the Avoiders of Honesty
Advice that will help you keep from
finding where this producer lives (and eats and goes to
the gym, etc.) and taking the air out of his or her
Advice to keep you from disintegrating your
insides with rage towards someone who doesnít have the
decency to honor an agreement, especially after heís
exploited you and your talent? Advice to learn how
to deal with these gutless, manipulating, false,
devious, envious, ďtalentless,Ē greedy vampires of
the entertainment industry?
Is that the kind of advice you seek, sincere one?
If so, I think I might have a word
to say on the subject.
Letís make it two words, shall we?
Donít resist them.
Donít try to manipulate back.
Donít even try to finesse them.
Thatís really all that there is
to say on the matter.
Oh, wait. Hereís
Now, thatís it.
them at all costs.
The reason for the additional
words, ďat all costsĒ is because, if you DONíT
avoid them, it will cost you. And cost you plenty. It
will cost you your time... your energy... most likely,
even money... and, probably most importantly, it will
cost you your sanity.
And letís not forget your extremely important
MMís (master manipulators) know
how to take advantage of somebody who doesnít see them
we usually donít.
MMís usually leave their victims in the mud,
bleeding, wondering, ďwhat the heck happened here?Ē
They smile at you as you think you found somebody
whoís really listening and caring about you and your
what theyíre actually doing is silently sizing you up,
looking for your weakness, your ďwink linkĒ where
they can pounce, get inside your boundaries, and start
to internally tear you apart within your fortress, where
they can lessen your self-confidence and belief in your
art and yourself. When
you think youíre negotiating and looking for the
ďwin/winĒ solution, theyíre deceptively trying to
figure out how to bring about ďwin/lose.Ē
And they donít plan on doing anything but
think youíre in an honest conversation that is based
on each of you listening to your needs, responding,
seeking how to find a way, while all along the MM is
conniving constantly, only listening to his needs, and,
pretending to want to work things out, always trying to
get you to give up as much as possible and receive as
little as possible.
The unfortunate truth is that there
are many charlatans and takers that live in the
There ARE dishonest producers.
But, once you except this fact, youíll be
better equipped so as to be able to detect them and,
thus, avoid them.
But take heart, talented one. Thereís good news on the way.
To help you not be victimized any longer, Iím
just about finished with my new invention, The Master
Manipulator Detector. The infomercial will be out in December, just in time for
Christmas. But, if
you act now and send me only $4,000 to my Paypal
account, Iíll put you on the waiting list to receive
one as soon as itís ready.
I just wanted to see if you "saw me