I was not a happy camper last night after “American Idol” aired.

It’s not that I dislike Kris Allen; he seems like a very sweet guy. But Adam Lambert has been the reason I re-engaged with the show after several years, so when Kris was given the crown, my shoes somehow ended up near the TV.

Following that, I spent about 20 minutes convincing one of our dogs that “it’s ok, Mommy’s not mad.”

I know, I know. And yes, I’m better now.

I know I’m not the only one to feel like this – but clearly many other people feel the opposite, which is why Kris won.

Two blog posts I recently read put my feelings in perspective for me.

The first is a killer post from Lauren Vargas about failing at the right time. If you haven’t yet, go there NOW. It’s a must-read.

Second, today Seth Godin posted a note on his blog inviting stories of remarkable businesses, services or organizations, that will be featured in the new edition of Purple Cow.

Adam Lambert is remarkable. He’s a purple cow. And he failed at the right time.

We should all be so lucky. Let’s make it so.

~Photo: Daveybot

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
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