I first heard the above quote from my friend Mike Walter during one of his amazing seminars. The reality is you have to ask and be honest with yourself “Are you doing the hard work that is necessary?”
Are you creating your own luck? Many people complain they are unlucky or they have no luck when in reality, you need to look in the mirror. Are you CREATING your own luck?
When was the last time you actually read a book on marketing, sales or any subject you were looking to improve in and ACTUALLY went back and DID the work the book suggested? Be honest with yourself. How many times have you purchased a book or listened to a podcast and then proceeded to let it sit in the corner or go in one ear and out the other for the next several months doing NOTHING to help your bottom line? The problem isn’t the object, it’s the behavior.
This is where a lot of people fall short or fail is the work side of things. You have to put in the effort.
You have to put in the time. Many people just want it handed to them on a silver platter. Life doesn’t work that way. There’s more though. On one side of the luck, a coin is hard work. The other side is the heart. The professional that puts empathy and innovation ahead of everything else will triumph in the end. Put your heart and soul into serving your clients. Add to that the hard work of improving your business from the planning, production and operations side. This formula equals luck and not just for one period of time, but for an entire lifetime as long as you continue the hard work.