Happy Friday the 13th! Again… That’s right, so far this year, we’ve experienced not one, but two Friday the 13ths. If you’re superstitious, you probably spent your day watching for black cats and broken mirrors–and I don’t blame you! I do my best to avoid bad luck whenever possible. But with St. Patrick’s Day less than four days away, something tells me our luck is about to change. Fortunately, when it comes to running a business, luck is a very small piece of the puzzle.
Have you ever uttered the phrase, “I’ve just been lucky!” when it comes to the success of your business? If so, take it back! You are not lucky to be an entrepreneur, and luck has nothing to do with your success–just like Friday the 13th, or “bad luck” in general, has nothing to do with your failures. As Tina Turner once said, “What’s luck got to do with it?” …or, you know, something like that. Read on for the 5 reasons why you’re not lucky to be an entrepreneur!
Wait a minute, didn’t we just say that luck has nothing to do with success? In this video (which I highly suggest watching), Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, argues that luck isn’t a matter of happenstance, but a matter of being open to opportunity. Skip to 2:35 to hear his take.
Finally, in honor of St.Patrick’s Day, here’s an article that just might motivate you to create your own luck. In most recent times, the shamrock-clad holiday has been used as an excuse to drink green beer or pinch unsuspecting victims who forgot to “go green,” but in Irish culture, the day is more about celebrating Irish heroes who “transformed problems into opportunities and struggles into achievements.” Check out this article for 3 ways to create your own luck, in and out of the office.