I do something. I do it every 5 or 6 weeks. I don’t do it so that people will think I am special. I do it because I enjoy it. I do it because I enjoy being part of a team. What I do is when my church asks me, I run lights at all the services.
We have quite the setup of lights. Computer consoles which are programmed with numerous macros controlling timing, color, intensity. The thing is, as I am a musician, I run the lights a little bit differently. I run them as if I were a member of the band.
Each member of the band knows the songs. They also know their parts of the songs. They know the times where the attention is focused on them. They know when they are unnoticed and yet playing a vital role in the sound being generated.
I don’t ever look to draw attention to me. I look to add subtle nuances through the lighting that the conscious mind doesn’t even make note of. And yet when I really do it right, the subconscious mind feel emotions. Maybe even that person gets “Godbumps”.
In our line of work, we have people who attention is drawn to. There are also people to whom attention is not drawn to. And yet each and every person is vital. If someone gets a big ego and thinks they are more important, the team no longer flows smoothly. The receptionist, the inside sales agent, the photographer, the lender, the title rep, the home inspector, the transaction coordinator, the broker, the manager and the real estate agent. Just like a band needs to all be playing the same song in the same key, we must all be in harmony. Otherwise, the client is not served.
And that is not the attention you want drawn to the performance.