Being a professional
I life we do the work of a professional so why not be one anyway.
1. Choose an endeavor. Choose an endeavor you have a shot at being a professional. Find out that one thing you are supposed to be good at.
2. Show up. Keep showing up with a burning desire to do what it takes to be a professional. Be present when you are present.
3. Commit to the mission and vision. Have a clear vision of where you see yourself at. Lack of focus keeps us at being an amateur.
4. Play your game. Play your game to the best of your abilities. Diligently practice your craft.
5. Be open to feedback. Have the courage to ask for feedback. Learn from people you trust.
6. Be physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually fit. Pick one area at a time and work diligently to get better. Lack of spiritual fitness is the trademark of amateurs.
7. Seek mastery. Learn from your mistakes so you can prevent from making the same mistakes. Keep making new mistakes.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy