The other day I was eating about a 10,000 calorie dinner prepared for me by my friend and executive chef, Gino.
There was also a 29 year old guy there who was about to go on a European tour with a band that has the number one record in the world. He is a bass player who was “discovered” by this band at a local recording studio where he worked.
He said his friends kept telling him how lucky he was to have landed this gig and although this dude does feel “blessed” he certainly was not lucky.
He had been working at the recording studio for three years doing whatever needed to be done – including cleaning the toilets – oh,without pay. Soon he started doing some “session work” (playing bass for an artist on some of their songs they recorded in the studio).
And he just kept working and working and working – for free. (By the way he also worked for Gino in his restaurant so he could pay the bills.)
Then, he finally got his big break and now he is travelling the world playing before 15,000.
Sure, they was some luck involved but he created his luck by working his ass off and following his dream.
Here are what some of the greatest thinkers of all time had to say about luck. This is profound stuff…
“Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” ~Langston Coleman
“It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned.” ~Frank A. Clark
“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!
Dave “What’s Luck Got To Do With It” Dee