Hey everyone, Daniel Contreras (@dlucs_) here founder of The New Era Of Barbering. Welcome back to another podcast on this episode. I wanted to go over a topic I've kind of touched on prior. Just about why, I mean, I don't own a barbershop. Right. And why I probably never will. And I know if I know in previous podcasts, I've probably like touched on this topic, like briefly and kind of given like a quick overview of things. Maybe even like sometime last year, maybe I might've like just mentioned it. And I sometimes get this question, you know, some for, with people who want to join of course the elevated mentorship program you know, when I hop on a call with them and they kind of just ask questions like, well, why did you never open up a barber shop? I'm like, dude, there's no way in hell you would ever catch me alive running one of those things. And you know, then the question becomes, well, why, right? Like, why don't you want to run it? And, you know, I kind of break it down as to, in my own opinion, why I don't think that's the best way if you're trying to level up and truly understand what leveling up means why it's not the, in my opinion, not the best option instead, like running your own barber business and taking that up to like 15, 20 K a month. So kind of break that down again to, I've never owned a barbershop. It's not like I'm hating on anybody who does, it's just not my thing. Right. And this is just my personal opinion. And my personal view and sometimes just getting a different perspective on things. It allows people to S to think differently. Cause I think a lot of times, a lot of barbers are really bullish on this thing.And also too, I remember like when I started first started cutting hair. I mean, like everybody, I feel like everybody who cuts hair at some point in time, their clients like ask the dumb question, where are you going to open up your own barbershop? And then you kind of have to like, oh man, you know, is this the next thing I'm supposed to do? Or like, you know, you kind of feel pressured like, oh, maybe this is where I'm supposed to be doing. Or this is like what everybody does. Maybe, maybe I need to look into doing this thing. And I just never felt comfortable like with that. I was just like, why so kind of going in there's really three main points. First being really just the business model overall now is the business model like the worst thing ever?No, but I think, you know, going back over w w what I want from my life, right. And if, and this kind of would, would also be a big reflection of the, of anybody listening, like, you know, just think, what do you want for your life? Like, what are you trying to achieve? Some people just want to be comfortable and that's completely fine. I think there are things that, you know, you can do that our company and are for people who want to live that life. I don't, I don't see myself just kind of relaxing or like running a business and relaxing, or just to take time off or to enjoy things. I like building things. And I like seeing things grow. And I like seeing things transcend the popular belief of what it is and doing something like spearheading things. I, that, that really excites me overall, nothing about that was like exciting with owning a barbershop the business model, meaning like the only way to grow requires you to add more complexity to like your existing business.Right. And what I mean by this is like, you know, you ha in order to grow, like the only way you can make more money is if you get more barbers in the shop. Right. Obviously, and that means managing people. I don't want to manage anybody personally. I don't want to, like, you know, people are always like, oh man, I want to get into real estate. I want to like own, I want to have like, you know, residential property. I'm like, why I would never want that thing. I there's a better business model out there. Cause I think people tend to just get caught up in like the hype. Right. And without like, realizing what all that comes with and like the complexity and like, you know, there's better models and better businesses that you can run. I think being just a barber cutting hair is super undervalued.Like most people think, oh, I, all I can do is six K a month. And then I got to do something else. It's like, no, dude. Like we have guys who were working on doing 40 K months, cutting hair, two services, haircut, haircut, and beard. And they work from there home. So super low. Oh, like expenses. You like to just to manage people, holy. That distress. Right. I don't, I don't want to like, have to be telling people how to run their business. And then on top of that, like there's like this weird thing that goes on where like the barbershop owner feels like they're superior than the barber in there. And like, you know, at the end of the day, the barber is just a you know, they run their own business and, but sometimes they get treated like employees at shops and like to keep barbers where I've noticed shop owners do.Cause I've worked in a couple shops. Right. And what I've always noticed is just like the shop owner, always in like, of course I work with barbers in the, in the program that also gave me an insight. They always just treat the barbers and their like their employees, not like they are independent contractors. And like, you know, you can go into laws in different states. I can't speak on like 50 different states. All right. Like I I'm, I'm just speaking broadly right here. But Jesus, I mean, like, I don't like anything that makes that belittles people, right. In terms of like making people like stay at a lower stature, like I don't like the employee mindset at all. I don't like that thing. I like being around people who want to grow things and like allow others to grow things. And it's not restrictive and like too many times in a barber shop it's very restrictive.And again too, it kind of has to be that way in order to keep, you know, everybody line because you have to manage a plethora of people. Let's say you have like one barbershop, 13 chairs, you have to manage 13 people and make sure they are all happy. Otherwise you don't make money. Holy. I'm good. Nope, not me. Right. And the only way to make more is let's say you hit a cap limit on that shop. And again too, like I don't own a shop. I don't know the ins and outs completely, but I know the overall I'm sure like people have like selling products in there or doing other things again, that just adds more complexity. I'm just looking at the essence of it. Cause I look at the essence of running a barbering business, right. We don't, especially in the elevator measure program.I don't like, honestly I tell everybody if you're selling product, stop that like you're taking yourself away, your focus away from building the thing that's going to get you 15, 20, 25 K months, right on just two services, haircut, haircut, and beard. Couldn't be any more simple 13 people to manage selling products, doing whatever else to make money and having to do rent, fixing up problems and things that like, I feel like every barbershop has a problem with their AC unit during the summer. That's a hellacious. Right? You get people complaining, eh, the bathroom is all up sometimes. Like there's this things that like, I just like, look at them like, there's no way I want, like, I don't want to, I don't trust people to run, to like run what my business looks like, meaning like I want to be in full control. And I want to make sure if I do do that, let's say for the new era of barbering, of course, like I'm going to hire like, you know, start building a team of, of people to work with me to build that business up.But like Jesus, like it's, it's, it's something where, you know, everybody in a barbershop people come to take more than they come to give. And because like, it's not that it's not the environment that you can grow so much. Like typically the barbershop owner is only opening up the shop just to have, just to make money off the barbers. They do the bare minimum. They don't really care. And that's not speaking for everybody. Of course. I know I've talked to a couple barbershop owners on calls before where they genuinely care. But then we ask them about profit margins and it's not really there. Right. and what they need of course, is managing more people or open up new locations, which then requires more money to be put up. And now I, it just, it just starts getting like really, like, I don't like that in terms of like, it requires more money, requires more time to put in.Now we have more stress because now you have two locations, more people that fill that up. And it's, it just gets kind of hectic. Last thing was just more headaches. The business model overall for me just, I, I didn't, if I don't get excited about it and I look and I kind of dissect things and I kind of observe and like critically think about this and I'm like, that. You know, I'm just not going to do it in a, in a good way to think about things. And again, too, this isn't like trying to, if you want to open up a shop, be my guests. It's not something I would do. I think, you know, you also have to weigh people's too many times weigh the pros. Like I was talking to Barbara the other week, who he owns two shops.He owns actually a salon part owner of a salon owns a shop, cuts hair and is looking to open up another shop because it's going to bring him $1,500 more, 1,500. And he's already, like, I was talking to him and he was like, so stressed out. I'm like, dude, you're about to die if you open this just for 50 years selling your soul at that point, just for a measly thousand bucks. Right. and I'm like, dude, like he was, I think he was, he was making under like 10 K, maybe like 11, maybe like around 10 to 12 K a month. I'm like, dude, we can, you can cut all this stuff out, focusing on the barbering business. We can build this up and you'll probably be doing double what you're doing right now with like a lot less volume and a lot less complexity and only have to worry about yourself and your family.And you know, that's, I think a lot of people just look too much towards the, the money and don't look at the, the downsides of things. Right. And don't look at like what that's going to require mental energy. Like this is the whole thing with passive income. Well, first of all, there's no such thing as passive income. I'm sorry. Right. anything that you do is going to require your focus and your mental energy to go towards it. If you want to grow, otherwise it's gonna be pretty. And that's, even if you're like, oh, let's get people to manage. Well, guess what? You still have to manage people and there's gonna be problems that are going to come to you with, and that's going to throw you off, whatever other thing you're doing. And then that's going to add more complexity on the thing.And if you add a lot of these things up, good luck. That's, that's just always my, like, I'm never going to like, go ahead. I'm just, sorry. I'm just never going to like say, you know, open a barbershop. I just think if you're, if you're into leveling up, meaning like creating a business model that allows you to make the most amount of money so that you don't have to work as a barber and you can do a different business model later on that will yield you a higher return. That's leveling up, not going from barber to something that like a barber owning a barbershop where it requires you to have multiple locations just to probably equal what, you know, like what we're doing at elevated mentorship. And I think this is just a lack of awareness on the industry that like, and also too a lack of running their business properly.A lot of people, again too, they'll probably see like me talking about barbers in the program or see results and like, oh man, I just need to grind it out. It's going to happen. Good luck again too. Like I think you have to do the right things. You have to, a lot of people just don't like a lot of people are more blinded and kind of like putting their head down and working, but they don't know what they're working on. They're just hoping and praying the thing's going to happen instead of doing the right things. And you know, that's, that's no better. And it's not like a, a shot to anyone. It's just what I observed. I'm like, dude, like just focus on building your cash reserves. Building a business now is as simple as possible as you can. And again, too, if you want to go ahead and join and get to the scale, we can talk, we can hop on a call.I always like during every video or any podcast, I'm like, look, you want to talk, you actually want help to actually get the result, book a call with me down below. D I say it at the very end of every podcast, but you know, trying to guess your way there. I mean, it's just going to add so much more complexity and like, it's going to be hard as. Like it's, it's, it's, it's a mental battle. It's a physical battle. It's emotional battle. And then it's a strategical battle that if you don't have, if you don't think properly about this thing, you'll like a lot of people, a lot of individuals make the wrong decisions and I see it happening. I'm like, oh, good luck. This is not going to end well getting back onto this. So the second part of the business model, you know, it honestly like running a barbershop, honestly, barbers can easily do what the shop can provide for them on their own, you know, and a lot of Barbara's are they're going back to working in the garage, they're going back to working in a like a solo studio space.And honestly like that's where like a lot of the talented individuals that are driven go-to and it's kind of like leaving more of like the person who kinda just wants somebody else to do the work for them. Cause like, think about this. Why would anybody go to a shop? I was actually also talking to Barbara that was working from home, had an all right business. And he was like, I want to go back to the shop. And I'm like, why? And he's like, well, I just, I just need more traffic. I need to need to go ahead and generate more clients. I'm like, you can do that on your own. Like, we can help you with that, but you don't need to shop at all. Like, so, and then I kind of just go back to, alright, well why again and there wasn't really any benefits to being in shop.Does that mean you should leave the shop you're at no, but it also means that you don't need to be dependent on it. And I think, you know, the barbershop model also loses its leverage because the whole thing prior was like, you can only be in a shop because it has traffic and has high try walk in traffic. It's like, dude, you could, we could do this on our own. You know, and we could scale this. You don't need a barbershop the end of the day, if you know what to do in your business properly. And like, again too, we show you that in elevate dementia program. But you know, I think for some individuals who need to be more dependent, aren't don't have the work ethic or the drive. They probably need somebody to kind of like supply them with those clients and like, you know, like work that hard.And it's, it's, it's, you know, when some barbers leave the barbershop, they go into their own institutes. They start seeing like, oh. Now I'm really in control. Like you're outside of like that safety zone of like, okay, I can take a couple of walk-ins now you're really in charge of your business. Right. That was kind of like the whole idea. Like a lot of the barbers I worked with at first were more so independent inside the new air barbering. I still get a lot of barbers who were working in barbershops that eventually want to get out of it. But we have to set up certain system processes prior to them moving so we can give them the best chance at success. But you know, I think, you know, I think a lot of the good working people, you know, are, are kind of late leaving the barbershop model.Cause they're like, this. Like, why am I paying rent owners and shop isn't like that great. It's always like, smells like weed and like, you know, there's all the other piece. And then they go off and like, you know, like COVID happens or like they go off and just cut in the garage or do something else. Like, dude, this is so much more simple. My clients love it. And it's like, why? You know, then, then you just kind of get like the bottom of the barrel people, right? Like people who just are not driven, aren't talented. And someday probably they'll leave too. Cause they'll realize the same thing. Right. the second thing is just again to, I'll just harp on this thing. Cause you know, the first one one's business model second, one's just obviously just managing people again.I don't personally, I, I don't think it's the best use of my time for the return that the barbershop would bring. Regardless of it's like commission or booth rent, I think even commission gets like really weird too, because then the shop owner just gets more into like working, working there. They're there. I mean, it, it is like an employee. You're not even a barber or at that time you're just an employee of the shop, just working them down to the bone and just like cut more hair cut faster. Right. And that's where I think this, this model of thinking comes in where it's like cut hair faster, cut more heads. Cause it's more lucrative for the shop owner. If they're on the commission base, if they get more, if that Barbara gets more heads. So now they're, I don't want to say brainwashing cause there's no like conspiracy or like you know, some weird thing like that, but it is kind of like a little up once he kind of just think about it and, and kind of like, you know, poke like, cause I've been observing things thing.Like I've been out on the, of cutting hair and is working with barbers in the program for about like two years now. And you know, when I, when you get out of that chaos, when you get out of that, like that tornado thing, like you get to look at the eye of the storm and you get to see what everybody, the weird stuff that everybody's doing. And I'm just like, whoa, okay, this is kind of funky. And to be quite honest, like a lot of barbers, like I've worked in, in shops where there's a lot of different personalities and a lot of barbers that work in shops. I mean, they're not the easiest people to manage. In my opinion, dude, I've seen somebody in the first shop I was working at literally sell a gun midday on a Friday, like at like 3:00 PM, like high traffic and just sell like plain sights, sold a gun.And I was like, what the is going on here? Like, you know, and it's just like stuff like this. I would just be like, I can't, I can't trust people like that. Like and you know, a lot of barbers don't really have the work ethic and the drive to be like, you know, some, some people like, look again too, we didn't go to college. We didn't have to survive doing other things. Some people, you know, a lot of people sold drugs. It's not like it's a bad thing. It's just a way of like, you know, survival, like getting it. And sometimes when you bring that into a business, those things don't mesh like selling a gun mid day. I remember seeing that and I'm like, dude, and the guy didn't even know who he was selling it to. I'm like, dude, this, this guy could have easily just had, I mean, I don't even know.I don't even wanna speak on it, but it was just, it was just, that was a very eye-opening experience for me. And also just like, you know, how clean or messy or what the place smells like, is it trashy? You know, all these things like it reverts back to the owner and how, how people view that owner. Again, to managing people it's stressful. It's a revolving door barbers of keeping everybody happy. I'd rather just focus on building the business, not trying to keep everybody happy and play peacemaker. Right. And then you have dramas that go on, you have different personalities, you have people, you know, starting beefs. I'm just like, dude, I don't want to, it's the last thing I want to like be involved with. And then again, to work ethic gets questionable when you add more and more people. Right.You know, the more people you add on the, you know, what I've noticed is like when you have tight teams, sometimes it works. You have the right people. It's very hard to find the right people cause they'll eventually leave. Or the bus, the shop oranges, something up. And then, you know, it's the more people that you add, like you just get more chaos. Like you get different personalities, you get probably like less quality people and the environment just completely shifts and changes and the work ethic and the whole vibe in there gets really thrown off. And then it becomes more of just again to like a cash grab more than like a business that's like, I could really like feel, feel like proud about, I wouldn't feel proud about running a barbershop in my own opinion. Right. And that's again too, it's not, if you do own a barbershop, you're like, this dude, I'm sorry.This is just my personal opinion. And the third point is like overall, the end goal doesn't align right overall. So like, you know, I'm always looking for whatever I'm doing currently is know going to be the vehicle to get me to the next level. Meaning like, you know, if, if when I was a barber, I was like, I'm not like I dabbled in the product thing or dabbled in like the YouTube. And none of it seemed like it would get me to the next level that I wanted to create, like into, I like creating things that are like spearheading very new, very different than new air barbering is not like something. I think a lot of people have seen before where people actually get some results, right. There's actually people who, you know, go from 35 to a hundred consistently in the program.And I don't think you see that in other programs. And I liked that. I liked being like, you know, creating something that's very new and like pushing things forward and a barbershop model. Just, it just, I mean, the people that I saw were that were like hyped about opening a barbershop. They were not the people who were on the same, I guess, frequency as me of like thinking big. They were kind of just like thinking, I don't wanna say thinking lazy, but it's just like, oh man, I'm open a barbershop and everything's going to be good. It's like, dude, like, I don't know. It just, it just never sat. Right. Just even hearing that and seeing people how to operate their business, it just didn't, it just looked lazy to me. And it it's, it's more of a sit in a wait game rather than like building, you know, again too.I like building things where you can the return on investment. And I just didn't see that ethical wise, like as I do with like build new air barbering. And again too, this is going to take me to the next vehicle that I want to do. Like the next bigger company that will have the bigger you know, in terms of like ROI for my time. And I'm always just kind of just like really critically thinking about this. I'm not being lazy and like, Aw man, maybe this, maybe we'll do that. And then try this again. I'm not adding more on, I'm just like, it's very strategical warfare with this, right. I'm trying to figure out what is the best use of my time. Cause we all have a limited amount of time if we have, if I have a limited amount of time, right.I want to make sure whatever I'm doing actually yields me the most in return for my time. And I know how talented I am. I think everybody should know how capable they are of doing things and you know, what, what it, what it requires me to do if I get into something is to understand the game that I'm playing, understand the inputs, meaning the daily actions that actually gets me, gets me a result. And then, you know, just working at that and improving iterating and like really working towards perfection. Right. And I think a lot of people just when they, especially barbers, when we get into it, when you, when I used to get into a business, I would just think, Aw man, it's going to happen. It's going to work. I just gotta like sit here and pray. And like, you know, it doesn't work that way.Like there, there has to be some action. There has to be some different ways of running the things and strategical points. Otherwise you'll get blown out of the water by somebody who takes their seriously. And I think the same way about running a barber business, meaning like, again, like why I do the new air barbering. Yeah. You can just be a barber. You can collect, walk-ins build a clientele, make six to 10 K a month. But you know, somebody like, you know, Joel tough or Chris, you know, who's doing only like 35 cuts a week making four or five, six K a month. I mean six K a week. I mean, that's, you know, it's a different game and it's a different level and they'll be able to get to whatever they want to do next and have more capital on hand to invest, which also raises their awareness of like, whoa, I actually have, I just don't have 20 K in the bank.I have 200, 300 K in the bank. Whoa, okay. I got some real stuff I can play with you get on. Like, that's, that's the different level of like when you want to stop and what you have to play with, meaning like to invest in, put towards your next thing you eat. Like, I just think of his levels. I'm stack stacking the war chest. So when I want to go to war with my next thing, like I have a high, I have a broader sense or I can do more things. I can move. Actually I can't, I'm not just standing still and like having to make smaller moves, you know, I'm reaping the benefits, taking this thing to the max level and really, really benefiting from the time that I put into this. And it's not taking years, it's taking months. Right. Because I got into tough one from 35 to a hundred in 10 months, like he just passed.He just posted recently, he's doing in the past, he did four days of work, four days of work, he did 25 haircuts. It made three K a week. I don't know if there's anything simpler as a barber to be quite honest, like that is so simple, so effortless and so repeatable. And you know, it's going to get him to as couldn't be any more, first of all, proud and happy for the duke because if anybody deserves that, I mean he P piece put in the work, he's been able to just focus, improve, not get caught up in the facade of like what other people get caught up into and get the result, not just talk about it. So I'm, I'm really proud and really happy for the guy. And I'm really blessed that he trusted me actually to help him do this. Cause I think that's a big thing.I really appreciate, you know, all the customers and cause I know there's people who in the program actually listen to the podcast. I actually really do appreciate everybody who trusts me enough to, you know, of course invest in like trust me with their future. They're like, Hey, I've seen this result and I know the result you can get from me. And I trust you that you're going to get me there because I know I know what I'll be capable of doing if I can get I don't want to say if I can get ahold of somebody, but like, you know, like literally if I can just work with somebody day in and day out, I know the result that we can get them to. And I'm very confident about that. And I don't think many people are, but I'm very confident about look when I work with somebody and they're driven and they're focused, they're not going to me.We're going to get the result. Right. And it's going to be very different than what typical barbers do. And I'm telling you, it's just gonna be a matter of time before, like you see a lot more people like charging much more obscene, like more than 200 bucks like Joel is doing right now. Like Joel is going to do some phenomenal numbers pretty soon. And again too, that she comes from a great product, came, it comes from simplicity for single focus. Like this is the only thing I do. Right. I had to stop. I stopped cutting hair, stop YouTube. I think the only thing, well, I do YouTube for this, right. And it's more of just like getting more information because I know people I've been very protective about things in the program because I want to keep it ethical. But I do, I do think there are people like who listen to podcasts, who of course want to join the program and want to hear more information, want to know more about that?Like want to get more comfortable? Like, is this the right thing I want to do? I just think it's like, look, if you are serious about, you know, going from where you're at and leveling yourself up in the most simple, efficient way and are serious about it. And don't want to like waste time or guests or this thing up. This is probably for you. If you're lazy, if you are unmotivated, if you're uncoachable and you're not open to getting help, this is definitely not for you. And I probably would just like tell you, on-call like, this is not going to work for either of us. And I have no problem saying that either. Right? Because this is more something where I wanted like get people into change the industry one by one, not like something where I'm just, I think most people who see things like this, they're like, Aw dude, to scam, you just try and take money.I'm like, dude, like we're trying to like really shift the overall understanding of what people at barbers can do, but it requires you to run the proper business, not talk about it, not put your head down and grind and keep on doing the same things day in and day out, but really switched the overall emphasis of what you're doing. Right. And we harp on that consistently day in and day out every Q and a call. And every, every everybody that I work with in the program understands that. Was there anything else that I want to talk about this? I think I covered everything near, right. So again, to the overall goal, it really just didn't align with me. If I want to level up barbershop owning a barbershop. I just look at, I just look at the outputs of it. It's more going to be more stressful.It's going to be a little bit more restrictive to make more, I'm going to have to open more locations, which means adding more complexity and more people on versus running a barber business where you could do somebody like where TUV is doing like three K a week, four days of work, 25 cuts. Chris is doing like four to five K a week. We're working on getting up to eight K a week and I really want to get them to up to 10 K a week to be quite honest. And he's only doing 35 40 K guts. So yeah, I don't know. I, is it just cutting hair to two haircuts haircut, haircut and beer with what you're already kind of doing right now, but just switching up the whole entire model and actually running your business, like a business, acquiring, understanding how to make it more efficient, really seeing how, what, how healthy the businesses and not just guessing or being like the typical barber.Right. really changing things up. So if you want to be like that and want to work with me in the program first of all, please make sure that you have built a business prior. Meaning like you've, you've, I can't work with anybody. Who's doing like 1,002 K a month. Because like that just shows that you haven't put in the work you're kind of lazy, especially if you're doing like 25, 30 bucks, like the math doesn't add up at some point. And I think everybody at, even if you're charging 25, 30 bucks, you can easily get up to like three or not through, you can easily get up to like four or five, six plus K a month consistently. You just can not be lazy. You have to push this thing. The last thing you should be worried about is raising prices. If you're under four, really five K a month, the thing you should be worried about is your work ethic, what you're doing and like making the business more efficient, meaning like understanding you're not spending money, you're not doing stupid.And you're just focused on improving your craft and cutting more heads and getting more experience. Once you reached that five K mark also, you know, preferably I would like somebody who at least has like seven to 10 K in the war chest. Right? Cause that allows us to scale. I've said this prior, before the last thing we want to do with anybody is have them have two K in the bank and like trying to raise their prices. It's it's just not going to work. And I see people doing this all day and I think it should personally, I think it should stop because it's like, that's not what the whole thing of running a business and leveling yourself up. It's not to look the part it's to actually have the cash reserves, have a profitable business stop. You have the good business discipline, storing cash away and you know, building thing up properly so that when you do want to stop cutting hair, it's not like you only have two K in the bank and you're.Right. And you have to, you have to do some lower level type of business again, too. It's like, cool. I have like a hundred, 200 K in the bank. I can, I can really move with this. I can do something different. I have room to like not only take time off, but also think. And then also when I come up with a great idea, I have the capital to go ahead, invest and put money towards to getting that thing up off the ground, which is again to better strategy, not doing the kind of the same things to make the same income with more complexity, just for an ego thing, which I think a lot of people do when they open up barbershops more for ego. It's more like, oh man, I'm was a borrower. Now I own it. I just think it's look, you gotta, you gotta think what's the next level above.This is a products. I don't think so. Is a barbershop, not really, is it becoming an influencer? Nope. but it does require you to take your business to like again, 15, 20, 25, 30 K a month plus simple, keep money in the bank. And then once you get yourself into a good position and you give yourself some time to think about it, then making the next move, right? So that's what this podcast, again, if you want to join, if you want to join the program, want to work with me inside the program to help you do this again too. As always, I put a book now button or to book a call with me so we can kind of go over your business. I don't accept everybody in the program. It's just how things go. I'm looking for specific people who are driven, who actually want to do this and are in a position with their business, have built something proper prior.So we can actually get you the best results until then a lot of people can get the result, meaning like getting up to like 4k and saving and nuts, being done with like they're spending on their own. You don't need my help doing that. It's probably best to just listen to the podcast that point in time, if you're above the five K a month income and you're also have like seven to 10 K at least in the war chest. And you're not like spending a stupid amount of money. You cleaned up a lot of the businesses plans feel free to book a call. We could talk about it. If it's, if it's a good fit, awesome, we'll get started that day. If it's not look again, no hard feelings, but we will, like a lot of times I just can't work with everybody.Because you have to do the work prior, the foundational level of work before we can get to the scaling. And I think a lot of people miss that, right? If you watch some interviews with like Michael Jordan and, and his trainer Tim Grover Tim will tell you you know, Jordan didn't work on all the stuff that you see him doing in the game of like flying through the air, all this other stuff. What he worked on was the fundamentals, right? The base level things that allowed him to do that and allowed him to create that like really fantastic and like torque his body and different motions because he had the foundational level of strength and like agility and like awareness of his body. But it wasn't like he practiced that. And I think the same thing goes with the barbering.It's not like, you know, you can get, you know, if, if the fancy during game day would equate to like, you know, raising prices, you just don't get that without the FA you need foundational stuff first. It just does not happen. It does not work and it's going to be a stress. And things break, you know, think things do break and people do up their business. And then they'll just kind of blame their city or blame their clientele, or they'll point the finger instead of like really saying, all right, did you actually do something properly or do you this thing up? So again, if you want to see if we can, if I can help you and you were a good fit to work together, simply book call open that if this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome try to drop one podcast and one to YouTube video every week.So if you are new welcome and if you found this a value I would recommend, Hey, look, just go ahead and send this podcast and share it to one person. And if you are that person who this podcast got sent to, and somebody said, Hey, you should check this out. Just know that individual actually cares about just if you're a barber, maybe your hairstyles, and we have a couple, we have a braider in the program. You know, I think this just applies to any service-based business, but I think that individual just wants you to level up kind of like get a better awareness of how to run a business, how to think properly. Of course thank them. And then, Hey, you know what? You should do send her one other person. That's always good pass it on. Right.And again, if you've never wrote a review or leave me a review, you know, you can give a five leave a what's it called like a five star review. I don't want to like, give me a five star review, just leave it, honest review of what you think. If you do leave a review and a rating on this podcast, of course, listen to more podcasts, not just this one, but you know, if you do leave a rating and write a review, always put your Instagram name because I love going and checking out who actually listens to this. Sometimes I actually like some people on the call be like, I'll listen to your podcasts. I'm like, no like that. I always think it's really cool. So I always like to seeing who actually listens who actually tunes in if you post it on your story. Cause I know some people do that. Just make sure you tag me too. Cause I like to get into, I like to see who who's out there, who's listening. Cause I can't see. Other than that y'all that kind of wraps it up. Other than that, I will talk to you guys next week on another part.
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