“Beyond the stage door our stage awaits us. And our performance on it could be our best if we give it our all.” #bgdtcoaching.
We might not spend much time thinking about a stage door, stages and performances. Why should we? We aren’t all actors and theatre may not be our thing.
Yet we are all performers in a sense. Daily we play our role of ourselves in front of an audience unique to us. The stage door is opened by our preparation and desire to be ourselves fully.
We can, of course, choose to stay in the wings rather than take centre stage. In such cases our efforts to get beyond the stage door will be lost, yet the choice is personal. On the other hand, our performance on stage could be our best if we give it our all having taken steps to get onto it.
Certainly we cannot be sure our performance will meet with a standing ovation or a positive review. Nevertheless, the fear of failure should not impede us. Being our best is a personal performance only we are able to perform, regardless of which side of the stage door we are standing.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).