[MMM] Monday Morning Motivator | Could 13 Be Your Lucky Number? 4 Ways to Have More Luck in Your Career

This year is brought to you by the “lucky” number 13. Are you going to have a great year in 2013? Will you get that promotion or a new job? WiWell, some people might respond “It depends how ‘lucky’ I am.” In a Gallop Poll, 72% of people had some form of superstition, including numbers. Why does the number 13 became something we perceive as unlucky? If you think it has something to do with elevators, not exactly, there was supposedly 13 people at The Last Supper.

Does luck play a role in your life? I read a terrific book about this subject by Dr.Richard Wiseman, The Luck Factor:The Scientific Study of the Lucky MindThis book came about as he was curious why some people, categorized themselves as “lucky” while others saw themselves as “unlucky.” Which category would you put yourself in?

 

Dr. Wiseman decided to do a research project looking at this question surrounding luck. He looked at the lives of over 400 people ranging in age from 18-84, from all walks of life. He discovered 4 qualities that was consistent with those that described themselves as “lucky.”

  1. Lucky people are skilled at creating, noticing and acting upon chance opportunities. They do this in various ways, including networking, adopting a relaxed attitude to life and being open to new experiences.
  2. Lucky people make effective decisions by paying attention to their intuition and gut feelings. In addition, they take steps to actively boost their intuitive abilities.  For example, meditating and spiritual practices.
  3. Lucky people are certain the future is going to be full of good fortune. These expectations become self-fulfilling prophecies because lucky people persist in the face of failure and shape their interactions with others in a positive way.
  4. Lucky people employ various psychological and spiritual techniques to cope with (and even thrive upon) the ill fortune that comes their way.

Is 2013 going to be a lucky year for your career? Go with the odds & practice the 4 “luck” principles. Your career & the rest of your life, will thank you for it.

 

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Happy New Year & “good luck”, along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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