Back in 2012, when I was working as a corporate trainer in the Philippines, there was an album that was released called Annebisyosa by super star Anne Curtis.
Anne Curtis is a half filipino and half Australian, she’s known for her acting and modelling in the Philippines. If you ever drive down EDSA, a very long highway that connects most of Manila, you’ll see her banner ads everywhere and I mean everywhere!
She’s extremely popular and huge in the Philippines.
She was also one of my biggest crushes back then but now she’s married so I don’t care about her anymore and moved onto someone else. It’s her loss so I’m not hurt at all, it’s too late so she’ll have to move on.
If you’re reading this Anne, you won’t be able to email me, it’s still the same and I check it everyday but I will ignore your emails, unless it’s important but I don’t care.
Anyway, Anne Curtis was known to be a super star in modelling / acting but a terrible in singing. Whenever she would sing during a show, people would laugh but still adore her anyway.
So when she released the album Annebisyosa, you’ll quickly notice that she’s not a great singer at all, notes were off and everything just sounded terrible, but still ok and catchy.
So What’s The Lesson Behind Anne Curtis’ Album Annebisyosa?
Even though Anne Curtis was super criticised for releasing an album even though everyone knows she’s a terrible singer, she still went ahead and released the album anyway.
As a result of going ahead and releasing the album, she sold thousands of copies of her album, did a concert, got massive endorsements and made millions.
And she was still a terrible singer.
So what’s the secret behind her success?
She finished her album.
It wasn’t talent that made her the money, it was the idea that she had and she finished it.
Let’s say she had the idea, she created a few songs but never released it? There would be no millions.
What if she listened to her critics and admitted that she was a terrible singer and never released the album. There would be no millions.
What if she submitted to her fears of being criticised and her stardom would fall? There would be no millions.
How This Applies To You
Is there an idea that you have that you’re afraid to implement? Try finishing it.
Is there a book that you’ve dreamed of writing but never thought anyone would like it? Try finishing it.
Is there something that you’re working on but you’re being criticised for it? Try getting it done anyway.
You see, nothing happens until you finish something.
The product you create, the ideas you implement and things you make, will never be perfect.
In fact, if you stay in “imperfection” mode too long, you’ll never finish it. It will never hit the market and you’ll never get results.
So whatever the excuse you have in not getting that thing done, aim to get it done anyway and let the market decide on the outcome.
Just finish it.
Stay Strong and Be Relentless.