He wouldn’t strike you as a person to change the world. · His hair was short.
· He wore a tie to work.
· He was about 40.
· He was a classically trained pianist and oboist.
And he worked in a world of long hair, bell-bottom pants, flowered shirts and a mantra not to trust anyone over the age of 30.
How could someone without the outward abilities rock the world?
The apparently traditional Sir George Henry Martin ignored the seeming incompatibilities between himself and the four modern lads from Liverpool. He used his talents to provide what they needed and together revolutionized popular music.
At any point between 1962 and 1971 the “5th” Beatle could have told the other four he wasn’t like them. They weren’t his style. It wasn’t natural.
· Used his abilities to guide four talented musicians.
· Stretched himself beyond his natural inclinations.
· Remained open to new ideas and musical experimentation
· Drew on his training to produce radical music that defined a generation.
He focused on their needs and the rest is music history.
You may think your skills don’t lend themselves to romancing your sweetheart. You doubt your expertise to be the romantic your sweetheart desires.
If you believe that, remember an “old” man in a coat and tie who realized what needed to be done, then used his talents to provide four young musicians with what they needed.
Decide what needs to be done to create romance in your relationship.
1. Don’t focus on the differences.
2. Let go of your hesitation to stretch yourself.
3. Learn how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced.
4. Use your talents to touch your sweetheart deeply, creating special memories between the two of you, and romancing her/him how they prefer to be romanced.
You may not change the world but you will rock your sweetheart’s world. Wouldn’t that be great? Robert