Happy March! It’s the only time of the year that you might find a green smoothie in my hand.

Ok, it’s a shamrock shake. Why does that matter?!

It’s the month that everyone thinks about luck – or being lucky. And you don’t have to be Irish to want to have things go your way.

Lucky Charms cereal was first produced in 1964 with it’s iconic green clovers, yellow moons, pink hearts, and orange stars marshmallows. The Irish mascot claiming, “They’re always after me Lucky Charms!”

In 1971, Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry said – “You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya?”

Our society is obsessed with luck.

In today’s newsletter I’ll share some ideas to make your own luck.

So, read on! I hope you love it.

All the best,

Kristine Schroeder
Chief Solution Seeker
Schroeder Administrative Solutions

Lucky You!

Let’s talk about being lucky. In business, some people think success comes to the lucky.

Luck is certainly a common theme in our society, and it’s easy to see why. From that famous line of Clint Eastwood’s iconic character of Dirty Harry to the beloved Lucky Charms cereal, to rabbits feet and medallions, to crossed fingers and avoided objects like ladders and sidewalk cracks, luck is a concept that is embraced by all. It’s not just about luck in the traditional sense, though. Many cultures believe in the concept of fate or destiny, and that our lives are pre-determined in some way. Whether it’s a lucky charm or a belief in a higher power, luck has been a part of our lives for centuries. It’s comforting to know that luck is always around us, and it can be a source of hope and positivity in our lives.

Being lucky has certainly been a factor in success for some people in business, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Successful business owners know that hard work, dedication and resilience are key components to success. It’s important to have a vision and plan, as well as the willingness to change and grow. Additionally, they understand the value of forming relationships, and they know how to seek out and take advantage of opportunities. So, while luck may help, it isn’t the only factor in a successful business.

Need a boost? Try these helpful tips to make your own luck in business:

  1. Network, network, network!

    Networking is a great way to expand your professional circle and learn from others in your field. By connecting with people who have similar interests, you can gain new insights, learn about potential job opportunities, and benefit from their experience. Additionally, networking can be a great way to build relationships and collaborate with others, so don’t be afraid to reach out and introduce yourself!

  2. Take risks and be willing to try something new. Don’t be afraid to take a chance and try something different – it could result in unexpected success!

    Taking risks can be daunting, but it is important to remember that it can lead to great rewards. Trying something new can be a great way to challenge yourself, learn a new skill, and open yourself up to new opportunities. Don’t let fear get in the way of taking a chance and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone – you never know what exciting experiences could come out of it!

  3. Be prepared. Have a plan and work towards it.

    Having a plan and working towards it is key to success in any endeavor. It’s important to be realistic in your goal setting – break down long-term goals into smaller, achievable milestones. As you work towards your goals, don’t forget to take time to celebrate your successes along the way. With consistent effort and a clear plan, you can reach your goals and achieve success!

  4. Make sure to take time for yourself.

    Taking time for yourself is so important. Make sure to schedule regular breaks throughout your day to give yourself time to relax and re-energize. Take a walk, listen to music, or do something creative to give yourself a mental break. Taking time for yourself can really help boost your productivity and keep you feeling your best.

  5. Believe in yourself.

    You have the strength and courage within you to reach your goals. Believe that you are capable and have the power to make a difference in your life. Take control of your life and create the future you want. You have the power to make it happen. Have a positive attitude and keep pushing forward. Having confidence in yourself and your abilities will help you stay motivated and make your own luck.

  6. Adapt: Be flexible and open to change. The business world is constantly evolving, so you need to be able to adapt.

    Being able to adapt is an essential skill in the business world. Keeping up with changes and being open to new ideas can help you stay ahead of the competition. Staying informed and regularly assessing your strategies can help you stay flexible and prepared for any changes that come your way. It’s also important to look at the challenges that come with change as opportunities to grow and learn.

  7. Stay organized: Organization is key to success. Make sure you have a plan and stay on top of your tasks and deadlines.

    Staying organized is essential to success. To stay on top of your tasks and meet deadlines, try to create a plan for each day and week. Break down big tasks into smaller, manageable pieces and prioritize the most important tasks. It can also help to use a planner or calendar to keep track of your progress and goals. Finally, try to declutter your workspace to keep distractions to a minimum. With a plan and a tidy workspace, you will be sure to reach your goals and stay organized!