Your greatest asset is your name. Second greatest is what you know. Third greatest is not who you know, but who knows you. Think about it.
What you know gets you started and what you don’t know puts you out of business. All too often we do not know what we do not know. That’s why we succeed with help of mentors more often than not. The other path is learning by our mistakes. Thomas Edison said when asked about failing 10,000 times attempting to invent the light bulb, “I learned 10,000 ways not to build a light bulb.”