One of the greatest joys and accomplishments has been having the opportunity to write The Conscious Luck Workbook with Gay Hendricks and Carol Kline. When I first got the book and started reading it, I kept putting it down to order copies for my clients. It was revolutionary and expansive and I just had to share it. I am blessed to know Gay personally and reached out to let him know how much I loved the book and how I was taking notes on how I might use it with clients. That began the journey to cowriting this book with him and Carol.
One question I had for Gay was on the definition of luck. Two clients had expressed some resistance to the book given their spiritual backgrounds. Here’s an excerpt from the book with our definition of luck from the book. What’s your definition? What are your thoughts on what we’ve written?
Our Definition of Luck
In Conscious Luck, we define luck as an ever-present force that you can harness consciously to flourish on all levels of life—mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially.
Although there will always be an element of chance to luck—both good and bad—research in the field of Positive Psychology and the experiences of consistently lucky people show that a great deal of your luck can be changed, and quickly, with some conscious attention on your part.
Just as there are rules for improving your health—get enough sleep, eat a balanced, fresh diet, stay hydrated, exercise regularly—there are specific guidelines for improving your luck.
We love the analogy Stanford University professor, Dr. Tina Seelig, uses to explain this: “Luck is rarely a lightning strike—isolated and dramatic—but a wind that blows constantly . . . You need to build a sail—made up of certain tiny behaviors—to catch the winds of luck.”
The eight Conscious Luck Secrets provide the step-by-step instructions for building that sail and harnessing the winds of luck.
Reading Conscious Luck started your journey to intentional good fortune and using the tools in the following pages will accelerate that process. When you fully integrate the eight Secrets into your daily life, you can’t help but be luckier.
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