This is unbelievably valuable. There are so many things that I'm already doing that you outline and so many other things I've gleaned from this article — thank you for that.
I agree — once you understand "how the sausage is made" on a technical side, not only do your odds increase but you get a better and more comprehensive understanding of how to implement these strategies and also open up the opportunity for innovation and "shortcuts" (that are still valuable; as opposed to cutting corners).
Thanks brother! Be well,