Good Monday morning,
Back in the 90s was my first experience with seeing a colleague get a hair transplant. It was early days in that booming industry and let’s just say I don’t think the doctor did that great job on his scalp. Maybe I was paying too close attention knowing my future follicular challenges.
In my 20s and 30s I had a full head of hair on my scalp. Yes, those were the days of hair dryers and gel. Then it happened. One by one they moved on. I am quite OK with being “hair challenged” and I have no plans to visit the hair replacement specialist. Thank goodness I have a nicely shaped head.
This brings me to my main point, not about hair, but about Moe the barber. The irony is that the shorter my hair is, the more I have to see Moe. Moe is a relatively new relationship in my life.
He does great work running his modern day barber shop and is quite a character. It’s a cool environment and he is equally interesting. What I love about Moe is that he knows each of his clients by name. He knows who they are as people. He treats everyone like a human who has a story.
Why does that matter?
Talent. Resources. Capital. These are all common words used in the industry that I am a part of. I believe people mean what they say.
For my colleague getting the hair transplant, he ultimately desired to be seen, valued, and accepted as unique and valuable. I feel so strongly about the work that I do because all of us have a need to find a place that treats us as individuals, not as commodities to be bought or traded.
We need to know that we all matter.
Along the road with you,
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