Fame Doesn’t Gain Respect


Earn it!


Too many times I see sports stars, actors, bands, etc. have a giant ego without a care for their fans.  This is becoming more and more common with the major stars of today. Everyone wants to be entitled to a level of respect from their fans, coworkers, friends, etc. They usually forget the easiest way to get the respect they want and that’s from earning it!

In my time here I have met some of the most humble celebrities and some of the rudest possible.  For example when I met Payton Manning about five to six years ago.

At the time I was a college student just excited to meet this amazing sports star.  Payton was probably one of the most down to earth famous person out there. He took the time to talk and joke with fans.  Manning is the type of star who humbles himself and take notes of fans. Respect that he earned was brought up through him just being a good person and never getting to big of an ego.

On the other hand there is artist and stars who act like they are to good to even notice their fans. They want this respect when they go on stage or walk out on the field. These people have a thought process of being better than the people who help write their check. They forget that once they were fans and wanted so bad to meet their idols.

Don’t think that celebrities are the only ones who do this, but companies, business people, teachers, and basically anyone out there. Many times I run into people who are employed as a C-level executive that hold a giant ego. They snub the other companies or customers thinking that because of who hired them they have a right to be better. Yet, they forget that one customer they snubbed will tell another customer and then that customer another and so on.

No matter who you are at the end of the day you put your pants on the same way we all do, one pant leg at a time.  Respect is earned and not granted. You can be the lead singer of the biggest band in the world or a C-level executive of a major corporation, but if your a jerk that respect will be lost. If you can’t be humble to your fans, you will lose respect and once respect is lost their goes your sales.

One thing to remember is if you want respect, you need to earn. To earn it you need to act humble to the people who are your fans, friends, co-workers, and other companies. Not saying going 100% out of the way for every single person, but be humble and at least show them your respect to them. A thank you goes a long way.

Being humble and great will earn the respect you want in this Savage World; that you are no longer living in, but beginning to own!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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