ni Reggee Bonoan
DEADMA na si Toni Gonzaga-Soriano sa talent fee kapag hinainan siya ng bagong project ng Kapamilya Network bilang pagtanaw ng utang na loob dahil malaki ang ipinagbago ng buhay nilang pamilya.
Ito ang pahayag ng TV host/actress sa tsikahan nila ng kapwa vlogger na si Will Dasovich.
Dati raw kasi ay based sa talent fee niya ang mga project na tatanggapin niya pero ngayon hindi na.
Kaya nga abot-abot ang pasalamat ng mga bossing ng Kapamilya Network kay Toni dahil hindi sila iniwan at higit sa lahat, hindi nila pinag-usapan ang talent fee sa mga programang tinanggap niya.
Natanong si Toni kung saan malaki ang kita niya, sa telebisyon o sa Youtube niya.
”I profited a lot on television so I was very grateful for that. Everything that I was able to provide for my family, came from my earnings on TV. I was able to build a house for my family, I was able to travel the world because of that. So I am very, very grateful for that.
“I’ve reached that because in my 20-plus years in the industry, I was able naman to save for myself. So I am not deciding anymore for money.
“If I do something, it’s not because it’s money-driven or because ‘This is what they are gonna pay you.’ It’s not about that anymore.
”I am done feeding my ego. I fed my ego for 20-plus years in the industry. I realized that was my biggest enemy, my ego.
“Because the ego is the idea that you have of yourself, that you’re carrying around you and that’s not helping you.
“The day that you wear your title — Bob Iger said this in ‘The Ride of a Lifetime,’ he’s the former president of Walt Disney — he said that the moment you wear your title is the day you lose it. Because it’s the one running your life. That’s not who you are anymore.
“You are not what the people call you or what the people think of you. That’s just your ego.
“Who you are is the inner core, the inner being, what’s in your heart, what you believe in, what you stand for, your principles in life,” mahabang sabi ng TV host/vlogger.
Inamin din ni Toni na excited siya sa paghaharap nila ni Will.
“Last night, before sleeping, I was very excited to go to the studio today because I know I’m gonna be able to talk to you, I’m gonna talk to another person again later.
“I miss that feeling of being excited to go to work because I realized that I’ve been doing my job on TV. I love it, but I was on autopilot.
“It became a routine. I’d wake up, I’d do the show, I will do it all over again.
“Nawala na ‘yung dating excitement na ‘Oh, I am doing this tomorrow.’ ‘Yun ‘yung nahanap ko ngayon sa ginagawa ko.”