“Being successful doesn’t mean
you have to give up being who you really are”
You hit the charts with a bullet. You’re on tour. Your video is one of the most requested on TV. Your film is number one. Your TV show is a hit. You’re one of the most admired sports personalities in the world. Thousands of fans admire and adore you. You should be happy. You should be ecstatic….yet you’re not. You have success, but you don’t really feel successful. Or worse, you can’t enjoy your success because you’re so worried it’s going to leave and you’ll be right back where you started. You’re stressed, you’re frazzled and you’re exhausted.
What is a celebrity to do? According to many, Frank Shapiro holds the answer. Frank is a motivational speaker, career expert, stress management specialist and author. He is also a personal life and career coach for celebrities and corporate executives. In a nutshell, Frank helps his clients learn how to have a better life…a happier life and a less stressful life. He shows clients how to be more successful and stay more successful without the anxiety, stress and lack of control they often feel. He gives them the power to change things themselves.
“You just feel better after you talk to him,” says one client. “He makes you feel you can do anything and then shows you that you can,” he added. “You call him panicked about some problem or situation and after talking for a while you’re calm and have an idea how to make things better. He makes you laugh and you feel good in spite of yourself.”
Frank Shapiro, who has travelled on the road as a manager with celebrities from the music and entertainment industries, knows what it’s like and has seen the symptoms first hand. “You’re with the same people day after day. Home becomes a tour bus, hotels, planes and limos. In order to tour, you have to leave your family and friends for extended periods of time. Everyone is constantly making demands on your life and decisions for you and you feel a loss of control.”
“It’s no wonder many celebrities, especially those in the music industry are stressed, exhausted and frazzled a good portion of the time,” says Frank. “They need to stay up late because they need to unwind after a show, get up early to catch a plane, have to answer the same interview questions day after day, not eating right because they’re on the road and the list goes on. There is a constant, around the clock pressure. Some try to fix this by overindulging. Others just ignore the situation until it is too late.”
“The key,” says Frank, “is taking the first step to a solution. You owe it to yourself to do something now,” he tells clients. “Believe it or not, there are happy people in this industry and in this world. The only difference between the two, are the happy people have learned a better way to view things and deal with situations. Everyone has a gift,” said Frank. “One of mine is showing others the way they can be happier and less stressed.
Frank Shapiro offers personal consultations, on the road consultations and phone consultations. As he has also worked with clients in both the corporate word and entertainment industry, he understands confidentiality is mandatory in this business. “Want to know who my clients are?” he asks. “You’ll have to ask them, because my lips are sealed.