Do Not Let Fame Change You When You’re an Author Or Celebrity
Guest Post by Stan Popovich
Many successful authors and celebrities sometimes have a difficult time in coping with their fame and popularity. Here are some suggestions on how to not let Fame get the best of you.
A person must understand that fame comes and goes and that a person has no control over their popularity. Fame is elusive and cannot be controlled.
Always remember your values. Your values will be with you for your entire life while your fame lasts for a short time. Do what is right and follow your heart. Don’t give in to peer pressure. When the cameras disappear, it will be just you, your family, and closest friends.
You can’t remain on top forever. An author may be the talk of the town today but tomorrow is another day. There are millions of people who are trying to be in the same spot as you. You will not remain on top for long.
Many authors and celebrities focus on their fame which is a short term thing. This is a mistake. Many authors should focus on their long term business goals instead of their current popularity. You want to make the decisions that are best for your business and your personal life in the long run.
Don’t get cocky. It is nice when everyone is coming to you for your attention, however those same people will be chasing down someone else in a couple of months. Enjoy the time in the spot light but don’t get used to it. It doesn’t last.
Finally, learn from the mistakes of others who have dealt with fame and success. There are countless number of people who made the mistake of letting fame get the best of them. If you are not sure of what to do in handling your fame, then talk to a professional who can give you some advice.
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/