I Wish You Had a Huge Nose

I Wish You Had a Huge Nose

Have you ever wished you could grow a huge, bulbous nose?  Maybe not.  But Jimmy Durante was cool because of his nose.  He owned it.

DuranteIf your potential contribution is something not conventionally favored, stand your ground.

Guitar players are cool.  Keyboardists are key.  Drum players evoke envy.  Cowbell ringers. . . not so much. But my favorite Saturday Night Live sketch features a comic version of the band Blue Oyster Cult as they record Don’t Fear the Reaper.  Will Ferrell is the cowbell ringer who feels badly about his lowly contribution.  But producer Bruce Dickinson (played by Christopher Walken) convinces Ferrell to play with his whole heart.  The band members eventually relent and allow him space to really play his cowbell.  A legendary album is born.

Maybe you have a huge nose.  Maybe you only have a cowbell.  Own it.  Flaunt it.  Make it a strength.

Published by Brock Stout, PhD

Brock has helped many people to be extremely successful. He has lived in various countries and has enjoyed several careers, but is now a writer and a career coach. He sustained mild lead poisoning as a child, resulting in neurological damage. The result was a life of learning disabilities, always struggling to keep up. But he completed two degrees from competitive universities, then advised Wall Street executives in Asia for 15 years. He later earned a PhD and worked as a university professor for six years. He has started three profitable companies in between. So he particularly wants to help those with special learning challenges. Because so many of us now have these special challenges, they are no longer special. But they are challenges. He wants you to TEACH YOURSELF how to be successful.

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