Protect yourself; Copyrights, lawyers, and even a doctor for those long nights. Get these things taken care of.
Come now, we have all heard the stories haven’t we. A friend of a friends cousins Aunt’s dogs owner. Didn’t copyright there material properly and someone took it and made millions of dollars. Or My aunts son from a second marriage signed a deal with the devil, didn’t consult a lawyer and now not only does his soul belong to him but so does all his pet hamsters. Sad huh. Poor hamsters.
How do you fix it though? Simple if its yours and you want to keep it you really need to copyright it. Take the time to do so. It seems hard but realistically its a simple thing to do some of that research we preach about or contact someone in your network and HUZZAH! You have it.
Lawyers while normally in league with the demons of the underworld especially in the entertainment industry are also a fantastic resource for helping you get things done. Do some more of that research and find a good one. They can help you with a myriad of things and if you have contracts to sign or be signed it is absolutely in your best interest to consult one to be sure you aren’t giving something away you shouldn’t be. As in our first example of the devil owning your pet hamsters. You may think the people you are dealing with are Angelic but remember all the demons are fallen angels anyway so they can be tricksters.
Doctors? Well sure why not, and while we don’t wish to offend anyone working with us at BBR some of you are certifiable. Get some help if you need it. Addiction will kill your career faster then a Jerry Springer interview if you need help get it. Same for any of the many other horrible afflictions that entertainers suffer from. Like bloaty head, Delusions of adequacy and an over developed sense of awesome. These aren’t bad things really but if allowed to rage uncontrolled could cause serious long term repercussions. Usually your friends can pop that ego, talk you up when feeling down or help you actually be awesome, sometimes not. Don’t ever be afraid to get the help you need to excel in all aspects of your life and career. Lawyers and Doctors can and should be utilized to help you succeed.