As much as I love researching and hustling and pursuing the jobs and goals I have, it is true...you need help along the way. When I research brands and companies and magazines I want to model for, I also update my compcard and mail them out to more modeling agencies, or the agents I already work with, just to update them and keep myself in the loop. It took me a while to finally work with the brands I work with today and it is very inspiring to chase more each day and inspire people to try the same.
Also the world is small and on any given day I will run into someone I know on the street, train or coffee stand line, or of couse at the Apple Store. So always be true to yourself and true to others.