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From Doubt to Determination: Cody's Inspiring Journey as a Teenage Barber with the 21UP Movement



Cody's inspiring journey as a teenage barber with the 21UP Movement
Cody's inspiring journey as a teenage barber with the 21UP Movement

In the face of immense self-doubt and various obstacles, Cody, a 16-year-old aspiring barber, embarked on a journey to overcome his lack of confidence. Battling his disability and the fear of potential confrontations, Cody found solace in cutting his friends' hair in the back of his garden. However, he knew he needed an opportunity to build his confidence further.


Cody's inspiring journey as a teenage barber with the 21UP Movement started after Cody's appearance as an extra in the music video "Choices,” he reached out to 21UP Movement Founder, Perry and hoped he would recognize his potential. Perry not only allowed Cody to cut his hair but also brought friends who actively promoted Cody's haircuts. This encouragement and support gave Cody the confidence boost he desperately needed and paved the way for him to gain valuable experience.


With the help and support from NDGA (New Generation Development Agency). Perry could host barber shop days for Cody and bring him to cut hair at community events. Exposure to diverse clients allowed Cody to refine his skills and face his fears head-on. Cody was even given a public speaking opportunity at the king's coronation event where he shared his inspiring journey, he not only motivated others but also reinforced his newfound confidence.


After a year of dedicated effort, Cody has blossomed into a fully qualified barber, possessing his chair in a reputable barber shop and a growing list of satisfied clients. His unwavering determination has led to a significant shift in his mindset. No longer content with just being a barber, Cody’s big dream is to train young barbers on the come-up like he was, establish a barbers academy, and create a fleet of barber shops. His hunger for personal growth and his ability to overcome his fears have become the driving force behind his ambitious entrepreneurial goals.



Cody's inspiring journey as a teenage barber with the 21UP Movement
21UP Movement member, Cody's journey as a teenage barber

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