First, Work on How Others Experience You — What UX Desperately Needs Right Now
Soft skills are the amplifiers you need to “design the UX of you”.
When I was 14 years old, my brother-in-law gave me my first stereo receiver. If you don’t know what that is, a receiver amplifies an electrical input signal from a TV or audio player and sends that signal to audio speakers, greatly increasing their output and volume.
Below is a fairly close representation of one: