Steve Jobs was just lucky!

I don’t think so.

Steve Jobs created his own luck and pursued it vigilantly. After only six months at Reed College, Jobs quit attending classes. After dropping out, he hung around the school and noticed that posters and labels displayed on campus were beautifully hand-calligraphed. He decided to ‘drop in’ on a calligraphy class, where he learned about typefaces, leading and kerning (the space between different letter combinations), and other tips that make great typography.  

If he had followed the path of most dropouts in those days, he would have been a barefoot wanderer meandering around the school, moping about how life wasn’t fair. Instead, he ‘dropped in’ on a class that provided him information to begin thinking like an artist. His new knowledge would ultimately change the course of his life and our lives as well.

Think about what he did. He visited where luck was and then got lucky when he learned to ‘think different’ by increasing his knowledge, taking a risk, and seizing his opportunity.

You, too, can visit where luck is. Find out how by ordering Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky today on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CornerStoneLeadership, or through your local bookstore.

Escape Someday Isle!

‘Someday I will,’ and ‘Someday I’m going to’ are the rallying cries of the residents of Someday Isle. However, never in history has a situation improved on its own while people sat basking in the sun, doing nothing. If you are stuck on Someday Isle, you can escape!

Calvin Coolidge stated, “We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once!” You, too, can do something at once – beginning right now. 

Are ready to escape Someday Isle? There is no good reason to sit around contemplating what your next move should be.  It could be to read 208 pages of Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky and learn how you can close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

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What makes a great mentor?

In addition to knowledge and experience, here are seven common traits of the mentors in Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky… How to Become the Person You Want to Be:

  1. They had each been on a unique journey of their own and were willing to share their knowledge without asking for anything in return. And they weren’t afraid to give away any of their success “secrets.”
  2. They understood the power of their choices and learned to look into the future to see the consequences of the choices they were making.
  3. They worked hard.  Winning may have seemed easy, but winning only came after hard work.
  4. They loved their work yet maintained balance in their lives. They chose to invest their careers in something that engaged their hearts as well as their minds.
  5. They had a healthy blend of humility and confidence. They were grateful and readily gave credit to those who had helped them along the way.
  6. They projected a positive image, and their appearance reflected their success.
  7. They enjoyed life because they lived with purpose and understood the difference between existing and living.

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Wisdom from a Mentor

Here are seven samples of the mentor’s advice in Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky… How to Become the Person You Want to Be:

“The challenges you face are not there to destroy you; they are there to redirect you to the path that’s right for you.” 

“Regardless of what is going on, something can be done, and the next move is yours.” 

“Everyone is one blood test, stress test, x-ray, or serious accident away from a life-changing moment. There’s no good reason to put off becoming the person you want to be.” 

“When you don’t know the facts, the tendency is to imagine the worst—things you fear will happen—and then you make assumptions based on your imagination. Those assumptions are almost always wrong. Quit imagining and reacting to what you don’t know.” 

“You can’t just want, hope, or wish for luck to show up. You must actively throw yourself in luck’s path.” 

“’Someday I will, or someday I’m going to’ are the cries of the residents of Someday Isle. Never in history has a situation improved on its own while people sat basking in the sun, doing nothing on Someday Isle.” 

“Don’t be so busy making a living that you forget how to live.” 

Those are just a few of the lessons you will learn from in Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky . Learn how to close the gap of where you are and where you want to be. 

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Hang On! No, Let Go!

Should I hang on or should I let go?  That is a tough question that everyone must answer at some point in time.  Making the wrong choice could be disastrous.

For instance, if you are rappelling a mountain, you must hang on to the rope with all your strength to make progress. Letting go would be catastrophic. However, if you are waterskiing and you lose your balance, if you don’t let go of the rope, the water will beat you to death. 

How do you know when to hang on or when to let go of your personal or professional dream? Your answer should contain equal doses of faith and reason. You first must have faith you are pursuing the right thing. Then, it must pass the reasonable test.  

To accurately decide whether to hang on or let go, you need at least one trusted advisor to help you think it through.  Your advisors can make or break you. Many people ask friends for advice, but close friends typically are not great advisors. The best advisors are people with more experience than you who will tell you the truth from their perspective, even if it hurts your feelings. Without bias, they will either confirm your faith to hang on or provide a practical reason for you to let go.

Understanding whether to hang on or let go is a valuable lesson you will learn in Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky. This book provides you the opportunity to eavesdrop on a mentor’s advice about how to discern between hanging on and letting go so that you can become the person you want to be. 

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