I walked into a barbershop today that I’ve heard so much about around town, on the radio and had the pleasure of meeting them at the “Barbers United” all white event on Saturday May 30, 2015. When i walked in, I felt the fresh clean air as I inhaled to relax my nerves for this moment. I was greeted with a “Hello, how are you doing today how may we help you ma’am?” That alone made me feel at eased and welcomed, but most importantly I loved how the word “WE” was used. A lot of business forget that there’s no “I” in team and if it was not for the “TEAM” the business wouldn’t be what is. I had a chance to talk to the every barber as just that a “TEAM”, Brandon which is the owner, Blake, Salaam, Alex, Marcus, & Christopher. This barbershop has been nominated not one but three times for the STEVE HARVEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOODIE AWARDS. So I had to come be the nosey person that I am and see what was really going on!! I had a great time and conversations. I had to ask the questions about their mission and visions because people don’t get to where they are as a business without having the two. The answer was “Being a positive role model to the youth of young men, giving them something to look up too and know that can do it too instead of being out in the streets getting in trouble. Also no one is in competition with anyone in the city, we all can make things happen for the city of Columbus, Ga!” What stick to my mind the most is after sharing a little about my story with battling Stage 3a Breast cancer, Blake’s son asked me “Do it hurt?” I replied “Yes it does, i have good and bad days” and he asked “Are you having a good day today?” I smiled and said “Yes, especially since I’ve talked to you!” Remember we never know when we are entertaining an angel!! The atmosphere there was so clean, calm and relaxing but I could feel the spirit of the Lord all up in there. That’s the key to success, having GOD first in all you do! They also give back to the community by helping out with back to school clothes, shoes, supplies, free haircuts, and helping throughout the year as well, I call that “PAYING IT FORWARD!!” So now I see what all the uproar is about when it comes to the “NAPPY ROOT BARBERSHOP” 4231 Macon Rd Columbus Ga 31907 where you come nappy, leave happy!! So PLEASE vote for them on June 9th, 2015 at www.neighborhoodawards.com from 6 am til 6 pm for the BEST BARBER SHOP category. I’m putting my stamp on this so y’all know they are good people and if they win we as a TEAM & as a Community wins also!!! My thoughts of the day!