- A young man was very brave that he resigned from his job and became a full time barber, never looking back
- When Sheldon told his manager about his decision, the man laughed at him and said he would soon come begging
- The man has never returned since and now has over 400 people working for him in several branches
A man identified as Sheldon Tatchell made a bold move many years ago to start his business and the results have been amazing.
You would soon beg me
In a LinkedIn post, the man said that he recalled when he told his boss at work that he is resigning to become a full-time barber.
According to Sheldon, the man made a mockery of him and said that he would soon be back to ask for his job.
Nigerian man resigned from CBN, relocated abroad, worked as a cleaner before getting job with Bank of Canada
I never looked back
The successful barber said since he made that move, he has never looked back. As at June 2021, the man has over 400 people walking for him and 46 stores.
As if those are not enough, he has 36 centres where people are being trained in the profession, places described as venues where next-generation barbers are empowered.
Many people were inspired by his bravery. As at the time of writing this report, his post has over 33,000 likes with more than 1,000 comments.
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
Lee-Ann Liyaana Kara said:
"Inspiring story indeed!!! So happy I stumbled upon this post, living proof that you are doing the most by empowering younger generations my Lil brother is part of Legends Barbershop."
Kananelo Mokgabudi said:
"I knew Sheldon before Legends, we worked and attended Gym together. Met him a few years after, and still humble as ever. One would have not said he has achieved such success. He was the same old Sheldon."
Valentina Ezeabasili said:
"Wow. Great stuff!"
Oliver Quambusch MBA said:
V"ery inspiring Sheldon. Congratulations. I can relate. When I left my job as Director of Sales & Marketing for a very upmarket Fashion Brand in London to set up Children's Charity Hotel Hope in Johannesburg, South Africa I got a lot of unbelief..."
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Another barber's success story
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young barber, Kufre Nnah, who came to Lagos and started his business with N5000 has made it in life. With over 70 people working for him, the man now has his salon in four different locations.
The young man who now serves a big pool of VIP clients said that he has flown in private jets many times to give stars like 2 Face, Wizkid, Timaya, and Davido haircuts.
The owner of Kayzplace Barbershop said he came to Lagos with the dream to become the number one luxury barber in Africa.