I love my IPod. I have Itunes set up to download Podcasts every day and I sync them while I am at the office. I do most of my listening and watching while commuting while I am nowhere near a computer. Yesterday I was watching a podcast from Andrew Lock of “Help! My Business Sucks!” and in the podcast, he asked his viewers, if they liked what they saw, to share his video through any social media such as dig, facebook, stumble, etc.
I listen to so many different podcasts that it is sometime hard to remember where everything is coming from. I carry around a notepad to jot down any ideas or interesting information as well as ideas that I come up with based on what I am hearing. When listening to a good podcast, I can fill up a couple pages in my notepad with things to try out, things to post about or things to research. Each of these podcasts help me get lucky by keeping a continuous stream of great information and ideas coming my way.
I realize that the people who create the podcasts do not do it for me alone, but they do it to create value and share it with the world. If I was the only one listening, I am 100% positive that most, and probably all of them would stop podcasting. If I want to make sure that the information and ideas keep coming, I have to make sure to do my part in sharing the information. To do this, I post articles to “pay it forward” and I use social bookmarking to spread the original content to more people, even if I have to spend time searching all over the internet to find their actual site to submit.
I thank all of the blog authors and podcast creators who have helped me get to where I am and I ask you, my readers to “pay it forward” as well by stumbling or social bookmarking my posts that you like, joining the community by leaving comments and spreading the word.
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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