March 3, 2017
Brandon says he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a rock music drummer.
“I truly believe that I am one song, one album, one jingle away from a career,” he says.
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However, he says he needs his parents’ support to be successful but they won’t help him. He says they kicked him out of their house and won’t support him financially.
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“I believe it’s their responsibility. They had years to train me from nothing to something, and if I’m not something, wouldn’t it be their fault?” he says.
In the video above, Dr. Phil gives the 29-year-old advice about his behavior.
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“You’re saying that you blame them either for not preparing you or not supporting you … and that but for that, you would be successful,” Dr. Phil says. “I can tell you, that transaction is between you and the public. It’s not between you and your parents. Your parents can’t make you successful. They can’t make you famous. That’s not up to them. That’s between you and the public.”
Dr. Phil also offers the young man encouragement to pursue his dreams – as long as he is realistic.
“If that’s what you’re passionate about, pursue your dream. Go after it with a vengeance. Stay after it. Do what you believe you want to do. And don’t let anybody tell you not to,” he says. “But you have to do it responsibly. And you’ve got to be realistic … You can’t get upset because it’s not happening and start blaming people.”
This episode of Dr. Phil airs Friday. Watch more here.
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