Time to stop wishing for a lucky break or chance introduction. It takes some real networking work to unlock good fortune and put your career in front of serendipity.
In this episode of the Build Your Dream Network podcast Kelly dismisses the idea that some people are just “lucky”. Luck is something you create. It is about choice. It’s about how you show-up and about your interactions with your network.
If you’re simply going through the motions (whether that is in your job or in a leadership role or organization you belong to) then good luck landing the luck break you’re dreaming of.
- Do not be afraid to put in the time and effort when successful outcomes aren’t guaranteed.
- Roll up your sleeves. You can position yourself for luck through hard work.
What to listen for:
00:40 Is it luck or unnoticed hard work?
02:10 How Kelly positioned herself for luck in her management career
05:20 How Joe Styler positioned himself for luck at GoDaddy
07:44 Luck requires time and effort
08:14 Secrets to positioning yourself for luck
“Luck is about choice, preparation, and a willingness to put in the work – regardless of the outcome. You position yourself to get lucky.” [01:49]