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When it comes to making good things happen, have you ever found yourself waiting…hoping for that little bit of luck you’ll need?
I gotta tell you, I love this quote by Ray Kroc, you know the guy who invented McDonalds…
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
So, in this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn one of the two ways I know of to “step in to luck” a little more often. And, yes, by the way this is the SECOND in a series of two episodes…I recommend you try one of these for a week or two before you hold yourself accountable to the other way to “get lucky more.”
Before I share this tactic, I will ask: Have you rated the podcast yet? Please, take a moment when you’re done and visit iTunes or Stitcher and leave your comments. If you do, email to let me know. I’ll send you something special – no matter HOW many stars you give! My email address is Jason@WomackCompany.com
So, if you want to get lucky more, you’ve got to put yourself in position to get lucky more.
I hope you weren’t expecting me to give you some new, profound, amazing tool. No, you’re probably sitting there (or walking, or driving) thinking, “Yeah, I gotta put myself in a position to get lucky more.”
But, the question is how? How do you do that?
I’m going to tell you WHY to do it, and then HOW. Look, by the end of today you’ll either have moved the mission forward…Or not. You’ll be closer to your goals…Or not. And, it’s going to take a lot – a lot of work, a lot of chance, a lot of luck, and a lot of effort to achieve some of those goals that you’re chasing.
In 2007, Jodi and I started our company. You may notice, when you visit the Web site www.WomackCompany.com that we did, indeed, name our company The Jason Womack Company. Look, it’s all we had back then. I mean, up until that point I was a high school teacher in Ojai, CA and a senior management consultant with David Allen and Company – you know, the guy who wrote the book called Getting Things Done for the 11 years before that.
Let me tell you how lucky we’ve gotten over the past few years:
Jodi and I started a company – a consulting firm, serving international and domestic clients, several of which are Fortune 100 companies.
I’ve been on stage at the same conference where speakers such as Les Brown, Dick Cheney, Benjamin Zander.
We have coordinated TED events in our home town of Ojai, CA.
I published my book – with a New York City publisher – within 11 months of meeting the Vice President of Wiley Publishing.
I’ve completed 5 half-ironman distance triathlons; and I’ve won a 5-miler running race in Homer, Alaska.
Now, you’re probably wondering, HOW did you do all of that Jason?
Well, first of all, I’ve just put a drop in to the bucket. I wanted to give you a sense of what happens when you DO what I’m about to teach you. But first, I have to ask:
How bad do you want it? I mean it? If you’re thinking that things are fine, that you really DON’T need to change, here’s my advice. Stop listening to this episode of the podcast.
Press stop, and move right along.
Ok, you still here? That means you’re ready to take things up a level, so here’s my tactic – the one that I use EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. to get more lucky…
Do what you say you’re going to do…In the time you say you’re going to do it.
When you tell someone you’ll have something to them by Monday; do it.
When you tell someone you’ll get back to them, do it.
When you tell yourself you’ll do something, do it.
Here’s my challenge to you, if you’re ready.
Take out a blank piece of paper and on top write, “What have I said I was going to do…For who?”
Over the next 5 days, I want you to continue adding to that list. Even if you DO one of them, add it to the list. I want you to see what happens, in the space of just 120 hours, when you move through the day-to-day of life.
You say yes to a lot.
If luck is defined as success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions… I encourage you to put a bit more of that success in your own two hands. Get read to get lucky, do what you say you’re going to do.