Make Your Own Luck

From the Show: HER
Summary: You may be leaving opportunities on the table.
Air Date: 5/10/18
Duration: 28:19
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Janice Kaplan, Author
Janice KaplanJanice Kaplan is a journalist, TV producer, and writer. She is the author of fourteen popular books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Gratitude Diaries and her brand-new book, How Luck Happens.

Janice was the editor-in-chief of Parade magazine and the executive producer of the TV Guide Television Group, where she created and produced more than 30 primetime network television specials. She has appeared frequently on TV shows including Today and Good Morning America.  

In How Luck Happens she shares how we can each create luckier lives for ourselves every day.
Make Your Own Luck
Can you influence your own luck?

We have more control over our lives than we think. Our attitude changes how we view opportunities.

Luck is the convergence of random chance, talent and hard work. 

  • Random chance is opportunity presenting itself.
  • Talent is being open to possibilities, recognizing opportunities, taking a different path from others, and taking risks.
  • Hard work is putting in the elbow grease so you’re ready for the random chances.
Even undesirable events can open up opportunities. For example, being fired from a job can create new and different possibilities for your career. View it as a chance to do something you wouldn’t otherwise do.

Keep in mind that people just beyond your inner circle are more likely to make luck for you than close friends and family. They know of different opportunities than the people in your direct circle. Face-to-face contact helps strengthen these weak ties.

Listen as Janice Kaplan joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share how you can improve your own luck.


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