2 years ago, if you were to tell me my life would be where it is today, I would have laughed at you. Above is me at 20 years old training with the Vice President of a billion dollar company at our CEO’s estate in Miami, FL. Even typing that out feels surreal to me. 2 years later, though still humbled by the experiences I’ve had, my mindset is different. I’ve been called “lucky” a few times but that almost rubs me the wrong way. I didn’t fall into this life. Every decision and sacrifice I’ve made has led me to where I am today. Being an entrepreneur and owning my own business has put me in places I didn’t even know existed, let alone dreamed of. That’s the thing about us, we create our own “luck”.
In an attempt to better myself mentally as well as in a business sense, I surround myself with people who are where I want to be. I listen to, question, and absorb the words of millionaires, of CEO’s, philanthropists, nutrition experts, trainers, etc. I attend trainings or seminars monthly on leadership and growing as a business owner, my car contains hundreds of hours of audio books on such topics, I read daily, constantly searching for that one line that’ll change how I do things.
We’re taught to believe that people are born lucky, that things are laid out for them, or that everything they touch turns to gold. That’s an excuse for laziness. I believe we have full control over playing the hand we were dealt in life. “Luck” is found in your attitude and mindset, your focus, and your decisions. In order to win the lottery, you’d have to play it, right? We have to make the move out of our comfort zones, know that opportunity is all around us and ready for us, not just for a particular group of people, and start taking more chances. Life will go on with or without us, but it’ll never change unless we do something different. Why can’t you become “lucky” too?
One of my favorite childhood movies once said, “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”