Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Inspirational Friday

by Patricia Feager



"If You Want to Achieve Greatness

STOP Asking for Permission."







Imagine you are driving down a country road and your navigation keeps taking you around in circles with a chicken crossing the road. It's not a flock of birds or a brood of chickens, it's a single chicken going back and forth, back and forth. You stop your car and the chicken stops. You wait. Patiently you wait until the chicken gets to the other side of the road.


Life holds many surprises. One must ask simple questions, every single day. Why do we sometimes feel like we are driving around in circles? Yesterday, while encountering the chicken, I was reminded of Kevin Skinner, the Chicken Catcher from Kentucky who won one Million Dollars on America's Got Talent in 2009.


America was just getting out of the recession. Kevin, the chicken man was unemployed. His clothes weren't great; yet he could sing with emotion and everyone listened. Jaws dropped. You could hear a pin drop. Chicken man was determined to succeed. He wasn't conceited. Kevin was an ordinary, humble man. He was driven to succeed so that he could feed his family. You can search YouTube to learn more about him from the following selections: 


Kevin Skinner - America's Got Talent Audition

Kevin Skinner - America's Got Talent, U are always on my mind


Kevin Skinner journey to 1,000,000 dollars


Kevin Skinner - Like It's the Last Goodbye


Her Stone by Kevin Skinner Album, Long Ride


Opportunities are for everyone. Some people are hungrier than others. With passion, determination, and commitment, anything is possible. Inspiration is something to talk about - even if all you have is a single chicken crossing the road or you're trying to catch one. Don't be a chicken - believe! 

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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 





Comments (50)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sam Shueh - First of all, what a great new profile photo of you! It looks terrific!

Between my chicken, Scott Godzyk turkeys, and your foxes, now refugees you so graciously adopted, no thanks to Dividend Home Builders, and of course the "eradicated squirrels," we could start a contest on Animal Crackers or Animals Stories - wouldn't that be fun! Between the three of us, maybe we could do that??? Maybe if you're up for it, Debe Maxwell, CRS could share how to do that. 

What do you think?

Sam, that's a really, really great story you shared! I have to ask, do you have grey or red fox??? 

Oct 26, 2018 11:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

John Henry - Oh my! Until now, I never noticed what BIG eyes you have!!! Your hair looks so pretty too!!!

What a great new profile photo! John - you got to read what Scott Godzyk and Sam Shueh wrote about their animal stories. Now I'm reading yours! I'm seriously thinking the four of us should start an AR Contest for best Animal Cracker Stories. 

A solo chicken, overpopulation of turkeys roaming the streets, foxes that got kicked out by the builders but then adopted as refugees, eradicated squirrels, coyotes, and bears - OH MY!!! Yes! I'm thinking more and more this must might make an interesting AR Contest if the four of us puts our heads together - let me know what you think. And I'd be interested to find out what

Debe Maxwell, CRS has to say about it too!

Oct 26, 2018 11:58 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070 - Awe! What a wonderful comment! Yes! We need inspiration now more than ever! As soon as I read your last line, I had the song, To dream, the impossible dream pop into my head!!!

Thank  you!!!

Oct 26, 2018 12:03 PM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

Slightly unrelated but this reminded me of a chicken joke.  Why did the chicken cross the mobius strip?  To get to the same side.  Little math humor there.  

Oct 26, 2018 01:43 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kevin Mackessy - You must be a mathematical genius! I like your sense of humor too!!!

Oct 26, 2018 01:53 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia it is obvious to me why the chicken crossed the road, it was to get away from Colonel Sanders

Oct 26, 2018 02:10 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

The mother of necessity made me disciplined. Plus, I was very focused and determined to succeed when I began tackling short sales when no other agent would touch them. You do what you have to do. If it means getting up at 5 AM and working until midnight, you do it.

Oct 26, 2018 05:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Patricia- often the one who succeeds is not necessarily the one with the most experience or talent, it is the one who is more determined. Those who are willing to do what they need to do will find success. 

Oct 26, 2018 06:16 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Ok so next question... which came first the chicken or the egg....Serious things to ponder!  Thank you for the inspirational moment and a little Friday night levity

Oct 27, 2018 12:34 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

So true!!!

Opportunities are for everyone. Some people are hungrier than others. With passion, determination, and commitment, anything is possible.

Oct 27, 2018 04:06 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The original "chicken" of the famous question is now retired. No more roads!

Oct 27, 2018 06:13 AM
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Thanks Patricia Feager for my inspiration for today!

Oct 27, 2018 06:24 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, I always look forward to coming to your blog because I know I will find inspiration and positivity. You never let me down! Wise words to set the mood for my Saturday. I have to give my parents credit for my discipline and perseverance. They instilled that in me and taught me it's ok to fail as long as you keep going. 

Oct 27, 2018 07:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We have the potential and responsibility for greatness.   Anything else is a waste of time.  Nearly a crime.   We have been watching an amazing interview with a remarkable individual who has written books and lectures about the need for all of us to accept personal responsibility - responsibility to be our best selves.  What an amazing world it would be if we all did this -  

Oct 27, 2018 08:29 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Patricia

I love this inspiring post! There are so many opportunities out there, we jut need to seek them out.


Oct 27, 2018 08:36 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

No chickens around here, but plenty of turkeys. Sometimes whole flocks of turkeys. Fortunately, my dogs chase them away from the house.

One of the reasons I love Active Rain is that people do talk about inspiration and success tactics.

Oct 27, 2018 10:45 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a very common scene around here... Even in the parking lot of Safeway and KFC. Lol.

Oct 27, 2018 02:26 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We see this all of the time in our business, don't we, Patricia? Those who are driven need no experience, fancy clothes or fancy car - they are self-motivated and follow their dreams! 

Opportunities abound - we just have to seek them...humbly!

Happy Monday!

Oct 29, 2018 05:49 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Patricia Feager I find your ability to take a simple, common event and look at it in such a way that you can share some great insights.

Asking questions is so important. If for no other reason than to slow us down long enough to think. We may not have a chicken crossing the road, but there are always things that need our attention.

Thanks for a great share.

Oct 29, 2018 10:52 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I remembered this performance, but couldn't remember his name.  Thanks for this humble reminder.  We can easily judge a book by it's cover and dismiss how great someone or something might be. Having formerly lived in the south, I can say that stereotype is so typical.  GREAT POSt!  

Nov 01, 2018 07:27 PM