“You have enormous courage!”

Seriously, I really congratulate you for having the courage to do what you do every day.

Whoever you are and whatever you do, I know that every day you take risks, you step out of your comfort zone and try new things, do new things, and that my friend takes courage!

It doesn’t matter what your title is…

You might be an assistant, you might be a stylist, or you may be a manager, a creative director or an owner, but it’s all relative. The title is just a name, the courage is still the same.

I know that every day you have to be prepared to do things, new things, make new decisions, have new conversations, meet new people and sometimes leave others behind, and all that takes courage.

You’re stepping out of your comfort zone every day…

If you’re an assistant, it might be doing your first shampoo [I can remember mine like it was yesterday].

If you’re a stylist it might be that important client you’re seeing for the first time, or maybe you are going on-stage to present your work for the first time.

Or perhaps you are about to open your first salon, do your first photo shoot, or enter your first competition…

Whatever it is, you’re growing, you’re stepping out of your comfort zone and daring to do more, and be more, and all that takes courage.

It takes courage to be you…

It takes courage to do your first haircut

It takes courage to try a new colour

It takes courage to resign from where you work

It takes courage to employ a new staff member

It takes courage to change suppliers

It takes courage to change accountants

It takes courage to fire someone

It takes courage to complain

It takes courage to go for a new job

It takes courage to bounce back after rejection

It takes courage to put your prices up

It takes courage to put your prices down

It takes courage to deal with conflict

It takes courage to change your mind

It takes courage to be you…

There was a famous American painter and poet by the name of E.E.Cummings who once said “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

I like that, because nobody can be you better than you can.

Thank you for watching…

Have a great week!

2 responses to “You have enormous courage!”

  1. Hi Antony,
    Just a note to let you know how I look forward to your doses of inspiration every week! You are a true leader.
    Thank you!

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