Luck, Success & Action

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Luck is quite predictable.  If you want more of it, take more chances. Try or do more things.  Take more actions.  Get busier.  Start a little earlier, work a little later.  Put the odds in your favor and take a leap of faith everyday.

In the words of the great leader General Douglas MacArthur, “There is no security on Earth, only opportunity.”

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“The work of an…

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“The work of an Entreprenuer is to wonder. To imagine and to dream. To see with as much of him/herself as she can muster with possibliites that waft about in midair someplace there above her head and with their heart. Not in the past but in the future. That’s the work the entreprenuerial personality does at the outset of her business and at each and every stage along the way. I wonder. I wonder. I wonder. Just as every inventor must. Just as every artist, or every craftsperson, or every phsyicist must. Just as every baker of pies must. I call it Future Work. ‘I wonder’ is the tru work of the entreprenuerial personality.”

“I Wonder”  — Adapted from Michael E. Gerber, “E-Myth Revisited”

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The following story relates to the creation of the hit TV show, The Apprentice:

In the wake of the success with Survivor Mark Burnett met Donald Trump, and said they should do a series together. The next time Burnett was in New York, he called Trump to say he was working on an idea but wasn’t ready yet.  Trump told him to come and pitch it anyway.  Burnett did, worried that he hadn’t really thought it through.  He made the pitch, and the famously decisive Trump said, “I like it, let’s do it.”  He told his assistance to get his agent on the phone and get a contract drawn up.  

Burnett spoke briefly to Trump’s agent, who was furious that he hadn’t been in the room when the deal was struck.  He listened to Burnett pitch his idea once more over the phone, then he said he didn’t like it and he was going to advice Trump not to do it.  Trump bellowed for his assistant to get on the phone and said “You’re Fired!” and hung up.  

Trump had just found his new tag line for the show “Your Fired!”

 

Follow your instincts and stay true to your Brand.