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Jacqueline performs her song with Penny Sanborn Trio

Thanks tremendously to all of the clients, friends and colleagues who attended our debut event last month.  Guests enjoyed the wonderful music of the Penny Sanborn Trio, and also had a chance to peruse some of the lovely art on display, including Steve Speer’s collection of photographs recently published in BOMA Calgary’s Building on the Bow book project.

One of the exciting highlights of the event was Tenato CEO Jacqueline Drew’s speech introducing the Tenato team, followed by a performance of a song she had written to inspire our clients, called “Exception to the Rule.”  The song was meant to encourage people who may sometimes feel they are too soft or too nice to succeed in business (an issue dear to Jacqueline’s heart!).  Jacqueline hopes to have a good recording of the song in the coming weeks, but meanwhile, we thought you might enjoy the lyrics:

 

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE

music and lyrics Jacqueline Drew (c) 2012

 

They say that you don’t fit the classic picture of success

‘Cause everybody knows that nice guys always finish last

And voices cry inside your head and scream to you at night,

“Don’t you know the world’s unfair? Quit without a fight!”

 

CHORUS:

Give up now, or don’t

You will fail, or you won’t

There’s no point, or there is

If you don’t try, they always win

Mess up now, or not

It’s full of holes, so take your shot

Show the world around you you’re no fool

Be the exception to the rule

 

Critics think they’re being wise when they tell you to get real

But they don’t know how much you’ll give, and how it makes you feel

So I’m here now to tell you their spiteful words are wrong

Because they cower down in fear, but you can stand up strong…

REPEAT CHORUS

 

BRIDGE:

And in those times of weakness

When your confidence is blown

Remember that I’m here for you

No, you are not alone…

 

REPEAT CHORUS

 

LAST CHORUS:

Give up now, or don’t

You will fail, or you won’t

There’s no point, or there is

If you don’t try, they always win

Mess up now, or not

It’s full of holes, so take your shot

Show the world around you you’re no fool

Show the world around you you’re no fool

Show the world around you you’re no fool

Be the exception to the rule

 

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Drew
About the Author - Jacqueline Drew
Jacqueline M. Drew, BComm MBA is CEO of Tenato Strategy Inc., a Calgary-based marketing research and strategy firm. She loves to use her superpowers "to help the good guys win" and is also an energetic supermom, bandleader and songwriter.

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