How different has Carrie Underwood handled fame as compared to Justin Bieber? How has Lindsay Lohan handled fame as compared to Zac Efron? Or Amanda Bynes compared to Taylor Swift? If you become a Grammy, Oscar or Emmy winner, ask yourself, “How will you handle the fame?” or ask “Dray” during one of your Skype sessions.
With the prize of fame, there is a price tag. You are constantly followed, photographed and have little privacy. Your every move, every comment, every tweet, every photograph you share, and every step you take is judged by the world. Your life is exposed. You must ask yourself if you, as well as your family, are ready to be under the microscope.
During Skype sessions, I encourage kids to pursue their dream while I also make them aware of the sacrifices that the entire family makes on the road to fame. I urge them to keep the importance of fame in perspective and don’t lose what’s also important…. family, friends, school, community and health.
Are you ready to do the work? Are you ready to claim the fame?