I believe if you want to be successful do what successful people are doing. In VAST I saw many models of success, who also share how they are doing it. Artists like Kristen Stein, Karen Faulkner, and Diane Clancy (who I bought my first Etsy piece from) and truly so many more members with a list too long to include who are inspirational and giving of their craft and business skills.
On twitter there are multiple posts about UWIB and I recognized the name from VAST member treasuries. Unique Women in Business is a powerhouse! Each of these groups has rules and an interesting aspect of UWIB is that you must buy something from a member each month. At first I hesitated thinking oh gosh what did I do, I have to buy something EACH month. I just joined and already have 3 fabulous purchases! Look what I bought from Erin, Julia, and Tracy!
The above piece is an art pendant listed in my Etsy shop, you will notice the little UWIB logo in the listing http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25241502
One can even join UWIB as a shopper and enjoy the benefits of the discounts. If you join please list that I referred you.
More on being a Team Player, with DSG in another post....