I wanted to share something with you important today so I'll get straight to the point.
I was chatting it up with one of my good friends who happens to be a Licensed Cosmetology Instructor and we were talking about the upcoming continuing education classes that were being taught this year.
She was really excited to be teaching a brand new technique, then she mentioned something to me that really shocked me. While she was still excited, I sensed some fear or unease as she stared off into space for a moment.
“What's wrong with you?”, I asked her.
“Nothing. I was just thinking about the last time I taught a Continuing Education class. Those women were some of the rudest women I've ever seen. You could hear them complaining about having to be there, they were laughing and snickering at all of the presentations. I was really embarrassed and shocked at their reactions to the information that was given. It was all brand new techniques that they could have really profited from. I don't know, it's just sad.”
Wow, I was shocked at what I just heard come out of her mouth. What's the big deal? Why is it such a burden?
No matter who you are or what you do, educating yourself in your field is beyond important. If you don't, you're subjecting yourself to a lot of unnecessary consequences.
If you're a hairstylist, not keeping up with the trends can result in a huge loss of income. The impact on your business can be astronomical especially if your competition is on top of their game. If I had to pick one thing that annoys me the most it's when I hear stylists complain that they have to do their continuing education.
Really? You're complaining that you're required to educate yourself in your craft? Is that a valid complaint? No. You should welcome the opportunity to train every chance you get. No one can be perfect at everything. The key is to stay humble and to search for ways to learn new stuff at all times.