There are some people you come across in life that are so inspirational and motivational. Todays guest ticks all and more of these boxes. I’m in the company of a real heavyweight of the barbering industry, Mark Maciver, aka SliderCuts. On this session of the HTCI podcast we’re talking to Mark on how he’s determination and committing 100% to everything he does has seen him become a business success. And if you want to know how he has done this, then you’re in the right place.

Owner of the SliderCuts brand, coach, public speaker and author of the ‘Shaping Up Culture’ book, Mark is proof that you can achieve anything if you really have the desire and passion within you. Mark is on a mission to inspire young people. Not just about cutting hair but about business, self-development and community. Today we’re to get many of these pointers from Mark, as he is going to motivate and inspire us all with his journey that’s shaped his future to the success he is now finding in life.

The big take-away that you will great from our time with Mark is: never be afraid of failure – the only person who stops you from achieving is you. Mark says, “If everyone turns you down, then fine, but you don’t say no to yourself.” Great advice!

So on with the headphones and let’s get in the cut, with SliderCuts.


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Today’s Guest

Mark Maciver, aka SliderCuts, has been cutting hair professionally for over Seventeen years. During that time, he has nurtured a superlative client list, which runs the gamut from basketball player Lebron James to world heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua, as well as TV personality Reggie Yates and high-hitting UK rappers Stormzy and Tinie Tempah, amongst others.

Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays conversation with Mark

  • Start: Intro.
  • 08 min 16 sec: Heads up on Mark.
  • 09 min 51 sec: Motivationg people.
  • 13 min 36 sec: Change of working.
  • 15 min 45 sec.The winning characteristic of Mark.
  • 23 min 21 sec: Mark’s introduction to cutting hair.
  • 26 min 14 sec: The Mark in childhood.
  • 29 min 52 sec: It takes work to overcome our weaknesses.
  • 36 min 09 sec: The image of perfect on social.
  • 39 min 30 sec: A society lacking confidence.
  • 42 min 41 sec: How to discover your inner belief and mentor.
  • 48 min 06 sec: If it all failed, what would you do?
  • 49 min 21 sec: The lifestyle barbering has given Mark.
  • 57 min 35: Training to be a barber.


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