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Get Lucky by Quitting

I had a friend in high school who was  proud of himself because every time someone told him that he should quit smoking, he told then that he wasn’t a quitter.  We all grow up learning that quitting

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Get Lucky by Playing the Matching Game

You look at your watch and with great excitement you notice that it is 5:oo PM and time to leave the office to head home to relax for the night.  You’ve got a whole bunch of new shows and movies

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Take as Many Shots as you Can, No Matter How Bad

On Saturday night I had the privilege of going to a hockey game with my brother to see the Montreal Canadiens play the Washington Capitals.  Although the Canadiens lost with a couple

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What Should I Read Next?

Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking    

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Make Tomorrow Count by Using Today

“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.” Ernest Hemingway In September, I started posting

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Changing Places: How a Move can Increase your Luck

Luck potential is everywhere When you’re in a new city, the luck potential is unlimited.  Everything is new and fresh for you and the opportunities hit you in the head if you’re

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Get Lucky by Facing Your Fears

If you are human (or Scooby), you have fear. Everyone fears something, it is just how we deal with the fear that determines if it will cause good or bad luck. It could be fear of what people will

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I love Me, Who Do You Love?

One thing I am realizing more and more is that nobody likes you more than yourself.  You can learn many lessons from this, here are a few: By liking yourself, you allow others to

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40 Ways to Increase Your Luck (100th Post)

Take a Different Route – By taking the same route to work, school, the gym, mall or wherever you are going each day, you become immune to everything around you… Learn From Your Failures – the

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Use Your Connections to Get Lucky

  I had the unfortunate experience of having to rush to the emergency room 2 Friday nights in a row and have learned a very valuable lesson:  Use any connections you have whenever

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Can you do the Impossible?

Last week I wrote a review of Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Workweek and I wanted to share the story below from the book since my last post was about redefining the “impossible”. 

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If a Square Watermelon is Possible, You have to Rethink Everything You Thought was Impossible

I’ve always wanted to visit Japan.  I am people watcher, I love to travel, see new places and see how people live their lives.  The different cultures fascinate me and I am always

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Never Do Anything Again Without a List

I have been thinking a lot lately about wasting time and how to stop doing it. I think that it might be me trying to make up for all the time I wasted in my life up until now. Thinking back

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How to Get Things Done With No Time

Have you ever had multiple things to do and a limited amount of time to do them?   Who knows?  Maybe you’ll fly through the tasks and have some free time at the end.  When you organize

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Get Lucky by Being Above Average

 Chances are that the people all around you are average.  There may be a couple here or there that are above average at something or below average at something but overall, pretty

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Was I Lucky or Unlucky? You Choose!

  Two Novembers ago, I was on my way to a friend’s wedding in a car service. I took the car service straight from work because I had to finish up some work and I told my wife that I would meet

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Is a Silver Medalist The 2nd Winner or the 1st Loser?

Jerry Seinfeld has a bit about how winning a bronze medal in the Olympics is better that winning a silver medal in the same event. Everyone knows that gold is the best. It means that you are the winner

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How Bad Luck Can Turn into Good Luck

  David spent his whole childhood dreaming of joining the army as a fighter pilot. Everything he did in school and his social life was specifically for the purpose of enhancing his chance of achieving

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Putting Luck into Practice

I just want to give a quick apology for not posting over the last week and a half. I have spent a few months posting about luck, luckortunity and how to get lucky and I decided that it is time for me

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The Gorilla Turned out to be a Bear

A while ago I wrote a post “Stop Trying So Hard to Get Luck” where I spoke about people concentrating so hard that they miss details such as missing the forest because the trees are in the

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Get Lucky in a Recession

I was just skimming through my rss reader when an article by Lazy at www.lazymanandmoney.com hit me.  The title, “Why a Recession Doesn’t Have To Hurt” is what really caught my interest.  He pretty

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Lucky People Take the Loss

  A year and a half ago I was shopping for my first car ever.  I never needed one until then because I live in New York City and parking is impossible and public transportation is faster and more convenient

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Dreaming Has a Low ROI

Last week I was riding the Long Island Rail Road on the way to a meeting and I noticed a great ad for CareerBuilder.com. It said “Dreaming has a low ROI” (Return On Investment) . I thought this

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Get Lucky Like the Irish

Being that it is St. Patrick’s day today, I decided to look into a little bit of the origins of the day. Since this blog is all about luck and getting lucky, I decided to focus on the well known phrase

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Mission Impossible or Possible: Get lucky With a Mission

A mission is a powerful goal with purpose and meaning behind it. I have spoken about the importance of making goals and writing them down. Now I will discuss the role of a mission or mission statement. The

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More Ways To Get Lucky By Learning A Foreign Language

I just got back from Buenos Aires this weekend and have been sick as a dog since then. Maybe I’ll write an article on how to get lucky by preventing sickness when traveling. In the meanwhile, I have

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What My Trip To Argentina Taught Me About Luck

I am writing this article from my hotel room in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I am here for a very short 24 hours on business all the way from New York City and it is amazing to what one can learn from

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Get Lucky by Investing Your Time with Compound Interest

Time is the Most Valuable Asset The most valuable asset in the world is time. Time is the only asset in the world that is absolutely finite and once you lose some, you will never get it back. Time can

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Flexible People Get Lucky

To get lucky you need to be extremely flexible and I don’t mean being able to touch your toes or even put your foot around your head. I mean flexible in how you get things done. The world and everything

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The Tortoise and the Hare Can Both Get Lucky

I never realized how much meaning the story of the tortoise and the hare really had. I always knew the moral of the story ever since I heard it for the first time when I was a little kid. Lately I have

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