How to Get Lucky


Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~Seneca


Are you prepared for opportunity?


Opportunities are often surprises, but if you are completely unprepared, then chances are the opportunities will pass.

Things You Need to Get Lucky:


  • An updated resume, reviewed and edited by a trusted colleague
  • A LinkedIn profile that is keyword-rich with a professional look and feel
  • A development plan to improve your knowledge, skills, and abilities in areas in which you are currently weak
  • A trusted coach or advisor who is readily available as a sounding board
  • An appointment on your calendar every few weeks to assess career opportunities in and outside of your company
  • A network of professionals in your community and industry with whom you have established mutual trust
  • A personal financial plan that includes short-term, intermediate, and long-term savings and investments.  Contact me if you want the name of my financial advisor – I highly recommend him.
  • A support network who can help you fulfill personal obligations


If you are a business owner, you will also need a business coach, a lawyer, documented processes, and very organized systems for managing your company clients, information, and intellectual property.  Remember, preparation plus opportunity creates luck.

Preparation + Opportunity = Luck.


How will you prepare for your opportunities today?


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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.


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