I’m more than just a mechanic with a stutter.

I wrote this on LinkedIn, and thought I’d make a blog of it, and also because I don’t really talk about my stutter much just lately.

As a mechanic with a stutter (or stammer as some prefer to call it), I have a big problem.

Mechanics don’t really rate high in the social scale, we’re dirty, and we are only good for fixing things you break.

The suit I wear isn’t a shirt and tie, it’s an all in one overalls jump suit.

Some people only want to talk to you because they have a problem with their vehicle.

Some may not thing you need to be clever to do my job, but it’s a very professional vocation, you have to be damn clever to deal with some of the stuff I do (not biggin myself up, honest).

Also with the job I do, you have to have strength, yeah I may look skinny, but the hidden strength is monsterous. Grrr.

You also need to have traits of a gold medal Olympics winner, if that spanner slips and I hit my knuckles you better know damn well I’m throwing that thing as far as possible.

It’s a very challenging job, to the likes of many people don’t understand.

Now, as a mechanic with a stutter, I know that’s all I will ever be, just a mechanic.

No don’t feel sorry for me, I’ve accepted it, so should you.

I’m a very ambitious guy, and I know what I can do, and I can do the jobs of higher ups, I can also teach and I can also manage, but with a stutter, people think you can’t.

I’m not the one holding myself back, because I damn well want it, but others see me as someone who struggles to talk (even though my stutter isn’t even as close as bad as it used to be), and who the hell wants a supervisor who struggles to talk to staff or customers?

Who wants a manager who would make everyone feel uncomfortable in meetings because they don’t know what to do when someone stutters?

You see, I may just be a mechanic, or even a mechanic who stutters, but I’m damn well not dumb or stupid.

I’ve missed out on opportunities.

But there are other things I can do too, I’m a writer, and I have ideas beyond belief, I’m running a successful blog (which may I brag has reached pretty much every country in the world) and I’m also in the process of writing a book (may be successful or not, we will see)

You see I’m not just a mechanic, with a stutter.

I’m much more, and I’ve realised that all by myself.

You can be too, you can be anything you set your mind to, never let anyone or anything stand in your way.

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THEPLAINANDSIMPLEGUY



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2 replies

  1. Well done Rob. I feel like deep down, we all have an unlimited mind. On the surface level, various worldly obstacles seem to pop up in our experience. When we embrace the obstacles, or points of resistance, we begin to experience that we are far, far more than the apparent challenges. Good for you my friend. I love your blog. You’re doing fantastic. Keep up the inspired work.

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