I love this phrase as it means so much. How do we perform for the obvious or front row seats and in turn, how do we perform for those in the bleachers and upper rows. It seems logical and very common to look to those in front of us, those we can see their faces, and those that we see clear facial expressions in how we perform. The phrase “perform for the cheap seats” is very deep. To me it means, to go beyond what is common. Go beyond the ordinary and expected. Treat the entire audience, not just those close, to all that you have. Perform with such excitement and belief in your God given talents for all to see. My daughter said that her figure skating coach shared this philosophy of performing to the entire audience during one of her lessons.
We should all, and myself as an Audiologist caring for hearing, tinnitus, and balance needs of patients, be devoted to all that we serve. We do not judge others based on need or benefit to our practice, but by how true we share our talents and offerings of help. Do not hold back help to others. That is, we base our care and concern with unbiased decisions and recommendations to the patient on how we can help each and every case, regardless of patient financial limitations. In other words, we will help in any way that we can.