In this short video, Michael Beale explains why luck is something worth considering, and working upon.
How To Be Lucky
We can get stuck in a mindset, which means we miss opportunities. Luck isn’t something that comes from nowhere. Lucky people work at it. There are four ways you can increase your luckiness:
- Do things. Be proactive. Seek new experiences. Find new people. Opportunities don’t find you, you have to find them. Do things in a way that feels comfortable but work on the edge of your comfort zone.
- Listen to your gut feelings, they are important. Take steps to improve your instinct by being still, meditating, listening to yourself.
- Expect good luck. Lucky people expect to be successful when they try something, so future pace anything you try.
- Turn bad luck into good. Bad things do happen, so don’t overblow them. Although it’s good to be positive, this doesn’t mean you avoid the tough stuff – just make sure you learn from it. Sometimes we learn more when things go wrong than if they had gone right.
Michael’s thoughts build upon The Luck Factor by Richard Wiseman – which he recommends you read.
In the next section we explore meta-programmes. A very useful way of using profiles and preferences.
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3: Amplify feelings
4: Bad memories (Dissolving)
5: Bad memories (Exploding)
6: Beliefs and belief change
7: Perceptual positions
8: Fast phobia cure
9: Hypnosis and meditation
10: Luck (This page)
11: Metaprogrammes, Profiles and Preferences
13. Progressive dissociation
14: Self Compassion
15: Senses and Sub-modalities
16. Six step re-framing
20: Time and timeline
21. Visual Squash
22: Values and value rules