I believe that a professional is a person who delivers the same quality of results every single time, regardless of the circumstances. A professional is a person who can guarantee all work will be well done and on time. He is someone you can rely on.
Everybody can perform one professional action, but to make a series of professional actions one after the other, is what makes you a professional. Repetition. It is like setting a standard. Being considered as a professional in your field takes years of effort. And if you compare this fact, the same thing happens with rockstars. You can have “a great single”, a “one hit wonder” or even a “great album”, but your next production and your following works are going to decide your quality level. You need to reach the standard you are expecting of yourself …everytime.
Do not rest on your past success. That could be dangerous because you can get too relaxed. And don’t justify yourself for not delivering the best you can because the conditions are not adequate. Don’t allow yourself to think that maybe if you live somewhere else, maybe if you had other job or maybe if you were younger your results could be different. Justifications are the easy path, and they are the best way to extinguish the fire inside you. So , dare to “play the guitar unplugged” if you need to.
It doesn’t matter what you do or what your role is, you can be a stay at home parent, a director or a doctor. Whatever you decide to do in life choose to be a professional and deliver the best in you every day. Make your life a successful career with gold and platinum records.
And remember this: life is a rock world tour and you have to adapt the scenery to the conditions of the stadium; not viceversa. When you understand this, you are prepared to give a great concert anywhere, anytime, to any audience. Now let’s rock!