Don't Forget To Ship Yourself
Part of the reason I started writing every day is to get in the habit of shipping. Whether it's a blog post or a project at work, finishing something and putting it out in the world is important. Spend too much time trying to perfect it and we risk missing out on opportunities and doing other things that require our attention.
The same goes for us, the people, when we're trying to get some person or entity to buy us. We can obsess over building relationships, acquiring skills, tweaking our personal marketing, etc. Ultimately, it's important that we ship ourselves; throw our hat in the ring when we know opportunity exists, even though we could use more time to improve our chances.