Thoughts from the Dock: About being ‘lucky’

Can you believe it’s August already? This summer is flying by, but we’ve been enjoying every single minute of it… as you can see in this shot of us, hamming it up for the camera in the tea room at the spectacular Castle in the Clouds.

tea at the Castle in the Clouds

The Castle’s original name was “Lucknow”, which struck me when the staff posed us for this photo. It seems wherever we go with Chloe, she attracts these opportunities – she’s pulled out of line to get special attention, she’s picked to go on stage, or the line we’re in puts us in the front seat. It happens so often, we couldn’t help but notice it – sure, she’s super cute and friendly (she’ll strike up a conversation with anyone) – but there seems to be something about Chloe that brings her luck now. Now, if we could just bottle that… 😉

Seriously, I’m a believer in creating your own luck (thus why I don’t buy lottery tickets). Actually I don’t usually use the word luck because I think it’s too easy for people to use it as an excuse, and not in a positive way. I’ll share something personal here – I bristle whenever someone says to me how ‘lucky’ I am to have such well-behaved kids. Don’t get me wrong – I know how blessed I am (and those of you who know me or have been reading my ezine for awhile know this too) to have two happy, healthy, whole kids. No one is more grateful for that than I am. And yet, that comment (and similar ones) always comes across to me as if James and I had nothing to do with it, that it’s the luck of the draw that we have well-behaved (most of the time) children. Are you kidding me?

It’s the same thing in your business. I’m not ‘lucky’ to have a multiple 6-figure business. I created it, I earned it. And I did that by doing 4 things consistently:

1. Learning

2. Implementing

3. Leveraging

4. Mentoring (with and to)

I’ll be sharing more on those 4 in future ezine issues and blog posts, so stay tuned…

Ok, not sure where that little rant came from, but as a late friend of ours used to say, “…and that’s the end of that episode.” 😉

I’d love to know your thoughts – please feel free to share them below…

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