Do you lack the dazzle of Angelina Jolie’s lagoon-blue eyes or the regal command of Meryl Streep’s screen poise? Come up short on George Clooney’s suave or Daniel Craig’s rippling abs?
Well, you don’t have to rate first billing to be billing first.Call attention to your strengths, recognize where you fit in the team, and you’re guaranteed to shine.
When actor Karl Malden, born Malden Sekulovich, dies in 2009, the New York Times hailed him as “the uncommon everyman.” Malden frequently shared credits with the likes of Marlon Brando and George C. Scott. With an epic schnoz, Malden knew he could never command center stage, but he swore he would run the last mile “to be #1 in the #2 parts I was destined to get.”
So it was in On the Waterfront and Patton… and he was second to no one in a string of high-credibility endorsement ads for American Express
Decide where your psyche fits in the cast and shine. That may mean:
- Be known for your reliability and steadiness of vision.
- Remain the unflappable source of judgment in crisis and turmoil.
- Execute the impossible when logistics degenerate into spaghetti.