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How To Be A Lucky Guy
By:Steven Gillman

Want to be a lucky guy or gal? There are things you can do to become one. In fact, there are at least a dozen luck "techniques" that you can use. I have been using them for years, and yes, they say I'm a lucky guy. Here are two of the most important things you can do.

Lucky Guy Tip - Get Ready For Luck

When we bought a house for $17,500 from the bank, and later sold it for a nice profit, people said "You're so lucky!" Yes, we were lucky that we had the cash saved, because they weren't offering financing at that price. We were lucky that had savings, making it easy to quit our jobs and move to this new town.

A friend who owns a used car dealership had cash flow problems. He could get a couple great cars at auction, but needed $1500. He offered a car as security if I would loan him the money for 10 days for $100 interest. Not only was I lucky enough to make an easy $100, but he was so grateful that he sold me a car for $1,600 that was worth much more.

Preparation puts the odds in your favor. If you were in the situations above, you couldn't necessarily do what I did. But if you had arranged to borrow $17,500 from a someone, you could have split the profits on the house. If you had a credit card in the second situation, a cash advance fee and interest would have cut your profit in half, but then maybe it's even luckier to make money with none of your own money.

In whatever area of your life you want to be a lucky guy, start preparing. There are always things you can do to allow for more luck. When you want to be lucky in love, you comb your hair, right? If you want to have good luck as a singer, start practicing, make a list of places you can audition, read up on how other singers became successful. Start getting ready for good luck.

Lucky Guy Tip - Be In The Right Place

My wife was recently lucky enough to get a good job teaching Spanish. She never was able to find jobs like this when we lived in a small northern Michigan town. When we moved here to Tucson, Arizona, things changed. Not surprisingly, there are often more opportunities in larger towns.

Naturally, you are more likely to get a "lucky break" as a movie star in Hollywood than in Toledo, Ohio. You'll have more opportunities to sail in a city on a coast. If you want to be a great skier, should you move to Alabama or Colorado? You get the point.

It isn't just about moving to "luckier" cities, though. Being in the right place is a matter of daily choices too. "Hanging out" where management does is more likely to lead to a promotion at work than spending time with the other employees. We spend time at real estate investing club meetings, and were just approached with an offer to partner on a great deal.

Find the "right places," and make it a point to be there. Imagine two men looking for the woman of their dreams. One stays home and dreams while the other accepts an invitation to a party. Who's more likely to be the lucky guy?

Steve Gillman

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