1) Be passionate. Figure out what excites you and go for it.
2) Do whatever it takes. Whether that is 10 emails (all with sincerity and brevity), flying to a different state on a whim, or something completely different. Do. Whatever. It. Takes.
3) Get out there and build relationships. Go to events, meetups, conferences, basically anything you can do to get in front of the people and industry you want to be involved in. People who succeed are those who get up when knocked down and keep at it. Make sure you never give up.” —
Great set of stories and key take-aways by Alex.