Posted from: IL, USA
With the huge success of the December meetup at Rock Bottom I wanted to take a minute to remind you about the next meetup taking place on February 2nd. This will be the first meetup of 2011 and I hope you can make it out. We will be at Rock Bottom again, it seems like it was a perfect place for everyone to get to and with the weather being questionable it’s nice to be close to public transportation. So come share a craft beer and talk mograph. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there and hopefully meeting some new people too.
You can RSVP on Facebook and stay update if there are any last minute changes.
It’s been an exciting week with the launch of Invasion of the B-Movie Posters. I thought I’d share some numbers from the first week of sales. In the first week about 300 copies of the application sold. From the graph you can see most of the sales happened on the Monday after it went live in the app store late Sunday. There was another peak on Friday when it was picked up on a couple blogs including iPhotography.
I didn’t know what sort of response their would be from the release and I certainly didn’t expect to see this many people download it in the first week. So thank you to everyone who is using the application and providing myself and Rob with feedback and features you’d like to see in the next version. It’s a really neat feeling to know people are using something you helped create. I can’t wait to roll out an update with some new goodies.
It’s said that you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. I know I’ve experienced this first hand, especially with the people I work with. They have influenced me and I have influenced them, hopefully for the better. We can’t always pick who we work with but we can choose who we spend our time with. So, why not make sure the people you associate with on a regular basis are interesting, talented and successful, because the chances are you will be too. If they’re not, chances are you won’t be either. So be sure to seek out great minds in the field of your passion. You want to find people who demand excellence of themselves and each other. People who will challenge your mind, stimulate good conversation, and get you thinking in realms you don’t normally think in. This will help you rise to the occasion and do the best work you are possible of doing. It might be hard but I recommend finding people that are more knowledgeable and talented than yourself. Many of us struggle in this area because it can be satisfying to hear praise from people and tend to avoid healthy conflict with people that might actually know more than we do. Exceptional people are not threatened by other strong people; they surround themselves with the best and most talented people they can find. If we don’t ask for advice from those who know more we will never learn from from one another, which is a shame.