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« There will be times when you’re headed in one direction but feeling like there might be other goals, dreams, etc. worth exploring instead.

The best advice I can give in such a situation is that things in life happen in waves and when you’re on a good wave, you’ve got to ride it until it becomes less good. You need to constantly evaluate the value of the path you’re on versus the potential that could come out of exploring—and ride the biggest wave you can find. » Ray Dalio‏

« Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. » Orison Swett Marden

« A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. » Francis Bacon

« Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. » Joseph Campbell.

How to see opportunities others miss. When preparation meets opportunities: how to ‘build’ your own luck! 0 comments When preparation meets opportunities: how to ‘build’ your own luck!

When preparation meets opportunities: how to ‘build’ your own luck!

Today, during the opening keynote of the Microsoft //build event in Seattle, Satya Nadella announced Talentsoft as the first European vendor to leverage their new product, Microsoft Graph data connect. One hour later, we were again featured in a keynote presentation with a 90-second video showing Talentsoft with our customer, Christian Dior, explaining how we use the new Microsoft product for HR purposes. I was standing just 5 meters away from Satya when it happened, and I can tell you that it was one of those moments that you remember for the rest of your life! It is such a major achievement for me and our teams at Talentsoft.

How did it happen? Listen to the weak signals After almost 20 years of entrepreneurship, what I’m absolutely positive about is that you can’t really decide how projects are about to happen. Create opportunities I think opportunities are about the risks you are willing to take. The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet [ TED Talk : Tanya Menon ] Be an opportunity maker [ TED Talk : Kare Anderson ] The Corridor Principle: Why Some People Succeed…And Others Don’t. Imagine you’re looking down a corridor.

The Corridor Principle: Why Some People Succeed…And Others Don’t

It’s long, dark and disappears into the distance. Without a guarantee of what will occur, you proceed down it. You’re willing to risk uncertainty and the normal fears that accompany such a feat, for the sake of adventure. As you move down the corridor, new doors open up on both sides of you. On the other side of these doors are opportunities. Opportunities to produce new knowledge about improving habits, adding new skills and sustaining excellenceOpportunities to gain new insights into your capabilities as an individualOpportunities to improve the actions you’re taking toward your goals—opportunities that we could not have seen and/or could not have pursued had we not taken action earlier. Novelty. Curiosity. Mental Frameworks. Difficult Conversations. Change Curve. Prudence. Choice. Know-How to Become. Learning. How To Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed By Research.

Ever had a run of bad luck?

How To Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed By Research

It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you. Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean with voodoo or magic crystals. Turns out somebody has done scientific research on luck. So I gave him a call. Richard Wiseman is a professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and the bestselling author of many books including: Luck Factor. Richard studied over 1000 people. One woman reported having 8 car accidents in one 150 mile journey. Ouch. What the work shows as a whole is that people can change their luck. Richard ran a series of experiments he called “Luck School” and taught unlucky people how to act more like lucky people do.

Via Luck Factor: In total, 80 percent of people who attended Luck School said that their luck had increased. And not only were they luckier afterward, tests results showed they were also happier. Okay, so you don’t want the church to burn down before your wedding day. How to Be Thankful For Your Life by Changing Just One Word. My college strength and conditioning coach, Mark Watts, taught me an important lesson about how to be thankful that applies to life outside of the gym as well as inside it… As adults, we spend a lot of time talking about all of the things that we have to do.

How to Be Thankful For Your Life by Changing Just One Word

You have to wake up early for work. You have to make another sales call for your business. You have to work out today. You have to write an article. Now, imagine changing just one word in the sentences above. The Art of Preparation. Growth Mindset.