“Mom! I Want To Be A Star” Applies To Everyone
My book, “Mom! I Want To Be A Star” is a unique guide for kids and their parents as they make their journey into the world of Show Business. The many life lessons in the book also apply to everyone since we audition our entire lives and rejection doesn’t only apply to the careers of actors, singers and dancers.
Let me give you a few examples from some of the chapters in my book:
L.A. Is Not Where You Start; It’s Where You End Up
If tennis is your game, you wouldn’t go to Wimbledon as your first competition. If you want to be a world-famous chef, your first attempt in the kitchen would not be against Wolfgang Puck. Whatever your goal in life is, you must practice, study and be prepared before you can succeed.
Parents, Don’t Be A Nightmare
Don’t be the parents who are yelling and threatening to behead the coach at your child’s soccer game. Don’t be the parents who are ranting and raving about every call that the referee makes. A nightmare is a nightmare whether you are on the soccer field, a basketball court or on the stage of Paramount Studios.
Rejection – Let’s Rename It
Hollywood is filled with rejection but so is life. You weren’t selected for a sports team or didn’t get into the college of choice. As adults, you also encounter rejection when you didn’t get the job or your mortgage refinance application was rejected. Learning how to deal with rejection as a child is an invaluable lesson in life!
Show Fear The Door
An audition can be scary… but so can an oral book report in front of the class, a cheerleading tryout or a job interview. The fear is the same and so are the reasons and solutions.
Whatever you do… be a star!