Luck is really important in your career (both good and bad luck)
Success isn’t just about how hard you work – it is also about how smart you work and what luck you get along the way.
In the modern world we’re told that we get everything we deserve – it is all down to our hard work, all about the hustle.
While hard work is important – it doesn’t tell the whole story. Luck plays an important role.
We build myths about how we did it all ourselves without anyone’s help
A dangerous career myth is, “I did this myself.” At least one person would have taken a chance on you or significantly helped you. It’s dangerous because we become lost in our own ‘doing it tough’ story and that gives us an excuse not to help others.
You got a lucky break – give someone else a lucky break.
The risk with the myth of hard work is that it shames us for not being successful (look at all the stories on LinkedIn)
Don’t feel ashamed 😓 of where you are because LinkedIn is telling you you get what you deserve.
Hardwork 🛠️ is important, but LUCK 🍀 is even more important.
On LinkedIn we’re constantly being told how hard people work and how much they deserve their success. Hustle, hustle, hustle.
That’s not true. To be successful, you don’t just work hard, you are also going to be lucky!
What can you do to improve your luck critical success factor and be successful?
👀be aware to lucky opportunities,
🎲 find ways to maximise your luck (you might need to work smarter), and
🏄♀️surf that lucky wave when it comes your way.
Adopt my career habit’s to make your job work for you and make yourself luckier
Start with learning names – it will make all the difference in working with people more effectively.
Bad luck isn’t necessarily bad for your career – get made redundant
Losing your job, being made redundant, could be just the lucky break you need to turn your career around.