My grandfather was a very successful man.
He started a very successful business that flourished during WWII. When other people were cutting back, he was making money. He invested at the stock market at the right time and made a killing.
Heck, he used to go to Vegas and win at Keno. Keno has some of the worst odds. But, Grandpa would win. $1500 a pop.
Yes, Grandpa was lucky. And he knew it.
So, how did it happen? Was he born under the lucky tree?
Here’s what I think — I think he was lucky because he believed he was lucky.
It was a self fulfilling prophecy.
The more he believed, the luckier he became.
Now, I know some of you are saying “Michele, it can’t be that easy. And besides, I’m not lucky, so this wouldn’t work for me anyway.”
But, what if it COULD be that easy? Us humans like to overcomplicate things–maybe it really IS as simple as it sounds?
Still not convinced? Let me share a story. I decided to test this theory on myself.
For years I never won at raffles. Never won. I used to say things, “Oh I never win at raffles.”
So, I thought, what if I changed that? What if I started to say I always win at raffles?
Next time I was at a raffle, I decided to believe I was going to win.
And you know what happened? I won!
So, I used that evidence at the next raffle to believe I would win. And it happened again. Pretty soon I was always winning at raffles. It was getting a little embarrassing actually.
Now, I realize if you have all this evidence that you aren’t lucky and you never win at raffles, it may be tough to convince yourself otherwise. So, I would suggest starting small, even if it has nothing to do with money. Do you have parking lot karma? Every time you pull into a parking lot, a spot opens up? Start there.
Or maybe there’s something else you’re always lucky at you can focus on. Like maybe you have the best assistant in the world or you have a knack for publishing Facebook posts that get a lot of comments and likes. Or maybe you have a popular podcast. Focus on that. And, every time something happens in your business that’s successful and lucky, add it to your evidence that you ARE successful and lucky.
It likely isn’t going to change overnight. But, it CAN change, if you’re committed to flipping your perspective.
(And if you’re wondering exactly how you can get everything you want simply by flipping your perspective? Check out the first episode here.)