The next time you attend a conference or other live event, go in with the intention that the other people who are present are amazing souls who can help you learn and find opportunities. Do not pre-judge them and do not fear that anyone is wasting your time.
Also take the point of view that you are a person capable of bringing life-changing value to someone in the room. Seek ways to build meaningful long-term and mutually beneficial relationships.
All opportunities come from people, and too often we miss out because we fail to connect with others. Our pre-conceived opinions of others and ourselves hold us back.
What can change if you meet the right people? The whole world can change.