Do you rely on the Luck of the Irish to build your business?2 min read

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End of the RainbowTo some, it’s easy to resent successful people and assume that they got to where they are because of luck. But truly successful people have built their business with skills, not luck.

Those so called “lucky” people lack the necessary basics to building a successful business that you can acquire. Luck runs out, but these skills won’t.

Tenacity

When the going gets tough, do you blame it on “bad luck” or do you persevere and push past the obstacles? Lucky people don’t know how to handle stress because everything falls into their lap. But successful people create their own success. You know how to rise above the challenges and reach the pot of gold on your own.

Team Work

There’s no “I” in team, and there’s no “I” in lucky either. Successful people know they won’t get to where they want to go alone. It requires team work to build a successful business. Delegate tasks that others can do so you can focus on what you do best.

Goals

Lucky people don’t have a goal. Good things just come their way. But it never lasts. Successful people have a goal which is S.M.A.R.T. – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound. For example, you may know that you want to increase your pot of gold from $100,000 to $200,000 by the end of 2015. By knowing what you want, you do the work each day to reach your goal.

Self-Improvement

Successful people constantly hone their skills. They read books that enrich their lives and improve their performance. Lucky people can’t make themselves more lucky. They don’t control their luck at all. So they are limited. But by focusing every day on the little things that will help you become a better version of you, the possibilities are endless. You can control your destiny.

The irony of “The Luck of the Irish” is that the phrase meant the Irish were UNlucky. After years of wars and famine, the world began to think the Irish had bad luck. But they persevered and have built a very successful nation. The Irish had the tenacity, team work, goals and self-improvement to rise above their challenges.

If you’re ready to stop relying on luck and start to be successful, talk to your business coach about how to create lasting skills to building a winning business.