Just two to three degrees away

Quite often I hear people complaining about they don’t have connections. They say they don’t know the right people. And when somebody tells me that my answer goes like this:
First off, if you don’t know anybody, go out there and meet new people. Then, if you know the kind of people you want to meet, find someone who can introduce you.
Finding an introduction is the best way to meet somebody — and you know what? In today’s world you’re just about two to three degrees away from anyone. That’s crazy, isn’t it?
Ask people and broaden your connections. Make your own luck.