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Five Tips to Improve Your Business and Personal Luck

Over lunch last month, I asked a successful businessman what attributed to his great success. After all, as CEO he had sold his previous company for over $25B and then went on to found, grow, and recently sell another successful $Billion firm. He replied, "I'm lucky and I take risks."

What's Your Definition of Luck?

Oprah Winfrey says, "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity." The Oxford American Dictionary states luck is 'chance thought of as a force that brings good or bad fortune.'

In his recent New York Times article, "What's Luck Got to Do With It?" Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great and co-author of the new book, Great by Choice, states "Luck, good and bad, happens to everyone, whether we like it or not. When we look at 10xers [companies that are 10 times more successful than expected] we see people who recognize luck and seize it, leaders who grab lucky events and make much more of them."

A new and better definition of luck could be 'good or bad fortune based on chance or destiny and the individual's response to the situation.'

What Can You Do to Improve Your Luck?
BE OPEN. See situations and recognize them as lucky opportunities.
TAKE ACTION. Grab the event, make a decision on how to respond, and then act. Take advantage of luck.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PROPER PEOPLE. Find people who believe they're lucky and who take action in response to opportunities.
HAVE A LUCKY ATTITUDE. Just like the successful CEO mentioned above, believe you're lucky and look on the bright side.
THINK LIKE A BILLIONAIRE. Learn and live by the wisdom Rick Sapio discerned from his interviews of 23 extremely wealthy people. They rely on guiding principles, core values, and tactics.

You have a choice. Success is self-determined. In the end, business and life are exactly what you choose to make of them. Choose to be lucky!

Upcoming Public Events

Friday, December 2, 2011. Theresa is a featured speaker at the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley Investor Forum. 9:00 AM PST in Sunnyvale, CA. You can book a meeting with Theresa while she's in the Bay area by contacting

Good News

CHOICEVIEW VISUAL IVR. Radish is working with Voxeo, a popular cloud Interactive Voice Response (IVR) provider, to offer ChoiceView IVR capabilities on the Tropo platform. See the blog post and video interview at

FREE CHOICEVIEW SDK IS NOW ONLINE FOR DEVELOPERS at It's never been easier to roll integrated voice and data into your mobile app.

HEALTHCARE BENEFITS FROM CHOICEVIEW. In the newest ChoiceView Use Case, you'll learn how nurse advisors use ChoiceView to share visual information while talking with chronically ill diabetes patients.

RADISH'S NEW PARTNER, E*PRO TECHNOLOGIES, an international IT solutions provider based in New Jersey with operations in India and Singapore, is adding ChoiceView to its repertoire of high-performance enterprise solutions. Learn more in the Radish Media Release.

Practical Information for You

RADISH. Interested in more of the Radish story? Follow Radish @RadishSystems or @ChoiceView on Twitter. And subscribe to Radish's RSS feed.

BLOG. Check out my Radish Sprouts blog posts about business, career, and life performance. The latest posting is Five Secrets for Startup Success.

Believe, Visualize, and Act!

Theresa M. Szczurek, Ph.D., CMC®
Radish CEO, Entrepreneur, and Speaker

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