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How I Create My Own Luck
This month, many of us will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green and pinching our friends. We often talk about the luck of the Irish, but anyone who knows me knows that I don’t believe in pure luck. I believe in opportunities. Events don’t happen by chance. Instead, “luck” is experienced when we position ourselves to take advantage of opportunities. I believe we all create our own luck.
strategy, and waiting does not always translate into winning. Good leaders are constantly looking for new ways to innovate, and they learn whatever they can in order to gain new insights, hear fresh perspectives, and take full advantage of new opportunities.
I enjoy the process of learning, chasing wisdom, and gaining insight
from others, and I have created my own luck over the years. As I continue to learn and grow, I become more equipped to recognize the
At some point, you’ve probably heard me talk about John Wooden, the legendary head
opportunities placed in front of me. The more I invest in my own future, the higher return I see.
I enjoy the process of learning, chasing wisdom, and gaining insight from others, and I have created my own luck over the years.
So, while I still wear green and pinch those who don’t, hang shamrocks in the gym, and wish my students good luck in their endeavors, I will continue to take inspiration from John Wooden and create my own luck.
As a business owner and leader, I’ve grown to adore the phrase “creating my own luck.” When I wanted something for myself or for my gym, I didn’t just
coach of the UCLA men’s basketball team, which won 10 national championships in a 12-year period during the ’60s and ’70s. I am one of his biggest fans, and I am not alone. Wooden is one of the most revered coaches in the history of sports. He was beloved by his players, and he was renowned for his inspirational locker room messages. He often spoke about success in life as well as in basketball, and he created the Pyramid of Success, which is still studied by leaders and entrepreneurs. greatness, resourcefulness, hard work, and skill. I refer to his pyramid often, and when you study his philosophy, you will realize there is no place for luck or hope. This isn’t surprising to me at all. Luck isn’t based on our own hard work and dedication. It’s sheer happenstance. The Pyramid of Success places tremendous focus on intentionality, competitive
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We look forward to seeing you soon!
sit around hoping that someone else would
open the door for me. I believed in taking action, putting
hard work into what I wanted, and sowing a seed. Hope is not a
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