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A dash of good luck

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

A dash of good luck becomes a complete game changer. In the last post (What the luck!?), I covered the mindset of luck contributing to success. This post covers its discovery.


If luck augments success, how can we increase its odds?


Experimentation – Testing more ideas increases the chance one of them will result favorably.


Skill – Knowing your job and industry leads you to recognize luck when it's near and consider grabbing the opportunity.

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

Exploration – Joining new people and groups increases connections and likelihood to meet someone who can help.


Openness – Planning is useful, but your aims may evolve, so look beyond the turbulence to view new possibilities.


Attentiveness – Noticing ways your team, clients, and the market solve tough problems leads to game changers.


Imagination – Envisioning wonderful and horrific scenarios expands perception and may identify breakthrough ideas.


Goodwill – Offering others support and advice forces new awareness as you help solve problems.


Leadership is about taking advantage of every opportunity, even peripheral and unexpected ones.


In cooking, adding a dash of a flavorful spice can upgrade the recipe from good to amazing. In leadership, recognizing and maximizing luck could enrich your success.*



* “Getting a high Return on Luck requires throwing yourself at the luck event with ferocious intensity, disrupting your life, and not letting up.” This article covers maximizing luck.


Photo by Sarah Pflug. She is here


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