Hey everyone, Daniel Contreras (@dlucs_) here founder of The New Era Of Barbering. Welcome back to another podcast on this episode. And on today's podcast, I think I've been mentioning this a little. UI know I've been mentioning it in like Q and a calls and with customers and then obey men program. And I actually have some other stuff that I'm planning on releasing,ulater on, on the YouTube platform,ugoing over this topic, but I thought I would make something specifically just for podcasting. Uand the topic is just more of like focusing on perfection. Now, if you follow me on Instagram,usometimes I'll go on like some,uulike I'll, I guess I'll be it in thought. And,uyou know, I'll write out my thoughts on some stories, right? Maybe meaning like,uall have like a realization or like analyzing my, my own patterns. I'm like, oh, that's what that is. Like articulating my actions, articulating my thoughts, my articulating, my ways of being.And I remember I put something out that was just saying, you know, don't focus on the results, focus on perfection. And I had gotten, I got some questions from like some customers, the program they're like, what do you mean by that specifically? Right. because for me I'm always focused on, I think I've been very vocal I'm, I'm just really focused on, I guess I shouldn't say even focused on results because I would make this really backwards. Right. But I really, I I'm really bullish on the results that we get for our customers inside of elevated mentorship. Again, like these, these barbers who have been stuck at the four to 10 K per month, mark, and they're trying to go ahead and scale up their business and, you know, going and doing 15, 20, 30 K months. And we're working on somebody to get up to 40 K per month just cutting hair, only two services, haircut, haircut, and beard, nothing else.Right. So it might sound weird for somebody who is say, who's kind of like all about saying about like results and just kind of preaching about that, of why I would say focus on perfection, not the results, but you know, I think this, I mean, I think this would make it very, very clear. So I guess first of all, we should understand, like, you know, what not focusing on perfection looks like, because I think in some aspect everybody should know what perfection is. I mean, just like whatever the realm that is, whatever industry where, where that thing is, it's like the highest of the high it's almost unattainable. Right. and there's a lot of people who don't focus on perfection. So what does that look like and why would we not want to do this? Well, you know, not focusing on perfection is, is kind of like, I'll just use the analogy of like, let's say like a say football player, right.Mainly like quarterback. Okay. They get drafted in the league say they get drafted high round and they don't do well. They don't pan out, let's say like a John Marcus Russell or something like that. Right. Just somebody who just kind of just goes for the big payday. And you know, it's not like he's a scrub or any of these people are scrubs at all. Meaning like they make it to the league, they make it all through high school all way through college, they get signed to a million dollar contract. Right. And they make it onto a roster professionally. But you know, they were more so focused on the result of just getting a payday. Right. Or they were, or even people like we gave him say people, individuals who just focused on the result of me, you can see with, with I'm a Minnesota Vikings fan.And this is like the most terrible thing to say. But like, you know, like I think there's this thing like Vike like the organization, the Vikings are focused on beating as their season result of beating the green bay Packers, which is their rival. Whereas the green bay Packers they're you know, they're focused on making it to the playoffs and, you know, th those are two different results. Whereas like Tom, Brady's focused on perfection, you can kind of see where those things like start to wither away at, and you can kind of see the results of that. Right. One is focused on just beating a team and the Vikings are not that good. Right. They're not, not like the worst thing ever, but the definitely not the best thing. Whereas the Packers are focused on making the playoffs when, you know, Aaron Rogers, where that may be happening with that.And you know, they do pretty well with that. They, they do that pretty often, maybe not as frequently. I haven't really been keeping up with sports like that, but you know, somebody like Tom Brady, who's focused on perfection. Like he's just not even like satisfied with one and, you know, somebody who's just focused on the result of just getting to something or just getting to that thing and thinking like, oh, [inaudible] typical thinking, cause I've done this myself too. Right. I'm not just speaking in theory theories, but I'm speaking about like analogies of like how I've felt and how I can like translate this so you can better understand. But what it's like when you're just going after the result is you think the result, you know, you obsess over the result, you obsess over the result and you do everything to get that result.And then once you get it, you kind of let your foot off the gas or you let you, you lose that drive like that quarterback who got drafted high and didn't do anything after he got the big contract or like the team that makes it to the playoffs finally. And then has the one first round or first playoff game exit, right. Or the team that has the aspirations of making it to the playoffs every year. But they somehow exit before they get to the championship super bowl, whatever it may be in that respect to sport where, whereas like, you know, or that team that wants to just win once one wants to win a super bowl and then they never make it back ever again. Right. That's their only thing. Right. Versus somebody who's just like worried about perfection all the time. Because you're, you're focused on, you're focused on like a higher goal, so to speak and, and I should have, should probably articulate this a little bit better.I had it mentally before I even pressed record. And I'm like, now, now I'm like, I should've probably wrote this out, but when you're focused on perfection, in my, my opinion and like, in my experience as well too, you just don't give a about those things. Like you don't, you don't really care how, like, speaking, like let's talk about like Barbra terms, obviously this is a barber podcast. Right. like, you know, I remember when I just wanted to like, make sure I just got a fade. Right, right. I didn't like after that kind of lost the drive kind of lost the drive to like build a business, everything like that. And then I just decided to forget all that and just focus on perfection, not perfection of like a fade, but like just perfection of the business. And it really switched my mental thinking instead of like, oh man, I just want to make, you know six, eight K a month.Like, you know, once it kind of got there, then kind of like withered away and just kind of stayed at that level. Right there, there was a last drive, you know, I could say mentally to myself, oh man. All right. It's time for the next thing. But there was something off. And I think maybe you have, like, who's listening could go through something simple, like has gone through something simpler. I think everybody has, if you've had a goal and you've wanted to get a certain result, you've gotten it. And then you're like, alright, now it's time to do even better. And you just don't have that same drive. You don't have that same gear. You're like, you're not on that same frequency. And it's because you've been so focused on one result and you almost attached yourself so long to one result that you're mentally like, you know, your mind and body and soul like have been put into this thing.And then you finally get it. And you can't just like, say like with a flick of a switch, all right. Next one, like your body and soul is like, finally we did it. All right. We can rest. Like there was, there was an end gold with that. Right. There was an ending with that. Whereas perfection, let's be honest. There is no ending, right? Like with perfection, it's pretty, pretty unattainable. But the beauty about it is that it always keeps you hungry cause nobody or how good you do, no matter what you do, like doing the business or do even if you're not doing business, like let's say it's like a workout, for example, it doesn't matter. Like how, how, like hard you went in that workout. You'll always remember that one rep that like, you lost your good form. You got lazy on one rep and it'll eat you alive.Right. And you might've done better than every single other person in how to, you know, like you, you're probably the most, like you could be the most like ripped up person, but it was that one single rep and you can't let it go. Right. And it eats at you until you and you have to make it right. Like it doesn't eat at you where it like puts you down and creates a negative feedback loop. It eats, it, eats at you to do better the next time. And really when you get in that position, like it almost adds fuel to the fire. And this is what, like focusing on that perfection as to an individual. Now, one thing that I've seen at least like, especially working with barbers inside the elevate mentorship program of course, you know, everybody has a goal of what they want to charge.And I've seen borrowers who have like, just completely like locked in. They, I, I know what they're focused on. They're focused on perfection and they're focused on being number one and cause they never just stop. Right. And that's, that is needed in an individual that high drive that it's like, you're you, you're, you're, you're operating at a different gear. You're operating at a different frequency. And I've also come across individuals where, who, you know, they get up one price raise. Right. And they think they know everything. Cause like all the system processes is like, oh, I know it. Like this is it. And they like, but then they, they stutter at them at that price race. They like kind of fall off. They, they, they let up off of like that drive that focus that like got them there because you know, they need requires another level of it.Right. And they almost stall out at a certain price point and it takes a little bit of like mental rewiring of like, all right, why, what are you focused on? Like what are you really doing right now? To really like rewire their honestly like rewire somebody's brain to get them back locked in with perfection and I've had to do this myself. I've, I'm not perfect by any means. Right. But you know, I've been, I've, I've known the differences between when I'm locked in, when I'm locked in with perfection, because it doesn't matter. I could be like the best, like when I was doing like 100 to 1 50, 200 bucks haircuts, it didn't matter to me. Like I was still like off about, you know, things that I had up in the business. Like even just slight miscues that nobody would ever know right.On the outside again to the perception and what everybody thinks on the outside, it's like, that dude's like actually doing it. The reality is I didn't really give a about it. I was just more worried about, you know, making sure everything was so locked in. Perfect. And that's the difference. Right. And I think that's also the difference between doers and talkers. I've talked about this as well, too, a lot in terms of doers and talkers talkers, just again too, they want to get the result just so they could like show it off or where it is like a badge doers. They're just like, what the else was I supposed to do? What else did you expect from me? Right. And I think a lot of barbers, like, especially I've talked about this what was it? The podcast, I think it was the perception versus reality podcast about price raises, right?A lot of barbers are just, are just raising prices just for the result to show off that they're, that they have that price, but God they have no, they don't even have anywhere close to a perfect business. Right. And that's what you should go after first is building a perfect business as well as becoming the perfect individual and business operator. I think that gets overlooked so much in the, in the barber industry because it's not just like going up on prices, right? You got, you have so much more responsibility. It's a completely different business as well as the whole point is to make money and to be able to keep money so that we don't have to be cutting hair for the rest of our lives. And if you are not doing either of those, because either one you're lazy too, you're doing dumb spending habits or three you're.I don't know. Maybe make sure both, I couldn't think of something off the top of my head, but you know, it's, it's something in there that, that you have to fix because it's not going to get any better. Right. I use this analogy of like like a lot of barbers right now are like trying to like, it's this weird thing. Everybody's trying to like show off how much they charge. But like for sure they have 10 K under the bank, which is not good. If that's not, you trust me you'll would probably be like, you're probably with me, like laughing at this stuff. Like, yeah, this, I, you see this all the time, but you know, you could easily be charging. You know, I was doing like 20 bucks, 20 K in the bank. I think that creates, that creates a great foundation to scale off of long-term wise.Right. I think everybody would agree who's ever, you know, actually built something great. You, you, you can't cheat this thing. And, and I think too many people fall in love with the flash to make people fall in love with the talking. More than just actually building a proper business and a perfect business. Like I was gonna say, it's like you're cooking a dinner. Right. And you, instead of washing the juicer, the dishes, like you throw them, you just throw them back in the, in the, in the cupboards, right? Like sure. Everything looks all nice and clean for right now. But at some point in time, all hell's gonna break loose. Like everything's going to be really stinky and like moldy and like there's gonna be flies and maggots all over the place. And it's just a matter of time. And I see the same thing, almost trending with like a lot of other barbers and the way they were attacking their business.Sometimes when I get home a Barb on a call, I'm like, yo don't even, I can't even work with you right now. Like time let's take a time out. Like this is like, this is like some serious. Like, like the individuals like has to really reassess, what the hell are you doing? Right. Day-to-day process like you were living like, you're just burning money and you're not keeping it. And you have a lot of bills that aren't necessary. And you bought this new car because you wanted to flash it and you bought the house because you wanted to post it on Instagram. Yo, what are we doing right now? Right. So again too, that's what going for the result gets you too, because you just fall in love with just getting that result by any means. When you re and trust me too, when you, when you focus on perfection, you'll, you'll attain perfection by any means.It works both ways right now. Let's not get this wrong. I think some people cause I, I I've heard people and I've, I think I've even fallen victim to like, oh, I'm just a perfectionist. I, I, you know, as a reason why you don't put stuff out to be quick to be quite Frank, it's just, you know, you're a little fearful. I was fearful as when I always say I'm just perfectionist. No, you just, you just, you like that individual who I was when I would say that just couldn't didn't have tough skin and could not take a could, could not take negative feedback. I needed to be coddled almost right. I needed to be like, somebody tell me I'm doing a good job. And you know, if you can't take that running a business, I don't know if he can run a business.Right. You have to have some type of tough skin to be able to like, you know, take on some negative feedback it's needed. So you can't just default to on the fracturing it's I just can't take any action. So therefore, you know, I just don't get into results. You know, if you're, I think perfection, perfection requires action mixed with iteration, right. And without that, like, who cares? What you you're just you're, you're almost like a it's just a I mean, you're just not perfectionist. I try to try to make it as something a little bit nicer, but you're just not like, you know, I, I definitely wasn't. It was, it was just fearful and didn't want to like put myself out there. Or I just didn't want to clean up the things that like needed to be cleaned up.Now perfection, you know, focusing on perfection should not be you know, an individual being overcritical right? Because again, too, you need to be able to take negative feedback where it is. Right. Tom Brady's had lose a super bowl. Patrick moons had, has had Lou had to have lost Superbowl. Kobe has had to, had to lose sort of Michael Jordan, Kanye west had to have music that flops. So to Michael Jackson, right? All these like great individuals who strive for perfection. They almost welcome that. And that's what fuels them when they're doing it, because they, they know how great they are and they will not allow anything else. They, they won't allow like their image to be associated with that anymore. Right. and you know how you should properly use this as you should. Definitely like after something happens, just analyze it, right.Create a positive feedback loop. Let's say you owe a month and you save, you, you're able to make, make a lot of money. You cut down a lot of expenses, like just analyze, like what happened, what decisions did you make? What, what mental frameworks did you switch from? And like, how did you make those decisions? Right. And then use that as positive feedback, because now you're building up a war chest. You're not going to be in debt, some survival mode. Right. And you know, you, you also, like I said before, like focusing on perfection, when you do this and you create a positive feedback loop of a negative feedback loop, and you're able to have this like reflexive cycle where it just speeds itself up. You're ensuring that this thing, you know, once you get close to the quote unquote result that you wanted, you're not going to slow down.You're going to actually like speed pass that thing. And you probably won't even realize that you hit it. Because that's not the thing you're worried about. You're worried about like, you know, is this thing perfect or not. And when you kind of also do that, you start seeing some artists out there that like, you know, they talk about it, got to the talkers because talkers just, just want to get the result. Doers are just worried about perfection and that strive for it. And you know, when, when you kind of see talkers here, but the, we, we not only people out of your life that are kind of toxic you're able to not consume bad food, bad content, bad movies bad information, music, all this stuff. Like, it all like weighs on you. Right. and it's not good. Like it all kind of builds up onto itself.And it definitely, I mean, it creates an individual's worldview. Right. So I guess for somebody who's listening, who is a barber, let's say, right. How can you at least, you know, input some perfection and like, how, how can you use, like, what should perfection look like for you? Well, I think for anybody, like definitely first and foremost, like a refined skill set, right? Like that's pretty like obvious. And like, let's be honest, like have some like ridiculous awareness of like your flaws, like, cause I've seen some people where they think they're the, they're the. And like, I look at their, their work. I'm like, this is. You're not the. This is. And you have to have like a mental awareness almost like just a real good self-awareness of like how good is my work stacked up to somebody else's right.It's as easy. Like, honestly you want to know the easiest thing, just take a picture of your work and put it up against a picture of somebody else's work. And you'll like, you'll be able to see the differences clear as day and, you know, especially like, and I'm sure there's like, like Barbara's I work with even side of the program, didn't cut hair phenomenally. Well, I will still find imperfections and I will tell them to work on them because just cutting hair. Good enough is not good enough. Right. It has to be perfection or it has to be greatness. It has to be at that level. Or, you know, you're just wasting time and being lazy and you're kind of just settling and that's not good right now. The second thing, obviously, how, how perfection should look like maybe for an individual who's listening is again, just be more in tune with reality, the reality versus like you know, the perception of things and like have a, have a good truth, true worldview.And be really in tune with that. Like almost like really try to self audit near everything, but like, try to just not like listen to people of like what they say, but like what they've done. Cause those, those are very like two distinct thing anybody can say, but I've been mad. I sit up here and say, I'm a billionaire. Like you're going to easily fact check and you be like, no, you're not right. Like, but, but like, you know, there's a lot of individuals who will pick up and press record on something and they know how to sound motivational. They know how to sound hyped up and they know how to make something, connect with somebody. But that doesn't mean that, that, you know, that should be listened to you know, it's, it's, it's kind of like going back to, I mean, what was it like when I don't remember the time period, but like when, when the church was like, had more rule over like how people, like it was, it was more church in like religion over like science.Right. And you know, if you were into science or like, you know, understood how the world worked from a mathematical standpoint, like you were like shunned and it's kind of like that, like you have to kind of have that understanding, like these things can still happen like this. This is like, you know, something that's still can pop up. Somebody can still just talk out their and sound like they're, it could sound good, but like again to what's the track record, what have they done? What's kind of behind it. You know what, and, and it does that hold weight. Yes or no, because everybody could sound good today. I'm pretty sure everybody who's listening to this. This has been on a date before and like a first date. Right. And the date sounded like the best thing ever that you've ever met in your life.And then maybe like couple of months later, you're like, holy. This person is toxic. There is no way in hell. I'm gonna, I'll be living with this person ever, like this is done. Right. So in the short term, people can definitely like sound good, but in the long-term like, truth will always be told. Right? You could see inconsistencies, you could see flaws, you could see like through the, through the BS. And I think that's, that's really important just to like always cultivate and always keep on top of frame mine. I'm always trying to like weed out people and vice versa too. Cause I know, I know I've said this right. And I've been super critical of like, oh, weed it out. But I think it's also important to be critical about like, look just because you weed them out right now. It doesn't mean like that person can come back around and, and all of a sudden clean everything up and then be somebody who you should listen to.Right. Like there. I mean, I, I can't think of anything off the top of my head probably should have an example for this, but there's a lot of examples, like, especially in today's internet world, like people will get like canceled one day and then the next day or the next day. But like couple of years later, like, you know, they clean things up. Like it was a reawakening for them and they're kind of more in tuned with things. And like you start liking them more and like, they're more you can, you can actually like, it's almost like you can learn from that how to be a good human just from like realizing them, having the awareness of, of just basically like, look I up now. I gotta clean this up here. I am. Right. so it's, it's not like you cut these people off forever.It's just like, look, when, when there, when people are in their talking mode, just cut them the out. Cause maybe they'll turn like ma I would hope somebody would eventually turn into a doer and I think everybody can, it's just matter of choice. But you know, if they're not that they're not making that choice you to just push them to the side and go, go over there. And a good, good one for this is like, look, don't look to scale pricing. If you don't have the war chest to act up, right. Again, to be in, be in tune with the reality of things. Like if do not look to like add more or change the business up, if you just don't have good business disciplines right now, again, too, if you have like under 10, 15 K in the bank, you probably shouldn't look like a price raise.Definitely won't fix that. Right. Looking at yourself in the mirror, hardcore, looking at your spending, looking at like what you do day in and day out, what are you wasting time on? Like, you know, a business doesn't get ran by just smoking weed, drinking beers, relaxing and charging more. That's definitely not how it's run at all. It's run by really good discipline. It's run by really good system processes. And you know, you just taking really good care of the business overall and being, you know, just clean up your life in general, right? Don't, don't be, you know, lazy, make sure you live lean, don't spend money on dumb. Like, you know, think future pacing ahead. Don't like try to flash for things right now because these things, these things like help build a perfect business. And again, to, for striving for perfection, like you almost like look at that and be like, why the would I even waste time on that?That's not, that's not what I'm trying to do here. That's just like somebody who got, who wanted a result and they just want to flash that result and like live in this little flash of, of a pan. Right. So that's, that's the next thing. The last thing is just clean up, clean up, like have a clean life, clean thoughts and again, to any laziness or taco mentality again, clean life, meaning like people you're around people you spend time with. Could I know for sure. Especially in barbershops, that thing can get real. Like it just, it just gets bad. Right? Sometimes you have like a lot of just talkers in the barbershop all the time. It, I mean, honestly I just used to throw on headphones, just throwing some headphones. So you could just shut all that stuff out, Andrew.Cause you don't want any of that. Like infecting, like the way you think it's going to affect the way, you know, your mood is like, these things are real. Right. And, and you know, you want to have a clean life when you come back to wherever you live at, whether it be, you have your own apartment, your own house, maybe you still love living your parents' house, which is fine. Right. Don't also, don't don't think that you're trying to rush out of like living with parents. Like I think that's a phenomenal, like opportunity to like get ahead because most people who get like, I did this as like I, when I was 18, 19 18, 19, I was working a ballet job. What's that? Yeah, that was like, right when I first got my barber's license, I didn't even have my barber's license yet.I was in barber school and I was like, I'm moving out. It's time to go. Cause I w because you move out for the wrong reasons, all I wanted to do was and like do drugs and drink alcohol and like stay up all night. Like just stuff that just doesn't matter. Right. Maybe to an 18, 19 year old, that matters. But like, definitely not. If you're going to try and build a business and that set me back, like maybe a year or two. And then once I had like a year where I barely survived for that year, like I could barely eat food, could barely afford taco bell. Cause like, I was just that, like, I just didn't have, I had enough money to make rent each month barely enough. Right. And it just couldn't, it couldn't like enjoy it and then had to move back home.Like at 20 back to back to my parents' house and I stayed there for a little while. Right. And I just stacked up and that allowed me to like really get ahead. And so it's not a bad thing. Like if you, if you're staying home. Cause I remember thinking like, oh man, this sucks. What the? Looking back on it, man, I wish I would've stayed longer, honestly. Cause I like you could just easily like get leaps in miles and bounds ahead of people. And also that keeps you, that keeps you pretty well in check. Like you're not gonna make stupid decisions. Hopefully at least you're not gonna make stupid decisions. And you know, it, it, it, you're able to have a framework that you can trust in that, you know, you have safety and everything like that, but you're not in survival mode.So you're not going to resort to like stupid stuff to like try and make some money to make, make ends meet. But yeah, like, like clean, clean life, clean thoughts, like thinking clean is super important. It's something that I preach, especially to a lot of the barbers in the program. Cause like, man, sometimes like you'll be in like also auditing people who don't think clean. Like if you just listen to somebody talking, you're like, what the are you saying? That's probably somebody you should not talk to ever again. Or just like limit the amount of interactions you have with that individual. Because like, I just, I just want to be around people who think super clean and make super rational decisions, anything irrational, anything that I'm just like, what the? Like I think when I was younger, I used to think that that thing, I think that it used to be cool.Right? Like who could make the stupidest decision or like, you know, doing these like little, like dumb things that you do with your guy, friends. And now I just look back I'm like, what the is that? Like, that was dumb. And you just really want to audit your thinking. Especially as a business owner, you have to think clean, like the business is being run by you. You are the driver of this thing. If you can not think clean, make clean decisions, make clean and like precise and rational decisions you know, may God help you at that point in time, if you can't do that, that's all I gotta say. And honestly like, like what I like to do is to just listen to people who think very clean, Steve jobs thinks very or thought very clean. Jeff Bezos thinks clean.Who else I'm going to just search who else? Maybe not in the I, my search up, CEO's not mark Zuckerberg. I know. If anybody's ever listened to Jordan Peterson, that's, that's an individual who I would recommend like just listening to like, cause like he thinks critically about like a lot of things you don't have to agree with everything that he's or like really anything he says to be quite honest, but I just like to listen to people, speak and articulate how, you know, they're just their thoughts. You know, Jack Dorsey is well to CEO of Twitter is for not like again to, he, he looks up to a lot to you know, apple and Steve jobs and takes a lot of like clean thinking methods. And it puts that into his life. If you just listen to individuals, speak and articulate their, their thoughts, like I'm really organized the information that's in their brains to be able to communicate to somebody else.I mean, it's phenomenal. And like you can start picking up on ways on how to communicate better. And like, you can just, you could just see, you could just almost, if you just start listening to these things, sometimes if you listen to too many podcasts, like a Gary V Gary V is completely hectic. Jesus Christ. And maybe sometimes I'm a little hectic too. So I'm, that's not like a sh like a shot or anything, but you know, some, some people have like these I mean, have you ever watched like a YouTuber like podcast? Holy. That thing is like chaotic. Like I can't even keep up with like where the conversation's going the time. But listening to individuals like that speak who have clean thinking that or articulate their thoughts very, very well. Jordan, Peterson's a great one. Jack Dorsey, another great one.Jeff Bezos really, I mean, Jeff Bezos and like jobs kind of borderline some somewhat, are there more publicities also Elon Musk, very publicity. And it's like, I would say Bezos maybe as of recent Musk, as of recent as well to maybe early time Musk, much more like articulate with like thoughts and he could see how like how, how clean his thinking is and precise everything is it's, it's really phenomenal now he's just doing like Saturday night live and stuff. But I think that's just one way that I've tried to implement this idea is just listen and, you know, cut out like the biggest ROI is cut out all the non clean makers, all those messy, messy, chaotic things, cut that out of your life, bring in more clean thinkers and, and just like, listen to them all the time. Not like, listen, like you have to adopt everything in say, but just listen to how they think, listen to how they, you know, create their sentences and like, you know, create their like thesis of like what their statements and all these things are like phenomenally done.And you know, you start inputting that and you'll like, the way you speak has a lot to do with like the way you interact with the world, because it is how you communicate with the world technically. Right. And also how you communicate with the role is like, you know, how you dress the way you keep your room, your car, the places that you reside in like this, these are all like forms of communication that allows somebody to understand like who you are and how to express yourself. Right. so that's clean thoughts and the last one just audit all laziness and talker mentality, honestly like that's, that's self-explanatory anything that you have, that's like, you know, more talker, talker, vibe, ish, like, and what I mean by that is like, look, I will be the first one when I don't know something.I'll just be like, I'll tell somebody on like Q and a call. Like if they ask questions, like, honestly, I don't know. Because I'm not trying to like put up a front, like if I know I've done something, I know how to fix it, I'll let them know if I don't, I'll be like, I don't know, I'll be on calls all the time. I don't know, man, I do not do this. I don't know how to do that to be quite honest. And you know, sometimes you just have to be like really authentic, real, honest, excuse me, real honest with yourself. And again, to that bright feedback into clean thinking and listening to people have clean thoughts because those people that are going to be doers, they're not going to be talkers. They're going to be able to articulate things that they've done.And it's not going to be. Like a lot of other things are, are pretty, pretty. Like again to like all those YouTube or podcasts as, or like, I listened to one for fun. And I was just listening to him like what the is going on here? So again, to kind of recap focused on perfection, not the result, perfection will always get you farther in my opinion. Okay. and sometimes that does get somebody called out as like a workaholic or you take things too serious. I would ask, why are you not taking it that serious? Right. Like why, why aren't you taking it that serious? Because I mean, there's only so much time that you have here. So you might as well like actually do what you want to do and not be lazy and build something really great that you're proud of that you can create the life that you actually want.Right. So again, that does it for this podcast. And you know, if you're a barber who is again too at that four to 10 K per month, mark, you know, you've built a good business structure. Hopefully you can think somewhat clean. If you could, if you don't, it's not like a prerequisite, like you've got to think clean to work with me, we'll work with you on that. But you know, you're somebody who wants to be able to scale up double or triple your income. And you know, you're not lazy, meaning like you don't have like less than two K the make you've built up a good war chest. You've tried other things and how to scale up. But you know, some things just haven't worked. Some people try to like add on like more services, which we don't do. Again, two, we stick with two services, some people go ahead and try to do more haircuts again, too.We try to just stick everybody. Even like people are doing like 30 K months 20, 30 came months, like anywhere from like 30, 35 at max 40 haircuts a week. Even at 40, that might be pushing it. Okay. and if you're somebody who wants to get to that type of structure, doesn't want to have the complexity again to it doesn't, it, it really helps to get help because you don't know what you don't know to be quite honest. And I see a lot of people who are trying to build things that are similar to what we do in the, in the program and it, it, it, it, it's kind of painful to watch because I'm just looking at all the mistakes they make and it'll be so much quicker, right? I'm not saying that you won't get there. It might take five years, but you know, it would take maybe like eight months to be able to, if we were just to work with you, be able to get you up to that type of level.And then you can go ahead and scale on beyond that as well, too. So again, too, if that's you you're open and willing to help and you are coachable for sure, right? You're driven. You want to get to that level. And you're not talker, you're a doer by all means. I'll eat. Go ahead and leave a link down below. You could schedule a call with me. We'll kind of talk where your business is at again to about 75% of people. I do hop on a call with just are not a good fit. That's the reality of what I do. And at the very least we will go ahead and come up with a game plan and direction where your business should be going in. If you still want to be able to work with me, to be able to get your business up to the results, like something that you see over Jay faded, a tough the barber, south bay, Chris, or anybody else that I have worked with and are still currently working with.So again, too, if that is you, you want to get those results. You're at that four to 10 K per month mark again, too, I'll leave a link down below. You can book called me. It's just make sure you schedule a time that where you are not inside of the barbershop, so we can have a good conversation and we can actually dive, take a deep dive into your business while without being like, basically interrupted. Cause that does get annoying. So and also make sure to put in as much information as possible on the application so I can make the best assessment on your business while we're on the conversation. Okay. So thank you guys for listening. And again, if this is your first time listening welcome I've been a little bit more active on this podcast. So you can check out more podcasts on the new era of barbering.com.And if you have, if you are a new first time listener welcome, and you can go ahead, I would actually request that you go ahead and, and write a review. Let me know what you thought. Give a rating down below. If you do, go ahead and leave your name Instagram name in there as well too. Cause I love to check out who is actually listening as well as like, look, if you've found this a value, make sure you pass this on and share it with one other barber. Maybe they will go ahead and find this useful as well too. And if you are listening to this and somebody sent this to you, that individual cares about your growth, maybe should go ahead and pass on and do the same thing. So with that appreciate everyone for always tuning in. And I will talk to you next time, the next spot.
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