Andrews is excited to announce the 7th Annual Next Dimension Hair
Show to benefit the YWCA Shelter for Battered Women and Children. The Next
Dimension Hair Show was developed as a way to showcase the many talents of the
students and staff of Taylor Andrews Academy, and as way to give back to the
entertaining and inspiring, The Next Dimension Hair Show has been called “One
of the finest student shows in the country.” Twenty-one student teams from four
locations across Utah will present their interpretation on the theme
“Fairytales”. This years show will be hosted by North American Hairstyling
Award winner and star of TV’s Shear Genius, Faatemah Ampey. Last year over 1400
people attended this inspiring event.
Curtis, President of Taylor Andrews says: “I am once again very grateful to all
the salon owners, hairdressers and of course parents who have pledged their
support for this show. In addition, I am especially grateful to our sponsors without whom it
impossible for The Next Dimension Hair Show to take place.”
majority of cosmetologists are women and so it holds a special place in our
hearts to be able to give back to those women in need.” Additionally, Taylor
Andrews staff and students support CUT IT OUT/Salons against domestic abuse.
“We feel very strongly that it is important to raise awareness on domestic
violence and help hairstylists and their clients seek treatment.” Says Curtis.
The Next Dimension
Hair Show takes place at the Southtowne Expo Center at 7 p.m. On Thursday May
The upcoming class from Vivienne Mackinder is entitled "Building
your portfolio" You'll watch
Vivienne create Editorial Hair Cuts & Styles and learn to
build your portfolio as you work together in this hands on workshop. The Class is September 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Cost of the class is $375 an includes a mannequin. Call Jamee Thatcher to register @ 801-748-2288.
Vivienne Mackinder is one of the
most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hairdressing
profession today. In her work as Artistic
Director for industry ‘Grand Masters’
Vidal Sassoon and Trevor Sorbie,
Vivienne developed an expertise for precision cutting and an eye for original
hair design, from the classic and the commercial, to the avant-garde.
Based in New York City, she grew up in London and subsequently
opted to ‘spread her wings’ to the United States. She has been honoured with
numerous awards, including the prestigious IBS
‘Editors’ ChoiceAwards (three
times). As well as, the much coveted
North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) (five times), including
“Masters.” Honouree - North American Hair Styling Awards “Life Time
Vivienne is an ‘in-demand’
featured guest artist-educator for premier international events worldwide and
her work is consistently published in the international press.. Vivienne’s career, as a master stylist,
is divided between her salon clientele, editorial and advertorial shoots,
advertising campaigns and countless special events as featured artist, not to
mention her work for entertainment entities, MTV and the VH-1 Fashion
Awards. As a session stylist, she
has collaborated and designed hair collections for runway fashion collections
in New York, Paris, and London.
Congratulations to the entire Taylor Andrews team for three NAHA nominations. Chad Seale was nominated for Avant Garde Hairstylist of the year and Texture stylist of the year. Josh Parkin was nominated for NAHA student stylist of the year. Special thanks to all of the amazing team who assisted these two fantastic stylists. Photographer: Babak. Makeup Artist: Sherri Curtis. Designer: Keith Bryce and Designer: Michelle Boucher. Stylist: Megan Danner. Stylist: Ali Armstrong. Models: Hien Le, Brooke Mangum, Emily Hawkes, Kali Cristado, Chavon Devore and Amand Barlow. Also a special thank you to all of our students and staff for their incredible work. See you in Vegas for the Academy Awards of Hair!
Taylor Andrews is excited to announce that 5 time North American Hairdressing Award winner Vivienne Mackinder will be at Taylor Andrews on August 31st and September 1st. In addition to being a featured artist and educator for major trade shows and events around the world, Vivienne is the founder of the popular "Roots and Wings" educational classes in New York City and the author of several internationally published books such as "Montage". Vivienne works with leading fashion designers, models and photographers on their collections in Paris, London and New York. When not on location, Vivienne is based at the Oscar Bond Salon in New York City. Vivienne's newest project is Hairdesignertv.com, the industry's FIRST online post-graduate education for Hair Stylists. Vivienne will teach a complimentary day and night class on August 31st for all current and former Taylor Andrews students. Vivienne will offer a hands on workshop on September 1st. Cost of the workshop is $375 and seating is limited. Please contact Jamee Thatcher @ 801-748-2288 for further information.
Larry Winget: You can’t step up to a higher level as long as you keep one foot on the lower level. I remind myself of this often and use it to leave behind habits, people, organizations, associations, work, thoughts and actions that hold me back.
Congratulations to Taylor Andrews Instructor Dallin Flint and students Evan Stower, Josiah Anaya and Steph Simmons who all were winners in the Matrix Mannequin Mania contest at the Chicago Midwest Beauty show. Contestants had 15 minutes to style a mannequin. Dallin and Evan took first place in competitions both Saturday and Sunday and Josiah and Steph took third place on Sunday. Dallin, Evan, Josiah and Steph received their award from TV's Tabatha Coffey of Tabatha's Salon Takeover fame. Josiah Anaya, Tabatha Coffey, Steph Simmons, Dallin Flint and Evan Stowers.
Recently former student Janae Johnson was back at Taylor Andrews for an advanced class which gave me the opportunity to sit down and find out what she has been up to. During her time as a student at Taylor Andrews, Janae was nominated by NAHA for Student Hairstylist of the Year. Janae recently won an Arties award from City Weekly as the best Artistic Hair Designer in Salt Lake City and is currently the Artistic Director for the Lunatic Fringe salons.
Taylor Andrews: Janae I hear your name all the time in the industry. It seems that you've really had some great success. What have you been working on lately?
Janae: I have been so lucky, working for Lunatic Fringe has given me some great opportunities. Last year I got to be Producer and Director for our One World Hair Show which was a great success. The show was based on Earth, Wind, Water, Fire and Cultures. Each salon took a segment and organized all of the run throughs and timing.
Taylor Andrews: It seems like you stay very busy at Lunatic Fringe, what are some of your other responsibilities?
Janae: Well, in addition to my own clientele, I am responsible for creating the original vision for all of the artwork we use in the salons marketing and for the salons decor. It gives me the opportunity to show off my creativity through photo work.
Taylor Andrews: Speaking of your photo work, I just saw one of your collections in Behind the Chair magazine. I'm sure that it's been pretty exciting to see your work published.
Janae: It really has. It's always so rewarding to see your hard work recognized. It was a good year. I had collections published in Behind The Chair, Launchpad and Cut and Dried magazines. Recently I finished new personal and team collections for the North American Hairstyling Awards.
Taylor Andrews: What advice can you offer to students?
Janae: I really loved my experience at Taylor Andrews, I got a great education. Everything was so creative and hands on. I guess I would say to take advantage of all of the different classes that are offered. Be part of the photoshoots. Go on the school trips. They're so much fun. The national guest artists are fantastic too. The motivational classes were great, I still use so much of the information in my career. I really felt that you encouraged us and helped us believe that we could accomplish anything we wanted. I would say to remember that there is always so much more to learn and that you can learn from anyone. Oh, and I wish I had taken the Makeup course!
Taylor Andrews: Thanks Janae for sharing with us!!
Some work from former student Janae Mechling Johnson
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it -- but all that had gone before.
In the last two weeks we have been fortunate to have a few of the finest artistis the industry has to offer visit Taylor Andrews. Recently we had the amazing Phillip and Mary Wilson. Phillip's free form haircut techniques were mind blowing and inspirational, and Mary taught us some wonderful ways to relax and focus our energy on what is really important. This week we were able to spend time with Master stylist Nicholas French. Nicholas inspired everyone with his incredible portfolio of Award-winning Avant Garde work from the last forty years. Mentors are so important. One of the most important facets of success is a good mentor. I recommend that you are diligent in finding someone who is successful, who shares your purpose, objectives, and agenda, and then pay great attention to what he/she does and how they do it. Now that may seem obvious to you, but then how do you explain that 99% of Stylists and Salon Owners work as if they've never heard of this logic? Success is about following proven principles and then putting your own spin on it. That doesn't mean that you can't come up with some landmark new idea, but, it does mean you'll still use proven principles to make your idea work. I didn't know a lot when I started my first salon, but I was smart enough to search out the education I needed. I had incredible mentors like Dr. Lew Losoncy, Donn Matlack, Dennis Millard, Michael Cole and Sam Brocato. 20 years later I'm now an expert on Salon Success. However, I'm still learning. There is always something new to learn and someone new to inspire you. My recent mentors have been Phillip and Mary Wilson, Ann Mincey, Eric Fisher, Nicholas French and Amanda Gore. I am excited about what we have accomplished, but I am even more thrilled about what the future holds because of the principles I have learned from these amazing people. You too can become successful by finding a mentor and following their lead. Remember you can eventually get south by going due north, but you'll find success and prosperity much quicker by following a great example that leads you in the right direction.
I had a chance to sit down recently with former student
Jessica Cook, who is currently working at Ulysses Salon in Salt Lake City and
was busy finishing an entry for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA).
During Jessica’s time at Taylor Andrews she was a finalist for NAHA Student
Stylist of the Year.
Taylor Andrews: The
last time we saw you, you had just graduated after being announced as a runner
up for NAHA Student Stylist of the Year. What have you been doing for the past
couple of years?
after school I was fortunate to work for some of the finest stylists in Salt
Lake City including Fumi Eguchi and Twan Tran ofStudio H2O Salon.I really enjoyed learning from these great artists but I wanted a little
more adventure and some new experiences so I moved to New York City and applied
for and was hired by the Oscar Bond Salon in SoHo.
TA: How was your
experience in New York?
absolutely loved it. Oscar and Wendy Bond are incredible artists and great
people as well.Oscar was known
for his trendy yet beautiful cuts and Wendy is a multi award-winning hair
colorist. Best of all, they were just really great people,very encouraging, and fun to work
for.The salon worked on a lot of
celebrities as well, which made it interesting. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
came to the salon and Claire Danes lived in our building. I also saw Jay Z and
Beyonce while I was there.
TA: Why did you
decide to come back to Salt Lake City?
and Wendy decided to sell the salon to Sam Brocato who was one of my hair
hero’s. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Sam but the environment of the
salon changed and after nearly a year in New York I felt that it was time to
come back to Salt Lake.
TA: Your new
collections for NAHA are amazing.Any advice for students?
Jessica: I am
thankful for the all of the events we were part of at Taylor Andrews. It really
opened my eyes to what opportunities were out there. Get involved and do all
you can in school. Work with a great team and just keep practicing. You learn
so much by just jumping in and doing it. I love photo shoots and editorial work
and I have been fortunate to work with some great photographers this year
including Mitch Meyer and Justin Grant. It seems that with each session I get a
TA: You’ve done a
lot in your short career. What are your plans now?
Jessica: I am
seriously thinking of moving to Stockholm Sweden for the adventure. I just want
to get out and explore something new!
TA: Thank you,
Jessica , for taking time out from your schedule to talk with us.
One of my favorite Disney
movies is the Lion King.I love
its messages of family,responsibility and honor.And my favorite part is when old Rafekki bonks Simba on the head.Simba says “what was that for?”Rafekki says “It doesn’t matter it’s in
the past.”Yeah,-but sometimes the past hurts.” “Sometimes it does,-but you can either run from it or
learn from it.”Are we learning
from our past mistakes and challenges.Too often we continue to try and live in the past and re-tell our
challenges over and over.To
re-tell is to re-live and often that is not a good idea.Your future doesn’t have to be the
same. Tomorrow can be different
from today if that is what you want.Look at your future and see the endless possibilities instead of being
stuck in your past.Once you stop trying to control your past and let go,-then the past will let go of you.Don’t let time become your enemy by
living in the past or the future.Live now!Love the
journey.Because the journey
really is the destination.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
things you didn’t do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Our great friends Phillip and Mary Wilson will be visiting Taylor Andrews this Monday and Tuesday. Phillip and Mary will offer a complimentary class for all current and former Taylor Andrews students on Monday at 6 p.m. and again Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.. Phillip will be demonstrating his famous Free-form hair cutting techniques. Phillip is respected internationally as a premier stylist and educator. He has taught stylists worldwide and is the most published editorial stylist in 62 countries. He prides himself on innovation and creating cuts that inspire the next generation. In fact, Phillip was voted one of the most influential hairdressers of the past 100 years by Modern Salon Magazine. Mary Wilson is the co-founder (with Ann Mincey) of Destination Rejuvenation and North American ambassador for the Global Salon Business Awards. Mary will be speaking on health and wellness.
This is a short article I wrote that was just published by the Professional Beauty Association:
As I approach 25 years in the salon industry, the last 15
working with students, I see that the old adage “It’s not what you, know but who
you know”, has been replaced by “It’s not who you know,it’s who knows you.” Success in
both your life and career is about relationships. Relationships start with
making a connection, but more importantly the right connection. When starting
my career I was told “You’ll never make any money in the salon business.” Lucky
for me I realized that you don’t ask a homeless man if it’s possible to be rich
and you don’t take advice from failed stylists. If you want to know whether it
is possible to be a successful stylist, you talk with and learn from other
successful stylists. I worked hard to meet and learn from the best in the
industry. It was difficult and expensive finding the right mentors who were
willing to share their knowledge., but eventually I did find them and they gave
me the advice I needed to follow for success. Fortunately, today’s students
have an easier path because of the Professional Beauty Association’s Beacon
program. Beacon brings some of the industries best business and creative minds
together to mentor these future professionals.As an independent school owner, I want my students to make
as many connections as possible so that they can expand their opportunities no
matter where they choose to pursue their career. The connections they have made at Beacon have given them that
chance. Each of my students chosen for Beacon has returned with life changing
stories of mentoring, motivation and connecting with the best in the industry.
I have been so impressed with the quality of the program and the positive
experiences that it promotes, that 3 years ago I decided to become a sponsor. I
would recommend that any school owner or instructor encourage their students to
apply to be part of this career and life changing event.
Most of life is on-the-job
training.Some of the most important
things can only be learned in the process of doing them.Jump in and believe in yourself.Remember the old classic movie,-“The Wizard of Oz?”At the end of the movie,-Dorothy,the -Tin Man,-the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion finally get to meet The Wizard of
Oz and ask for his help.Basically
the Wizard goes on to tell all of them that the things they think they need are
already inside of them.They
already possess the attributes they wanted,-they just didn’t realize it.That is my message to you as well.Like the Cowardly Lion,-you already have the courage to do what you must do to be
Scarecrow,-you already have the
wisdom to choose the path that leads to contentment.Like the Tin Man,-you already have the heart and faith to follow what brings you
happiness.And like-Dorothy,-you already carry with you all of the tools to be happy and
successful today.You don’t need
to put on ruby slippers,-you just
need to change some of your attitudes and believe that you can accomplish
anything you put your heart and mind into.
Most people who fail in their dreams fail not from lack of
ability but from lack of commitment.
Just a reminder to all students that entries to the Professional Beauty Associations Beacon program are due March 1st.
Beacon provides the nation's most promising cosmetology students with the guidance to achieve maximum career success in the beauty industry. This program is the most exciting opportunity for currently enrolled cosmetology and esthetician students to get involved in the industry's most exciting events and to gain an early understanding of the business side of beauty. Read what NAHA Hall of Leaders inductee Geno Stampora had to say about Beacon here.
Just wanted to share a Makeover by Taylor Andrews student Jared Joyner. Jared attends the Layton location and in addition to this fantastic shot, Jared submitted some awesome work for the North American Hairstyling Awards. It is obvious with the dedication and talent that Jared has shown he is headed for a very successful career. Great job Jared!
Hair and Makeup:Jared Joyner
Photographer: Frank Armstrong
Model Anna Nielson before Jared updated her hairstyle and color.
This week and for the rest of your life-have fun!Life is short.Fun enhances everything you do.People like to do business with people
who are having fun.People like to
work with fun people.So enjoy the
process of work.Everyone loves to
come to a salon with a great fun culture.Here are a few things that can help make fun a priority:
up with your own wacky ways to infuse the workplace with fun!
Taylor Andrews is excited to announce that industry legend Nicholas French will be returning to Taylor Andrews on March 18-19th. Nicholas is a multiple NAHA award winning stylist and is the Artist Director for Matrix Essentials. Nicholas will offer a complimentary class at both 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the 18th. For those interested in Avant Garde styling, Nicholas will offer a hands on workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 19th. Cost of the workshop is $250 and includes a long hair mannequin and a light lunch. Please contact Jamee Beech for additional information @ 801-748-2288.
One of Nicholas French's awarding winning creations.
So why are so many of us still charging
the same prices we charged 20 years ago?I know it can be scary to raise your prices.It was hard for me the first time.In fact my staff had to talk me into it.I was afraid that I would lose a lot of
clients when I raised my prices,-that they might not think we were worth the higher price.In truth,-the opposite happened.Not only did we lose very few clients,-but we gained many clients who now
thought;-“wow,these guys must be good”We were the same salon we had been the
week before,-but now all of the
sudden the perception of our talent had changed.Just by raising our prices a measly $5,every stylist had given themselves a
raise of over $10,000 a year.A
small price raise but a much bigger pie to split.
The hardest thing for most of us is that
we have to have a strong belief in our self to make the price raise work. We
are so afraid of what the client will say.You don’t need to worry.What is the first thing a client asks after you walk them up
to the register after completing their service?Usually it is:How much do I owe you?They
don’t even know!You see
once a client is loyal to you,after a while they don’t even pay attention to how much you charge.They care more about the relationship
they have with you and the experience you provide than they do about the
price.If your clients are enjoying
the experience and having fun they won’t be bothered by price increases.Have confidence in yourself and raise
week,-go out and find someone in
need of your expert services.Offer them an amazing makeover for free.Take before and after photographs to be used for
events,-or in a press release to
the beauty editor of the local paper.Offer makeovers as a complete service.Build a portfolio of before and after shots.Make them raving fans of you and your
forget who brought you to the dance.It’s your most loyal clients that deserve the biggest rewards.This week create a privilege card for
these individuals.Offer them
special rewards such as these for their loyalty:
Come see me at The International Salon and Spa Expo, where I will be teaching two classes for the Professional Beauty Association. I will be teaching "Incredible Salon Success" on Sunday January 31st at 11:30 am and "The Incredible Client Experience" on Monday February 1st at 9:30 am. Hope to see you there!
Come see Taylor Andrews Co-owner and Makeup Director Sherri Curtis at the Sundance Film Festival this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Sherri will be providing makeup for celebrities at the Mixmedia Luxury Lounge, 354 Main St. Park City. (Just down from the Egyptian theater)
Recently, Artistic Directors Lani Secrist and Meredith Trimmer visited the renowned Redken Exchange in New York City. The Exchange houses a 68-seat theater, flipchart-filled lecture hall where facilitators preach the grand theories of cutting, coloring, and building a business; and The Workshop, a lab equipped with cutting stations and a hair color bar, where professionals apply their newly expanded skills to mannequins and live models, while upbeat tunes blast in the background. Educators are top stylists and salon owners that have been backstage authorities for Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Gucci. Teachers work three-at-a-time and take an interactive approach to monthly classes such as: Cut & Know Why and Coloring Out of Your Mind. Lani and Meredith were fortunate to be part of a class with Redken Artistic Director Chris Baran and had a great experience.
Taylor Andrews Artistic Director Meredith Trimmer with Redken Artistic Director Chris Baran
Taylor Andrews Artistic Director Lani Secrist with Redken Artistic Director Chris Baran
personal excellence in your career requires lifelong dedication. But once you
get into the top 10% in your field,-you will be one of the highest paid people in the country.You will be respected and will have the
freedom to live the life you want.You can achieve this excellence through personal growth. Your interpersonal skills are more
valuable than anything else in gaining success.Work hard to develop these abilities.Read.Study the Masters.I suggest the following old and new classics:
2009 Was an incredible year for National Guest Artists here at Taylor Andrews including Phillip and Mary Wilson, Geno Stampora, Nicholas French, Yosh Toya, Henry Calcagno, Keith Bryce, Brian and Sandra Smith, Peter Mahoney, Babak, and Faatemah Ampey. 2010 looks just as great, as nearly all of these amazing artists are scheduled to return as well as some new visitors later this year. First up for 2010 is motivational speaker Henry Calcagno who will be at Taylor Andrews February 23rd. Henry will be followed by North American Hairstylist Award winner Nicholas French on March 18th. Please join us for these fantastic guests!
NAHA Winner Nicholas French will be at Taylor Andrews March 18th.
yourself this: “Would I rather spend my days working with incredibly
amazing,-motivating,-exciting,-supercool peoplewho are both clients and friends,or spend one more agonizing minute of pure dread with barely tolerable
clients who suck the life out of me?” Sometimes there are clients that are just
not the right fit for you.Let go
of those people who put you in a bad mood before they even show up.Help them find someone who is a better
fit by suggesting that you may not be the best person to serve them.Life is just too short.Getting rid of the duds opens up room
to work on the clients you really love.
day this week,-find someone that
you can use as a model.Think
about a new cut or color you saw in a magazine,something you haven’t done before.Be experimental.Try a razor or clippers.Do something different.Grow.Push yourself. Spend a minimum of an hour for the haircut and maybe two
hours for the color.Slow
down.Enjoy the process. Learning
and practicing are the lifeblood of any professional. Education leads to passion.If you’re bored,-you’ve probably lost your passion.Re-ignite your passion with learning,training and education.
When you get better everything in your life
gets better. This week and
hereafter look for ways to improve your skills and abilities. When you grow and develop your personal
and career skills, the
circumstances of your life will respond with positive changes. Continuous learning is not an elective. Be teachable. Read. Leaders
are readers. Attend seminars and
retreats. Study the masters. John Wooden -said “If I am through learning, I am through.” Keep practicing. When you
are out there striving on the field you’re learning a ton compared to those who
are watching from the bleachers. Long-term success is achieved through constantly improved performance.
There are no secrets to
success. It is the result of
preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell
week,-hold a meeting to plan some
kind of business-building event.This event could target clients who have never had their hair
colored,-or teenagers who need
makeup lessons,or clients who
have never had esthetic services,or clients that want to go blonde, etc,etc.The possibilities
are virtually endless.Market
these and other ideas to your clients through posters,-mailings,-handouts and word of mouth.
and everyday,-when you get up in
the morning,say,“I feel happy,I feel healthy,I feel terrific.”What you become starts with the way you
think.Think about being happy.Write down the things that give you
joy.Start a gratitude list.Review your list daily.Do the things that bring you joy.Tim
Redmond said, “There are many things that will catch my eye,but there are only a few which catch my
heart.It is those I consider to
your attitude,not your
aptitude,that determines your
and for the following week,-send
special clients a thank-you card expressing your appreciation of them.Acknowledge any good news,-but more importantly,-give them a heart-felt thank you for
allowing you to look after their hairstyle.Show appreciation for your relationship.Always send your first time clients a
for new clients daily.When time
permits over the next week and thereafter,-seek out people who look interesting and hand them your
business card.Explain what you
specialize in.Hand out a minimum
of 10 cards a month.Choose people
who you think you’d like to have as clients.If you go to a party,-work the room.If you’re
eating a meal out and like the server,-leave your card—and a good tip.If you like the teller at your bank,give them a card.Be obsessed with prospecting for new clients.If you hand out two cards per day that is 730 per year.
and everyday hereafter,-act like
the owner.Have an appreciative
eye.Pick up,-clean up,-help out,-and
come to work early.Say hello to
everyone and goodbye when you leave.Compliment your co-workers work.Smile until your jaw aches.Do more than you have to do.Go beyond the call of duty for your clients and your associates.Treat people like you want to be
treated.Have fun!Be positive.Look at what’s right,not what’s wrong.
Saw this little speech from Bill Gates awhile back and I liked it and wanted to share it.
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used
to it! Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will
expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.
You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it
opportunity. Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't
whine about your mistakes, learn from them. Rule 7: Before you were born,
your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying
your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you
thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your
parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room. Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but
life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll
give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear
the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off
and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on
your own time.. Rule 10: Television is NOT real
life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to