Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Go Luck Yourself! Session 2

Those two weeks went pretty quickly didn't they? If you are now finding you are embracing the role that luck (or 'luck' if you are a bit of purist) plays in your life then I think you are ready to jump into Session 2, the focus of which is the 'good luck mindset'. As you'll discover, part (a) introduces the idea of the good luck mindset and explores the importance of gratitude, and part (b) extends this to look at how an optimistic outlook might be cultivated. Combined, they form the basis of what I'm calling here a 'good luck mindset'.

If you're still having a hard time appreciating the role that luck, in terms of unplanned events, chance encounters, and so on plays in your life then by all means spend a little longer with this and even watch Session 1 again. Similarly, if you have found your way here through some way other than having watched Session 1, then please take a look here first.

Take a moment note just three things (or more if you want to!) that you are grateful for, before moving on to watch part b:

So, what do you think? Will you give it a try? Would you see if and how adopting a 'good luck mindset' over the coming weeks has any impact on your experiences of 'luck'? Please use the comments section to tell me how you get on!

Session 3, where we look at some important ideas linked with noticing and creating opportunities (central to that age-old idea of "making your own luck"!), will be posted in two weeks on Wednesday 11th November 2015. Follow the blog to get an alert by email when the session 3 post goes live.


  1. What about Max Gunther ( how to get lucky book)who says expect bad fortune so you can make steps to avoid it?????

  2. Thanks for the question and apologies it has me a couple of months to see the comment and respond! It's a fair question... interestingly, the title of Gunther's book is also The Luck Factor, and pre-dates Richard Wiseman's book by a number of years (published in 1977 I think!). I'll take a look again at what Gunther suggests...

    In the meantime, my feeling is that expecting good fortune is preferable than expecting bad fortune (defensive pessimism?). Perhaps something like a flexible optimism is needed? A general expectation for good things, recognising that doesn't always mean what you would want to happen will happen, yet you will work with whatever does happen?