Surround yourself with great people. Network like a beast! Meet everyone. You never know who somebody will know or what they will get into next year. It’s amazing when I look back at some people I knew that I’d just talk to occasionally. Now we catch up on Facebook and they’re an expert in their field… and can help me with something or know of someone who needs my services.
Grow tough skin. Get rejected. Don’t be afraid of what people think about you. There will be haters. There will be lovers. Stick to the lovers. They can help you. You can help them.