Recently, Bruce Springsteen gave a concert to 45,000 fans in Germany.
The stadium was PACKED.
During the show, a concert-goer held up a sign, requesting the band to cover the song “You Can Never Tell” by Chuck Berry.
“Well,” he says, “We haven’t played this one since we were 16, if ever…” and looks around at his bandmates with a somewhat troubled gaze.
Bruce begins to tune and tinker with his guitar and his voice in different notes [just like the band does in rehearsal] and you can see from the video, one of his bandmates starts getting very nervous, shaking his head and repeating the word, “No, no, no.”
This lasts for several sweaty minutes [Bruce’s shirt is wet] and the band is looking to The Boss for guidance….
Everyone can feel the tension.
Guess what happened?
The band nailed it.
Now, I’ve never really been a big fan of The Boss, until now.
Someone posted the video on Facebook and I watched it to the end.
And what I saw was a talented musician put himself in a vulnerable place, risking his reputation in front of 45,000 fans in the audience and millions of people around the globe watching.
I saw a man go into the zone of creativity, accept the imperfection of the process and move through the uncomfortable parts of trying something new… like a boss. Like THE BOSS.
It was inspiring.
And it reminded me of the work you do.
Your work is not always easy and perfect and clean. You show up anyway.
And sometimes the answers aren’t always in front of your face, written down somewhere for you to read and learn in an instant.
You often have to try new things to see if they work.
You often combine your intuition with your brilliant mind to make things work.
Your patient-centered wellness space can help.
With love like a boss,