'll be right there to answer you live!
I'm so excited about this, I'll be sending the details out very soon, so get those questions ready! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this story I shared with you. Remember, there's no time like the present to stop doing something you hate, and start doing something you love.
I hope you have a Happy & Prosperous New Year!
P.S. Have you seen my Marquetta Breslin Signature Salon page on Facebook? If not, head over and check it out and don't forget to “like” us!