Yesterday I was able to be in the room while true professionals at their craft went to work.
In New York City, at an exclusive studio in midtown Manhattan, Lesley Bohm, photographer, Cristina McLamb, make-up artist and Dr. Patty Ann, relationship, communication and emotional intelligence coach, worked together to choreograph the look and the style to express the authentic personality of a person.
As you might expect in NYC, you ride up in a good sized freight elevator. Clearly, that’s the only way to manage moving in and out set designs and other equipment regularly. As soon as you step off the elevator into the room, you can tell this is a place ready for business yet in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Cristina had her table all set up with the various make-up, brushes, mirrors and lights she would work with.
Lesley was considering the lighting for a variety of sets with some natural lighting shots mixed in with flash and reflective shoots. She had already double and triple checked that her equipment which she had shipped from her main location in California was there. Plus that everything she needed from this onsite location was in it’s proper place.
Dr. Patty Ann, with some prompting by Lesley, brought out her sparkling personality and humor to perfection.
They danced together in a choreographed unscripted performance captured in still shots by Lesley.
Did I get in on the fun?
You’ll have to stay tuned in to find out!
Now if you think about a ship that goes for days and possibly weeks on end out at sea, all the tools and equipment they will need have to be on board and with them.
Of course anything can happen and at sea it often does.
Which means something may have to be shipped or made available for pick up at the next port or one nearby. These merchant ships are essentially floating industrial complexes with housing for personnel and their meals, limited entertainment and laundry use.
If the right equipment and tools are not available the ships cannot function properly. In the world of the business of ships and carrying freight safety, time and efficient operations are critical to success.
So what are the tools of your trade?
Are you easily mobile with the ability to physically work from anywhere? Or maybe you don’t need to?
All true professionals have their tools of their trade.
What are yours?
Go to the comments area and share what tools you work with in your business and are you able to go anywhere and work.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.