Trust, Empowerment, Growth!

That is our mantra…and we stick by it!

There’s been many occasions in my life where keeping these 3 words in mind has really helped me out. None more so than the story I will regale you with in my upcoming entry. Be sure to check it out – I’m very proud of it.

How growing a beard changed my life.

Hello again. This is SOMDCAN and today and we have a special guest post written by a blogger who happens to be a close friend too. His name is Jeff and he’ll be talking about how he grew a beard, and how it changed his life. Take it away Jeff!

Hey everyone. Firstly I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at SOMDCAN for inviting me to write this first guest post. Let’s delve right in.

Today I wanted to write about how my life changed after I started growing a beard. It all started about two years ago. I was at a bit of a crossroads in my life. I had just been made redundant from my corporate job. I wasn’t too displeased about this, as I’d always harboured a dream of starting my own business and was actually quite relieved to have a few weeks off.

It was at this moment that I had a small crisis of conscience. Was I going to try and re-enter the corporate world, or was I going to pursue my passion and open my own barber shop? I’m a pretty good saver, and over the previous 5 years of working in the city I’d managed to save up a decent amount of money – enough to get a lease on a small shop to open up my barber business.

I decided to go for it and I haven’t looked back since. Now, back to the main point of the story. Because I was no longer working in a corporate environment, and I was now cutting the hair of hipsters and young gentleman, I thought to myself, what finer time to finally grow a beard?

Barber Shop Opening

I hadn’t been able to grow one in my entire adult life due to the nature of my previous job, but now my opportunity had finally arrived….so I grabbed it with both hands.

After years of wet shaving it was no surprise to me that I was able to grow a beard at an incredible rate. Not only was I happier with my looks, but my confidence and self-esteem also rose. I began to notice that women would look at me more in street, and approach me more when I was out drinking with friends. Who would have thought that growing a beard could have such a positive efffect on my life!

But as a wise man once said, with great beard comes great responsibility, and believe me – keeping your beard looking nourished and healthy is easier said than done. Thankfully though I’ve found many different products that help me with this. My favourite is a brilliant beard brush that I purchased online. I use it multiple times throughout the day – Soon after showering in the morning, then I keep it in my pocket and use it whenever I see fit during work. I’m not quite sure what I’d do without it.

They we are folks. Thank you for reading and learning about how my new beard had such a positive effect on my well-being. Ta ra!

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Sons of Maryland Can is a blog all about trust, empowerment and growth!

Over the coming months we’ll be inviting many guest bloggers in to write up a piece that we hope will pique your interest.