After reading this chapter, It makes me feel bloated. Here are the situations. You are a talented and knowledgeable IT professional. You have an impressive and outstanding skills that makes you big score on your salary and earn company respect. Despite of your infamous fame in the company, you are shy and polite person. Love to stay alone not socialize. Nobody knows you.
Your friend, however, is just a plain person, less knowledge and lack of IT skills. But great in knowing and getting around people inside and outside the company. Your friend, print a business card and with good words and socialize with people. Been accepted into the community and been well recognized as a IT guys with great attitude.
Your friend, is a somebody to the people and was granted, blessed and appreciated with lots of opportunity. While you, with lack of social skills and reluctance to be around people will stay forever alone. Unnoticed and nobody to the people.
Yes. This is the reality of life. It’s not what you know, It’s who you know. Cheers.