One of my good friends asked me this the other day. What would you be doing if you weren’t working at a new business agency? What would your job be?
Firstly, I asked him why he was asking me a question which these days seems only to be reserved for footballers. Was he implying that I had one skill and lucky to have made it in new business? I don’t know, as he just laughed and told me to answer the question.
I really struggled for an answer. I thought about it for probably too long and he told me to forget it. But I haven’t been able to since then.
I studied accountancy at university, but didn’t fancy that route. I really like mathematics but chose the wrong area to go into – my fault entirely. But maybe I could have been the next Carol Vorderman or Marcus du Suatoy if I had chosen Maths as a subject.
What else do I like? Music. I played in Glasgow’s only funk band for 10 years and has reasonable success. Perhaps that should have been my route but I moved to London to work in new business so perhaps it wasn’t.
Anyway, after a few more drinks with my friend that evening, I stumbled across the answer – a football commentator. I love sport. I love football. I even sometime do commentary when watching (please don’t ask why). I’ve always been erudite and pleasant. Some may say the Glaswegian accent isn’t so, but I disagree. So there you have it. The next Jonathan Pearson. Or John Motson. I’ve already got the sheepskin coat.