I think it's definitely a prerequisite. A close friend once said, People like to do business with people they like.
Interesting. I think that's a neat summary of the factors (although I imagine attitude isn't that external of a factor, yet heavily influences everything else). Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing your story. Really fascinating to see how one "random" connection could lead up a chain of fortunate events.
Yeah, I really like that thought. More on the story behind the quote: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/07/14/luc…
Nice quote. I do think the article explains it in a bit more detail ;-)
Good point, thanks for chiming in.
Luck is probability. It's about chance, and it can't be controlled. It's just that some people seem to—consistently—play the odds better than others. Persistent people appear "luckier" than others, most of the times because we don't see the enormous amount of bets that fell flat.
I think he just used it as a way of filtering people he'd meet. So for example, if he thought of the color green, then he'd just introduce himself to people wearing green. I imagine that even though it's a random filter, it helps him get un-stuck/un-paralyzed (instead of asking, "wow, who should I talk to?", the…
For sure. Even if something doesn't have an immediate positive outcome, you never know when or how seemingly unrelated experiences or ideas come together down the line.
Absolutely. Thanks for sharing!
Yes, my oversight. I don't think I linked to it—thanks for sharing! :-)
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the list and summaries :-) annoying to hear they're hitting cell phones now too. I guess it was inevitable...
Wow, I imagine the shock would be pretty terrible. I think one simple solution is apparent in your story (call the child or grandchild, or the school!).
Thanks for sharing those two points! Appreciate it.
Goodness, that's awful. I know it shouldn't be surprising since these types of scams have been done for centuries (Victor Lustig once conned someone into "buying" the Eiffel Tower, I'm also thinking of a scam where people conned someone into paying for land).
Right on, I doubt they have a do not call list (or would willingly put you on it) but hanging up early is a good tactic.
Hahaha that's awesome.