By Anne Hartley
Recently a client told me that I was her role model for being a confident person. This set me to wondering as to how I became a confident person, what happened, and when, so I created a timeline where I went back to a time when I lacked confidence and found that was when I left school, many aeons ago.
When I left school I planned to be a hairdresser and had an apprenticeship lined up. After working at the hairdresser's during the holidays, they told me to rethink my career because I wasn't suited to it. I don't know if it was because I knocked over a perm tray, spilled tint on a customer's back, or wet another customer's clothes while washing her hair. Being young, I felt totally shattered that my dream had come to an end, and it was a time when I was totally lacking in confidence and I didn't know what I wanted to do.