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Life After Honey Boo Boo

January 3, 2016

MamajuneLast night, former reality television star “Mama June” Shannon was in town to do a meet-and-greet at a local strip club.

It’s been less than 18 months since Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was cancelled. The story behind that is a train wreck that has nothing to do with my point, but you can get the details here.

Even under the circumstances, less than 18 months to go from having a hit television show to doing strip club meet-and-greets is a fast fall. Surely, with four successful seasons making $15,000 to $20,000 per episode, she has enough money to live on.

Which makes me think that maybe she sees this as an opportunity to make a some easy money. It’s not exactly hard work to hang out in a club for a few hours and the pay, depending on your level of celebrity, can be substantial.

Or maybe she misses the attention to comes with being on television. This is powerful, especially for reality television stars who have little skill other than spectacle.

The Big Takeaway

In business, there are ups and downs. Sometimes you’ll make a lot of money. Other times, not so much. And there are always opportunities to make fast cash, many of which don’t help you in the long run.

If you want to avoid problems, you need to decide right now what you’re willing to do for money and attention, before either is waived in your face. That’s the only sure way to avoid bad decisions that could hurt (or delay) your future.

I have no judgement about working in strip clubs, or having sex for money, or anything else you want to do for a living. As long as you know what you’re doing and are all-in, go for it.

But know that money, ease, and attention are addicting. They can keep us in “temporary” situations for years. According to this interview, Little Sassee Cassee wanted to quit stripping in 2010. Yet here she is…

People change, circumstances chance, and plans change. If you’re ready to move forward on something though, I encourage you to do it now, because there will never be a more perfect time.

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