Is it possible that having a beard can make you more successful? According to a new article from Tech.Co, it may in fact be able to do just that.
Taking the path of the entrepreneur means plenty of ups and downs, successes and failures. But what if growing a killer man mane could actually help you in your endeavors? Tech.Co explains that “If you’re looking for that edge… that final push to get you there a little bit faster and truly become successful then maybe, just maybe you need to grow a beard.” Let’s take a look at their reasoning.
1. Age, Dominance, and Aggression
Need to take charge in your business meetings? Want to dominate the competition and command some extra respect points? A beard might be able to help you out.
“A beard can make a man look older, and with age comes the perception of experience and knowledge,” the article claims.
“People will react differently to a man with a beard and you may be awarded a grudging respect for your facial growth when faced with a man who is baby smooth in that area. That respect can come across in business dealings and transactions and will only benefit you in the long-term.”
Not only does it take confidence to ditch the razor and let the mane grow, beards tend to give us guys a bit more confidence in our look and style. Tech.Co says that your business ventures and growing a beard can actually parallel each other in many ways.
“You need the confidence to stick to the new you and see it through to the end, and the same goes with your business. People close to you will see you becoming an entrepreneur, giving up the 9-5 and they won’t understand it. They’ll be against it, provide reasons why you’re doomed to fail from the start and your endeavor is futile. Ignore them.
Then there’ll be those who support your decision, who are behind you 100 percent no matter what. They see the new you as an improvement on the old you and embrace that change. And finally there will be those who slowly come around to the idea, who see what your idea means to you, and in time what you can achieve and they to will be behind you eventually.”
Bottom line, if you can grow a beard, you might just have the brass iron cajones to become a successful entrepreneur.
3. Self Discipline
Beards take time, and you know what? So does building a business. If you have the patience and fortitude to cultivate an awesome face jacket, you’ve also got the iron will to strike out on your own and try starting your own venture.
“Like a beard, your dream will take time and hard work to mature fully into its potential,” explains Tech.Co.
“You could quit, cut off your beard and go back to a 9-5 job. But you’re not going to because you’ve got the discipline to stick it out and that’s commendable and will ultimately see through to the end.”
There you have it, gentlemen – three great reasons why your beard is actually going to help you be more successful. Now get out there and make it happen. And as always, beard on.
To read Tech.Co’s full article, follow the link here!