Do Not Let Peer Pressure Get To You When You’re an Author
Guest Post by Stan Popovich
Dealing with peer pressure can very stressful when you’re a successful author. It can be very difficult not to give in to your friends and other people when you become a well known author. As a result, here are some suggestions on how to manage the stresses and anxieties of dealing with peer pressure.
The most important thing to do is to know where you stand when dealing with your book. Ask yourself if you are willing to do something that your friends want you do. Think about it and determine for yourself where you stand on a certain task or issue. Ask yourself if it is the right thing to do. Determine what you want to do.
Once you know where you stand, you need to communicate this to your fans and other people. Explain to them what your goals. Give them reasons on why you feel this way. Be willing to answer their questions so they understand where you are coming from.
Be firm in your decision and show confidence. Some people will continue to argue with you and this is where you need to show that you mean business. Do not give in to their arguments. Do what is right and stand by with your decision. This can be tough but remember you’re the person who is making the decisions and you need to do what is best for you and your book business.
Hang out with different people who do not respect your decisions. If your friends really like you, they need to respect you. Nobody wants to be with people who are trying to get them to do something that will lead to future problems.
Doing what is best for you will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. It is better to play it safe than to be sorry.
Stan Popovich is the author of A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods which is located at http://www.managingfear.com/