In this day and age, who you know is more important sometimes than what you have to offer. If I had to give anyone a tip to be successful, it would be for them to really take the time to get to know individuals that are successful in their field. Those are the people that will help to get you in the right mindset.
Now, there is a fine line between getting to know someone in order to learn and grow from their experience and knowledge and just flat out using someone to get ahead. Be careful with the way you treat your relationships with others because it WILL come back to haunt you.
Talk to as many people as you can and get to know who they are and what they do.
One thing that will always come in handy is who you know, no matter what you’re doing in life. Don’t just connect with people directly involved in what you want to do, try getting to know other people in other fields that may help you within your field.
Are you interested in producing some shows that feature your work? Get to know people who are involved with lighting, DJs, stage managers, dancers, creative directors and even people that are in graphic designing.
One of the keys to success is to know a good amount of people in high places.
If you want to be great, surround yourself with great people.