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Network Vs Skills

A professional and personal network of friends and peers is an important aspect of progressing in one’s career, as are skills like technical competency and design.

  • If we have skills and no network, we are better off cultivating more relationships. 
  • If we are having a huge network but no job-specific skills, we could try being useful so that knowing so many people gets us some tangible benefit. 

A huge network is useless if we ourselves are useless.

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A Self-Reinforcing Cycle

The interconnectedness of skills and networks is highlighted by the fact that we improve our skills faster when we know more people. We also tend to meet better people in our lives if we have great skills.

People with special skills know their worth and charge good money, as their skills become high-value among their network.

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Introversion And Extroversion

  • Hard work is done alone and meeting new people while working can be distracting. 
  • The solution is to cycle between the two modes, one being extroversion(building relationships) and the other being introversion(sitting and working.)
  • Depending on our current state, we should adjust and balance the ratio of both aspects.

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