Fact & Fiction – and how to tell the difference
How to get lucky – put planned serendipity to work
- Set yourself in motion. The more you talk with people, the greater the chance of finding what you need – without knowing from whom, where, when or exactly how you’ll find it.
- Connect the dots between conversations and experiences. Look at things with a new viewpoint by forgetting what you know to be true. Try to find alternative paths to a solution.
- Alter your course. Look for opportunities for divergence in life processes that have become linear. The same path always leads to the same place.
- Find commitment to purpose. Once you have identified a number of acceptable choices, select only the ones most attuned to your truest aspirations
- Practice “activation by design”. Be alert to choices, risks and opportunities, and widen your field of vision to notice peripheral events that connect ideas that unfold out of sequence.
- Find connections by constantly being aware of the box of limitations into which you place serendipitous events.
- Become permeable. Open minds and open doors go hand-in-hand. Become aware of what your customers, partners, employees and other stakeholders are really saying about you.
- Cultivate the skill of attraction. By being charming, witty, polite and helpful, the outside world will see and interact with you differently.
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