Zig Ziglar's Motivation for Daily Living
Author- Zig Ziglar
secret of the true love of work is the hope of success in that work;
not for the money reward, for the time spent, or for the skill exercised,
but for the successful result in the accomplishment of the work
itself." -Sidney A. Weltmer
Sometimes a different idea, not necessarily a better one, is the
key to making things happen in your life. For example, Tony Kendall
of French Lick, Indiana, bills himself as the business guy in the
hair business. He's a salon owner, stylist and platform artist.
As a matter of fact, he says "Hairs My business." He has
the unusual hobby of collecting old hair stuff -- everything from
a 1910 model perm machine to an 1865 human hair wreath, and 1800's
jewelry made of hair. He says his salon is decorated with rare artifacts
and people are amazed and interested in the stories behind them.
Every year he displays the unusual items at the Annual
Hair and Trade Show in September. One year nearly 400 people
from nine different states attended the two-day educational event.
As Tony says, even though he is from a small town, he represents
the working hairstylist well. The governor of the state appointed
him to the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology. He is also president
of the local hairdressers association and a member of the Indiana
Educational Committee. To say he's heavily involved in the hair
industry would be an understatement.
His enthusiasm comes through on every level. He says his life revolves
around hair and he loves making people look and feel better. He
says that hair is more than just a head cover and believes there
is a special reason why God put hair on our heads. He says, "The
better you look, the better you fee." Incidentally, research
validates that observation. Every husband knows that when his wife
makes that weekly trek to the beauty shop she walks out feeling
better and has a big smile on her face.
Tony carries the hair business to a new level and arouses people's
interest in a creatively different way. Because I've not seen any
of his work I have no idea whether his work is good, bad or indifferent,
but I'll lay odds that he is better than good. A man who loves his
trade as Tony obviously does, and has an interest in the history
and background of so much of what the rest of us take for granted
today, has go to be creative as well as very excited about the opportunity
to serve the individuals who sit down in his chair.
I'm just hazarding a guess, but I'd say chances are pretty good
he does not use the 1921 human hair nets he displays, no for that
matter the 1930 perm machines that are part of his collection. He
probably doesn't even use the Baker's Hair Tonic or the human hair
dolls. As a matter of fact, most of the stuff he has in his shop
is there to draw people in and serves as a great conversation starter,
allowing him to make interested curiosity seekers into friends and
customers. Tony's salon/museum attracts attention and those looking
for a fresh approach, but he has built his clientele because of
the quality of his work and the personal attention he gives them.
Yes, in these trying times a guy who takes what he does seriously
and comes up with creative ways to increase business is more than
likely to thrive, regardless of the economy in his locality. This
is especially true if he lives in a small town and he's not "the
only game in town." People truly are looking for something
different and when they find someone who is enthusiastic about what
he does, and who goes the "extra mile," they frequent
his shop. Such a guy is Tony Kendall, the "hair guy" from
French Lick, Indiana. Next time your in the neighborhood, why don't
you drop in?
-Zig Ziglar, author
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