Don't let your fear of others' perceptions of you keep you from acquiring the experience and skill necessary that it takes to be successful. I've known many who have already built an empire lose the proper mind set and start to fear others perceptions causing them to lose their empire. Ive also met thousands of men capable of building great empires that feared others perceptions so much that they never started. No matter your level in the game; the moment you are worried you will look stupid and you allow that fear to hold you back... you may as well just throw in the towel. Because your dream is not going to happen. You must be in control of your thoughts and perceptions. Then go take what is yours!!!