How to Create Your Own Luck: The "You Never Know" Approach to Networking, Taking Chances, and Opening Yourself to Opportunity
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication date: October 2004
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
How to turn random chance into runaway success In How to Create Your Own Luck, networking guru Susan RoAne shows us eight traits of successful people who make their own luck, rather than wait for it. She shows readers how to exploit chance to create a bigger network of contacts, friends, and acquaintances-which inevitably leads to more opportunities in life and business. Filled with engaging and instructive stories of real people who've turned serendipity into success, this book reveals the eight counter-intuitive traits that they all have in common, including talking to strangers, making small talk, dropping names, and even eavesdropping. These traits keep people open to new experiences and open the door to good fortune. Perhaps we strike up a conversation in an airport bar that turns into a business relationship, or we mention a friend's name to an associate and find new business opportunities. There are an endless number of ways that luck can lead to new opportunities. But it's really not luck; it's the result of being open to possibilities that pave the way for success. This handy, real-world guide shows readers how to apply RoAne's practical, proven advice to every aspects of their lives. Susan RoAne (San Francisco, CA) is the bestselling author of How to Work a Room, The Secrets of Savvy Networking, and What Do I Say Next?, which have sold over a million copies combined. She is also a noted public speaker whose audiences have included Citicorp, Procter & Gamble, Boeing, and the Wharton School. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS, and the BBC.