After publicly stating (you know… on the twitter) a slightly negative opinion about a popular musician a while back, I got a reply back saying I should expect some phone calls and death threats. Interesting enough, it’s probably true given the level of devotion his fans and management have. Good for them.
There’s no reason to fear anything or anyone when you have people’s respect.
I don’t have a care in the world who they talk to or who they try to persuade, that I’m full of shit… that I don’t know what I’m talking about or that I’m two faced. I’ve tried to build a road out of truth and respect with everyone I come in contact with in both this music scene and in life. It may not be a perfect record… but it’s pretty damn good.
Well, I know all the guys that you’d hire to come after me, and they like me better than you. ~Danny Ocean (Oceans 13)
In the film, Ocean’s life was threatened and he didn’t care the slightest. Do your work with respect and you’ll have the power to influence people and have a long line of people that will stand before you when the bullets start flying.
Reputation is powerful. It starts with truth and respect.