mjsolofamensgrooming mjsolofamensgrooming

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Mark-Jason Solofa, Men's Grooming  Traditional Barber, Tonsorial Artist, single dad to an awesome daughter, old soul with a love for vintage things & classic looks & styles for Gents.

http://www.mjsolofa.com/

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go." - Hermann Hesse
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It's not in typical human nature to just let go of things, whether or not they're of a sentimental nature or an emotional one. Letting go of past mistakes, heartbreaks, losses, failures, missed opportunities, and even painful memories can be a very daunting and near impossible feat for most. But the problem with holding on so tightly to things means that you're always anchored to those things, and anchored to the times when those things negatively affected you, which means you're almost always living in the past. Life doesn't come with a rewind button, so learn to forgive yourself for your past transgressions, accept the apology that you will never get, and let go of all that seeks to keep you from moving forward in life with purpose, joy and happiness, because as comfortable as the past may feel, nothing you do today will change the outcome of what was, so live and love instead for what is and what will be. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸβ˜€οΈπŸπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄πŸ€™πŸ½
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I'm back in the Parlor today for what promises to be another fruitful and blessed week, and as always I'm approaching my new work week in what I assume would be the same way that Barber's like this gentleman approached his,....just give a good haircut, share some good fellowship, be sure to give some good customer service, and keep the formula for enjoying one's job and life simple, by doing what you love, and loving what you do. Here's wishing everyone a blessed a joyful day and remainder of the work week ahead. Remember to spread love, spread aloha, and live aloha! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄πŸπŸπŸ‘πŸ½
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"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
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We all of have plans, dreams and hopes for something different in our lives. Maybe it's to start a new career, your own business, buy a house, travel the world, or start a family. Many of us feel that tomorrow is always a better day to start than today, that putting things off in the hopes of having more time to plan and prepare will make the results that much better. Unfortunately, because life has it's own plans for each of us, many a people have gone to their graves holding on tightly to their plans, dreams and hopes that they never started and that never eventuated because they kept putting it off for tomorrow. My brothers and sisters, there is no better time or day than today to live with purpose, joy, happiness and fulfillment, so get up, get ready and please get living!!!!! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸβ˜€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸπŸŒΊπŸ€™πŸ½
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Today was a good Barber's day off, as my right hand man @papabearguerrero @papabearguerrero @papabearguerrero and I travelled about 6 hours round trip to Chico, California, to pickup two vintage Barber chairs from this gentleman, Barber Frank Reale, a retired barber of 60 years. He began Barbering at the age of fifteen, owned several shops over his years, and retired a few years ago at age 75, and the two chairs I purchased were used by both his Dad and himself, so there is a lot of history, heritage and legacy to them. We got to talk about Barbering, both then and now, he gave us some pearls of wisdom and advice, and told us to keep the trade alive and to not give up on it because it gave him and his wife and his family a good life, and it could do the same for us. His lovely wife, Jan, told me that Frank cried as we drove off with the chairs because he saw an era of Barbering between himself and us driving away, and it's for that reason that I will ensure his legacy lives on at the Parlor through his chairs, and for as long as I own these chairs. Thank your Barber Frank for all that you gave to the trade of Barbering throughout your years, and for giving me the opportunity to purchase these pieces of history from you...may God bless you and your wife Jan in this next chapter of your journey together. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄πŸβ˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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I am truly humbled to share this video, "The Art of Being A Gentleman", originally filmed by @nomadbarber @nomadbarber @nomadbarber for his YouTube channel almost four years ago, during his worldwide travels filming Barbering culture in different countries. The interview shares my insights on how we as Barber's have an opportunity to help motivate and inspire men to become better men, and more humbling, it shares a very intimate Daddy and Daughter moment between "The Boss" and I, as we share about our family business, and I explain to her why I do what I do as a Barber and as a Father. Thank you brother @nomadbarber for capturing this moment for her and I (and now my son) to always have to look back on, so that we may appreciate our simple and humbling journey together as a family. Please click the link to my website to view the video which is loaded on the homepage, or head on over to YouTube and click on the "Nomad Barber" channel to view it. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸπŸ
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"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." - William Shakespeare
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If you were standing on the edge of a cliff, how many people in your closest inner circle of family and friends do you really trust to let stand behind you? And I don't even mean just literally standing on the edge of cliff, but even figuratively where you're standing on a cliff of personal challenge and adversity and conflict,.....who do you trust to hold you from falling, and who do you suspect would let you fall, who would fail to give you sound advice and counsel and guidance to keep you from making poor decisions that could affect your life and those of the ones you love. Our purpose in life as it comes to those we care about is simple,....love them, trust them and do no wrong by them, so that in turn we will be surrounded by those same people who will love us, trust us, and when we're in need of people to save us from ourselves and who will do right by us, they will be there to do no wrong to us. Remember that life is a journey, so always choose your travel companions well. Have a blessed week ahead everyone! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Crucial game 6 tonight for the San Jose Sharks, and usually nothing gives a guy more bounce to his step than getting a haircut. I had the pleasure of cleaning up the big men, Brent Burns and Joe Thornton, yesterday for today's game, and I'm hoping I did my little part to help the guys get a big win tonight. Thank you as always brothers for the opportunity,....good luck tonight!! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€πŸŒΊβ˜€πŸŒ΄πŸπŸ€™πŸ½πŸ’πŸ₯…πŸ¦ˆ Photo courtesy: @sanjosesharks
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"I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why." - William Hazlitt
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Observing our young Barber comrade @noe.casares @noe.casares @noe.casares as he demonstrated a haircut and shave for me a few weekends ago. He's visited us for a few weekends in a row now to soak up some of the end of week fellowship, and if you show up with enough interest and consistency, I'll eventually put you to work to see what you're capable of doing, learning and teaching. Barbering requires humility, so both I as the mentor and he as the mentee must be humble enough to ask each other a lot of "why" questions in order for there to be any progress and growth in learning (and understanding) anything new. In life, each one must reach one in order to teach one, because there's nothing worse than selfishly journey through life thinking that you have all of the answers when you've barely even scratched the surface. Learn, grow, improve! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸŒΊπŸ€™πŸ½ Photo: @papabearguerrero .
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"The learning process continues until the day you die." - Kirk Douglas
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Don't settle for just being a mediocre version of yourself, because life is too amazing and has too much to offer us all to just settle for being mediocre. Strive to be a better version of yourself daily, learn to be a better version of yourself, and continue to believe that each day that you're blessed to wake up, that you are destined for greater things and for a joyful, purposeful, and happy life. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Somewhere out there is a barber who has never heard of Instagram, doesn't have a website, doesn't do appointments, only refers to haircuts as "short sides & back" and hasn't raised his prices since the day he started,...and he is as happy and passionate about the craft and trade as the first day he started, and still loves what he does whether he gets one customer a day or 15 of them. Whatever your reasons, no matter the seasons, be passionate and respect the trade and your customers and you'll find your way, and you'll be okay. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’ˆβœ‚οΈπŸŒ΄β˜€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒΊπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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Something's in life shouldn't be rushed into or entered into hastily, even when one's human nature and instinct is to do just that. Nothing great came from being rushed, nothing lasting came from cutting corners, and nothing worth building came without sacrifice. So as you wake up this morning and start your day, savor that first cup of coffee and get a good footing on the day ahead so that you're living it with purpose rather than just rushing out the door and merely going through the motions. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜€οΈπŸπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸπŸ€™πŸ½
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"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect." - Bruce Lee
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Throughout the history books, mankind has always been addicted to the struggle for power, hoping that power will gain respect. This is a misconception that has fooled many a dictator, president, prime minister, politician, community leader, pastor, teacher, law man, business owner, office manager, and sadly enough, even many a parent or two. Power never "earns" anyone's respect, it only gains their fear,...fear of consequences and repercussions. But the same history books show how those who strive to live and lead with good character in their daily lives typically earn the respect of the common man, who feel they can relate to this person's transparency and sincerity. Whichever of the two you aspire for, be it power or respect, may you strive to seek it with humility in the hopes of being a better human being, and inspiring others to do the same. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸπŸŒΊπŸŒ΄πŸβ˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ½
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