Don’t let the mentality of “I have not mastered my craft” hold you back. You still need to network and market yourself way before your practicing can master your craft. Get your name out there so when you are ready it’ll be easier. Making a step into success doesn’t start with being successful. It doesn’t start with being perfect at your craft. It starts from the beginning. This is where everything pays off. Your career, or path in life, will go smoother if you jump into action at the start.
Networking, Marketing, and Practice all have to work together in unison. Being on stage, or even making money at something you want to do, is not necessarily how it starts out. That is your ending goal, then your next goal starts… maintaining that level of success, followed by increasing your success. It is never about being on stage, or making money. Not in the beginning. Success comes from The 3 Needs of Success.
Work on getting your name out there. Let people know you exist in this line of business. Maybe not so much letting them know you are good or bad at it, but that you are around. Befriend people. Support what others are doing in your line of work and learn from them, while establishing connections. All the while practicing what is it you wish to do, while mastering your Networking and Marketing skills. One step, each step, every step is one closer to being further ahead than you were. Baby steps to success…