Improve Your Luck & Be Lucky: 5 Easy Ways

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Does Luck Exist?

How to Improve Your Luck & Be Lucky

Do some people seem to have all the luck? Have you noticed people who seem to experience misfortune over and over again?

It’s no accident or coincidence. Everything in life happens for a reason.

Luck FactorProfessor Richard Wiseman performed a 10 year study on luck and is author of the book The Luck Factor: The Four Essential Principles.

Filled with real-life stories from hundreds of interviews; and graphed research data from his eight-year study of luck, Wiseman offers “a scientifically proven way to understand, control, and increase your luck.”

Wiseman’s four principles to help one increase their good fortune:

Principle One: Maximize Chance Opportunities

Principle Two: Listening to Lucky Hunches

Principle Three: Expect Good Fortune

Principle Four: Turn Bad Luck to Good

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5 Real Life Practical Action Steps You Can Take

1) Believe You Are Lucky - When you believe, your mind looks for evidence to validate the belief. People receive good fortune from lucky shirts, pins, charms, numbers because they believe it makes them luckier.

“If you believe you are or you aren’t, you are right.”

Empowering Language to Strengthen Your Belief: Why am I so lucky? Why do good things come so easily for me? What good fortune will come my way today? What’s the gift in this? Good fortune and prosperity follows me wherever I go.

At T. Harv Eker’s Millionaire Mind Intensive, people are trained to believe they are money magnets.

2) Pay Attention – Look out for opportunities. Opportunities are always around you and when is now a good time to start recognizing them.

“Lucky people look for opportunities. Unlucky people look for excuses.”

In one of Professor Wiseman’s studies, they asked participants to count the number of photographs in a sample newspaper, and subjects who has described themselves as “lucky” were much more likely to notice a message on page two, disguised as a half-page advertisement with large block letters: STOP COUNTING–THERE ARE 43 PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS NEWSPAPER.

3) Put Yourself in Positions to Be Lucky - Follow Your Intuition, Your Hunches. Have More Chances to Win.

“Be at the right place and the right time will find you.”

A woman named Brandi finds herself in dire trouble. Her business has gone bust and she’s in serious financial trouble. She’s so desperate that she decides to ask God for help. She begins to pray…

“God, please help me. I’ve lost my business and if I don’t get some money, I’m going to lose my house as well. Please let me win the lotto.”

Lotto night comes and somebody else wins it. Brandi again prays …”God, please let me win the lotto! I’ve lost my business, my house and I’m going to lose my car as well.” Lotto night comes and Brandi still has no luck.

Once again, she prays…”My God, why have you forsaken me?? I’ve lost my business, my house, and my car. My children are starving. I don’t often ask you for help and I have always been a good servant to you. PLEASE just let me win the lotto this one time so I can get my life back in order.”

Suddenly there is a blinding flash of light as the heavens open and Brandi is confronted by the voice of God Himself: “Brandi, meet me halfway on this and go buy a ticket.”

4) They turn bad luck into good luck. – Lucky people have the same amount of bad luck as unlucky people. The difference is the ability to turn bad luck into good luck.

“Turn your lump of coal into a diamond.”

In the long run, we all get dealt the same amount of good hands and bad hands.  It's how we play the cards that makes the difference.

In the long run, we all get dealt the same amount of good hands and bad hands. It's how we play the cards that makes the difference.

Lucky people look for the blessing in disguise. The gift inside the curse. They use various mental techniques to cope with, and often even thrive upon, the ill fortune that comes their way. For example, they spontaneously imagine how things could have been worse, do not dwell on the ill fortune, and take ownership of the situation.

5) Prepare for Opportunity – Be ready because you will have defining moments in your life. Life’s biggest tragedy is when you face a defining moment and you find yourself unprepared.

“Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”

Woody Allen said “80% of success is showing up.” When you show up consistently to be lucky, you have more chances to win. Mel Gibson shared that he was not the best actor. Everyone else stopped showing up and his ability to show up consistently to auditions paid off.

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

Most people dismiss our own and other people’s success or misfortunes as luck. It removes personal accountability and responsibility for creating our own reality.

It’s true they are lucky and that comes from preparation and the ability to recognize and act upon an opportunity when they see one.

Most people who have been called overnight successes say it took years to become an overnight success.

I would love to hear your comments on this.

Wishing you good fortune and prosperity!

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  1. Kristi Riley says:

    I agree that you have to believe that you are lucky to truly BE lucky. You have to be willing to accept luck into your life, be open to it. GREAT POST!!!
    .-= Kristi Riley´s last blog ..Life Is Better With Company… =-.

  2. Eiji,
    There is a lot of power in your post. I was shaking my head in agreement as I read it. As you so aptly stated, personal accountability and responsibility are the heart and soul of luck.

    Your blog is thought provoking and I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts!

  3. Eiji,

    Great post my friend. Our attitudes, desires, state of mind, effort and awareness all play a part as to whether we are the “tail” that is wagged by circumstances or the “head” that actually works through the everyday life issues that arise and figure out ways to rise above our circumstances.

    When we can do that…we are well on our way to living on the lucky side of life rather than the unlucky.
    .-= Bruce Backman´s last blog ..The Ring of Power-One Ring to Rule Them All =-.

    • Thanks Bruce for stopping by! Yes what a powerful concept. Who is at cause? You or your circumstances?

      Taking ownership and know that all problems and solutions come from within instead of from outside is an eye opener.

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji
      .-= Eiji Morishita´s last blog ..Avoid Burnout Easily =-.

  4. ayo says:

    hi eiji,
    first timer here. i found your blog on therese’s website.
    i enjoyed the few articles i’ve read so far and this was spot on. i think points 2 and 3 really hit the nail on the head. sometimes we just expect things to fall on our laps without paying so much attention, making an effort or positioning ourselves correctly.
    take care and enjoy the rest of the day.
    .-= ayo´s last blog ..Resolving Conflict In Relationships =-.

  5. Hi Eiji!

    What an energizing post! I am going to implement those strategies right away. I’m going to walk to the market right now and buy a LOTTERY TICKET!

    I’ve got the luck ‘o the Irish!

    Mentor Mama

  6. Edward says:

    Thank Eiji for a great post.

    Excellent tips. I especially related to the 4th one… “Turn Bad Luck Into Good”
    I believe for this to happen you have to have a heart of mercy, forgiveness, and thankfulness. When these are core to who you are then you can help others through what you have learned and experienced.

    Thanks again,

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    -ed

    • Thanks Ed!

      Love how you share the stages of mercy, compassion, and thankfulness.

      I recently did a training on the 5 stages of coping.

      1) Denial
      2) Awareness
      3) Forgiveness
      4) Acceptance
      5) Gratitude

      When we see the gift in every curse then we are thankful and amazed how wonderful our God is. =)

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji
      .-= Eiji Morishita´s last blog ..See the Miracle in Everything =-.

  7. Lynn Glaser says:

    Hello Eiji,

    Great advice. I found the study by Professor Wiseman really interesting, it shows how looking for opportunities will bring about advances while the others are thinking about their excuses. Love it, thanks Eiji :-)

    Cheers,

    Lynn
    .-= Lynn Glaser´s last blog ..The Little Extra Efforts That Give You The Edge =-.

  8. Hey Eiji,

    Thanks for bringing this book to my attention, I will definitely buy it.

    I purchased a similar book a while ago and it was excellent.

    I always think lucks, put my mind on lucky ideas and thoughts and I’d say that I’ve had my fair share of luck come into my life because of this.

    I haven’t won the lottery, but then again, I don’t play it, lol!

    Thanks
    Gavin Mountford(From TSA)
    .-= Gavin Mountford – The Networking Superstar´s last blog ..RSS Feed Me Some Yummy Blog Posts… Syndication Power! =-.

  9. Chris Hughes says:

    “Turn your lump of coal into a diamond.” I really like this Eiji.

    I’ve always seemed to be fairly lucky with my experiences and notice that some of my friends are the same way while others never seem to win anything.. The thing about it was that the friends who never seem to win anything are always saying “I never win, how come you guys always do” and stuff like this…

    The thoughts we have seem to influence the decisions we make and the actions that we take and it’s just like “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”

    Those people who are prepared to win are the ones who seem to come out winners. Thanks for this great article and for helping me understand a little more about how luck can work even better for me now! :)

    Chris Hughes
    The Juggling Entrepreneur
    .-= Chris Hughes´s last undefined ..Response cached until Fri 9 @ 17:21 GMT (Refreshes in 23.96 Hours) =-.

    • Nice Chris! I believe as entrepreneurs we have this mindset. We make the impossible possible.

      All great coaches prepare their team better than their opponents. The team is conditioned so the game is won before it has even started.

      I know you are happy with March Madness this year! What a surprise!

      To Your Genius,
      Eiji
      .-= Eiji Morishita´s last blog ..Avoid Burnout Easily =-.

  10. Linda G. Cox says:

    What a riot! Thank you Eiji! There isn’t a lucky person out there who wouldn’t agree! You did a fabulous job writing this post! I have a daughter that I adopted when she was 4 yrs old. She had very unfortunate beginning. As a teenager she believes in luck. One of these days she’ll get it and acknowledge the rough beginning that she had no control over, and choose to create a different life for herself. As you said, Pay Attention~
    Maybe I’ll be able to get her to read the article. Probably not, she’ll have to come up with it on her own.
    .-= Linda G. Cox´s last blog ..Blog Profits Blueprint by Yaro Starak =-.

  11. Eiji,

    Wonderful post! So many of these concepts are right on point. There’s dumb luck and the luck we make for ourselves. I believe in making your own luck since we never know when dumb luck might show up in our lives.

    To be successful and “lucky” you have to to willing to step up and create it yourself. Obama’s and our government isn’t going to create for you. It’s All Up To You PERIOD

    Looking forward to reading Professor Richard Wiseman’s book. Mail it to me when you get a chance. lol

    Thanks Buddy!
    Dave and (Dawn)
    .-= Dave and Dawn´s last blog ..Play Cash Flow 101 Board Game – To Become Rich! =-.

  12. Great post! Positive thinking brings you Good Luck. If you believe you are a winner you will be one.
    .-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..Guest Bloggers =-.

  13. Thanks Eiji,
    Great post, look in the mirror, complaining is not going to get the job done.

    Thanks for sharing,
    rebecca
    .-= rebecca russell´s last blog ..IT IS A STONE COLD FACT, WE HAVE A BETTER WAY! =-.

  14. Bill Cowan says:

    When we do more things that line us up ready to receive the “Lucky result” we find that all our work, preparations, staying or hanging in there, doing the right things and not giving up, helped us to get it. Thanks
    .-= Bill Cowan´s last blog ..Training Wheels of Life =-.

  15. Beth Hewitt says:

    Eiji,

    What a wonderful post, full of practical advice and tips to start getting lucky.

    It makes perfect sense really. Every cloud has a silver lining.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Beth :-)
    .-= Beth Hewitt´s last blog ..Gravatars and Signatures – ABC of Building your Brand =-.

  16. Karin says:

    I agree with you. We can create a lucky environment by a positive attitude.
    .-= Karin´s last blog ..Little known secret to get your article featured in EzineArticles =-.

  17. Sumit says:

    Hi Eiji,

    I’m a kind of person who always beleive in myself & my Karma’s ( Workings ).

    But for last few years I found myself unlucky as my things & deals got completed upto 99% sure & get declined @ very last 1% & this is happening on a daily basis.

    Where the simple things are easier for others becomes most complicated & troublesome for me.

    How I can analyse What,Where,When went wrong in my life & how I can Improve my Luck. Pls advise.

    I always beleive I may get it one day thats why I keep running for it.

    Thanks & regards,
    Sumit

  18. A.Christon says:

    thank you i can feel i am lucky

  19. Roger Muraldo says:

    What you say proves that you have never had continual bad luck.

    Your suggestions are rubbish. I have tried all of the above and still found that after 51 years that I am dogged by bad luck.

    No amount of attempting to maximise chance opportunities, trying to listen to lucky hunches, pretending to expect good fortune, or attempting to turn bad luck to good will work if you are just fated never to have good luck. That’s just the way it is and people who really do have bad luck throughout their lives know that it’s a fact.

    When you find you re frustrated at every turn no matter what you do to turn good luck to bad then the only answer can be that it’s just meant to be, and you have to just live with it.

  20. Roger Muraldo says:

    What you say proves that you have never had continual bad luck.

    Your suggestions are rubbish. I have tried all of the above and still found that after 51 years that I am dogged by bad luck.

    No amount of attempting to maximise chance opportunities, trying to listen to lucky hunches, pretending to expect good fortune, or attempting to turn bad luck to good will work if you are just fated never to have good luck. That\’s just the way it is and people who really do have bad luck throughout their lives know that it\’s a fact.

    When you find you re frustrated at every turn no matter what you do to turn good luck to bad then the only answer can be that it\’s just meant to be, and you have to just live with it.

    • Roger, thank you for your comment. I am sure other people who read this may feel the same way. Here’s my response.

      I’ve had many obstacles and setbacks in my life. Anyone who is successful had to overcome them to be where there are at. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. 1) Take responsibility for their life 2) Stop blaming, complaining, and justifying 3) Willing to do things even when it’s inconvenient or uncomfortable 4) Keep going forward until they get the result.

      Do you really want to be right that you are unlucky? Or do you want to change that? You can be right or you can be happy. You can be right or you can be rich. You can’t be both.

      What external circumstances are you blaming, complaining, or justifying why you have the results that you do? As long as something outside of you is the cause, then you remain a victim and powerless to change it.

      The moment you realize that you create your own reality and you are the cause for how you respond to everything that comes into your life, that is when you get your personal power back.

      I’ve lost a high paying income to go from near $8,000/month to zero in 3 months. I’ve lost my ability to think from a car accident. I’ve been on the brink of killing myself being depressed and suicidal. Had money stolen from me as a child and as an adult. Had days where I didn’t know where I would eat or sleep. I’ve lost 6 close friends to suicide. So yes, your life maybe rougher and it’s not about proving who had a tougher time, it’s about what you do with what you got.

      Regardless of what happens in my life, I still take responsibility and ownership of my life. My life has improved because I keep moving forward towards my dreams. My income has grown tremendously. My relationship with my wife is strong and we are expecting our 1st baby in February 2013.

      Start looking for the good in things. There are two sides to every coin. Ask yourself, how am I lucky to have this happen to me? I’m grateful to have lost a big income and be suicidal which led me to create a curriculum on teenage depression and suicide from my experience. I’m grateful that I got into a car accident because when I got my mental health back it led me to pursue studying geniuses which led to forming my company. I recommend you read autobiographies of leaders and see what they had to overcome.

      It does take a good 90 days to shift a lifetime of undesired results. Trying implies failure. Suspend disbelief and do it for 90 days. What’s the worse that can happen is that you get more of the same therefore you have nothing to lose.

      Start making lemonade from the lemons in your life. Or not. It is still your choice and you can choose to be right and create your reality.

      I wish you good fortune and the best.

      Eiji Morishita

  21. Very interesting subject , thankyou for putting up. “Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.” by Titus Maccius Plautus.

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