“He strikes me as a serious guy. He called me back immediately. He knew what he was talking about. I think you’re fine.”
This is what a friend told me about a service provider in his industry when I asked him to do some double checking.
This is what I think is missing from much of the discussion around success these days.
It’s not sexy.
It’s not about networking.
It’s about doing a good job. The old-fashioned way.
Be serious about the job you are entrusted with.
Know what you are talking about (and own it when you don’t or can’t due to time constraints, but do the research to follow-up in either case).
Do this enough, and you will build a solid reputation that you can leverage into whatever version of success you want for yourself.