We all live in patterns. It’s been brought to my attention a few times this week so I figure I should address the importance of recognizing these patterns, good or bad and then having the ability to channel them in your best interest, so here it goes.
Consistency is something we tend to talk a lot about but rarely deliver, or at least I know it’s a constant conversation I’ve had with myself over the past few years. It’s good now though that I recognize that I don’t always deliver (ironic seeing as though it’s a vital part of my job to make sure my clients deliver…) sometimes it’s just easier to not have to dig in… not be accountable… to grow up and blow away.
Here’s what I noticed about myself. And I was talking with my friend, and hairstylist about this trend. When I undergo or at least crave change, I alter my appearance.
Easiest and most common through the years was the hairstyle, and as I you can tell – here we are. Another big change, another change in hair. It’s a trend of my reinvention of myself. Cleansing myself of the impurities of my old self, and opening myself up for a new challenge. Personally I love the idea of change. I embrace it, and I’d encourage you to, too.
Here’s a snapshot of a few of my hairstyles and corresponding life events that played a role in the reinvention.
“The Sick Flow” 2005 (Found drums)
“The Workin’ Man” 2007 (Discovered my career, my passion for life)
“Hairodynamic” 2014 (started speed skating, became a full time athlete)
The “JD” 2015 (reinvented myself in single life)
“Straight Up” 2015 (rediscovered music)
“The Clark” 2016 (joined The Sweets)
“Change of Shade: Violet Undertones” 2016 (Started writing my book)
Hair Massacure “Dope Soul” 2017 (Started working at INLIV; NMC + CMW connection)
“Mull-Hawk” 2017 (MusicFit, Monkey Tree, The Sweets, more writing)
As you can see, I welcome change and manifest my reinvention through physical appearance. Adapt. Change. Learn. Grow. Darwin. Moral of the story is I tend to manifest positive change, showing that you can too. Most recently, I dumped the old me. Battling depression, sadness, fear and embraced optimism, vibrance, empowerment and confidence – all represented through a haircut. Just like I did before speed skating, after high school and right before I joined The Sweets. See the trend?
If you change your environment, you can change the outcome.
Thanks for listening,