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Sometimes people find their true passion by chance. Often people think that there is a path for them to follow, but once in it they are forced another way and find out that there was something else meant for them.
This is the case of Tavion Maulstby (aka Tee The Barber), who was working as an electrician but after being laid off, he had no other viable option but to work in the salon and barbershop with his Mother and Father. This was the turning point for him, as he slowly began to fall in love with barbering.
More than a hustler, Tee The Barber has been an inspiration for many, showing that working hard definitely pays off. Coming from a barber/hairstylist background, Tee has mastered his technique to the point where he is considered one of the most famous barbers in the West Coast.
Tee currently works at The Barbers Inc Barbershop located in San Jose, California and is also the official barber for NCAA CFP National Championship, he’s the preferred barber of San Francisco 49ers, and the International Educator & Global Ambassador for Andis Clipper Co.
Game and the San Francisco 49ers.
The biggest challenge for Tee was staying consistent with his efforts, as well as being patient with the business and being able to learn how to adapt. When he first started his business, he was inconsistent with things that are vital to building a business, such as marketing and building interpersonal relationships with clients.
For Tavion realizing this and being able to take constructive criticism was vital in order to expand and scale his business. For this, mindset is also extremely important. Tee The Barber actually believes that without the proper mindset, there is no business.
What Tee The Barber thinks is that there will never be a perfect time to start your business, so it’s best to just start now. For Tavion this eventually meant moving from Florida to California, which was the biggest obstacle he has overcome so far.
A lot of people were supportive of his decision, but still some were not. He was terrified but excited about what was to come–it was a scary decision but the best decision he has ever made.
Three years after that decision, Tee The Barber had already been able to establish his own hair product line and quadrupled his income. This is partly because Tee The Barber is different from his competition in many ways: he is a master of his craft and still spends countless hours on a daily basis (still to this day) on perfecting is craft.
Tee The Barber’s next projects include continuing to promote his hair product line “Favored Essentials”, which was released to the public last year. He also wants to continue to grow in the entertainment industry and create even more large opportunities for other barbers and stylist throughout the country.
To find out more about his work or get a haircut, go here!