Being a mother is the hardest job on the planet, but when you have to be both a mother and a manager for your child, it just gets harder. Stacia helped get her son Polo G firmly in the public eye as one of the hottest hip-hoppers of 2021. What’s more impressive is that she did this with no prior knowledge of the music industry, an industry notoriously difficult for outsiders to penetrate. All she had was a mother’s love and a parents’ determination that their child’s talent should not go unnoticed.
Through her management company, ODA / Only Dreamers Achieve, and the business acumen she developed during her real estate career, Stacia helped her son negotiate the legal minefield of contracts and other distractions that the music industry is bombarding its artists with, and freed Polo G to get himself up Concentrating on what he was does best – the music. Along the way, Stacia founded the lifestyle brand and podcast “I Birth Legends”, which deals with the tricky juggling act of motherhood and business. As an individual who knows exactly how difficult it is to be the mother and manager of a talented child, Stacia wants to dispel some of the myths she has come across along the way.
“People have a lot of misunderstandings about a mother managing their child,” said Stacia. “Number one, they believe that as a mother, you are too emotionally attached to your child to make distant and prudent decisions.” Not correct! As a mother, of course, your child’s wellbeing is paramount, but shouldn’t all managers have their client’s wellbeing first? A good manager should never manipulate his client in order to feather his own nest. For me that is the textbook definition of unprofessional. “Stacia added,” The second biggest myth I come across is that mothers who manage their offspring do so only for their selfish satisfaction. No chance. You may have heard of “momagers” as famous as Kris Jenner, but she is the exception. Besides, who is more famous, Kris or Kim Kardashian? How many people have heard of Miley Cyrus’ mother, Tish, or Kanye West’s late mother, Donda? Both are prime examples of mothers who care for their children not out of self-interest, but to help their child as only they could. “
Stacia concluded, “The third myth I’d like to calm down is about mothers who manage to be pushy parents. This is total nonsense. Anyone who knows anything about how a true artist’s mindset works knows that he cannot be pushed into anything. Music is a calling that they sometimes have to resist, but in the end they just have to surrender. In the case of my son Polo G, he decided to quit college for a music career. It was a big gamble and I could have tried to convince him otherwise, but as a responsible parent with his best interests in my heart, I decided to give him the best possible support and I am so glad I got that call have made. ”
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