You're not that talented + 19 other bits of career advice
Written by Aharon Rabinowitz who's in the public eye in the motion graphics community.. but advice is relevant to all. Gist of it is: Try hard, meet people & stop doing chump work for peanuts for idiots.
This email conversation outlines why, & makes use of piecharts in a hilarious way:
Advice from Nick Campbell/Greyscale Gorilla:
WORK FOR FREE
OR FOR FULL PRICE
BUT.... NEVER FOR CHEAP....