Times have become more and more competitive and mere hard work won’t do. In this time of opportunities, also realize that there is a lot of talent out there. Hence you will face very tough competition, a rat race. You should be ready to take up any challenge and face up to any competition. Collaborate hard work with smart work. Plan smartly. What you need is the ‘X’ factor, something different, yet marketable. Not too long ago, men were supposed to have a clean-cut image. How we hate them now! Think of all the stars today. Flawed personalities, a bit of dirt, a tinge on the otherwise spotless shirt is the rage today. So hard work and goal setting isn’t always enough. With it you need confidence, wit, charm, and a smart way of doing things. So ‘work’ on that too!
You can also use various conventional channels such as stage shows and reality shows to show your talent to the people who are watching. All you need to do is boost your public profile!