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Cease Evaluating and Begin Rising, Grooming Is Your Journey!

Pet grooming is a tremendous profession, however as artists we battle to constantly respect our personal artwork. Because of this, we concurrently grow to be our largest followers and our personal worst critics.

I’m nonetheless on my journey of turning into a Grasp Groomer, and on daily basis I’ve moments of glory that make me happy with myself, in addition to moments the place I notice how a lot I nonetheless have no idea.We’re all on our personal journey, and I consider loads of us self-sabotage alongside the best way. Nonetheless, every day within the salon is a chance for us to develop.

As an illustration, here’s a story about Fluffy. Fluffy is a daily consumer, and each 4 weeks she is available in and receives her routine grooming. Her proprietor is extraordinarily grateful and loves your work. In her eyes, you’re the best groomer on the earth. 

While you’re grooming Fluffy, you are feeling proud as you snip away at that cute spherical face and stick a bow on her. You then submit a photograph to your Fb web page, which will get 52 likes! You might be so joyful in that second the place Fluffy’s proprietor shares your image and tells all her Fb pals that her groomer is the BEST! 

You proceed to scroll, scroll, scroll by way of your newsfeed and also you see one other groomer’s photograph of their very own “Fluffy.” You painting this groomer as somebody extra expert than you (#groomergoals) and instantly evaluate their Fluffy to your Fluffy.

Let me cease you there. Grooming is artwork; it’s subjective. You have got been skilled to wash and groom that canine like a professional—and a professional you’re! Your talent set is yours, similar to your handwriting. No two individuals write the identical and no two groomers groom identically. You may prepare your self to be taught breed requirements, however every canine has its personal distinctive construction and it takes a lot time to grasp these angles and bevels. We’re pet grooming, and in a world of designer canines, every canine is a brand new murals.  

Again to evaluating your self to the opposite Fluffy…Take a second to get again in your personal lane. Return by way of your previous pictures and see how far you’ve come; how a lot you’ve grown. Write down your targets and what you wish to work on. Perhaps that different Fluffy has a straighter ear so, it’s good to work in your stretch-drying. Perhaps that different Fluffy has a cuter face so, it’s good to examine up on spherical faces or bathing strategies. Or, possibly that Fluffy has a neater end so, it’s good to strengthen your abilities by working towards your scissoring method. Lastly, your Fluffy and their Fluffy aren’t the identical canine. You and that different groomer aren’t the identical and are on two totally different journeys.  

Evaluating your self to different groomers may also help you notice that you just nonetheless have targets to achieve. However evaluating your self to you is the place you’ll be capable to focus solely in your wants and keep motivated to attain these targets.

Bear in mind, as you acquire extra expertise and talent, you should have waves of confidence and waves of insecurities. We’re all on this collectively, on our personal journey to grow to be higher groomers as an trade. By no means cease studying and sustain the nice work. Take these moments of victory together with your “Fluffy” and allow them to gas you with assurance that you’re on the best path. ✂️



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