About Create Your Own Luck ℠ It’s not chance, it’s your choice.
How Perspiration, Intuition and Consistent Daily Practice Cultivate Good Fortune
Join me on my journey as I work to create a very valuable book that will help young professionals and entrepreneurs find their passion and accelerate their success. Looking forward to building a community around shared ideas and hopefully have the ability to incorporate some of your thoughts and experiences along the way.
When asked, “why aren’t you where you want to be in life,” or “why aren’t you at the level of financial success you dream of?” – people often answer negatively; choosing to focus on what’s standing in their way or stopping them from achieving their goals. Maybe they believe that others have just ‘gotten lucky’ or been in the right place at the right time. Certainly there are some components of timing and opportunity. However following our lifes’ passion and attaining success is not just a matter of chance, but rather making a series of strategic choices in both our professional and personal lives.
To truly be successful, we must deconstruct and emulate the mindset and daily habits that create ‘flow’ and ‘mastery’ in super-achievers from all walks of life—athletes, artists, scientists, doctors, bankers, lawyers; Identifying universal core tenets, lifestyle choices and character traits that lead to ‘good fortune.’
Being in the ‘Right Place, at the Right Time’ is more likely to happen if you take a macro-view and then seek out the specific people, places and industries that will help you grow personally and professionally. This blog will help you increase your ‘luck’ by guiding you through a personalized analysis of industries that are trending vs. shrinking; geographical locations that are booming not bottoming out; and teaching you ways to make face-to-face connections and social networks with people who are smarter, more successful, have more expertise than you and can therefore help you get to where you want to be in 10-years.
I am an exercise enthusiast and understand first-hand the importance of ‘perspiration’ as a daily practice that is directly linked to my success. The minutes that most business leaders spend working out are often the only real alone time they will get all day. The daily workout is a time to reflect on what is going on in your life, listen to your inner-voices in a quiet, uncluttered space and get an emotional read on how you feel about things that are happening in your life. It is also a time to connect the dots of seemingly unrelated ideas and strategize a fresh game plan to seize the day. “Eureka: I’ve found it!” moments are most likely to happen when you are exercising. Albert Einstein said of E=MC2: “I thought of it while riding my bicycle.”
I will also explore how the choices you make in day-to-day life manifest a consistent pattern of ‘winning’ that some onlookers might chalk up to being ‘lucky’ but that you know is not merely coincidence. I will teach you how to ‘toot your own horn’ tactfully and remind your peers and superiors that your success and good fortune is not accidental—but in fact a direct result of your competence and determination to be the best that you can be.