Who do you consider to be frighteningly high-level in your industry?

When you think of that person, do you create a halo of myth and legend around them (a human tendency which works wonders in terms of your own expert positioning, but which is working against you if you apply it too reverently to others), or do you simply see them as an accomplished human being, who’s a little further along than you are? 

This week I dare you to overcome perceptions of distance and fear and reach out to someone whom you previously believed to be above your pay grade. 

Do it politely, tactfully, and with an organically logical reason. But do it. It’s one thing to know who all the key players are in your industry. It's quite another when all the key players know who you are. 

Make the connection. Start to build your upper-echelon network, and own your industry.