Why does talent get unnoticed? Why do people strive to be so awesome at their hobbies but fail to succeed financially? Isn’t the world supposed to be filled with a talent-based economy? It’s sad the world runs on money and how you can talk, rather than on the true talents that people possess. Besides athletes, successful entrepreneurs, and actors, who with talent really succeed financially if they’re unable to communicate or have money?
For example, I recently got promoted at Central Park Fun-Land to be an Operations Manager, but did I do it because of my talents? I work at Central Park Fun-Land only for breaks, have been asked to resign on multiple occasions, and have ignored a lot of company policies. Central Park Fun-Land didn’t promote me because of my talents; they promoted me because I AM CLOSE FRIENDS WITH THE GENERAL MANAGER AND ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER. I hang out with the two outside of work, go to dinner with them, and even go to bars with them. The reason I got promoted was because I was able to communicate and befriend management. Due to my communications (not my talents) I was promoted to be an Operations Manager of a multi-million dollar business.
Life is all about networking and communication. You can be the most talented person in the world, but if you don’t know how to sell yourself and communicate with others, you’re just as good as a fry boy at McDonalds. Life runs on networking and money, not talent.