The Luck Factor in Sales

Are you a lucky person?

Or are you someone to whom catastrophe often happens?

According to Professor Richard Wiseman in his book The Luck Factor, you can become luckier through changing your thoughts and behaviour.

Professor Wiseman conducted research with 400 volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.

He explored why some people seemed to lead charmed lives full of lucky breaks, while others experience one disaster after another.

He found that lucky people generate their own good fortune.    Luck-tn

He used the principles he found as the basis for a Luck School. 80% of those who participated increased their level of luck, happiness and success.

Five characteristics lucky people demonstrate:


Lucky people adopt a resilient attitude that transforms “bad” luck into good.

They find the good in a bad situation, realizing how a circumstance could be much worse.

More than that, they see opportunity coming out of a negative experience.

These attitudes help them to keep their expectations about the future high, and increase the likelihood of continuing to live a lucky life.

Take a look at the three best ways to motivate yourself here.


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca 

Consider what you really want for yourself. Positive expectations lead to self-fulfilling prophesies.

Cultivate the language of positive expectation.

Get away from talking about how bad everything is, and anticipating the next disaster in life’s soap opera.

Assume that good will come from the most difficult of events.  It will.  In time.

Visualize: imagine the best outcomes you wish to take place.  Expect the best.


Make lucky decisions, based on your intuitive guidance.

Listen to, and evaluate what you hear inwardly with an open mind.

With practice, you may discover that spontaneous decisions are well rewarded.

It is possible to fulfill a very good life based on the inner resource of your intuition.


Be available for chance opportunities; a new business venture, your life partner, the journey of a lifetime.

Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities because they are open to them.

Anxiety and tension decrease your vision, in every sense.


Good luck does not necessarily just happen.

You may not know that a person who is “lucky” has been applying themselves to an objective for some time.

Many of Professor Wiseman’s lucky participants went to considerable lengths to introduce variety and change into their lives. Doing so increased the number of chance opportunities they encountered.

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The Best Ad Ever . . . even though it is misleading

Did you ever read an advertisement that was so compelling you could not stop reading?

This ad came to me in the form of an email and it was so creative, I had to share it with you.

A few words of caution, though:  It is not exactly what it first appears to be.

Not at all.

AND . . . this ad is guaranteed to brighten your day . . .

. . . IF you read all the way through and look at the photo at the bottom of the copy.

              (Slightly misleading – but for a good cause.)


Read all the way through and this will make you smile.


Subject:    SBF Seeks Male Companionship


(This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed.
It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta Journal.)

Single Black Female seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant.

I am a very good girl who LOVES to play.

I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire.

Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand.

I’ll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me.

Call (404) 875-6420 and ask for Daisy,

I’ll be waiting . . .






Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society.

(Got to LOVE this.)

Your Best Motivator

Did you ever have a day when nothing seemed to go right?

When – one after another – everything appeared to be an obstacle to overcome?

On days like that, there is one thing that can change the atmosphere and boost your spirits.dejected-tn

And it is something you can do to change your day.

Who is Your Worst Critic?

With each negative comment or outright rejection it is easy to become your own worst critic.

On those days when your inner critic is busy sending your mind negative messages, it can be hard to maintain strong self-esteem and confidence.

But here is the good part.

There IS a way you can build and maintain self-esteem and confidence.

     Give Yourself Credit for the small Victories                        Happy-woman-face-tn

Tweet: “Too many people overvalue what they are not and
undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes



From Meredith Bell, ProStar Coach:

“Too often, our self-talk is critical and judgmental, which leads to feelings of inferiority and a low sense of self-worth.

“We focus on what we haven’t done or on how what we have done falls short of our (often unrealistic) expectations.

“The way to build your confidence is to be on the look-out for things you’ve done well in the course of your day, no matter how small, and recognize the accomplishments.

“You can’t rely on someone else to notice everything you do. And besides, you’re apt to discount their input if you don’t first recognize yourself the value of what you’ve completed.

“At the end of each day, take time to reflect on what you’ve done so far in that day that you are proud of.

“Maybe you’ve taken time to offer a kind word to a stranger, or you’ve made an important business call you’ve been putting off, or you exercised patience in a trying situation.

“All of these actions count.

“They have a positive impact on your self-image and strongly influence what you’ll do tomorrow and the next day.”

Thank you Meredith Bellfor your positive motivation!