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Getting Lucky With Money

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ScottManning

I love St. Patrick’s Day – no real reason. I don’t drink any color of beer and I don’t party, but I like green and everything that carries the color, including money.

Anyhow – Here’s my 3 principles for getting and staying lucky in life, love, and business.

Number 1 – You’ve got to expect to be lucky. Sure, that comes from doing the right things, but believe me, no matter how many times you point yourself in the right direction, if you are expecting the worst you’ll get it.

This is not to say simply being optimistic, no, as Dan Kennedy talks about all the time, coined by Napoleon Hill, accurate thinking is critical.

When you set out to do something though, since it’s you doing it, you ought to be
confident about the outcome. You have to expect to get lucky.

That means that your actions and strategy have to warrant the thinking. You need to
be following a plan, with purpose, that you are intentionally taking action on.
Then, you have no reason to not expect to “get lucky.”

This is one of the main reasons I’ve got a waiting list for Private Coaching
Members, and have private client projects lined up a year, nearly two, in advance.
Because they know when they get me, they get experience across many industries,
tried and true strategies, and a damn good bet that they’ll get lucky.

No kidding, I’ve got clients that just want to keep me in there life because “things
seem to work better and move faster when Scott’s around”.

That better be the case, because that’s what suppose to happen.

Number 2 – You can’t get lucky if you’re sitting on the sidelines. In other words,
if you’re dealt a bad hand, and choose not to be dealt again, pretty obvious you
can’t win, you can’t get lucky.

One of the biggest problems I see with entrepreneurs is that they think a “strategy”
or a “business” is no good. Instead of taking responsibility. The simple fact that
someone somewhere is doing better than you are means there is room for improvement.

But most people want to jump from cloud to cloud searching for the next rainbow
instead of hunkering down, building a solid business, and watching as the clouds
part to discover the rainbow was right there with them all along.

Think about it, how many professional athletes have a slump and instead of work on
their skill, they switch sports because “it must be something with the sport – can’t
be me”.

None of them. So, as a business owner, don’t be so fickle.

And, while you may see this as contradictory to number 1, you should know it goes
hand in hand. When you stay in the game, play more hands, get dealt more cards, you
will find ways to win. And that’s exactly how you get lucky.
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August Small Business Marketing Idol Contest

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

7 contestants competed in the August Small Business Marketing Idol Contest, hosted by Scott Manning, held at the Indianapolis Chapter of the Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s Circle. Scott is the local Independent Business Advisor for the Marketing Group. The contestants recounted their recent marketing efforts for their small businesses.

To attend the October Small Business Marketing Idol Contest (or participate yourself), link to this page. Marketing Contest part of 10/8 Chapter Meeting.

If you have any questions about the October Small Business Marketing Idol Contest, please email johng@indysmallbiz.com

Contestant #1: Jack Klemeyer

Contestant #2: Nick Milano
Pet Supplies Plus website

Contestant #3:Neil Richmund

To attend the October Indianapolis Small Business Marketing Idol Contest (or participate yourself), link to this page. Marketing Contest part of 10/8 Chapter Meeting.

Contestant #4: Joe Strange

Contestant #5: James Payne

Contestant #6: Sondra Gunnell

To attend the October Indianapolis Small Business Marketing Idol Contest (or participate yourself), link to this page. Marketing Contest part of 10/8 Chapter Meeting.

Contestant #7: AJ Clingerman

To attend the October Indianapolis Small Business Marketing Idol Contest (or participate yourself), link to this page. Marketing Contest part of 10/8 Chapter Meeting.

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