From Dan John, who is one the most intelligent and thoughtful, as well as experienced, strength coaches around. While his thoughts were directed at those in the strength and conditioning realm, they apply equally well to all fields of study. A succinct and direct description of the fallacy of being your own coach, or thinking your little garage group is producing all the answers.
If you’re training yourself, you’ll tend to know everything you decide to do. You’ll always push yourself exactly as hard as you feel like pushing yourself. You won’t have any gaps in your training because you have no idea what you’re lacking. Finally, you’ll be able to progress and regress easily in your system since your single follower— you— will know what you want, even if it isn’t something you need to do. I hope I painted a picture of mediocrity here.