How To Deal With Competition

“I remember, at a young age, going into my dad’s factory, into his office, and asking him how does he deal with competition? How does he deal with people who would bad-talk his company? And he always said, “You know what, the more successful you become in life, the more enemies you’ll make along the way. Not because you’re a bad person, just because people hate, some people hate seeing other people rise.”

And I took that with me, throughout my career. And the more presence we had with the projects we’ve done, or the more stage presence that I had, the more critics I’d have. I think it comes in with the territory. You have to brush it off. You have to know if people are criticizing what you do, it’s because you are making a dent in the universe. And it comes with the territory.”