While you're seeking perfection, stay out of the way of all the imperfect people passing you by.
When you refuse to invest in your own development it means you don't trust your ability to grow.
Never give a proposal to someone who has no approval of the budget. Period.
"There are cheaper consultants than you." "Yes, & cheaper heart surgeons, which would you choose?"
When you check your cell during a client meeting, you might as well tell the others you don't respect them.