Welcome to A.M. Nation!
I put out a tweet this morning asking a question I think many of you can relate to:
"Ever meet somebody and know within the first thirty seconds you were going to be friends?"
At WPPI, I was introduced to Jose Rosado from the Angry Millennial podcast. I don't think we spent more than five minutes talking, but there was something we both picked up on. A few emails later, followed by a phone call or two and I found myself scheduled for his podcast, which he co-hosts with Stevie Chris.
I've been on both ends of a lot of podcasts, as the host and the guest. I've always gotten something out of each one, each guest and more insight into the challenges of being an artist. Well, there's something about the Angry Millenial and the way Jose and Stevie put together their interview format.
Even more important is a point we make early in the podcast about building relationships and strengthening your network. It's the number one reason to attend every convention and workshop you can work into your schedule. Yes, it's important to raise the bar on your skill set with classes; stay on top of new technology; get to know the exhibitors and recharge your creative battery. However, the one thing you take home after every conference is the seeds of new friendships. If you give them, a chance those seeds will grow and support so many different concepts and challenges you'll face in the future.
I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as I did talking with Jose. Just click the banner at the top and you'll access the podcast and Angry Millennial's archives of past episodes..
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