If you’re a professional, you’ll want to be the best at what you do. You never hear anyone say I just want to be average – at least no one I know. I like to surround myself with the best – people who will inspire and motivate me to be better.

So what does it take to be the best?

You have to have the desire, passion and skill – that’s obvious. But you also need to be motivated – to practice, work at perfecting your skill. If you don’t have the drive and aren’t willing to make the time and commitment to do this – you won’t go very far in your career.

You have to be willing to give it your all.

Look at NFL players. They make a lot of money and the football season is short but there entire life for the most part is football. During the season they have daily meetings, weightlifting, practices and video study. During the off season they have some time off – of course – but then there are OTA’s, mini-camps and training camp before the season starts up again.

What do you do when you want to perfect something? You try it over and over again, until you get it right.

I can balance myself standing on a stability ball. It’s not easy – trust me. But, I was determined to do it and I kept at it until I achieved my goal.

When you practice a task enough times – it becomes automatic – you have to think less.

You have to keep at it.

I have been in my profession for over 20 years and I love it more now than I ever did. It’s because of the fact that it’s always challenging me. I always have something new to learn and practice – to add to my portfolio. This keeps me wanting more.

Growth and change. Feeling new and reinvented. I take this and pass it on to my team and clients, and they do the same for me.

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Mirella Rota Sementilli

Practice makes perfect.

This week at the shop – we had our Trend Vision course prep and photo shoot. It was a long and crazy two days. There was so much work beforehand too. We were all exhausted by the end of it – mentally and physically.

But as Mirella Rota Sementilli reminded everyone – practice your look. Whether it was your first time competing or fifth. Everyone is on the same playing field in a case like this.

She is right. You need to. If you need to recreate it at the North American Trend Vision Awards competition – you have to be able to do it with confidence and precision.

You have to be dedicated to your craft and the desire to compete and win.

Whatever you are doing, you need to give it 100 percent. I know now when something fails, why it failed. I know the difference between giving it my all or not. It’s simple as that.

Spread your time wisely. Focus on the one thing, then move on to the next.

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Give it your all – leave nothing behind.

Whether it’s in the gym, work or a friendship. This way, if and when it’s done, you know there was nothing left to do. You won’t feel regret or hurt.

If you have given it your all, you’ll only feel growth, confidence and the next time you do it, you’ll do it better.

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