I want you to do yourself a favour. Just go ahead and remove that word from your vocabulary this year.
Next time you want to wish someone “good luck,” say, “all the best,” instead. Book a really big job? Think it was because you’re “lucky.” It’s not. It’s because you’re blessed. Or, maybe it’s because you’re skilled. Could it be because you worked hard?
Stop Crediting Luck
The whole idea of “luck” is rather frustrating to me, if I’m being honest. Do we really give credit to rabbits feet? Leprechauns? Four-leaf clovers? When good things happen to us, can we honestly claim it happened by chance? A mystical lining of the cherries on some magical universal slot machine?
I don’t know about you, but I work hard. Every day I hit the ground running to build my voice over business. I’m reaching out to clients. I’m searching for leads. I’m submitting auditions, demos, proposals, quotes. I’m spending time on social media. I’m writing blog posts.
Credit Where It’s Due
- Sweat equity.
- Work ethic.
If you want to give credit to any of those factors, by all means. But please, don’t ever tell me I’m “lucky to be so successful.”
If you want to say anything, tell me I’m blessed. Truly I am. If you don’t believe in God, that’s ok. I won’t make you. But I will tell you that when good things happen in my voice over business, I always take a moment to give credit where it’s due. To my Maker!
Get To Work
If you sit around in the office / studio all day waiting for luck to strike, I’ll tell you right now, it’s going to be a long year for you friend! Is it success you seek? Prosperity? Great clients? A little brand recognition? You will not achieve any of these things by chance. I don’t care what your Magic 8 Ball or horoscope says.
The key to having a great year this year is removing the word luck from your vocabulary and replacing it with “hard work” which always leads to “blessings.”