Quinte, On. real estate agent: Thank You Justin Bieber

Thank You Justin Bieber

Thank You Justin Bieber.

You are an inspiration to all of us.

"Find out what's possible if you never give up". That's a great motto, and coming from someone like you makes it extra special. We can all relate to the long hard struggle your life must have been before your debut album charted at #1 and made you an international recording star and multi millionaire at the age of 15.

It must have been a tough 14 years prior to that, especially in light of the fact that your childhood was spent in the hardscrabble town of Stratford, Ontario - home of the Shakespeare Festival. Stratford, located on the banks of the Avon River, is where they release 24 white swans and two black swans into the river in a symbolic gesture of whatever the hell that's supposed to symbolise. Childhood could not have been easy in an upscale middle-sized town in southern Ontario. Is this where you learned to sieze the day and milk life for what it's worth?

"Never say Never". Thanks to you, I won't. I will refuse to say never.

Nelson Mandella, Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, step aside. The world has thrust yet another example of persistence, determination and a drive to succeed in the face of enormous adversity among us. Like the aforementioned three examples, Justin is showing us that years of hard work and dedication to an outcome can pay dividends for humanity in general. To ignore personal suffering in pursuit of a higher goal is something that most people might struggle with, but using Justin Bieber as an example, we can all learn how to persist.

Don't give up Justin. Find out what's possible.

Comment balloon 13 commentsMalcolm Johnston • April 29 2011 09:55AM


Pop isn't my thing, but Mr. Bieber's type of success is. Great post and subject Malcolm.

Posted by E H (None) about 9 years ago

Truth be told, this is an experiment. I generated a short URL and then "twittered" Thank You Justin Bieber out into the Tweetsphere. I'm going to track the number of followbacks from that short URL to my Blog. I'm trying to satisfy my curiosity about something having to do with Twitter.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

Malcolm, If his motto holds up it will keep him from becoming a 'flash in the pan'. Isn't that how you got to 200,000? LOL

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) about 9 years ago

Malcolm. The wisdom of the ages from a teenager. I so get that. Like some smart mouthed parent once said, 'go out and conquer the world at 15 while you still know everything'.

Congrats on the 200,000 mark in just a few days behind you...somewhere in the 197,000+ area.

Posted by Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker (Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 ) about 9 years ago

Hi Malcolm, I see why all the high school teenagers are going nuts over this young man. He does have a Cinderella story.

Posted by Anonymous about 9 years ago

Hi Malcolm, I forgot to log in. LOL! see comment # 5. I see why all the high school teenagers are going nuts over this young man.  He does have a Cinderella story.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) about 9 years ago

All I can say is "he needs a darn haircut". Beyond that, and maybe because I am not a teen aged girl, I have no clue who he is!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) about 9 years ago

HI Malcolm,

Very Cool, Pfunny and lots of tongue and cheek,  Now that Justin Beep, Beep, Beep, has made the world a better place ;0}, what will be his legacy......

I am guessing his hairstyle, or something else very profound and important.............

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 9 years ago

Hi Malcolm.

That is a cool poster...

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 9 years ago

Well, I suppose it's all perspective. At his age a few months is a long time.

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 9 years ago

Hee, hee...never thought I'd see the day when I see the Dalai Lama and Justin Bieber mentioned in the same paragraph. Thanks for the laugh, Malcolm! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) about 9 years ago

Why Malcolm, do I sense a slight bit of sarcasm in your post?!!!  Hey, my brother lives in Stratford, and he never once mentioned the releasing of those swans...  

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) about 9 years ago

I’m trying to determine if you’re saying all that in jest, with tongue in check, with sarcasm, or with sincerity. Personally, I’m having a hard time understanding someone writing memoirs and making how-to movies at the age of 16, but maybe that’s why he is where he is and I am where I am.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) about 9 years ago