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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Four Ways to Make it Easy for Luck to Find You

#1 Be open and flexible, seize serendipity: Deliberately add variety to your life, be approachable, stay open to chance opportunities. Unlucky people restrict their thinking and often fixate on narrowly defined outcomes, frequently over looking  over incredible opportunities simply because they do not fit their tight criteria. #2 Adapt a positive explanatory style; cultivate an […]

On the Downside of “Following (Mindlessly) Your Passion”

Successful people frequently advise others to do as they have and “follow your passion.” It sounds like great advice… BUT cartoonist Scott Adams of Dilbert fame has words of caution: “For most people, it’s easy to be passionate about things that are working out, and that distorts our impression of the importance of passion. In […]

Three Reasons to Beware the Advice of Successful People

Why? 1. Truth be told, many highly successful people are so busy doing WHAT they do best that they do not truly know or understand HOW they do it. Introspection, if it comes at all, tends to come late in life. 2.  Most “advice,” even when good, is usually obvious and already known: e.g. work […]

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