Do you recognize the nautical references that are part of our language?
The statements or phrases are used in regular life conversations, business conversations and other written and spoken material. This month let’s explore a few of these and guess what?
The reference of ‘in your wheelhouse’ or ‘not in your wheelhouse’ refers of course to the wheelhouse on a ship.
What it means in these phrases is your area of expertise or experience. These words may be in reference to you or to another person. As in: “Right, well, handling difficult conversations is definitely not in his Wheelhouse”.
The majority of people I’ve spoken with understand the phrase and its meaning and implications depending upon how it is used.
What is interesting is when asked about the wheelhouse reference and what is a wheelhouse – many had no clue.
They really did not know what a wheelhouse was and why is meant anything other than a word in this phrase referring to skills and expertise.
So think about some of the nautical based phrases you hear, you have used or others utilize and let me know.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on adding value to people. Through Speaking, Training and Coaching we change lives. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career or business.