We had the good fortune of connecting with Shota Gokyu and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shota, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Everybody are afraid of taking risks because we don’t want a fail however If I stay my comfort zone, I can not step up next stage.

I would like to take the risks when I get very important moments in my life for my future.

But I think the most important things are consistency.
I need to try making good habits and routines.

Because the chance doesn’t come to me many times so I want to prepare for the chance.
Suddenly the chance comes to me then I would like to decide taking the risk for my life or not…
If you don’t prepare for the risks that will be a just reckless act.

So I think a taking risks are great opportunity.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My grand parents were barber, They influenced me… I graduated beauty school in Osaka Japan after that I worked in hair salon in Nara Japan then I had experienced an assistant and a hair stylist and a store manager.
At the time I have learned a basic skills so I had practiced basic skills every morning and night also I had took a lot of work shop and seminars. I remember I spent time and money for that experienced defiantly I was into the hair stylist life.

a few years later I became a salon manager, then I lost my vision and had fails because I could not lead and manage coworkers so everyday I broke my heart that was a hard time.
Three years later I achieved some my golds and good sales with coworkers then I decided to go to California as a my next step.

When I was in California, I have experienced providing services to variety of hair and people then I have learned balayage and highlights color and clipper’s short style more than in Japan.

I felt a seeing different culture and people were great opportunity for me so I have created individual skills between Japanese style and American style.

After that I went back to Japan then I started working as a freelance hair stylist then I have learned how to produce by my self and use a social media for advertising also seeing current trends.

In January 2021. My wife and I moved to Colorado Springs.
We are creating a new life in this city so I still have a passion as a hair stylist and I would like to achieve own goal which is to build own salon and make a happy, smile.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Sorry I don’t have an idea for this question. I have not gone out side very much because of the COVID 19.

So My favorite spot is my hair salon!!!

I love beautiful nature in Colorado Springs.
I have enjoyed some modern cafe and restaurants and stylish art in downtown Colorado Springs area.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First I would like to say “Thank you” “I LOVE YOU“ to my wife.
She is a special person for my life. When I take a fail and a wrong decision. She always has been supporting me and correcting me.

And my parents have been supported me.
They trusted me when I try something even if it is a fail.

I learned I’ve been corrected, protected, directed from my people.

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