No matter how talented an entrepreneur or how competent a professional is, there would always be a need to have a mindset geared toward self-improvement to find success in their chosen industries. It is not enough to demonstrate that one can make it because more essential is giving proof that one has the ability to hold on to their achievements. One such powerhouse who has demonstrated that he is in it for the long-haul is the licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Terrance Bonner.
Terrance Bonner is a prime example of a powerhouse who does not stay complacent about the accomplishments he has garnered. This wellness authority does not only have a dual license in Massage Therapy and Aesthetics, but he is also a Mississippi-approved Continuing Education provider, an NCBTMB-approved provider, and a Licensed Massage Therapy instructor. Yet despite the prestige implied in all of these certifications, Terrance continues to widen his knowledge.
Terrance takes numerous classes around the world, including in Chiang Mai, Thailand, intending to hone his skills and develop diverse approaches to providing his clients with unique bodywork, esthetic, and educational experience. And this is where he stands out — his consistent effort to remain on top of his game.
This Mississippi native received training at the TMC school in Thailand, where he learned about Thai Foot massage and Thai Chair massage. He is also an alumnus of The Natural Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy, one of the oldest massage training institutes in America and a graduate of the Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics.
To say that Terrance has several awards for his impact in the health sector is an understatement. His long list of accolades include being voted as “Best Esthetician” in 2016 and 2018, and “Among the Best Estheticians” in 2017 as well as in 2019. As a massage therapist, Terrance was recognized in 2015 for being “Among the Best Massage Therapists. Furthermore, his spa was applauded for being the best spa in Mississippi by The Mississippi Magazine in 2019. And this year, Terrance’s brainchild was included in the “M-List Top 5 Best spas in Mississippi” by The Mississippi Magazine 2020.
Terrance takes pride in his tenacity, drive, work ethic, and faith. He believes that he is able to stand out in an industry full of immensely talented and skilled professionals because Terrance banks on those values and keeps them in mind while he provides his customers with exceptional massage therapy and aesthetics services.
And aside from regularly improving one’s self, some of the tips that Terrance wants to share to aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, and beauty industry professionals include never stopping short of achieving their goals, regardless of how big or small they are. Terrance himself can provide a testimonial to how easy all of life’s challenges can thwart the realization of dreams, but what he knows for sure is that the odds can be beat through hard work, dedication, faith, and consistently.
Moreover, Terrance wants to stress the need for aspirants to carve their own path if they want to dominate in any industry. Following trends can have its benefits, but in the long run, only those who demonstrate leadership can have a chance of reaching the summit.
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