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.
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.
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.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".
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Being a College Dropout can be a Great Thing
Work to Live – Don’t Miss the Point
How My 3 Year old Taught Me to Keep My Eye on My Goals
Day Number One With Goals
My Goals List and the Mapquest of my Life
New Years Resolution 2008, Lose Weight or Get Lucky