Don’t get me wrong, I’m NOT famous. But you might be, or you might want to be. I’ve seen the change in many artists I’ve worked with, once they got success. Often it is like moving on ice for the first time. They don’t know how to deal with all the expectations: from the audience, fans, promoters, agents, managers, label managers, publishers on one side, and family, friends, neighbors on the other side.
“Control your own destiny or someone else will.” (Jack Welch)
This blog is about getting (or staying) in control, even if and when you are famous. It’s about taking care of yourself, taking yourself and your creativity seriously. A lot of the principles of leadership can help with that. You don’t have to lead other people, you can start with leading yourself, leading your own life. I’ll tell you lots about it in this blog. And also about lots of practical stuff that comes with it.
How do you deal with your success? How do you want to deal with it? What has changed in your life since you are successful? When success happens, do you take it as it comes, or do you have a strategy on how to deal with it? It’s not about your career, your manager knows how to deal with it (I hope). This is about you as a person. Do you still get your own cup of coffee, or do others have to get it for you? Are you in control, or do others control you?
Your input is welcome!