Showing Up at Shoflo
To be honest, in preparing for this article I started searching inspirational quotes related to momentum and my favorite came from the great Woody Allen who once said...
"Eighty percent of success is showing up." — Woody Allen
I heart Woody Allen and I heart this quote. While I personally believe there are Bigger aspects that make up our lives and how we measure success, I think Woody was dead on with the power of just showing up, but even more so when you consider the power of a group of individuals showing up as a team.
I am excited and honored to be able to build things for this industry. The Shoflo team "shows up" daily. In our daily white board and strategy meetings we talk about the stage managers, the producers, the video and audio techs... we talk about you. We want to build things that make your life easier, that make the processes better, that remove the noise.As we turn the corner into this next year, I am excited to continue showing up as part of this team and part of this industry. As a freelance video director the past 15 years, I lived and breathed the daily life of the live entertainment industry. Sometimes I even cut (directed) corporate CEO presentations in my sleep :) This industry is very special and very unique. It is a big industry, but powered by a small family of freelancers and staffers that are very skilled and very niche in our jobs. A family and industry that travels from city to city, week to week and sets up camp, rehearses and executes events filled with endless variables that we all just manage and do whatever it takes to make the show happen. Sometimes shows are snoozers and sometimes they are exciting. Sometimes they have relentless schedules and sometimes they are easy gigs with ample time for hot tubs, golf and epic dinner meals out. Either way, it’s an industry that is very hidden and very special to me.
I showed up. The Shoflo team shows ups. Customers have and continue to show up. The snowball is moving and it's growing fast. You continue to confirm that this industry has needs and that Shoflo is capable of solving them. There is so much more coming in the next 12 months and I want to tell you all about it... but in due time. For now, know that we have a full size, dedicated team that is making CUE stronger and better every day. And know that we have some really amazing things coming for you in 2015!Our first offer is CUE, an app that allows production crews to build, rehearse and run production cues in real time. We chose the cue sheet because it is the cornerstone document on every production. We are making it better every day because you keep letting us know what is kicking butt, what is making your lives better and what else we could be doing with it. It's amazing and I thank you!
Happy Thanks Giving to you and your family (show crew and personal), Merry Christmas and I'll see you down the road!
Co-Founder and CEO of Shoflo
& the Shoflo Team