Network with high-status guys ASAP.
The moment you start making female friends who are down for you, take them to places where you can meet higher-status men and even better have the girls introduce you
Find Differentiating Value Proposition (DVP) for your events. This goes for the top-of-the-funnel events and containers and for both men and women
For containers, I get asked all the time - who pays? I never pay for anyone and I never will
FOMO needs to be on steroids
Get some competition going so the need for validation and approval and being in on the joke drives everyone to come to your events. Don't be timid.
Have your female friends make introductions for you. This goes for everything - introduce you to the cute girl you want to ask out, introduce you to the rich guy who you want to network with, introduce you to new photographers for your shoot
I think if you are good at break-in rapport, almost 80% of the people who came to your event would be happy to make an introduction
Also definitely focus on the extremely close friends who will not only introduce you but bat for you and sell you better than you can sell yourself.
It's surprising what people will do for you if they think you typically bring them value.
Focus on building your break-in-rapport skills asap
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