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His studies showed that people can improve their luck, or at least feel that they have, by changing their behavior and attitudes.

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The Luck Factor book. Psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman put luck under a scientific microscope for the very first. Is luck just fate, or can you change it? A groundbreaking new scientific study of the phenomenon of luck and the ways we can bring good luck into our lives.

From the results, he identified four main factors that explained luck. He was then able to show a group of people, who considered themselves unlucky, how to think and behave like lucky people. The results were astounding, with almost all participants reporting significant life changes - including increased levels of self-esteem, physical well-being, confidence and success

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The Luck Project was originally conceived to scientifically explore psychological differences between people who .

The Luck Project was originally conceived to scientifically explore psychological differences between people who considered themselves exceptionally lucky and unlucky. This initial work was funded by The Leverhulme Trust and undertaken by Dr. Richard Wiseman in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Smith and Dr. Peter Harris. Dr. Wiseman has since built upon this initial work by identifying the four basic principles used by lucky people to create good fortune in their lives and developing techniques that.

Is luck just fate, or can you change it?

A groundbreaking new scientific study of the phenomenon of luckand the ways we can bring good luck into our lives. What is luck? A psychic gift or a question of intelligence? And what is it that lucky people have that unlucky people lack? Psychologist Dr. Richard Wiseman put luck under a scientific microscope for the very first time, examining the different ways in which lucky and unlucky people think and behave. After three years of intensive interviews and experiments with over 400 volunteers, Wiseman arrived at an astonishing conclusion: Luck is something that can be learned. It is available to anyone willing to pay attention to the Four Essential Principles:

. Creating Chance Opportunities . Thinking Lucky . Feeling Lucky . Denying Fate

Readers can determine their capacity for luck as well as learn to change their luck through helpful exercises that appear throughout the book. Illustrated with anecdotes from the lives of the famous such as Harry Truman and Warren Buffett, The Luck Factor also richly portrays the lives of ordinary people who have been extraordinarily lucky or unlucky. Finally Dr. Wiseman gives us a look into "The Luck School" where he instructs unlucky people and also teaches lucky people how to further enhance their luck.

Smart, enlightening, fun to read, and easy to follow, The Luck Factor will give you revolutionary insight into the lucky mind and could, quite simply, change your life.


Comments: (7)

Purebinder
I am shocked at the poor reviews this incredible book has received - I think they stem entirely from people's misdirected expectations about what a book on"luck" should entail.

Richard Wiseman has done nothing less than create a psychological science for how to increase the positive opportunities that come into ones life - what has previously been called "synchronicity."

He starts by making an incredible point - Where did you meet the most important people in your life? Most of us met them in "chance" encounters such as being introduced to new people through our social network or striking up a conversation with intriguing strangers. Why not learn how to cultivate more of these "chance" encounters since they have been so powerful in our lives?

Richard has avoided two popular and intellectually irritating and disempowering tendencies -

1. He has avoided the error of treating "luck" like it is equivalent with pure chance or accident, .
2. He has avoided imprecise "pseudo-scientific" metaphors to explain how positive opportunities come into our life

Richard has clearly identified the major factors that determine the likelihood positive opportunities coming into your life. They can be cultivated and are some of the richest empowerment lessons I have seen. They are very deep and can be a nice psychological interpretation of "spiritual" ideas and ways of being.

This is one of the most important, empowering, and misunderstood books I've read in years. I highly highly recommend it.

I also recommend the happiness advantage by shawn achor.
Mysterious Wrench
“Some people have all the luck.”

You’ve heard that said, and perhaps you have wondered whether it is true. Professor Richard Wiseman, a research psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire in Britain, set out to test that proposition, and he subsequently wrote this book about his findings, The Luck Factor: The Four Essential Principles. His studies showed that people can improve their luck, or at least feel that they have, by changing their behavior and attitudes.

Getting luckier by changing your behavior and attitudes will not increase your chances of winning the lottery. Roulette wheels and slot machines won’t notice, either. Rather, your awareness of opportunities, your use of intuition/hunches, your resilience in the face of bad fortune, and your interactions with other people will improve–and their responses will likely be beneficial to you, making you “luckier.”

Dr. Wiseman’s findings uncovered four elements in the difference between those who believed themselves to have been lucky versus those who did not:

1. “Maximize your chance possibilities.” Be alert to opportunities, and act on them. He states this as, “Lucky people create, notice, and act upon the chance opportunities in their lives.” Often extroverts, they network well. With a relaxed attitude toward life, they try new things, get out of ruts, giving themselves more chances to “win.” For example, my youngest brother accepted a temporary research assignment in Great Britain, and there he met a wonderful woman to whom he is very happily married.

Professor Wiseman tested his subjects for alertness to obvious clues in a simple reading experiment. The ones who had considered themselves to be lucky usually found the clues almost immediately. The faction considering themselves to be unlucky generally missed the clues. The lucky were simply more alert than the unlucky.

To gauge their comparative degrees of connection to others, their degree of networking, Professor Wiseman had his study subjects read a list of 15 common last names and then check how many of these 15 surnames were of people they knew personally. On average, the “lucky” fraction knew many more than the “unlucky” fraction, indicating that the lucky ones were more effective at building networks. Networks are likely to present opportunities.

2. “Listen to your lucky hunches.“ Follow your intuition, not just your reasoning, in personal, financial, and business situations. You can increase this faculty by meditation and by setting aside problems temporarily while your subconscious mind works on them. Falling in love certainly has its intuitive aspects. Sometimes, however, we get a feeling that something is awry, even though we do not know why. Heed both attraction and repulsion. “The heart has its reasons that reason does not understand.”

3. “Expect good fortune.” Create self-fulfilling prophecies by having positive expectations. Expect interactions with others to be mutually beneficial. You will be more attractive as a partner, more likely to establish a win/win outcome. Let your reach exceed your grasp: have high goals. You cannot win if you do not try. “You’ve got to be in it to win it.”

4. “Turn bad luck into good.“ See the positive side of failure: turn that lemon into lemonade; recognize that it could be worse; learn; adapt; forge on; don‘t dwell on temporary defeat.

The principles make sense. The personal stories are interesting. Professor Wiseman lives up to his name.
Envias
You have heard people say that you create your own luck. In this accessible book (I listened to the audio book) Richard Wiseman demonstrates that it is true, with stories from real people's lives. You may have also heard that you attract your own luck. The book shows that the attraction is not really a mystical power involving unseen cosmic forces like it is often suggested in popular thinking. He explains it in a way that makes sense. We can learn to develop our lucky streak. The book teaches that step by step. Does it promise that we will not have tragic events in our lives? No, it promises that we can bounce back quicker than the average person and be amongst the best in seizing opportunities despite what fate throws our way. It also shows that we have many lucky breaks in life we just don't see them all. We can also create even more opportunities for lucky breaks. The steps to improving our luck involve some of the things we already do and others you would never suspect could affect your chances to be at the right place at the right time. Intriguing and empowering stuff, with lots of self assessments to rate your level of propensity for luck. Prof Wiseman delivers valuable and life changing gold nuggets of advice in this book. I loved it. It is a must read.
Xor
Some books can be summarized in 10 pages, this is one of them. I do like the principles and the theories but to fill up 200 pages of people's examples and life experiences is just silly. Read the summary at the end of the book and save yourself a lot of time to hone your skills on becoming luckier.
Downloaded
This book is fantastic!! Makes so much sense. Nothing hocus pocus about this. Love how this was scientifically researched and how it was documented that people have certain characteristics that bring them better outcomes and even what appears to be “luck” but really is because certain behavior traits are more likely to bring them more opportunities. This is spot on.

I manage 9 sales people and have had them all get this book. As I’ve have modified my behavior I have already seen greater returns. I also notice examples of the principles in this book all around me everyday, producing good and bad results.
The Luck Factor download epub
Motivational
Author: Richard Wiseman
ISBN: 0786869143
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Motivational
Language: English
Publisher: Miramax (April 2, 2003)
Pages: 240 pages