The other day somebody made the comment to me, "That's easy for you to say, you're Skip Cohen!"
It might seem off topic a little, but in all honesty, we're all dealing with a long list of misconceptions about each other. Yeah, I'm Skip and I've been in this industry my entire life...and yes, I definitely love it. I've also had my share of disappointments.
So, what got me on this topic this morning? It's a quote from a book called, Life's Little Instruction Book, Vollume II.
"Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something."
It's a simple point to remember, we all share disappointments, accomplishments and passion for different things. Everyone, including me, has had to deal with mistakes, difficult times and bad decisions. None of us are truly alone unless we choose to be. That's where your network comes in and becomes so important to helping you grow.
For me, I continue to have an great career, not because of anything I've done, but because of the incredible people who have become friends and associates. These are people who inspire me, push me and help me stay focused. So, the next time you start to say to yourself, "Oh, it's easy for them, look how successful they are," think again - nobody in this industry ever started out at the top!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.