November 28, 2012

5 Ways DJing Can Help You With Your Day Job

When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, they usually respond with something like “a doctor” or “a professional athlete” or “an astronaut”.  Of course these are just pipe dreams at that age, and children soon learn that achieving these dreams is harder than it seems.  Being a working DJ who gigs a couple times a night is probably a more realistic dream job, although still hard to achieve.  DJing is a stressful job, no matter how you try to swing it – but even if you have a regular day job to complement your night job, there’s a much that can be taken away from your experiences.

Your experienced DJing teaches you some basic skills that can be applied to any line of work.  Learning to deliver when the pressure is on is something you may experience at the work place.  If you spin for live crowds, you’re already used to being judged and audited in an instant – also something that you will have to deal with if you work for a superior (as most of us do).  Finally, learning to balance your own personal creativity with the uncreative aspects of your work can help you get through those boring days at the office.