AMBITION IS CONTAGIOUS
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals that have similar dreams, and most importantly, the ambition to follow them. Having a surrounding cast of others who are focused on their goals are the positive influence you need. This influence will give you the extra motivation to keep moving.
I have been blessed to have a tremendous core team around me. The first member, I am sure you are familiar with by now: Joe Buys. We met playing pick-up basketball games at GVSU, but soon found that we both had similar dreams. Although his path of passion is music while mine is art/design, we still were able to push each other to keep working hard. Another member is yet another familiar name by now: Adrienne. She has always believed in my mission since Day 1 and has been an priceless asset ever since. There are many other dream team members that each have their hand in any success this venture yields.
Moral of this story: It takes teamwork to make the dream work.