Can you spot someone who has “It”?  You know, she has It, or he’s got It. The great part of having It is that it’s not sexist, It can be male or female. The term is often used to describe someone who is active in sports, or music, or entertainment Professional sports teams hire folks they think can spot athletes who have It.

Some teams have minor leagues where they groom athletes in hopes they will have enough of It to make it to the big leagues. Modeling agency’s and music and show business people scour the world over for those who have It.

Of course the term “Got It” can apply to lots of things but those professionals who are watching for someone with It are skilled at recognizing those qualities that define It. The first thing they are looking for, I’ve been told, is attitude and confidence. And that would come from being good at what you’ve been doing. But the real quality of having It is the magical stuff that makes one stand out it such a noticeable way. As they say anyone can see someone with It that is head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd.

It’s exciting to see someone with It. It makes you smile, something you’ll never forget. However, in our daily lives we see many with It all the time but we don’t recognize them. That’s because they aren’t on stage, or playing in the Super Bowl, World Series on Television or in a Box office smash Movie. They go unnoticed. But in reality they are the people you come in contact with at the market, Post Office, maybe a co-worker, neighbor or friend. They make the day special for us because they’ve got It! They make us smile.

By: Rick Schultze

I also published this article in “The Information Station” a local hand-out in our area…


Rick Schultze

A few years ago at a writers conference held in the central Oregon coast town of Yachats, where I live, I listened to the late Ken Kesey, a frequent visitor to the area, tell a writer that this could be a hard place to write. “If you think you can sit there staring at the ocean for inspiration you’re wrong, it’s not out there, it’s in your head!” He was right; it is beautiful here in Lincoln County, the kind of beauty that makes concentrating on anything else tough and since hearing that insight, I’ve written at a desk facing a wall, no windows opening onto a ocean view, although I have one, but it’s worked. I’ve done, and do, different kinds of writing. As a freelance writer I’ve been a observational columnist, a humor columnist, a book and music reviewer for newspapers, magazines, and online. However, as a creative writer, my heart belongs to fiction. In that genre I do short stories, road adventure stories, musical adventure tales, and in current production, are three small novels. So really the purpose of this web site is to give you a glance of some of the things I’ve done, a preview of what’s coming, and hopefully, a view of what it’s like to be a writer living in a small town on the Oregon coast!