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You have to hustle and be flexible to survive in this business and you have to love it. It's that simple. It's important to do what anyone else would do who had a business, go to Business Networking Meetings, canvas, always be in a mindset of marketing. I think having a mentor is important. That has helped me a lot but it's tough out there period.