I'm Donna from the Bronx, I never worry about money cuz I'm a hairdresser and someone always needs a haircut, besides I go to parties and stay out all night, so who has time to worry? And I have this incredible masseuse who beats my cellulite right off and she gave me this fabulous diet - nothing but chicken soup. I've been on it for three months and it works for sure; my problem is, last night I told my boyfriend how old I was and this morning when he left to get the newspaper, he never came back, who knew?

I'm Miguel, I live in New York City, I did time for armed robbery, I'm rehabilitated, I gotta beautiful blonde wife, I gotta beautiful little girl and I gotta beautiful new Pontiac. My problem is, I can't find a job.

I'm Sophie from Philadelphia I have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson, I'm 70 years old and knock wood I'm shipshape. My problem is, none of my children want me to live with them - they say come, but they don't mean it.

Be thankful for your problem
It's a gift in disguise
It's your chance to change
Opportunity
It's your chance to change
Your opportunity

I'm Ellen, originally from Lubbock. Jim and I married fresh outta high school and I started havin' babies right off. Jim studied and became a veterinarian, only to run off with a nineteen year old horse trainer. I was left with three kids, no money and no skills. Things got so bad, I didn't want to live anymore, until someone slipped a card under our front door - it said "will powers". I turned it over, it said, "the greater your problem, the greater your opportunity". Somethin' clicked between my heart and my mind. Today my kids attend the best private school in Dallas, while I run 95 day care centers throughout the great state of Texas. Incidentally I got a lot of boyfriends.

Be thankful for your problem
It's a gift in disguise
It's your chance to change
Opportunity
It's your chance to change
Your opportunity

I'm Bruce from Newark, I spent the prime of my life workin' for Jersey Plumbing. Just when they should'a made me a foreman, right before Christmas the b******s hand me a pink slip. Ok, I can get another job, right? Wrong, six months later I'm standin' in line to pick up my last unemployment benefit when this chick with a set of knockers shoves a card in my face - "will powers". She flips it, it says, "Your problem is a gift to help you change" - somethin' clicked; I remembered how ever since I was a little boy I wanted to be my own boss so I took that last check and started what is today the biggest plumbing supply house in the tri-state area.

Be thankful for your problem
It's a gift in disguise
It's your chance to change
Opportunity
Its your chance to change
Your opportunity

Donna, Miguel, Sophie, Ellen, Bruce these people are willing to identify themselves because his record is authentic - if you wish, the record company will send you their full names and addresses. Now, let's talk about you. Can your problem lead you to greater understanding? Do you truly realize your problem is a golden opportunity? [Background vocals throughout the rest of Will Powers: "Opportunity, your opportunity.]

When this song is over, why not go to the nearest mirror and say your problem out loud? What is the worst that can happen? Say that out loud, accept the worst. Now you have nothing to lose and everything to gain, you are free to work on the solution. Solving problems equals success and success breeds success.

Opportunity your opportunity, opportunity your opportunity
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