Getting people to engage with you is a lot easier when you bring your humanness to the forefront. It replaces barriers with trust, rapport and human connection. For example, if you have kids, other parents can easily relate. If a challenging childhood shaped your outlook, others who went through something similar can effortlessly connect. If travelling the world opened your mind to a new way of thinking, those who have travelled – as well as those who aspire to – will find common ground.