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How To Silence Your Biggest Critic: Susan Boyle

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

This is an email I just received from a fellow Keller Williams agent, Michaelann Byerly in Tampa Bay, Florida and it was just too good not to pass it along.  Thanks Michaelann...I really needed this today...

"Did you catch the frumpy 47-year old Susan Boyle on her audition for Britain's version of American Idol?

If not, it may be the best seven minutes you'll spend this year.  Check it out:


She's middle aged, triple-chinned, eyebrows that look like dead caterpillars, never been kissed by a man... everyone just knew this Gong-Show reject was going to bomb.

I had to give Simon Cowell credit, as he did his best to keep a straight face.  When he asked about her goal, she said she wanted to sing like a star.

Simon rolled his eyes at this train wreck.  Half the audience groaned.  The other half just sighed, shaking their heads.  Some outright sneered.

But when she started to sing...it was like Angels from heaven had came to earth.

She lit it up.  And the crowd went wild!

If you were touched by her performance, you are not alone.  It brings out and OVERCOMES something in you that you try to hide, yet it's buried inside you somewhere.

Any time you've faced defeat...been laughed at and humiliated...had your spirit crushed...faced rejection...experienced shame...you strengthened this part of you that identified with her.

Yet this one person reached inside herself and overcame all that inner negativity in one fell swoop.

The face you don't want anyone to see...the one you hide even from yourself...is the one that she wears every day.  And she turned it into a thing of beauty.

This is about redemption, baby.

And it's within your reach, too.  If you lack confidence that you can't work in this foreclosure market, that it's too hard, or you'll never make it, that's the inner voice of failure talking.

But know that you can reach inside and bring out the best within you and emerge a success.

If Susan Boyle did it, you can too.

Some of the most unlikely people have attended our trainings and have come out on top.  They might not have looked the part of a perfect Realtor, but with drive and determination, they're making 2009 their best ever.  They are determined.  They are driven.  And they are making it happen.

Some are making more money than they dared to dream possible.  Dared to believe they were capable of.  Dared to believe they were even worthy of.

Training has changed their life.

Take this step.  Reach for the best within you and become the success that our other agents are now.

Yet they walked the path we showed them, and became new people.  maybe it was in spite of their former lives.

Maybe it was because of their former lives.

Point is, they ARE special.  And they were all along.  They were just waiting for a way to prove it to the world.

Sign up for training.  Come into the Market Center.  Make 2009 your absolute best ever.

Silence your biggest critic once and for all.

And I'll see you at the top!

Chris McLaughlin

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Comments (2)

Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

We could all learn a great lesson from Susan Boyle.

Apr 20, 2009 02:09 AM
Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate

I actually hadn't watched this until your blog, I had heard about it, but not watched it. WOW.

Apr 22, 2009 02:53 PM