In my book, Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music, business leaders and CEOs espoused the lessons from music education that translated beyond the band room to other endeavors in life. One of the 9 common lessons of music articulated repeatedly by the proponents was confidence and self-esteem. Stepping up to the mic and performing provided a vehicle that gave them the courage to showcase their talents and express their ideas beyond the world of the music.
Freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide provided one of the most memorable moments in the history of college football last week, and one of the most improbable. Entering the game in the second half to give his struggling offense a lift, Tua threw three touchdowns, including a 41-yd strike in overtime that game his team a dramatic win and the national championship.
The poise shown by the young man on this college sporting world’s biggest stage was startling. Yet everyone who comes in contact with him says that he’s a special person, possessing a certain “it” factor that gives you a sense that he is destined for greatness.
It’s no wonder that Tua is a talented singer and ukulele player who grew up singing in the church choir with his family. As you’ll see in the video below, he also occasionally entertains his teammates and coaches behind the scenes, a little diversion and perhaps a team-building activity. Well done, music man!