As Redhook travels the country giving motivational speeches and inspiring future leaders at college commencements, he likes to remind people that, regardless of their middling GPAs or their dead-end jobs, everyone is good at something.
Some people are good at drawing or writing. Others are good at singing, running, financial derivatives, fistfighting — you get the idea. In Redhook’s case, he was good at making beer. The trick is to find your thing and run with it.
Not wanting to be a dream killer, Redhook never tells people the full truth: that they will probably never be as good at their thing as Henry Studley was at his, which was building stuff. In particular, this amazing tool chest. Check it:
Yes, Mr. Studley was aptly named. And Redhook would bet that Studley’s tool chest is a lot more impressive than that particle board entertainment center from IKEA that you “built” several years back.
If this makes you feel inadequate about your woodworking skills, good. You’ve learned a valuable lesson. No, wait, that’s not the point. The point is to appreciate manly achievements, even if they’re not yours.
Now, go have a Redhook and toast Mr. Studley and the arrival of fall.