While there are many paths from A to B, as it were, I often note that extroverts have some serious disadvantages. Surely, extroverts find networking much easier! But I feel as though it must be a very shallow networking. Someone who likes everybody flatters no one with his attention. People who always need to be around people lack the ability to “go into the cave” and build the skills needed to leap ahead. Be comfortable with solitude. Blithe, lazy friends you lose along the way will later be replaced with new friends who have also catapulted themselves ahead through clever and focused effort.

Jen Dziura, my new virtual life coach