Changing Places: How a Move can Increase your Luck

I’ve been away for a little while and I want to apologize since I didn’t plan to stop posting while I was away,  I just didn’t have the chance to really sit down in front of my computer for more than a few minutes at a time.  I spent the last week and a bit with my family in Beautiful Montreal, Canada, where I grew up, checking out the community again.  My family has been looking to move out of New York for the last while and we finally decided on Montreal.  Now that we have three kids and our oldest is starting school, we were looking for a simpler life with more grass (and parking spots). 

This is going to be the first short post in a series on my decision to move to Montreal.

Change your location and your luck changes

There is an old saying that if you change your location, your luck will change.  I am a firm believer in the saying since it has everything to do with Luck.  In my description of “Luckortunity” I mentioned the comparison of finding “luck” to an apple orchard where if you collect apples from the same area each day, it will eventually run out but you can always move onto a different section of the orchard and find more apples.  If you stay in the same place for too long and do the same things over and over again, your luck runs out.  To get lucky again, you need to change things up and look for your luck in a new untouched area.

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 open to them.  You can look at how people live and do business and then you can compare everything to what you are used to.  Then you have twice the tools to build your own business.  Sometimes it is so obvious to an outsider what can be done to improve the situation.  For example, I was looking for an apartment to rent and most landlords in the area that I was looking didn’t advertise.  That’s a perfect opportunity to build an online community poster board for that area.   You can also notice that services that are offered in your old city are unheard of in your new city and you can take advantage. 

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