Can You Learn to Be Lucky?

Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Details

TitleCan You Learn to Be Lucky?
Author
ReleaseAug 14th, 2018
PublisherPortfolio
ISBN-139781591846864
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Self Help

Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Review

  • Mark Manderson
    January 1, 1970
    Sociability is a predictor of opportunity. Proximity is a predictor of acquaintanceship. Appearing last could help your chances of being lucky.Humans like familiar things, so looking the part and being in the right place will increase your luck.Humans are predisposed to favor attractive people, meaning beautiful people get lots of luck.Confidence creates opportunities for lucky breaks. Students who wrote for 15 minutes about one of their strengths – independence, say, or creativity – went on to Sociability is a predictor of opportunity. Proximity is a predictor of acquaintanceship. Appearing last could help your chances of being lucky.Humans like familiar things, so looking the part and being in the right place will increase your luck.Humans are predisposed to favor attractive people, meaning beautiful people get lots of luck.Confidence creates opportunities for lucky breaks. Students who wrote for 15 minutes about one of their strengths – independence, say, or creativity – went on to perform better. Be capable of looking at a loss and criticism as a learning experience time and time again, relentlessly focusing on improvement and exercising unyielding self-control.Self-control is an essential component to success.Connecting with other people will help generate new opportunities.Staying curious about new things will increase your chances of finding luck.Maximize your lucky opportunities by regularly trying new things.  
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    This is just such a great read. Informative, motivating, humorous and soooooo helpful. I can kind of relate to being in such a funk, just laying on the couch and binging on netflix, and struggling to get my shit together. But in each chapter Starr gives concise, well researched and even science based neuro stuff, which helps you understand the why. At the end of each chapter there are bullet points, which I think I will paste on my refrigerator!! I definitely recommend this book, it could possib This is just such a great read. Informative, motivating, humorous and soooooo helpful. I can kind of relate to being in such a funk, just laying on the couch and binging on netflix, and struggling to get my shit together. But in each chapter Starr gives concise, well researched and even science based neuro stuff, which helps you understand the why. At the end of each chapter there are bullet points, which I think I will paste on my refrigerator!! I definitely recommend this book, it could possibly motivate you to get off that couch and live your best life!
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  • Delia Turner
    January 1, 1970
    A well-researched and readable motivational book which, though it repeatedly acknowledges the role of privilege and happenstance in finding success, makes some suggestions for improving the odds--that is, how you can go about counteracting the influence of bad luck and adopting the positive (if unearned) attitude of the privileged. Ultimately, it's a "power of positive thinking" approach with some good general suggestions, but it has a heck of a good bibliography.
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  • Davide
    January 1, 1970
    No. You cannot learn to be lucky.If you don’t have genes, resources and location, no matter how much hard you’ll work, you won’t achieve that. At least according to this book.But the good news is that you can maximize your lucky opportunities with curiosity to learn/try new things, self-control and networking.
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