Monday, April 20, 2009
What Susan Boyle can teach us
Last Saturday I had not heard of Susan Boyle. I had been to the Greek Orthodox church with a friend and we were eating a late meal - like at 1.30am - accompanied by a couple of Ouzos. The waitress asks if I am from England and tells me about Susan Boyle who had amazed the judges on a talent show in the UK.
I checked her out on YouTube when I got home - and wow - she has an amazing voice. It truly brought tears to my eyes.
Lessons for people starting out in business ?
- believe in your dream
- take steps to make your dream come true
- don't be put off by what other people might think or say
And lessons for anyone : don't pre-judge and be humble enough to admit that you had prejudiced or just plain wrong.
Watch the video clip of Susan Boyle - not just to enjoy her voice but to see how the faces of the judges change as they realise they had erroneous, pre-conceived ideas about her and how they are humbled by her.
So what is your dream ? What would it take to make your dream come true ?