I’m an avid believer in surrounding yourself with those that add positivity, prosperity and most importantly, creativity to your life. From a young age my mother preached that old saying, “you are who you hang out with”. Wiser words have never been spoken when it comes to living in Hollywood. It’s so easy to get consumed by the evils that dwell in the lights that we begin to become stagnant. And that my friends, is a very easy self-inflicted wound that us creatives walk into. Which brings me to this night at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It wasn’t a rager. There wasn’t bottle service tables or a queue outside. It was on a word of mouth basis amongst young and old artists, socialites and creatives that just knew where to be. I can’t express to you enough how important these types of encounters are, especially if you’re trying to claw your way into the inner circle of the movers and shakers that have been playing in the art arena for years. This was the first time I met a lot of these people (I’m sure you know who they are, if you don’t, research) but there was one encounter that stood out to me. As we sipped the last drink of our champagne and said goodbye to everyone, I turned to walk away as Dylan Rieder was walking in with Sky Ferreira. We only spoke briefly but that dudes energy was so contagious and inspiring that it truly changed me forever. So what’s my point? Spend time and interact with those who will only elevate your viewpoint and mindset on whatever it is that you’re trying to achieve. There’s no love in the club, only meaningless encounters and broken facades. If you’re the hardest working guy or girl in your circle, get the fuck out and find a new one that will push you to the next level. It’s always fun to party, but the true measure of ones success should be calculated by a ton of small accomplishments that you achieve in a small window of time. Succeed daily!
- Danny Steezy