As I was doing some research on photographers, I came across a very informative blog post by Chase Jarvis (www.chasejarvis.com). The post was entitled, “The Hit List: 13 Things Crucial For Your Success [In Any Field].”
My personal favorite was #11, which goes as follows:
11. Seek out good people.
Think you’re on a solo journey? On the contrary. Making your work, your career, your life, will involve others taking to you and what you do. Therefore, make an effort to know, connect, collaborate with, mentor under, the best people you can find. Screw that, the best people you can FATHOM. Once you identify them, seek them.
Make an effort to cultivate those relationships and take those good people with you – figuratively and literally – on your journey. Good people tend to attract other good people. And so for similar reasons, it should go without saying, avoid jerks, d-bags, and haters.
It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you run around with turkeys. Negative energy is like a black hole for creativity and inspiration. And remember, you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
For the full list please visit: http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/11/the-hit-list-13-things-crucial-for-success/
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Reblogged this on Sonya Leon Photography and commented:
This is a great, positive post and it reminded me to keep my chin up. Even when one door closes (or fails to open in the first place) you have to move on and seek out the really good opportunities that are waiting around the corner.
Thanks for the reply, I really enjoy posting empowering articles that all people can identify with. I’ve been doing a lot of reading, research, and thinking recently.
Throughout a lot of things that I have come across, the results for the most part are very similar. The people that we surround ourselves with, our state of mind, being, and willingness to learn all have an impact on our outlook on life.
As humans, we all have the power to empower and inspire others. Hence, my post inspired you and your reply inspired me…LoL!!!
Keep pushing…stay tenacious, driven, and creatively inspired!!!
Let’s just keep this little chain of inspirational replies going!
I’m just getting started, but I have this train in my heart pushing a million miles an hour for photography. It’s so hard to put on the breaks and just come to terms with the thought that “it” probably won’t happen right away. My biggest problem is not know what “it” is in the first place. What do I truly want to get out of photography? It seems like a dream job, and a lot of people are striving for the same dream.
Just know that you have the power of creating your own “job” description. What results do you want? Think about where you would like to be in the near future and work backwards.
Don’t forget, ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS!!! Ask questions to both yourself and the people around you and GIVE, GIVE, GIVE. Give back to your community, back to your family and friends, and back to the people who are looking to learn what you already know in an effort to get more out of life.
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