Have you ever wondered what ‘Luck’ really is?

I had always imagined it’s something that some people are lucky, or blessed with.  However, as I observe the repeated way in which some people create amazing, and spectacular lives, I came to realise that Luck favours those who go out there and expect it.  It seems lucky people ‘expect’ to be lucky.  Perhaps it is more a matter of mindset, and expectation, than pure coincidence, or chance.

Recently as I was exposed to two different definitions of ‘Luck’ on the same day, I decided I was going to capture that learning, and record it here, so that I can come back and reflect upon it, as well as to share it with others, as I reflect upon, and learn about consciously creating more Luck in my life.

Luck - "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it" - Thomas Jefferson

I had always thought of Luck as an acronym: Labouring Under Correct Knowledge (I can’t remember where I picked that up, but it was from a book many many years ago!)

Lazo Freeman shared his definition, during a recent talk he gave:

LUCK = Location, Understanding, Connection, and Knowledge.

As some context, Lazo was talking to a small group of individuals getting ready to build their PT businesses, and was providing an introduction, designed to help people in building successful businesses helping people get fit, and achieve their health goals as personal trainers.

Then later that afternoon, my friend, and Elite Life Coach Tony Selimi, happened to share the details of how he creates luck.

I’ve shared his original post on creating Luck below.  I really liked the way Tony dissected Luck into 12 constituent parts, and then shared in detail what he does to go about creating Luck.

Reflecting on the various different definitions of what Luck is, and knowing that we live in a vibratory universe, I think at the end of the analysis, my core belief is that Luck is fundamentally a frequency that exists within is. It’s activated when we remove our obstacles to receiving from the universe.  We’re all destined for great luck, but only some of us ever get out of our own way, and manifest it, as effortlessly, as real masters of Luck do.

Having seen friends like Tony Selimi, Marilyn Devonish, or Maksoom Hussain manifest luck, and miracles in their everyday lives, I’ve come to the conclusion that gratitude, appreciation, expectation, and a sense of self-worth, and self deserving of the luck and miracles are all pre-requisites for attracting Luck into your life.  Now I invite you to have a read of the detailed post below, written by Tony Selimi (republished from here with his permission).

If you’re looking for some help in creating more Luck in your life, get in touch with Tony, to schedule in a discovery session with him.  If there’s one man I know capable of helping create more luck, magic, and happiness in your life, I can’t endorse Tony highly enough.  I’ll be writing more about my experiences of working with Tony in a separate blog post soon.  For now, I invite you to start adopting some of the practices below, and watch yourself start to get lucky in life in 2014!

“For most people Luck is thought to happen by chance; it’s not thought to be something you can plan for or obtain by intention. Some say luck is decided by our fates, or believe that some fortunate souls are mysteriously born under a lucky star.

At quick glance, it might look like there is truth to that. After all, some people’s lives overflow with abundance, vitality, successful careers, and loving relationships. Since I left the corporate world I have created a lot of luck in my life.

However, luck is not just a random event. Wikipedia defines luck as “a force that brings good fortune or adversity; a force that operates for or against an individual.” So, if luck is a force, you should be able to tap into it … at any time!

My good friend Farhan saw the luck that I was creating each day in Abadiania. The question my good friend Farhan asked me in the last 5 weeks being in Brasil was how do I do it? So I put the following together to help you all create more luck in 2014.

After a great deal of research and experimentation, I am here to tell you that there are ways in which you can tap into positive force and improve your luck. Indeed, luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes. Imagine now that by changing your focus, you can intentionally increase the amount of luck you experience in all areas of life.

1. Tune in to Your Gut

Nearly all of the lucky people I’ve met said they trust their intuition and pay close attention to their gut feelings. A good way to increase your ability to “hear” your gut is to empty your mind. Meditation is one way to effectively clear your mind and tune in to your gut. After all, it’s difficult to hear your intuitive self when your mind is overflowing with thoughts and to-do lists.

2. Face Your Fears 

The only way to get beyond a fear is to march straight through it. Otherwise, you will either create a terribly long, circuitous route around it, or you will let your fear totally block your life path. If you hide from your fears, you are hiding from new opportunity that might be waiting for you. So stare down your fears and get back to your life.

3. Expect the best

It’s called the Pygmalion Effect: you get what you expect, and lucky people expect the best. They are certain that their future is going to be full of good fortune. And these expectations become self-fulfilling prophecies. Ask around and you’ll find that “lucky” and “unlucky” people have astoundingly different expectations.

4. Chant to Change Your Karma 

You can open yourself up to the forces of positive luck by chanting a mantra. A mantra is a religious or mystical syllable, poem, word, or series of words that is chanted either aloud or silently. When chanted, mantras become vibrations that establish deep concentration in the chanting person. Chanting is, in one sense, the most ancient method of using affirmations to bring about changes in your life.

5. Be Curious

The more curious you are, the more available you will be to possibility and the “luckier” you will become. Open your eyes, look around, and ask questions. Assume nothing! Curiosity will lead you down roads that you might not otherwise have traveled. You just never know how you might bump into, what opportunity might present itself, or what positive change you will affect through your creative and curious mind.

6. Take Baby Steps 

Success does not happen overnight. In truth, it takes a lot of work to move forward, and it can sometimes feel overwhelming. The best and most effective way to accomplish what you want, to stay open to the lucky forces of the universe, is to take your dreams one small baby step at a time.

7. Try It: Who Knows What Might Happen!

Two of the best ways to “be lucky” are to be willing to take calculated risks and to embrace unexpected opportunities. Try new things. Go new places. Don’t just do the things for which you know the eventual outcome. Stretch yourself. Go outside your comfort zone!

8. Visualize the Lucky

See yourself as a lucky person, someone who simply gets what they want. Visualize that your soul’s windows are open, fresh air is pouring in, and with it the positive energy of the universe. See yourself in detail. Experience the feelings of a “lucky” person. Take in every detail.

9. Ask for What You Want

It’s no accident that those who are lucky and get what they want, actually ask for it! Trust your desires and make requests without apology. Go for it! And if your request is turned down, consider the answer to be a temporary “no.” It’s okay to ask for what you want again, later, at a different time.

10. Stay Motivated

To get and stay lucky, you need to live from a place of ‘motivation.’ You’ll want to hang out with people who are on similar upward spiral tracks. Read books that inspire. (Might I humbly suggest, “A Path to Wisdom” that is due to be released Spring 2013, you can send me an e-mail book@healoneself.co.uk to be added to the pre-order and launch party list.)

11. Giving UP is NOT an Option

Clearly, the most successful and luckiest people are the ones who fail over and over again and do not give up. No, they learned from their failures; considered them merely feedback and they forged ahead. “Unlucky” people write themselves off. “Lucky” people keep on going!

12. Clear the Clutter

As I am decorating my kitchen today I am also clearing out the clutter from all the cupboards. Clutter can be anything that you no longer use, need, like, love, or appreciate. Clear it out of your path. I suspect that we all have too many possessions, unhealthy habits, antiquated beliefs, and old emotions that drain us. It is energizing, invigorating, and healing to free ourselves of clutter. Clear the way and invite good luck in! If you need some extra help, my friend Helen Sanderson is an expert in clearing your space, home, office and bring in new fresh energy.

And When All Else Fails…Get yourself a good luck charm; Mine is my John of God Triangle, my crystals, the Unicorn Ball. I highly recommend you find your own authentic lucky charm. And last, but finally not least, for those of you who are willing to take risks and go out on a limb, wear your clothing inside-out. I was taught this when I was a little boy in Macedonia, not that I did it on purpose though every time I did it I was told I am lucky. In time I became lucky, as you will read in my forthcoming book, through 5 major breakdowns I created 5 major breakthroughs.

All these superstitions are guaranteed to improve your luck – as well as receive attention and some stares from onlookers, for sure!

If you want to unleash your abundant self, get in touch, PM me and book yourself for a “Get Lucky” two hour coaching consultation starting tomorrow and see how you too can change your world around. ”

 

You can learn more about Tony Selimi at http://www.tonyselimi.com/, and you can connect with him on Facebook, if you found this post of his inspiring too.  

Be sure to leave in the comments below, your definitions of Luck, and how you go about creating Luck in your lives.  Wishing you a most lucky 2014!!

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