Think it, Speak it, Create it

Think it, Speak it, Create it

“Luck is the residue of design.” —John Milton

Years ago I went to a concert with a bunch of friends. We had tickets all together in one section. They were good seats.

One guy decided he wanted better seats, seats right up front.

He told us he was going to stand outside the gates and “trade up.”

I remember thinking at the time, “Why?” followed quickly by “How?”

“Don’t worry,” he told us all. “I’m lucky; I’ll find a way to sit right up front.”

And he did. Half way through the opening number, a member of our group yelled, “There he is! He got into the 3rd row!”

Lucky indeed.

The thing is, he’s always been lucky, he says. He declares out loud all the time that he’s a lucky guy.

I think there’s something to that—announcing your luck prior to its proof of existence.

We’ve all heard the truism, “When preparation meets opportunity, some people call it luck.”

Maybe the preparation is more about what you declare to yourself. Every day.

Want to be luckier (or wealthier, or busier, or anything else)?

Think it first, then speak it out loud, and then watch it become real.


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Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

If your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more authentically and thus collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses.

Experiential learning through interactive workshops and coaching combines these three essential components with real-world application. By heightening self-awareness, enhancing emotional intelligence (EQ), and reinforcing accountability people become better communicators and self-managers.

I’ve been driving new kinds of conversations my entire career. Clear, confident, congruent conversations that generate change. The kind of conversations that create real collaboration. The kind that build your business—and your character.


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