It’s that simple – Two choices. Complain or Change?
When you see something that isn’t right what do you do? change your life or complain about it?
Your lifestyle has to be your goal. Life is volatile and it changes a lot. Stop complaining and start changing.
I want to put a little context first. If you are here for the first time reading this let me give you a little insight into my background.
I started my working life in 1994 with a plan and yet it fell apart within two years. I was unfortunate to contract bacterial meningitis aged 17. Two years into my planned financial career. It was over. I didn’t know it at the time but by 20 I had to make a new plan. The thing was I wan’t looking for a plan but a goal I had a vision to be redundant proof. My father was a self employed plasterer and he always advocated having a trade was important to not having to rely on anyone. Working in the financial sector meant I was reliant on employment. When i was struck down by a virus my employers were initially brilliant in paying my wages enabling me to not have to worry and focus on my health I needed to regain my fitness. But by the time I got back into it. I knew finance wasn’t what I wanted to do. A near death experience is humbling it completely changes you life perspective. No longer are you an indestructible teenager. Something else took over. It took a while to figure out but I was in search of happiness.
John Lennon wrote:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
I began a new career
My hairdressing career started at Stafford’s “the house that hair built.” It was an offer i couldn’t refuse. I was unhappy in the stuffy office job i was in and i wanted to change it. Complaining about it didn’t change my situation. Changing my situation changed my situation.
The opportunity to work in an industry with my friends meant the world to me. It didn’t take me long to see why they loved doing hair. I got to learn from the best in the business, develop a trade while getting paid. I was super grateful for the opportunity, enthusiastically I grabbed it.
However as a 21 year old with a mortgage. I was working for £350 per month. My mortgage was £750 per month. I was under pressure from DAY One. Truth is I didn’t last long at Staffords. Within 3 months I was out of there. My latest plan was now in ruins and now I had to look for pastures new. I did, i cracked on and developed a career extracting the most i could from it. There are many twists and turns in a career. What I learnt is that a my vision didn’t change but my plan did. I wanted to be one of those guys. I made a lifestyle choice to be a Hairdresser. Anxiety is fear of the future and depression is fear of the past. Be present, Feel the fear but do it anyway. What’s the worst that could happen? You fail and then you pick yourself up and start again with a renewed knowledge and sharpened impetus. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. My former partner in time Adam Sloan used to say to me daily.
I got through it and so will you. Start by checking out GoSalon.UK to earn money from recommending your favourite retail to your clients.