Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Like It’s The First Time

On 30 January 1969, the Beatles gave their final live performance on a London rooftop. Nobody knew what was going on when they heard McCartney’s voice booming through the air.

But as pedestrians looked up and workers peered through their office windows, everyone knew this event shouldn’t be missed.

Soon all the streets and rooftops within a one-mile radius were teeming with entranced fans. Even the police were beguiled by the sounds of the band.

Although tasked to put an end to the show, the cops waited 42 minutes for the stars to finish their set. 

But it’s not the show or the restraint of the policemen of this historical occasion that stuck by me.

It’s that John Lennon grabbed the mic after an ear-shattering applause and said: “I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves. And I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

Lennon’s words are clearly a joke. But the attitude that every show is an audition and a chance to prove themselves is hardly an exaggeration.

When the rock band first went abroad, they played 4 to 6 hours gigs in Hamburg. Which they kept up for 48 consecutive nights.

If you want to reach the top, you better work every day like it’s the first time. Because if you don’t, the competition will.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach