Observations From Behind The Chair

Life in the Salon,Personal Observations 0 Comment

Hello everyone, welcome back to the blog.  Today I am writing about some observations I have made while working at Shear Elegance these past few weeks.  I have to be honest with you in that it’s been a frustrating week.  Being the owner my life in the salon is divided between doing hair stuff and doing business stuff.  My life is further divided between work stuff and my personal life.  This week I rolled the cosmic dice and came up double sixes:  everything sucked.  Don’t panic though.  Instead of sharing my whining and complaining I instead will share the observations I made when seeing the world through stilted glasses.  Observation #1:  the only thing bigger than the difference between “blame” and “responsibility” is the number of people who don’t know what that difference is.  When something goes sideways in my life I despise those who seek to assign blame, but its really nice when that those involved take full responsibility for their actions.  Mean people suck.  Observation #2:  it is easy for people to forget that a hair salon is a business.  Yes, I love my clients.  Yes, I am a very generous and forgiving person.  And yes, I have bills to pay and mouths to feed.  When you “oops” don’t show up for or at the last min cancel your appointment, my paycheck suffers.  I challenge you to do that to your doctor or lawyer and watch what happens next.  Observation #3:  the world we live in is nothing more than a giant classroom that continuously gives us lessons.  The more we refuse to learn, the more tougher and rougher the life lesson becomes.  If your life isn’t what you want it to be because you are being stupid, do the rest of us a favor and stop being stupid.  Observation #4:  people don’t change, and because people don’t change, all we can do is change how we react to those people.  (see observation #1)  My final observation:  you can spot the optimistic dreamers by the giant targets on their backs.  When a dreamer stops dreaming, the world loses some of its color.  When people who have hope lose some of that hope, the world loses some of its warmth.  Maybe the world is getting better, maybe it’s not, I don’t know.  What I do know is that if the people who are working to make this world a better place lose hope, stop dreaming, and / or just stop trying, we are all seriously screwed.  So this holiday season when we are all supposed to care just a little bit more than we usually do, take a moment and find that person who is always trying to make the world a better place, and do something to make their world a better place.  Have a good day everyone and stay tuned for the next post.

Joel

Joel Morse

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