Monday, March 24, 2008

Luck and Timing

I think you need to be ready to be lucky. You need to have the right mindset, but I also think you need to be in a place in your life where you have done your personal work so that you can have all that luck brings you.

I was in Arizona this last week pursuing a dream to bring a product to market. My hubby invented something two years ago and we are only just now pursuing it. Why? Because two years ago we weren't ready. We also figured this thing had to exist. We did a little research and when we didn't find anything, we lost interest and went on with out lives.

The real truth is, we weren't ready. Last year, we made a budget and stuck to it. We paid our bills off, and mostly got our financial ethics in line. Here we are now, a little money in the bank and emotionally ready for what this product can bring us.

Some will say we were lucky to meet the people we now have in our Rolodex, or that we were lucky we got to meet the buyer for QVC. Yes, we were lucky, but we were also ready and the timing was right. Luck and timing happen when you do the work you need to do to be lucky and timely.

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