So you caught a big break, didn’t you? Finally someone recognised your gift. At last, you got a big job and were paid commensurate to your talent. You’re the man.

Now, no one can talk to you again. You’ve become unreachable.

Know this – reputation is not built in a day, neither is credibility. Like a mentor once said, “When the emotional cost of doing business with someone becomes too high, the person loses value.” He/she will be substituted. You are a local champion. Your replacement is on LinkedIn.

PS: A child does wrong and hides in the cupboard. An adult professional calls his client to negotiate mercy when he/she’s wrong.

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