Think about this for a moment, if you got in business for yourself, than you cannot really function as a successful agent in this business. Real Estate is about partnerships with buyers, sellers, other agents, inspectors, appraisers, mortgage brokers, title offers, and the many others that we encounter during a transaction.
So, if you want to succeed in this business for yourself, great. But remember you can't do it by yourself.
I would like to thank one of my past principle brokers for this advice, because it really did change how I looked at my business.