Luck, Leadership, & Asking Someone to Take A PhotoSep 02, 2021
If you don't ask, you may not know . . . or learn
Today this photo popped up on my laptop as a "memory." September 1, 2013. Dang.
As a little kid, my son loved law enforcement officers. So when I traveled, I took photos of police cars. And when in the UK and other countries where I felt comfortable (and knew it wasn't illegal or frowned upon), I asked for a photo with an officer.
Here I am at Buckingham Palace. I'm wearing pearls for the occasion--and some wicked sneakers/trainers.
I was nervous and felt stupid. And yet, I asked.
I spoke to the officer for a few minutes after our pose (yes, he knew I was "posing"). He said it was an "absolute joy" to serve and meet people from around the world.
I took a chance and had a fast connection. It made me feel good, my son was happy, and I think the officer's smile, as you can see, is sincere.
It wasn't pure luck--that I stopped, and I asked. I made it happen.
It took me a long time, probably about 10 years or so, to stop--like this--and look for ways to learn and create what I wanted. To create luck.
Next Wednesday, September 8, you have a chance to do the same--to learn about the art and science of luck in a webinar with Christian Busch, author of The Serendipity Mindset.
This webinar is free, and it's on September 8 at 12 noon PDT/3 pm EDT. Register now.
Many things are random, yet Dr. Busch's work tells him that you can create serendipity.
Leaders can't rely on luck. Let's create the serendipity strategy for you.
I'll record the discussion, but I'll give away 10 copies of the book to those there live. And one person will win a coaching session with me.
Lead with ease,
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