You prepared your gear. Your music library is organized. The car has plenty of gas. All the up lights are fully charged. You are ready as always to deliver the performance of a lifetime another satisfied customer is guaranteed by the end of the night. One final thing, how are you doing ,how have you prepared yourself mentally and physically for the task at hand.
There is no question that the person providing the service must be ready on all levels to provide the services he was hired to do. There are physical requirements speakers and lighting can be heavy as well as organizational tasks and schools that require a sharp mind.
While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least 7 hours of sleep.
If an entertainer uses prescribed medication on a daily basis he should take the medication prior to the event and have additional medication available to him during the event.
Spare eyeglasses and contact lenses should always be packed as back up when one depends on visual Aids to function.
Recent deaths in the family, divorce, Break ups , Financial distress and other life changing events can affect the performance at an event
although many of these considerations can fall under the category of common sense,and the desire and necessity to work can override all of these conditions, A true professional must consider all these elements and his ability to deliver a quality performance and service at any events he is hired for. The well-being of oneself is probably the most important Factor in determining the future success of your business.
DJ Alex Gutierrez