What’s luck got to do with it? Tips for Success in Your Business.
By Roxanne Ebbers
“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect”.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spring is in the air! Business is ramping up and we’re all thinking about warmer weather…and perhaps a green beer or two. This St. Patrick’s day many a lad and lass will be out searching for a four leaf clover to add a little luck to their lives. And many a business person will be searching for that next “Pot O’ Gold”; a one-in-a-million idea that will send sales over the rainbow.
The word “luck,” began as, you guessed it, a gambling term dating back to the 15th century. Today, the thought of instant wealth and riches draws millions to casino, lottery tickets and “get rich quick” schemes. Real “luck” doesn’t just happen. We must take control and create our own good fortune in business! The majority of true success is constructed from hard work and initiative.
Here are a couple of insights from a few of our lucky charms here at M Force!
“You create your own luck. It doesn't just happen. You have to put yourself in the right place at the right time. When that opportunity meets effort, that’s when good things happen” –Andy Moss, Vice President.
“Outwork and out hustle. Always be there for people. We are a 24/7 society…you have to know that it could be lunch time or it could be after hours, it could be on the drive in. It’s always about keeping that communication open and always being able to listen.” –David Moir, Senior IT Recruiter.
Great accomplishments can sometimes seem hard to achieve. At times, individuals who feel overwhelmed tend to overcomplicate what is needed to be successful. It is as simple as this -- you reap what you sow. Understand what is needed to win and strive to attain it.
Work smarter, not harder. The extra hours can be logged, but at the end of the day it comes down to good time management. Productivity is not judged by the minutes in the hour, but rather how those minutes were utilized. What was accomplished in your day? The easiest way to have a sense of fulfillment when you clock out for the day is to use every minute to its fullest extent -- quality over quantity. Maximize your time and you will earn the rewards.
But don’t take their word for it, just ask Frank!
“People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.”-Frank Sinatra
This St. Patrick’s Day, let’s make our own luck. In the end, it’ll be a whole lot easier (and more successful) than the futile search for happiness, success and luck in places where it doesn't exist.