On Tuesday night, on the way home from the National Medical Directors Clinical Fellows evening, I called into Dalston to see Malka play her first gig of 2017. She’s a friend of mine, but I also love her music and couldn’t pass up the chance to see her play live. I’ve been to a few of her gigs, but last night I noticed something I hadn’t before. How happy she and her whole band were to be working together as a team to produce some truly wonderful music.
“How lucky are they to be working together on something they all are so into, and so good at and so obviously loving what they do.” I thought.
And then, “How lucky am I?”
I didn’t know that this would be something I would love so much, so quickly. I’ve been joking about using my powers for good rather than evil at Kaleidoscope, but really in more than 16 years in the public sector it’s not really ever felt like I was doing the wrong thing. But building something from the inside out and working with a team of people that have the same mission to heart, that feels like something rare and precious, and worth celebrating. Even when you are reviewing a bid at 1am the night before submission!
The aspiration of course is that with great heart and a great team doing work that we truly love, that we can achieve great things. Have you found this to be true? And do check out Malka’s new single Breakout and let me know what you think!