But, in general, appropriate eye contact can make you seem more confident, likable, attractive, trustworthy, attentive, and memorable. It also makes the recipient feel recognized, understood, and validated. It’s a virtuous cycle. They believe that you like them, so they in turn like you.
Excessive baggage won’t ever make you more successful, smarter or happier. Constant studying, improvement of skills and discovery of new earlier unknown things are what contributes to rapid self-improvement. Don’t waste your money on trivial stuff. Invest it in education, traveling, and personal growth. Attend seminars, conferences, take courses, visit new countries, live abroad, find a mentor, and invest in bringing your ideas to life.