There are some stories that are just too strange to be true, and the tale of Celine Dion's legendary hit song "My Heart Will Go On" is certainly one of them. Did you know that Celine actually had to be convinced to even record a demo version of the song.
To understand this connection, it's important to first acknowledge the backstory of the song's creation. "My Heart Will Go On" was written by James Horner and Will Jennings for the blockbuster film "Titanic," which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Despite the movie's immense success, Celine was hesitant to record the song. In fact, she reportedly disliked the track so much that she refused to sing it at first.
However, Celine was eventually convinced to record "My Heart Will Go On" after being persuaded by her late husband and manager, René Angélil. Even more remarkably, she managed to nail the song in just one take despite being ill at the time. The result was a recording that would go down in history as one of the greatest love ballads of all time, and one that would earn Celine numerous accolades and awards.
So, what's this got to do with real estate or social media? The connection here lies in the pressure that agents often place on themselves to be perfect. Whether that's the perfect image or video. Wanting to wait until they do their hair or makeup for a photo or video or record a video 30 times to try and get it right. In an industry where success is often tied to reputation and image, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing that everything needs to be flawless in order to succeed.
This pressure can lead to a fear of taking risks or trying new things, as well as a reluctance to share anything that isn't "perfect" on social media. However, the story of "My Heart Will Go On" is a testament to the fact that sometimes the most remarkable things happen when we let go of our need for perfection and simply allow ourselves to be vulnerable or do things outside our comfort zone. Whether that be doing social media lives, video content or public speaking.
Listening to the track you can hear the effect Celine's illness at the time had on her voice compared to other songs on the album. As a result of having the flu, it gave a different sound to what would otherwise be achieved by the singer, which in turn, turned out to be a smash hit across the world. Remember, this was a song she was desperately trying to avoid recording.
The lesson here is that sometimes, it's better to take a risk and put yourself out there, even if it means being vulnerable or imperfect.