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How To Make Luck: Seven Secrets Lucky People Use To Succeed Paperback – December 15, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
There are a lot of suggestions on improving your luck in addition to the seven main methods that the author lists in the table of contents. Some of it is commonsense, but sometimes we need a reminder. Some of the advice is immeadiately applicable. Get this book!!
1. Instead of envying other people's luck, make a list of what is positive in your life. Envy saps luck-attracting energy.
2. Really connect when you meet people: smile warmly, look in their eyes, remember their name. A chance meeting often brings luck.
3. Let go of mistakes quickly by focusing on the positive.
4. Write down your goals and the people who can help you make them happen.
5. Make time and space for opportunity to knock. If you're too busy running around distracted, you won't recognize a lucky break when it occurs." (review by M.J. Ryan, author of The Happiness Makeover)
I was pleased to find out about this book, as I do believe that laying the right groundwork and positioning yourself for good things to happen will certainly improve your "luck." When people call a good golf shot lucky, my husband says, "The more I practice, the luckier I get." (Virginia Allain)
In the 80's as well as 90's, I pursued & applied many of the strategies outlined in the newsletter. Some of the strategies have been artfully captured in this wonderful book.
To a lot of people, writings about luck may seem to be hyperbolic stuff. From my personal experience, and I am sure most readers will concur with me, luck is, in reality, OPPORTUNITY + PREPARATION.
Always remember this, opportunity only knocks once at every man's door. So if it comes knocking at your door, & if you are not prepared to receive (in this case, hear) it, it's gone!
In a nut shell, this book shows you how to be prepared for luck. Are you ready?
I would like to say this, the strategies outlined in this book, when applied, will build & enhance your personal anticipatory management skills. Anticipation is a very important skill.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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