"Attitude Is Everything" - Story of how a hairstylist gained hair raising profit
The book “Attitude Is Everything - Achieving Hair Raising Profits in Business” authored by Jawed Habib and published by Sage is the success story of a hairstylist and his growth from an ordinary hairdresser to the owner of a leading brand.
"As I ventured out of the coziness of my father's salon by way of attending and addressing seminars or by curring hair in other salons, I realised that there is a tremendous opportunity to grow and spread the business of providing good, hygienic and proper hairstyling to Indians," writes Habib, a true self-made giant in his lifetime.
It wasn't easy because no one at the time thought that uniform hairdressing services could be replicated across salons and then multiplied across the country. Hairdressers worked in their salons day and night but hardly taught anyone how to do the same work efficiently because there was a sense of insecurity - what if my junior overtakes me?
That's not me, declared Habib.
"My life is like a running train. It started from one station and only I know when my terminal station will come. Many have boarded it and alighted too but my train has kept on moving. From 1 salon to 900 salons, 1 academy to 65 academies, 1 city to 121 cities, 1 state to 24 states and 1 country to 4 countries. I will not stop. I am moving on. I request my partners to be part of my success story. I will not stop. I do not know how to stop," Habib concludes.