Inspired by Robert Greene - random thoughts
Based on a true story just the names have been changed to protect the guility (and innocent).
Through a series of events Shuana ended up with a three picture Director deal from one of the big Hollywood studios - it was goodbye Sydney and hello LA.
Quickly followed the palatial pad in Beverley Hills, the sports car, the super model girlfriend, the drugs, the parties, mixing it with the stars - a taste of what's to come.
A bit later a meeting with the star of her first Hollywood feature film - they didn't really get on.
A bit later again, it was about time to actually do some work - phone calls made but not returned - hmmm surprise.
Very shortly after, a knock at the door, "15K a week if you want to stay" said the Estate Agent, handing her the "sign now or get out notice".
By afternoon, what could fit is in the back of the leased sports car.
As always when your world is collapsing, life compounds - a back end bingle with a BMW on the Boulevard and then an emergency visit to the hospital.
"What no health insurance?" - the waivered $300 stitches, a bottle of aspirin and Turkey.
Next thing you know back in Oz, sleeping in her old bedroom at her mums place - her sleezy boyfriend contemplating more.
There's always a price to pay and don't underestimate "Star Power" influence.
Greens Law 19 - Know who you're dealing with; do not offend the wrong person.
It's not the desitination that matters says the Buddha
Ex superstar and bad boy Mario is now playing park rugby somewhere in France. A liability not an asset.
Shock jock Kathy has disappeared from the airwaves - was last heard celebrity blogging from the back of Byron highlands. The price of fame was expensive but that's entertainment for you.
Bitchy prom queen Cheerleader Cherry knocked up with five kids living in a trailor park somewhere just out of Vegas. A big fish in a small pond.
Black hat SEO wizard's Sammy client rankings have dropped from the top page of Google. There's no long term quick and easy way to the top. Just do good work.
Law 29 Plan all the way to the end.
There's always a power battle - everything is a negotiation. Whether in the bar or at the polo your always in the court of kings and queens.
It's politics, the bedroom, the home, the office, the board room, the school yard, a virtual game or social media interaction.
Your Klout - influence - creating expert status.
That's not to say everything is blatantly adversarial - the best deals are a WIN-WIN's - where collaboration mutually benefits all parties.
You don't win championships by just thinking of yourself.
Successful blogging and online brand social media engagement is based on the principle of giving and you will receive.
In todays highly connected, customer centric, digital media environment, Visitor, Fan or Customer Engagement is earned not bought - it's opt in.
Create "quality" compelling content
Law 37 - Create compelling spectacles.
Law 4 - Always say less than necessary.
Law 28 - Enter action with boldness.