With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and all the talk of “luck of the Irish,” I can’t help but think about what makes some people lucky in business and others not so much.
One of the reasons surfaced in a comment made after a tele-seminar I held on how to make $117,000 in 67 minutes.
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One of the attendees sent an email to me afterwards saying…
“Thank you for the tips…however you may want to adjust your lists.”
Turns out he didn’t believe he “qualified” for the opportunity. He was in short supply of funds and, based on his history, felt he would remain that way for some time.
This person didn’t believe he could make more money than he is making right now, maybe ever, but definitely no time soon.
Perhaps he felt he was unlucky or had another reason for feeling the way he did. The specifics don’t really matter. But what does matter is that the conversation he is having with himself and others is keeping him poor.
International best-selling author and speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “The universe not only will, but must provide you with what you conceive of.”
In other words, if you complain of being in short supply of money, you’ll be offered experiences that match that thought.
Here are three tips for getting the universe to provide you opportunities:
Change your language. In Wealth Attraction System, Dan Kennedy discusses 12 mental and emotional positions that enable your subconscious system to most readily attract wealth. One of those positions has to do with the conversations you hold. He says, “People always attracting wealth speak to themselves and converse with others differently than the vast majority of people.”
Things such as:
“Off to work I go, to pay the bills I owe.”
“I never win anything.”
“Day late, dollar short.”
…Are limiting. Never think in terms of bad luck, shortages or the way things have been. Instead stay focused on what you intend to create.
What language do you use with yourself and others? How can you change what you say to attract wealth instead?
Change your situation. Get involved in opportunities, activities and associations that are likely to produce wealth. Attending an event where wealthy people are likely to be in attendance puts you in an environment where you can form relationships or align yourself in some way to increase your wealth.
I’ve told the story many times about how I became aware of Dan Kennedy at a Success Seminar. I took action. I participated in an event that aligned myself with some great ideas that produced wealth and forever changed my life.
If you want to become wealthy, look at where and who you are spending your time with. Are you hanging around people who are focused on wealth or on something else? Is there an association, mastermind group, or other event where you can meet like-minded people?
Be prepared for opportunity. Last year at SuperConference singer/songwriter John Rich talked about how he broke into the music industry. He said he had a notebook full of songs he’d written. He’d approach famous songwriters and ask for their help, finally finding someone willing to work with him. Think he got lucky? The definition of luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
He was prepared by having written hundreds of songs. If he just approached songwriters and asked for their help without that notebook, he would not have had the same opportunity appear.
If a successful, rich entrepreneur approached you tomorrow offering to help fund your business, would you be prepared with what you need in place to succeed?
Life holds opportunities around every corner, however if you don’t speak the language to attract them, don’t put yourself in the situation to run into them and are not prepared when opportunity strikes, you are probably setting yourself up for “bad luck.”
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