How many of us wake up every Monday and would rather die than go to work? It became my purpose, my passion to change this disease in western culture, not just for myself but for others as well. My tool, my camera and my medication; my passion for seeing the success of others. So I took the art photography a step further by working with my clients (salons barbershops) to create imaging and marketing plans that attract their ideal clientele and help them not only be successful but happy to wake up on Monday. If you want to travel fast go alone, but if you want to travel far you must travel together.
Many of the world's best hair stylists and barbers feel they have to do every cut and color under the sun to be successful. When you take the time to really listen to them, understand their creative desires and then help them turn that passion into a thriving business; thats success. For me this means that I can only work with the people whom allow me to do my best work. This expression of truth establishes an understanding that we are no longer in a business client relationship; but rather a team dedicated to the success of all. I develop friendships not clients.
There is no amount of money in the world that can compare to the feeling you get when your client looks you in the eyes; doesn't say a word, but the expression on their face tells you everything. They are reaching for the right way to express how thankful they are for everything you have done for them; but their minds limbic brain can only process emotion, not words. So you are left their speechless but you both understand that at this moment we have reached another goal; climbed another mountain and they have Started Living For Monday.
We live in a world where everyone is standing hand out ready to take your money. But how many business owners are standing with their hand out not to take your money; but to help you get on your feet and build a business and a brand that lasts. I am more concerned with building lasting relationships than finding the next big client. The Marine Corp has a saying "If you want to travel fast; Travel Alone. If you want to travel far; Travel Together" I work with stylists and barbers to build a lasting brand with a support system to see them succeed with the ever changing market place.