“No one’s going to hire you, if you…” is a bullshit statement. It’s small and defeatist and doesn’t have any faith in art or creativity or determination or the absolute grandeur that is the universe. It is statement made by someone who has conformed; someone who has given up and no longer accepts that anything can happen, and that anything at all is possible. Most of the stories of success I know have an element of mysticism to them, including the ones that look like they just played the game and worked their way up through the ranks. That mysticism can be called luck, but I think Richard Branson said it best: luck is timing and preparation, which is being ready when the time is right. Okay so he didn’t say it first, but I heard him talk about it in his book and when he said it, it moved me, so he gets the credit okay.