In our Mastermind call this week, we discussed Luck and specifically, do we make our own luck?
We talked about the idea that people can sabotage their luck by not being ready for the opportunity. Was this because they were stopping themselves for some other reasons?
- Time commitments
- Fear of Change
- Fear of Failure
- Imposter syndrome
All great ideas for where to start with clients on why they aren’t making the next step or taking the next opportunity.
Karina suggested the dream house metaphor – are you trying to solve too many problems in one go?
What is your ideal opportunity and what are your constraints? What can you live with or not live without?
I asked about the Yes Man book by Danny Wallace. Should we be saying yes to everything and therefore we can’t miss opportunities?
Maybe was the answer! Steve said that often Big Problems are little problems stuck together. So why not say yes to the first opportunity and then see if you want to keep saying yes.
Jim is a finance guy and he added that you need to make mistakes but small survivable mistakes in the finance world. It is important in his sphere to make sure you can survive if it all goes wrong!
The harder I work, the luckier I get.Samuel Goldwyn
We all thought that this was a truism. We all thought that we get luckier if we have a good clear vision of what we want and therefore make opportunities for that to happen.
Jim had a great way of describing the mixture of focus on the current opportunity but also look up and scan ahead for new opportunities. This keeping looking at the road ahead but also look left and right.
Reasons to say yes or no change over time and based on your goals right now. But if you have a strategic plan then you know the points of interest on the way. Your destination may change ultimately, but you will know how to make yourself happy.
Being happy has to be the ultimate goal in this! Right?