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9781841126357

The Book of Luck Brilliant Ideas for Creating Your Own Success and Making Life Go Your Way

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    9781841126357

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    1841126357

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-12-10
  • Publisher: Capstone
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Summary

Master "The Book of Luck's seven principles and you will find yourself being lucky, always. 1. CONTROL-ABILITY Control-Ability is about choosing and flexing your response to events and situations that arise, no matter how difficult they may be. "Result? Less blaming the unkind hand of fate and more "lucky breaks. 2. STICK-ABILITY Stick-Ability is about perseverance, tenacity and following things through even when the odds are against you. It is about finishing off what you start. "Result? Achieving goals no one else thought possible. 3. RISK-ABILITY Risk-Ability is about having the confidence to take a chance rather than plumping for the safe bet. It means having an open mind and a willingness to think differently. "Result? More lucky opportunities will come your way. 4. SENSE-ABILITY Sense-Ability means using all your senses and feelings to heighten your awareness of lucky opportunities. It includes making the most of gut feeling and intuition. "Result? Having the confidence to rely on your inner voice. 5. SOCIA-ABILITY Socia-Ability is the knack of relating easily to other people in a variety of contexts. "Result? More lucky coincidences. 6. PERCEPT-ABILITY Percept-Ability is all about how you look at life, events, yourself and others. Is your attitude to life optimistic? Do you shrug off (small) worries and concerns? If you do, this is true percept-ability! "Result? The ability to turn bad luck into good. 7. PERSON-ABILITY Person-Ability is knowing yourself well enough to recognise what works well for you and what can work against you. "Result? Being able to harness all your natural luckskills.

Author Biography

Heather Summers is an experienced senior executive who now runs her own successful human resources and management consultancy business. As well as strategic consultancy she specialises in executive coaching, personal growth coaching and training. Heather believes we all have much more potential than we give ourselves credit for. All the training that she is involved in, including the Luck Workshops she runs with Anne Watson, help people find and fulfil that potential.

Heather holds an MBA, has an MA in English Literature and French, is qualified in Psychometrics and is a Master Practitioner of NLP. She is married with 2 children and lives in Harrogate.

Anne Watson runs an executive search business that focuses on finding high achieving executives for businesses, and works with teams to ensure that they achieve their potential. In 1998 she sold a successful business, gaining the freedom to work in those areas that she is most passionate about. This includes running Luck Workshops with Heather Summers and challenging participants to take charge of their own destiny and outperform their own expectations. She has an MA Hons in Hispanic Languages, speaks four other languages including Urdu, is a qualified psychometrician and is a Master Practitioner in NLP. She is married with 2 children and divides her time between London and Harrogate.

To contact the authors, please email them at:

Heather@switchtosuccess.co.uk

Table of Contents

Luck Master Discussions ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction: Chance Your Luck 1(16)
1 Control-Ability 17(26)
Control-Ability and what it means for you
17(10)
Create your own success: create Control-Ability
27(1)
Make life go your way
28(1)
Brilliant Ideas for using Control-Ability to increase your luck
29(7)
Brilliant Ideas pushed to the outer limits
36(7)
2 Stick-Ability 43(24)
Stick-Ability and what it means for you
43(9)
Create your own success: create Stick-Ability
52(1)
Make life go your way
53(2)
Brilliant Ideas for using Stick-Ability to increase your luck
55(5)
Brilliant Ideas pushed to the outer limits
60(7)
3 Risk-Ability 67(24)
Risk-Ability and what it means for you
67(6)
Create your own success: create Risk-Ability
73(3)
Make life go your way
76(3)
Brilliant Ideas for using Risk-Ability to increase your luck
79(6)
Brilliant Ideas pushed to the outer limits
85(6)
4 Sense-Ability 91(22)
Sense-Ability and what it means for you
91(5)
Create your own success: create Sense-Ability
96(2)
Make life go your way
98(1)
Brilliant Ideas for using Sense-Ability to increase your luck
98(7)
Brilliant Ideas pushed to the outer limits
105(8)
5 Socia-Ability 113(28)
Socia-Ability and what it means for you
113(7)
Create your own success: create Socia-Ability
120(2)
Make life go your way
122(4)
Brilliant Ideas for using Socia-Ability to increase your luck
126(8)
Brilliant Ideas pushed to the outer limits
134(7)
6 Percept-Ability 141(30)
Percept-Ability and what it means for you
141(10)
Create your own success: create Percept-Ability
151(2)
Make life go your way
153(1)
Brilliant Ideas for using Percept-Ability to increase your luck
153(12)
Brilliant Ideas pushed to the outer limits
165(6)
7 Person-Ability 171(18)
Person-Ability and what it means for you
171(7)
Create your own success: create Person-Ability
178(2)
Make life go your way
180(1)
Brilliant Ideas for using Person-Ability
to increase your luck
180(6)
Brilliant Ideas pushed to the outer limits
186(3)
Case Studies: People in the Spotlight 189(44)
Case Study 1 Richard O'Sullivan: Managing Director of Millie's Cookies
192(7)
Case Study 2 Bhim Ruia: founder of the Ruia Group
199(4)
Case Study 3 Tom Bloxham MBE: Group Chairman of Urban Splash
203(5)
Case Study 4 Peter Donnelly: founder of the Eisenegger brand
208(5)
Case Study 5 Terry Flanagan: Chief Executive of Mason Communications
213(5)
Case Study 6 Lal Kumar: Chairman of Rajan Imports
218(4)
Case Study 7 Andy Gilbert: Managing Director of Go MAD
222(6)
Case Study 8 Val Gooding CBE: Chief Executive of BUPA
228(5)
Luck in Your Business 233(2)
Index 235

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