There will be times when you feel like you’re on top of the world. Then life stops you right in your tracks! It throws you a big punch that knocks you sideways, and possibly out! You’ve hit rock bottom! This is exactly what today’s guest Marcus King experienced, and all within a two year period of the recent COVID pandemic.
Salon owner of the ‘King and I Norton’ in the North East of England and many industry awards to his name including British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and North-Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, Marcus King looked to have it all. Then in 2020 the COVID pandemic arrives. Salons around the world go into lockdown. With the anxiety of salon closure, the furlough of staff, a compromising business partnership, short of money, the break up of his relationship, the tragic loss of his very close sister and illness, Marcus’s world was literally turned upside down in a very short space of time.
Today I want to get Marcus’s story that led him to such dark and difficult times. But before we get to this part of the story, I want to go right back. Right back to when Marcus entered into the hair industry as a young 14 year old lad, and how he went on to work on stages around the world with Hooker and Young, before leading us along to why winning at the British Hairdressing Awards meant so much to him. Then we learn about the exiting times of opening his salon business just before the pandemic, and then… Battling the very dark days of lockdown and how it all led Marcus to mental health illness, that culminated in a stroke. Then like all big blockbusters, we get the comeback story!
This is a hard-hitting episode that is going to help inspire and empower you to know that however difficult things get, you can comeback event stronger. Marcus is full proof of this. He’s discovered resiliance and determination to adapt in the face of adversity, trauma, ill health and loss. By turning to well-being and choosing a healthier lifestyle, Marcus is once again transforming pain into possibility. You’ll get so much from this monmuental episode.
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