Zig Ziglar said, “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
Your skill level is important. But your ability to work well with others has an immense impact how high you rise in your profession.
Much of your progress will be determined by your commitment to the end goal. It will also influence your ability to overcome the inevitable obstacles and stumbling blocks.
Don’t buy into the myth of the solitary genius. Everyone needs help. The stronger your team, the strong your relationships, the stronger the foundation of what you are building.
Just think: When Kenny Aronoff was building his clinic career back in the 80s, everywhere he went he had to put quarters into pay phones and check in with a tape answering machine back at home.
It is so easy to connect with people now. There is no excuse for you not to get off your butt and build the empire that you want to build.