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/