On creating a hassle
To quote Merlin Mann, "You don't let the guy with the broom control how many elephants are in the parade."
Harsh to say, but the fact is that great storytellers and artists and ruckus makers manage to insulate themselves from the people they're going to hassle. And the job of those that are being hassled by the commotion is to be hassled by the commotion. No commotion, no job.