In the beginning, I worked my *ss off and I cared about my reputation. I still did that later, but I also built a network of people who were invested in my success.
I always ASKED for advice and input from people more experienced or advanced in their career than me. And I ALWAYS told them, “If I can ever be helpful to you, please let me know.” And you know what? They did!
I always GAVE advice and mentored younger people. But not unless they asked or showed they wanted it, (everyone hates a busybody know-it-all).
So I’m worth getting to know. I might be helpful to you haha...