The Luck Factor

Author: Richard Wiseman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446440753

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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IS LUCK REAL? Why do some people lead happy successful lives whilst other face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partner whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck - and lives? Ten years ago, Professor Richard Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor by investigating the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. The results reveal a radical new way of looking at luck: in many important ways, we make our own luck. If you think you're unlucky, that bad luck may be the direct result of you believing you're unlucky. Wiseman identifies the four simple behavioural techniques that have been scientifically proven to help you attract good fortune. He then shows how you can use these methods to revolutionise every area of your life - including your relationships, personal finances and career.

The Luck Factor

Author: Richard Wiseman

Publisher: Miramax Books

ISBN: 9780786869145

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 2356

Is luck just fate, or can you change it? A groundbreaking new scientific study of the phenomenon of luckand the ways we can bring good luck into our lives. What is luck? A psychic gift or a question of intelligence? And what is it that lucky people have that unlucky people lack? Psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman put luck under a scientific microscope for the very first time, examining the different ways in which lucky and unlucky people think and behave. After three years of intensive interviews and experiments with over 400 volunteers, Wiseman arrived at an astonishing conclusion: Luck is something that can be learned. It is available to anyone willing to pay attention to the Four Essential Principles: . Creating Chance Opportunities . Thinking Lucky . Feeling Lucky . Denying Fate Readers can determine their capacity for luck as well as learn to change their luck through helpful exercises that appear throughout the book. Illustrated with anecdotes from the lives of the famous such as Harry Truman and Warren Buffett, The Luck Factor also richly portrays the lives of ordinary people who have been extraordinarily lucky or unlucky. Finally Dr. Wiseman gives us a look into "The Luck School" where he instructs unlucky people and also teaches lucky people how to further enhance their luck. Smart, enlightening, fun to read, and easy to follow, The Luck Factor will give you revolutionary insight into the lucky mind and could, quite simply, change your life.

The Luck Factor (Harriman Classics)

Author: Max Gunther

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857198815

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

View: 7129

Max Gunther's classic text with a new foreword by Gautam Baid. Luck. We can't see it, or touch it, but we can feel it. We all know it when we experience it. But does it go deeper than this? And if it goes deeper, does it do so in any way which we can harness to our own and others' advantage? Taking us on a fascinating tour through the more popular theories and histories of luck - from pseudoscience to paganism, mathematicians to magicians - Max Gunther arrives at a careful set of scientific conclusions as to the true nature of luck, and the possibility of managing it. Drawing out the logical truths hidden in some examples of outrageous fortune (and some of the seemingly absurd theories of its origins), he presents readers with the concise formulae that make up what he calls the 'Luck Factor' - the five traits that lucky people have in common - and shows how anyone can improve their luck.

Blackjack Pro : The Luck Factor - Why Be a Loser

Author: John French

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1447621174

Category: Games & Activities

Page: N.A

View: 2023

The fundamental principle of 'the luck factor' blackjack system is to reduce the risk of losing to a minimum. If you play blackjack for excitement and an adrenalin rush and get a buzz by taking risks, then this system is not designed for you. If you want to be a successful gambler, you must change your style of play. My system helps to reduce the possibility of heavy losses. 'The luck factor' reduces the risk of losing your bankroll. My system lacks excitement but is rich in rewards. If you want to play professionally and win, then my system is for you.

The Luck Habit

Author: Douglas Miller

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273771140

Category: Self-Help

Page: 177

View: 8085

There are two kinds of ‘luck’ – the ‘luck’ that happens when things are completely outside your control and the ‘luck’ that happens as a result of spotting opportunities and your own positive actions. However, it’s always you and the way you think and act that determines how ‘lucky’ you are. It’s all about how we analyse the events in our lives, how we respond to them, and how pre-emptive and pro-active thinking can create the kind of life experiences we want. Using an easy-to-read, non-academic writing style and featuring interviews with top performers in the world of sport, music and business, speaker and writer Douglas Miller presents 20 key ‘Luck Factors’ – patterns of thinking and behaviour – which you can apply in all aspects of your life. .

Retirement Income Redesigned

Author: Harold Evensky,Deena B. Katz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470885055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 438

Clients nearing retirement have some significant challenges to face. And so do their advisers. They can expect to live far longer after they retire. And the problems they expect their advisers to solve are far more complex. The traditional sources of retirement income may be shriveling, but boomers don't intend to downsize their plans. Instead, they're redefining what it means to be retired—as well as what they require of financial advisers. Planners who aren't prepared will be left behind. Those who are will step up to some lucrative and challenging work. To help get the work done, Harold Evensky and Deena Katz—both veteran problem solvers—have tapped the talents of a range of experts whose breakthrough thinking offers solutions to even the thorniest issues in retirement-income planning: Sustainable withdrawals Longevity risk Eliminating luck as a factor in planning Immediate annuities, reverse mortgages, and viatical and life settlements Strategies for increasing retirement cash flow In Retirement Income Redesigned, the most-respected names in the industry discuss these issues and a range of others.

The Science of Being Lucky

Author: Nick Trenton

Publisher: PKCS Media


Category: Self-Help

Page: 239

View: 6446

Practical, real life methods to become the luckiest person you know with – no lucky charms or rituals needed to beat the odds. Luck – we’re not sure what it is, but we know we want it on our side. Is luck a cosmic force that we can randomly stumble upon, or is there something real that people we consider lucky have discovered? The Science of Being Lucky is an in-depth look at what all lucky people have in common and how they set themselves up for success time after time. Put success into your own hands, not fate's. The Science of Being Lucky takes you on a science-based journey into what luck is, what we think it is, and how to get more of it in your life. The journey begins by breaking down and defining the lucky breaks, coincidences, and serendipitous events in our lives – then delves into the specific traits, life factors, and perspectives that create lucky outcomes. The Science of Being Lucky will open your eyes to what is behind each moment you would call lucky and give you a concrete action plan to create more of the same. Luck doesn’t have to be just fantasy. Become immune to bad luck. Nick Trenton grew up in rural Illinois and is quite literally a farm boy. His best friend growing up was his trusty companion Leonard the dachshund. RIP Leonard. Eventually, he made it off the farm and obtained a BS in Economics, followed by an MA in Behavioral Psychology. Ditch the lucky underwear and rabbit’s foot. -Popular methods for luck – do they work? (One does, one does not) -Avoiding bad luck internally and externally. -Three traits that practically manufacture luck. -Max Gunther’s famous “strategic luck planning” approach to life.

LuckLover's Good Luck Secret Guide

Author: Harry Kainth

Publisher: Higrade Publishers



Page: 127

View: 3362

Discover the New Secret Methods that only 4% People Knows to Improve Your Luck, Success, Happiness Overnight... STOP Begging for Being a Lucky Person & Happy Successful Life. START Generating a Constant Stream ofTriumphs, Money, Happy Love Life, Pure Good Luck Charm Using Proven Success Steps

Changing Safety's Paradigms

Author: Ron C. McKinnon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1641432829

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

View: 5655

Fueled by more than 40 years in the safety industry and having conducted thousands of interviews with managers and workers worldwide, the author confronts the safety industry's most prevalent and dangerous myths in Changing Safety's Paradigms. Numerous case studies and examples in the book give insight into how these myths can be changed.