Sure, every decent coach in the history of sports has used some version of this quote to motivate their team…but it’s true.  You only get one shot at life; you might as well wake up every morning and try to be better than yesterday’s version of you.

You’re probably thinking….WTF, I thought I clicked on the style blog? Yes, style commonly refers to one’s fashion or outer appearance. But at it’s core, style is simply the manner in which you do something. Here are some self-improvement ideas to improve your inner and outer style.

Volunteer Your Time

Let’s start with improving the inner you. One of the best ways to feel great about you is by helping others. We all learned “The Golden Rule” when we were 5, but life gets in the way & sometimes we forget. is a website that connects people who are looking to volunteer, with local non-profits who need help. It doesn’t cost you anything; simply answer a few questions about the causes you care about & where you live…then the site gives you a list of local causes that need your help.

Hire a Self Improvement Coach

If elite athletes and organizations think they need coaches, shouldn’t you have one too? An Executive Coach acts as your own personal and professional mentor and is similar to a life coach. Executive coaching propels you to develop daring business plans, connect effectively with employees, family and friends, as well as hone in on your goals in business, relationships, and life. Sam Nabil Counseling is a great place to start. Sam will challenge and motivate you, as well as work with you to answer some of life’s major questions. In the process of exploring your attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs around these questions, he will help you find the drive, focus, and determination needed to create and live your optimal life, both in the business and the personal space.

Join a Self Improvement Website

Maybe you aren’t quite ready for a self-improvement coach, well there’s way to test the water at This is a new website that aggregates the “…top tools and resources for a healthy body, sharp mind and awesome lifestyle.” It’s free and super easy to get started, just spend 2 minutes answering question about who you are & your goals.


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Get a New Haircut

Getting a haircut is an easy way to start accomplishing your self-improvement goals. Haircuts make us look better and that makes us feel better about ourselves. Getting a haircut at the right place (like 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Oakley) means getting pampered & relaxing, which helps to reduce your levels of Cortisol – the stress hormone.

At 18|8 Oakley, their mission is to give you the best haircut you’ve ever had – period. They select and train the best barbers and stylists in the business, and obsess over the details of what makes an excellent haircut, and strive to treat every customer that walks through our doors like royalty. They consider themselves your own personal style experts to get you looking, feeling, and performing better than ever before.

They offer one time cuts & also feature a membership program to simplify your grooming regimen.  Members get the VIP treatment all year long.  Each membership includes:

  • 7 Executive Haircuts
  • 7 Clean-ups (between haircuts)
  • 50% Off One Grooming Service Of Your Choice
  • 15% Off All Retail Products (Any Time)

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They also offer a wide range of luxury skin & hair treatments including undeniably classic straight shaves, rejuvenating scalp treatments, and executive haircuts that’ll leave them feeling like they run the town. They also feature a full line of grooming products from American CrewDS Labs and Griff’s.