Three things you’ll need

Whatever role you’re going for. A job, starting something of your own or even a new relationship, there are three things you’ll need:

1. Skills. Whatever it is you choose to do, be good at it. Really good. If you’re new, there’s nothing wrong with being a beginner, learn what it takes to be good.

2. Communication. A product with no shelf space won’t sell very much. The same goes with someone with skills but can’t demonstrate them very well. Being able to communicate to others what you’re good at is half the game. Share your work. Share your talents. Share your story.

3. People. We’re social creatures. There’s no such thing as self-made. Everyone has two parents and has learned a thing or two from someone else. Whatever you choose to do, it pays to know the right people. Sometimes the right person appears at exactly the right time. But best not to leave it to chance, start looking (they’re probably looking for you too).