Who is helping you fly?
Tip 7 - get a coach or mentor or both
One of the biggest differences between the Olympian who succeeds and the one who doesn't even make it to the Olympics is often the difference in quality of his/her coach or mentor. The coach/mentor is outside of the day-to-day activity and can provide a cool outsider's perspective about what needs to be done and/or can bring to the table ideas and concepts outside the athlete's awareness or current level of experience.
The resources and coaches available to you depending on your market will vary greatly. If no coach in your market is challenging you -- or better yet, if you become too comfortable working with one individual -- branch out. Some coaches are willing to work with talent via Skype. Or ask your agent for a referral; their network may be more developed. Working with several different coaches is imperative to your success, but the key here is that the outside perspective will keep you moving forward and build not only your skill set, but also your confidence!
The same is true for business. When selecting a coach/mentor, ,it's important to be sure you choose the right one. If you aren't familiar with their work, ask questions about their specific expertise, ask for names of other talent in your industry area, check their availability in relation to responding to problems or issues you may encounter, and lastly, determine what is and what is not included in their fee structures (if you are paying them).
Even as a coach/mentor myself, I regularly liaise and work with others to advise and assist me on a variety of aspects about my business and in fact owe many successes to their timely and sage advice.
And likewise, as an agent, I have mentors from whom I can seek advice. No matter your business, having a team of trusted advisors is the only sure way of overcoming the hurdles that are inevitable in life.
Who is advising you? I hope you have more than one name in your answer!