As an author of a managing fear book, I can find it stressful to deal with the pressure of my fans.
Here are some suggestions I came up with on how to manage the stresses and anxieties of making your fans happy. The most important thing to do is to know where you stand on certain topics and situations. Ask yourself if you are willing to do something that your fans want you do.
Think about it and determine for yourself where you stand on a certain task or issue. I feel that its important to know your boundaries and understand what you will do and not do during your time in the spot light.
Once you know where you stand, you need to communicate this to your fans and other people your intentions.
Give them reasons on why you feel this way. Be willing to answer their questions so they understand where you are coming from. I always do this when I deal with the public and my fans. I feel that you should confidence in the decisions you make.
Some of your fans will continue to argue with you and this is where you need to show that you mean business. Do not give in to their arguments. Do what is right and stand by your decisions. This can be tough but remind your fans that you do not feel comfortable in doing a certain task.
Most importantly, be happy with who you are.
You do not need to impress members of the media and your fans to have a good time or to have friends. Find people who will accept you for who you are. I feel that it is better to be alone than to be with people who pretend to like you.
There will always be people who will disagree with you when your in the public eye. Remember that it is important to live your own life instead of trying to please everybody.
Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/