CHAPTER 4Nine “Hats” You Can Wear to Get on the Radar

Unless you were born into a royal family or a major celebrity’s brood, you probably aren’t a relevant fixture on anyone’s radar, except your parents’. Take heart. Most CEOs, Nobel Prize laureates, political leaders, and Silicon Valley billionaires once walked among the unwashed masses, significant to close family members and friends, yet largely invisible to anyone else.

Getting the attention of any-size constituency often depends on the roles—professional and social—we choose for ourselves in life. So where are the opportunities for getting noticed as we go about our daily lives?

Here are nine ways, or “hats” to try on, to increase your visibility and inspire you to find your own opportunities ...

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