In a monastery.
When I tell people this, they tend to raise one or more eyebrows.
A monastery? That’s where you go to learn about sales and psychology and persuasion?
I did, yes.
For many years I was tasked with making sure things ran smoothly in the monastery.
When groceries had to be fetched; when a roof needed repairing; when dishes didn’t get done; when people were shouting in the corridors or showing up late for meditations, Martin was the guy to go take care of it.
Since we were all volunteers, you can imagine it was a pretty tough job to get compliance from people.