There’s a compass in your gut that points two directions: EXCITING and DRAINING.
No matter what advice anyone gives you, you need to let this compass override your other decisions.
Whatever excites you, go do it.
Whatever drains you, stop doing it.
You have to pay close attention to that compass, even in little day-to-day decisions.
You get offered a gig – they’re on the phone waiting for an answer – is it exciting you or draining you? To make a new website is going to take about 10 hours of work. Does that excite you or drain you?
If it doesn’t excite you, don’t do it.
There’s almost nothing that you MUST do. Someone somewhere is excited to do the things that drain you. Find them and let them do it.
Work towards this ideal, and soon you’ll be doing only what excites you the most, all day. Then you’ll find that doors open for you, opportunities come your way, life seems to go easier, because you’re doing what you’re meant to do.