Im inviting you to get better with me. I really shouldn’t have to explain this much but for those who seem to need something, here’s a sliver of why this is happening. ✍🏽 -
🚫NO having paid time off
🚫NO holidays off/holiday Pay
⬆️inflation in the area
⬆️ inflation in the world
⏳Countless educational opportunities
We work most hours and/or are always kept from our families , yet we do it for you ( and us, but mostly you ). Barbers like myself have ocd and will take the extra 10-30 minutes sometimes to make sure it’s how you want. Barbers like myself help educate each client. Barbers like myself help maintain the right style for their lifestyle and maintenance. Barbers like myself give things out for free often.
❗️ I suggest going to your nearest Barber and Tip them an extra five bucks, because it will make a difference. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
Imagine this: in one day alone, a Barber who cuts 10 heads, with an extra five dollars— that’s an extra 50 bucks in his pocket. Tips like that that could cover his family’s meal or put into his health plan. You have to think about the bigger picture and I’m inviting you to get better with me.
For those who wish to take their business elsewhere, I appreciate the support and trust this far. Thank you and I hope to have you in my chair again. For those who gonna keep loyal, trust that this is gonna come with more HEAT FOR YA’LL!!🔥 I spend countless hours and dollars to improve YOUR experience👏🏽
Hey everyone! I know its been a while since I last blogged, but as you can probably imagine, my hands were tied up ( with most likely, your hair ha ha ).
I have some updates going into the Summer season of 2017. As most of you know, I know have a booking app that has helped out so much! This has helped structure my personal life and barbering life into a more organized system.
A couple new things have been going on elsewhere, that might have caused some confusion with my scheduling and location.I am STILL cutting in Salem, just not 24/7 anymore. Excitingly enough, I have accepted two different cutting positions in the Portland Metro Area. I will now be in Tigard on Tuesday's and Thusday's, at The Practice Facility, and Portland Shave Shop every Wednesday.
Although I'm cutting in PDX three days a week, I still have booking options in Salem on those days; the times have changed, but I still wanted to make it easy for everyone to get in. For instance, I can cut in Salem on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it just has to be before 1pm. All times available are listed in the app. For booking options in the PDX, you will just have to text/call/snapchat/DM to book an appt. Just like the good ol' days :)
If you book, please look carefully at the price per service, remember I don't get paid holiday, PTO, insurance, benefits, etc- so the extra $3 really does go a long way. Thank you for understanding.
Official cutting days/hours
TUE- Salem 9:30-12pm, Tigard 4-8pm
WED- PDX 10-5pm
THUR- Salem 9-12pm
FRI- Salem 10am-7:30pm
I'll add those links below so everyone is aware.
Thanks again for everyones patience and support.
Jumping rope? Isn’t that for boxers — and, um…little girls? Well, believe it or not the simple act of jumping rope can do more for you overall than the same time spent jogging. Jumping rope is also easy to do anywhere. A jump rope slipped in your backpack or bag can be brought along on a trip, to work, school or done in the living room while you’re watching your kids — or watching TV.
To start jumping rope, head to your nearest sporting goods store and get a rope. While you probably don’t want to get a lightweight rope from the toy department for a workout, if that’s all you’ve got, it will work. Plastic ropes are usually used in gyms and they are a little easier to use for speedwork. Once you have your rope, make sure it fits you comfortably. Most ropes range from 8 to 10 feet long. You can cut it to adjust it – but once you cut it you can’t make it longer. Stand on the middle of the rope and hold the handles comfortably at waist height. Adjust accordingly.
Pick a nice, flat surface to jump on like a gym mat or concrete floor. Something that gives a bit will be more comfortable but if you choose a grassy or dirt surface — as I have to do out here in the middle of nowhere — make sure there is nothing in the way like rocks, sticks, grass that’s very long, that kind of thing.
The benefits of jumping rope are many. Here are a few you might not have known about:
1. Improves CoordinationJumping rope actually improves your coordination by making you focus on your feet. Whether or not you’re paying attention to them, your brain is aware of what your feet are doing. This practice, over and over again, makes you “lighter” on your feet. Training for one of those warrior-style obstacle course races? Jumping rope can help. According toexpertboxing.com‘s Boxing Training Guide, “the more tricks you do with the jump rope, the more conscious and coordinated you have to be.”
2. Decreases Foot and Ankle InjuriesJumping rope is beneficial for those active in other sports. Many athletes in basketball, tennis, football and other sports often suffer foot and ankle injuries from running and then stopping quick and turning. This is very common in both tennis and basketball. Jumping rope not only improves your foot coordination but also increases your strength in the muscles surrounding your ankle joint and in your foot, decrease the chance of injury to those areas. According to the Jump Rope Institute, “jumping rope teaches players to stay on the balls of their feet, as opposed to being flat footed or on their heels. And since you are on your toes the entire time you jump rope, you will find that staying quiet on your toes when playing tennis will become easier and second nature.”
3. Burns Major CaloriesCompared to jogging for 30 minutes, jumping rope actually burns more calories. According to Science Daily, “This aerobic exercise can achieve a “burn rate” of up to 1300 calories per hour of vigorous activity, with about 0.1 calories consumed per jump.Ten minutes of jumping rope can roughly be considered the equivalent of running an eight-minute mile.”
4. Completely Portable and FunA jump rope can go anywhere with you. Take it to work, take it to school. Warm up before your basketball game or cool down after a bike ride. Learn to do tricks and double dutch with your kids or have competitions between you and your family — how long, how low you can jump, how high, spinning — all kinds of tricks can be done with a jump rope.
5. Improves Bone DensityDr. Daniel W. Barry, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, at Denver, and a researcher who has studied the bones of the elderly and of athletes, says that the best exercise to improve bone density is simply jumping up and down. “Jumping is great, if your bones are strong enough to begin with,” Dr. Barry says. “You probably don’t need to do a lot either.” (If you have any history of fractures or a family history of osteoporosis, check with a physician before jumping.)
According to The New York Times, “in studies in Japan, having mice jump up and land 40 times during a week increased their bone density significantly after 24 weeks, a gain they maintained by hopping up and down only about 20 or 30 times each week after that.”
6. Improves Cardiovascular HealthAccording to the American College of Sports Medicine, skipping rope is highly recommended for aerobic conditioning. In order to increase your heart and lung health you must do it three to five times per week for 12 to 20 minutes at a time.
7. Improved Breathing EfficiencyIn addition to improved heart health and stamina, jumping rope also improves how efficiently you breathe. This becomes very beneficial when doing other activities because you won’t be as out of breath after running down the court or swimming laps in the pool.
8. Makes You SmarterBelieve it or not, jumping rope can make you smarter. According theJump Rope Institute, jumping aids in the development of the left and right hemispheres of your brain, which further enhances spacial awareness, improves reading skills, increases memory and makes you more mentally alert. Jumping on the balls of your feet requires your body and mind to make neural muscular adjustments to imbalances created from continuous jumping. As a result jumping improves dynamic balance and coordination, reflexes, bone density and muscular endurance.
9. Improves Your Ability to Stay CalmBecause you are actually working your brain and your body at the same time, boxers in the ring who jump rope actually are more calm overall than those who don’t. The Jump Rope Institute attributes this to the biomechanical perspective. “As one dissects this exercise further and views it from a biomechanical perspective, it represents a composite movement combining a circular motion with an angular momentum. The body resembles a projectile subject to all the laws that govern projectile motion while the rope becomes a dynamic flywheel subject to all the laws that govern rotary motion. It is in the synchronous and harmonious coordination of these movements where the secrets and benefits are received.”
Your improved ability to jump rope and be synchronous with your body, mind and the rope, can actually help you be more calm in other situations.
Grab a jump rope, get hopping and be amazed by the different ways your body and mind will benefit.
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As of lately, my passion for motivation, inspiration, and barbering has started to take momentum in the right direction, and I love it. Everyday I wake up is the best day ever! It means I'm wiser than I was the day before and I have the chance to re-create my reality, yet another day! But what we do with our day determines how we think and feel- right now and especially tomorrow.
Tesla said it. Einstein Agreed. Science proved it. Everything is a #Vibration.
Cosmic Vibrations @ 432 Hz
As we gear up for another amazing year, I can easily say that FOREX is going to change a lot of lives around the world. I've already seen countless success stories in a matter of months! 2016 is the year for change, growth, and profits!
For more information on how FOREX could change your life, like it did mine, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Lets crush 2016 !
Kid Cudi to the rescue!
I've always been a Kid Cudi fan because of his soothing rhythmic style of music. There's something about his music that I find soothing and beneficial. Recently, I heard his newest album Satellite Flight and immediately fell in love with it. The album is different then most Cudi albums because it's more instrumental based, rather than lyrical. For me, this fits my needs because it's hard to focus on anything when I constantly sing along. It's hard for me to write and clearly think, so listening to instrumentals works perfect! The tracks in his album give me the extra kick I need to get the 'creative juices' flowing. I love creating (if you weren't aware!) Maybe that's why I love I have a lot of slow-pace or instrumental music on my iPhone...hmm. Since i now have an obsession of of being aware of my silent thoughts, i constantly find myself wanting to think positive and his music starts my engines. I find it very useful to be able to manipulate my thoughts because what I think, happens in my life. No long do "I wish" things to happen (which is a negative thought). Instead, I "think" them and believe them to be happening with the strongest will my body can produce. Doing this has led to those thoughts appearing in my life!
This is what works for me. I suggest you find a similar outlet that will get you motivated, because we're all different. The combination of this type of music and reading personal-development books has helped me tremendously. In school, I always procrastinated with my studies, so when it came tim e to start an assignment (the day before), I always put on either classical music, instrumentals, or slow-paced music with minimal lyrics. This allowed to focus and grind out whatever assignment I was left to do. I don't recommend this type of behavior because it leads to bad habits and stress, but I love performing under pressure. Thanks again for the external motivation Kid Cudi!
The Billionaire mindset...What does it take?
In order to have a billionaire's mindset, It takes the ability to believe in yourself. The human mind is so powerful! Looking back 100 years ago, some of the things we have now wouldn't have even been considered. Our world has come a long way and the way our technology is advancing, who knows what 100 years from now will look like. Anything we think, we can do. I believe this to be true for every aspect of life; whether it be physical, mental, or spiritual. Everything is possible. We manifest our destiny through our thoughts. Every glimpse we see in our mind is somehow finding its way into your life. It's best to just fill your mind with positive things and eliminate the 'junk". No one got far in life filling their mind with useless information and other junk. I suggest that you filter your life and do what it is you love to do. The difficulty of the task or goal shouldn't stop you. If you want to invent something then invent something! If you want o become a professional basketball player, then go practice and show the world your skills! Find out what makes you happy, filter your life, and then do what you. Don't listen to the outside noise.I know I will be who I want, with the guidance I chose to receive. It starts with the mindset of a winner. Everyday you should be thinking about what makes you happy. Once you find out what happiness means to you, continue doing so and grow from it. You may age with time but that doesn't mean you can't continue to grow your mind. Along with thinking about your happiness, i advise everyone to start eating healthy. After all, your body is a temple and if your temple isn't well maintained, it will break down and those dreams you once had won't be possible because your body won't allow it. Also, reading everyday is huge; it engages your mind and helps educate you on something you didn't know. Jim Rohn once said "Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune."
Focus on the things you want in life. They will eventually find you, only if you put positive energy into them. DON'T focus on the things you don't want or like, because you're only attracting them by the simple thought. Quick example: If you want to be happy, then worst thought you could have is "I don't want to be unhappy." Instead, tell yourself "I am happy and will do things to make me happy."
Lastly, do things with a purpose and give it your full effort. Don't be mediocre at what you love to do, become an expert and perfect your craft!
Have a good night everyone!
You don't know where you're going...but your going!I started my day fairly early today. I woke up at 3:30am in order to get to PDX in time for flight to Alabama. This will be the last time I compete for the navy and blue. It's hard to think about because the last decade of my life has been dedicated to being on a team and putting in countless hours, in order to run a tenth of second faster. It's kind of ironic how sprinters train for 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week in order to shave hundredths,tenths, even thousands of second off there personal best. I'm fortunate enough to be apart of a great team with a solid group of athletes. We're headed to Alabama for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. I didn't qualify in any individuals events, but our 4x100m relay squeaked in and is looking to add some points to the team. Our throwers have been dominating all season, so it's up to us to make the difference and win the national title. We're ranked fairly high and could win it all. It won't be easy, but my team will fight till the end. I believe we can get points with our short relay; handoffs went smooth this week and my teammates are running in peak shape. This trip will also provide me with much needed time for myself, as I prepare for a huge business launch with my squad, TeamGOGETIT, on June 1st. My mental focus has been on point. I'm re-programming the way I think, and it's showing positive results in such a short amount of time. The past 48 hours of reading material has been very enjoyable because I'm learning how to think good thoughts. The book I'm currently fascinated by called What To Say When You Talk To Your Self by Shed Helmstetter. This book is great for people who have trouble thinking & feeling positive. What you think in your mind, is what you have in your life. It's all attracted by your conscious thoughts. I suggest it to anyone wanting a better life (even if you feel you're in a great spot). My mindset is on the path to success. Not only can I visualize it, I can now think about it daily. The way I have been thinking lately doesn't even compare to how I looked at life a year ago. I always knew I would be successful, but I didn't know what it felt like, in my conscious.
I like to look at my mind as a an empty bank account. My daily thoughts & actions either deposit or withdrawn from my "account". My philosophy is that every morning I wake up with an empty account, and every deposit I make throughout the day will help me grow in some way. My daily actions and thoughts either leave with a negative account ( bad thoughts or negativity) or a positive account ( positive thinking, personal growth, and health/wellness). I chose the life I'm living because of my thoughts. Knowing that I can manipulate my life with my thoughts has been so powerful for my personal growth and outlook on the future.
Reflecting on the last chapter I read, I knew some of the concepts discussed but rarely applied them. My silent thoughts weren't being directed where I wanted. I would preach positivity, but in my silent thoughts, I was still hindering my growth with the pre-programmed negativity I experienced growing up. We've all heard it. You're not going to make it. That's impossible. You're not good enough. The list goes on... A direct example that I hear a lot is people saying "I can't ______". That person is thinking negative. You're automatically shutting the brain down for growth because you're telling yourself you can't do what ever it is you want to do. Instead of saying "I can't" simple switch the words up and don't be lazy and say "HOW CAN I?" You see the difference? The re-programs the mind to think down a different path. By telling yourself you can't, you won't! Don't shut the brain off before it even started working. Asking yourself "How can I?" will result in your brain finding a way to do what it is you desire. This leads to growth and a better YOU!! It's all about making daily deposits into life's bank account.
Today I challenge you to change the way you think. For the next 24 hours, every time you catch yourself saying "I can't", be true to yourself and say "How can I?" .
"I can't" "How can I?"
Happy Monday everyone!
My life has been on a motivational kick since I graduated with my Bachelors degree! The degree isn't why I'm pumped though...it's the freedom I now have, to spend how I chose! I can't say that my education was a waste because I did learn a lot, and met a lot of people who helped mold me into the person I am today.Ultimately, I gained a lot from formal schooling, but it also wasted a lot of my time. Most of us aren't aware that time is our greatest asset. Knowing that, I was always finding myself upset because I had to attend or focus my time on things I didn't really care about. We won't get lost time back in this life, so it's up to us to make use of our time efficiently. Going through that, I'm determined to not waste my time and start going after the things I want in life. Some of the things include personal development, sculpting my body to look like a Greek God, and successfully work from home. I don't see the point in spending my time at a job that doesn't pay me what I'm worth. This is wasting my time. Instead, I would rather work from home and be able to go where I want, when I want. No one should be wasting their time on this earth because it has so much to offer, but financial freedom stops most of us from obtaining this life.
Earlier this week I decided to start reading as soon as I woke up (of course the morning yawn and bathroom break are needed). After drinking a glass of water, I think about all the things I'm grateful for, then start visualizing the life I want. I'm in the process of creating a vision board so I can see my future, but until then Instagram and google will show me the life I want:) I try to read at least 30-45min a single session. I often re-read chapters to make sure I understand the material. Funny to think that I'm sitting here writing about reading. Anyone who knows me will tell you that both of these things are my weakness. Reading and writing for me was always a challenge, but I decided to make it my strength! Welp...time to read ya'll!
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