Make Professionalism a Priority
In the western sports entertainment industry, sometimes the most important word of that gets forgotten; ENTERTAINMENT. We as rodeo athletes and producers have a job because other people will pay to come watch us do what we do. In order to keep that position alive, we need to make sure the fans' hard earned money doesn't go to waste. Just from personal experiences, I have seen numerous times when that gets thrown by the wayside. Entertainment takes a backseat due to very selfish things such as greed and laziness or sometimes just a sheer lack of education. Just from personal observation I have seen that the difference is and has been in the details. The little things. The things that seem miniscule and tedious but when executed completely and correctly can make an amateur production into a professional one.
Especially being a bullfighter, we are to step into a position that takes a lot of focus and energy; which sometimes makes it difficult to remember the reason we're ALL there. To entertain. In order to entertain, the show must be conducted in a professional manner and that includes everyone involved. There's no mistaking that hard work and/or talent will get you places in this industry; but an educated mind and a professional attitude can put some extra force behind your name. On the flipside, a bad attitude and an over-inflated ego can make you go hungry. Food for thought: Don't always be looking for the best interest of yourself in the matter, think about the production as a whole and how your decisions will effect it.
12/30/2022 09:05:58 am
hanks for sharing the article, and more importantly, your personal experience of mindfully using our emotions as data about our inner state and knowing when it’s better to de-escalate by taking a time out are great tools. Appreciate you reading and sharing your story since I can certainly relate and I think others can to
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