Big Difference Between a Pro and a Professional

6 Jul

A pro is a person who usually has the talent to be paid for the use of their talents, but they lack the intangibles to sustain their talent level over a long period of time.

The professional has the talent plus the intangibles to sustain their talent  level over a long period of time. Thus they have a longer career.

The intangibles often are tied to their character or lack of character.
Intangibles such as: integrity, honesty, dependability, trustworthy,  discipline,responsible, work ethic, respect for their craft, attention to detail, preparation, desire to be successful.

A pro usually has a career of 1-3 years. A professional usually has a career of  1-12 years.

A pro has goals for the moment! Whatever and wherever that moment is. The moment is usually spontaneous, without thought, usually poorly planned and poorly executed.

The professional has goals that are multidimensional, goals that are divided into short term, mid term. And long term. Goals that drive them to be successful!

Another difference between a pro and a professional is based on education. Not just their academic education but also their education that comes through their life’s exposure and experience. Especially in their formative years. Through Education, Exposure and Experiences the Professional  learns what it takes to have a long career.
They learn the importance of making a “positive” first impassion.  They learn the importance of keeping a very small and tight “inner circle”. They learn the importance of the term “perception vs reality”.  They learn the importance of never feeling like you have arrived/made it. The professional is always evolving, grow and STRIVING!

Dream of being a pro…..STRIVE to be a PROFESSIONAL.

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