Piano Recitals are Fun

 

When I was little I had piano lessons every week.  Eventually when my sister was old enough, she would have them with me.  I never liked lessons.  To get me to practice, my piano teacher would create recitals.  Although I didn’t like practice, I loved playing at a piano recital.

Eventually I began playing at a retirement house… which had recitals once a month.  I prepared more for a recital than .  Mainly because I didn’t want to embarrass myself in front of other people.  That desire to perform has followed me most of my life.  In college I was an orientation leader and I was always on stage in front of a large crowd.  First as a comedy act, then as a group act, then as a dance routine…. every session for 10…. sessions.  It’s addicting.

This need to perform is why I chose to be a teaching assistant.  Each session was like a performance. 14 classes and 500 student later I miss being able to teach.  And that leads to why I decided to be President of multiple organizations and my fraternity.  There were plenty of opportunities to “perform” in law school.

And that brings me to sales and why it intrigues me.  Every sales pitch is a performance and the opportunity to get better at performing later.  At this time I’m not proficient at it, but I’m sure eventually I’ll be amazing.  It’s nice to work in an industry that revolves around promotion.