Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Beards in the workplace...

The fact that the workplace has made having a beard into a negative disturbs me. I think back to all of those bearded brothers of old, and I'm sure they would be beside themselves if they heard an employer say, "you have to shave to get the job"?!?!?! What makes a non-bearded person, out perform a bearded person? If you ask me, having a beard shows commitment, and drive. I would much rather hire a bearded person, than a shorn conformist.

Here's why;

1: Bearded men strive to be on top, (not sheepishly moving through the cubical farm).
2: Bearded men spend less time shaving, and more time thinking of the next big thing.
3: Bearded men let their masculinity show instead of hiding it, (that makes them a much more calm employee).
4: Bearded men show an air of confidence, which helps crush your competitors.
5: Bearded men make the workplace more enjoyable, with their zest for adventure.
6: Bearded men can fix the printer.
7: Bearded men save the office's heating cost.
8: Bearded men provide security simply by being in the office and intimidating would be perpetrators.
9: Bearded men can be distinguished or rugged thus appealing to the masses. (excellent marketing advantage).
10: Bearded men can solve most any problem by just entering the room.


These statements are my opinion as a bearded man, not scientific fact, as I'm not a scientist.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Beard oil recipe:

I bought almond oil, grape seed oil, vitamin E oil, and jojoba oil.

In a glass container mix;
4 parts almond oil, and 1 part each of the rest.(It smells like cooking oil.)
So I added a few drops of cinnamon apple oil. (Essential oils I got from gold canyon, the candle company). It smelled amazing. Very Christmasy.
I wanted something a little more masculine, so I picked up some "Black rain" from Bath and Bodyworks (essential oil line).
They have a whole line of "Guy" scents.
If you look at Gold canyon's online selection, there is a lot to choose from. Enjoy, and let me know how you like it?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Here's a little about me,

I've always had some kind of facial hair, but this is my first (true) full beard.
I'm about 16 & 1/2 months in (and I don't plan on shaving... EVER)
I have trimmed once, there were a few hairs longer than others, so they had to go. (yes I regret it)
I love having my beard, it gives me joy.
You may think that my wife loves it, well she doesn't, she tolerates it because it makes me happy.
I do shave, only my cheeks and a little bit of my neck.
I love my wife and our 4 kids.
My beard makes my kids happy.
I'm a regular guy with a regular job.

Whatever you do, don't shave in a moment of weakness, or haste.
You certainly didn't grow your beard in a moment of passion.
It takes time, stick with it.