Recently I came across 2 videos of an American pastor delivering a message to his church – one when he was younger and one now. The way he delivers has an obvious difference. He is a lot more professional now and it seemed like he is giving a stage performance more than he is delivering a message. I prefer the younger him. Seemed more honest.
I started off in retail as a noob and I hope to remain like this forever. There are always things to learn and people to learn from. I don’t wanna get so professional in doing what I’m doing that I lose the soul of doing it – even though outwardly I may be getting better in my trade.
The distance between 2 people can only be moved closer when both are honest. In a stage performance (be it in my shop, or in a networking session) – it is a performance.