When you scroll through your social media feed each night, it probably seems like some people get luckier than others. Their careers are thriving, their lives are full, and it seems like they’re hogging all the good luck. It is important to realize this is only the storefront: you’re not seeing the hard work it takes to make a career happen. At Sparta Consulting Group we believe in making your own luck. Here are a few ways to do it.
1. Learn about opportunities
If you want to succeed in a certain industry, maybe you need to schedule a coaching session with your mentor. Maybe you need to read up on Econ 101 and refresh your mind, keeping your skills sharp. Or perhaps you need to spend an hour with your good friend, Google, to see what’s out there. Any research that you can do will help you stay informed so you don’t miss out. Just remember to keep an open mind — you never know what opportunities might be lurking behind ‘hard work’!
2. Never stop learning
Once you’ve started down your epic path to success, your research doesn’t stop here! Keep learning and growing as a person and as a businessperson because it will keep you on your toes. Staying up to date on your industry and your competitors will make you a force to be reckoned with. Make yourself a promise to learn and grow each day.
3. Be prepared for temporary failures
In business, failure is imminent. There will be deals that fall through, times when your industry is in decline, and maybe even general bad luck. This won’t ruin you if you’ve already taken the time to plan and prepare. If you refuse to dwell on setbacks and choose to take positive action, you’ll recover quickly and move on. Don’t forget, mistakes will help you learn and grow as an entrepreneur.
4. Don’t compare yourself to others
Healthy competition with others in your industry of choice is perfectly fine. In fact, we encourage it at Sparta Consulting Group. It helps us craft goals and hit certain markers that denote success. You’ll know you’re succeeding if you’re gaining ground on the best of the best. However, directly comparing your personal input to someone else’s is like comparing apples to oranges. Instead, strive to achieve your personal best each day.
5. A positive mindset is key
Above all else, you have to keep a positive outlook in order to make your own luck. Turns out, most of the successful people you know are not lucky, they are eternal optimists. Visualize your success and let nothing get in the way of it. Before you know it, people will be looking up to you!
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