After eating at the neighborhood favorite Chinese food spot, China King, I opened up my fortune cookie to the message above: In God we trust; all others must pay cash.
In the music game you have to have a strong team and even stronger support network to help you maintain your sanity, hold you accountable and of course keep your best interests in mind.
There will be instances in which people will try to weasel their way into your good graces with hidden agendas to take advantage your good nature. You soon learn the hard way that although having good working relationships with your peers is important -- they are WORKING relationships and should be kept as such.
End of the day its a business, and that should be well defined.