“Fish at your feet first.”
I quote this sentence a lot, yet I can’t find a reference for it.
I think I spun it off in my head from the original quote, “fish where the fish are”.
Why fish at your feet first? Because that’s where you’re standing.
There’s no point in casting deep into the ocean looking for new opportunities if you haven’t looked immediately around you first.
There’s a good chance you’ll find plenty of fish nearby if you look.