It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Want some tips on becoming lucky – without the hassle of looking for a four-leaf cover?
As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, I help individuals, teams, and entire organizations MAKE their own luck. Here are a few tips:
1. . Then, give it away. What do you do well? How can you help others using your superpower?
2. . What do others (strangers, friends, family, and workmates) do well? Specific, timely, and sincere compliments can change your luck and the luck of the recipient.
3. . ♀️ Take initiative. Do that thing you are contemplating. “Fortune favors the bold.” If success does not immediately follow, learn from your mistakes and try again.
4. . When you clearly picture your success, your likelihood for achieving that success multiplies. Vision board anyone?
5. . ✍ Recording events allows us to remember the past and clearly recognize our progress. Record hard times, boring times, and successful times. Allow yourself to relish current and past successes by re-reading your journal entries as needed.
6. . Make new friends, Re-establish old friendships. Loneliness is an epidemic that is more deadly than smoking 7 cigarettes every day. There is power – and luck – in meaningful connections.
Lucky 7. . People who spend more time outside have: lower blood pressure, less stress, quicker rates of healing, improved mood, and better sleep patterns. These physical and psychological benefits will make you feel lucky – not sad and sorry!
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!