Interpreting & adapting to unexpected events (Making your own luck)

good luck

I was driving. Phone rang. Luckily a carpark magically appeared.

3 weeks ago, I’d answered a call. It was a request to run a personalised workshop, an unusal one, one I might not normally have taken on. No content. Nothing off the shelf. Just me & whatever was in my brain, alongside 2 biz owners with an idea & questions. What the heck, who knows, I’m curious, let’s do it.

That gig was Wednesday. It had been fun, interesting, well-received & seemed to help.

The call I took in the car was from the same person who’d booked me. Effusive praise, another booking, plus synergy opportunities that had never occurred to me. Hey, I’ll pretend not to care what people say about me as much as the next middle-aged dude but that was unexpected & cool, especially so given my respect for the booker’s opinion.

Lucky I took the call. A left message might’ve skimped on the kudos. Lucky I accepted the initial offer. Lucky that carpark magically appeared. To a large degree, we make our own luck.

Much of success comes from interpreting & adapting to unexpected events. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”.

What do you DO to generate luck? How do you take control of interpreting the luck that falls in your lap?

#success #hustle #learnedoptimism #mindset #positivethinking


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About Terry Williams - The Brain-Based Boss

I'm all about engaging people and helping you engage yours to influence behaviour to improve results - at work and at home. Maybe you're a manager, a salesperson, a leader, a parent, a presenter or an event organiser? You need to grab your people's attention, create some rapport, be memorable and influence behaviour change. How can we do that? I'm originally a trainer by trade, turned manager, turned comedian and partway back again. Author of 'THE GUIDE: How to kiss, get a job & other stuff you need to know', I write and speak about how to engage people, be they employees, family or yourself. How can we connect with people’s own internal motivations and help them use their own inner passions to drive towards productivity, success and happiness? And hopefully have a few laughs along the way... As a trainer facilitating learning and development in others, I find myself drawing on my own extensive business experience. I specialise in the delivery of high impact, customised training solutions for organisations that are serious about improving the performance and lives of their people.

Posted on October 5, 2020, in Employee Engagement. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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