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4 Ways To Increase Your Luck by 40%

 Think that finding a job depends on luck?

Then create your own!

Psychologist Richard Wiseman[1] has studied luck for years.  He reveals the 4 proven ways you can increase your luck by up to 40% in 1 month.

1         Create, notice and act upon chance opportunities in life–  Luck is not being in the right place at the right time; it’s being in the right state of mind.  Lucky people aren’t reclusive.  They initiate conversations with people and thus generate opportunities.  No one gets lucky in isolation.  So network!  One chance encounter can change your life.

2         Listen to your hunches– Lucky people use intuition when making decisions.  Intuition is a signal from the part of the brain that processes information non-rationally (not irrationally) and unconsciously.  Intuition will never replace intelligence but it deserves equal time.

3         Expect good fortune– Lucky people expect to get what they want even when it’s unclear how.  Unlucky people expect and prepare for the worst.  Lucky people believe the glass is half full, that there’s a silver lining, and that things work out for the best eventually.  That’s why lucky people attempt to succeed even when chances of success are slim.  Luck is mostly a self-fulfilling prophecy.

4         Transform bad luck into good– Luck is alchemy: turning bad into good.  Look for the positive in the negative; see the bright side and imagine how it could’ve been worse.  Lucky people don’t dwell on misfortune.  They let go of past rejections and focus on the future.  You think thoughts anyway so they might as well be constructive thoughts.

Life is not a lottery.  Our luck comes from the way we interact with the world and the people in it.

To increase your good fortune, simply start thinking and behaving like a lucky person.

Remember, serendipity is ubiquitous!

[1] Wiseman, Richard (2003). The Luck Factor,London, Arrow Books.


About Dr. Duff Watkins [www.execsearch.com.au]

international executive search consultant / author-- dispensing career advice about how the job market really works


One thought on “4 Ways To Increase Your Luck by 40%

  1. Excellent post!. Brilliant!


    Posted by drivenbyambition | March 9, 2012, 7:15 am

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