I was just watching the US Gold Ice Dancing Champions. They've been practicing together for 17 years. As I watched, I wondered if they ever just thought to themselves, "Is all of this practicing really worth it?"
Doing what we love. That should always be our first motivator but keeping up a very high level of expertise for decades? What's the payoff. Of course there's always a payoff. For some it's monetary. For others, it's self worth. For some it's the fear of having to learn what's next and then trying to achieve that at the same or better level than what we are currently operating at.
Being that I'm at the latter... I'm off once again. My business partner, Linda, and I are taking a very different approach to marketing and building Masterworks. Hang on, it's about to get bumpy! I've never been one to follow the same path as others and this endeavor is no different.
Part of this path is to establish a Hard Gel Nail Organization. Those of us who have been doing and understand hard gels are struggling with what we are seeing in the nail industry. Right now we can really only educate our customers about the damaging affects of soakable gels.
RULES AND REGULATIONS: Always read all of the rules and regulations before you start to practice or start an art competition piece. If there is a rule or regulation that you don’t understand, you can always contact the competition director for clarification. You can also contact me. If it is something I’ve already come across I can help. If it’s new, I’ll direct you back to the competition director.
Re-read the rules just before each competition so that you don’t miss anything.
The nerves do go away. Competing will open up many doors. It sets the standards in the industry. Competitions develop new products and techniques. You can be that person; the professional that starts something new. All you have to do is take the plunge. You’ll never know how good you can be until you try and you don’t want to spend your career wondering what you could have accomplished!