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How to Increase your Luck Surface Area Fast [Practical Guide]
co-written with ChatGPT
I’ve been inspired to write this by swyx and by The Serendipity Mindset book.
I do believe that we can drastically improve our chances for good things to happen in our lives, as I’ve seen this personally many times over. Now, I want to keep this short and extremely practical. ChatGPT gave a helping hand.
Read along => do.
Luck surface area is basically the number of opportunities you have for good things to happen in your life. To increase your luck surface area, you need to expose yourself to new experiences and people. Here are some good ways to do that:
Be open to new experiences: Try new stuff, go to new places, and get out of your comfort zone.
Meet new people: Go to social events, clubs, or volunteer. Meeting new peeps can help you discover new opportunities.
Learn new skills: Take courses or workshops to learn something new. You'll gain more knowledge and confidence, which can attract new opportunities.
Network: Go to industry events or conferences to meet people in your field. Networking can lead to new connections and opportunities.
Take calculated risks: It's important to weigh the risks and benefits before making a decision, but taking some risks can expose you to new opportunities.
Keep a positive attitude: Staying positive can attract good things into your life. Focus on the good things, and be open to new opportunities.
Remember, luck isn't just about chance, but also about being prepared and taking advantage of opportunities when they come your way. By increasing your luck surface area, you can put yourself in a better position to succeed.
99% of us fear more of losing something more than the potential to gain something. It’s called loss aversion (look it up). Reason being, we don’t take risks. Points 1 + 5, in my opinion, are the killer combo to become luckier. Alongside being comfortable with failing frequently.
Now, do at least 3 of the 6 next week, and tell me what happens.