This slideshow is my imagination of the slides that Tina Seelig might have been presenting for her lecture, "What I wish I knew when I was 20", presented as part of the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series.
Every problem is an
a creative solution.
Listen to Tina Seelig’s talk, “What I wish
I knew when I was 20” on the Stanford
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
(iTiunes) for a really interesting
challenge involving a 5 dollar bill
(and for the inspiration for all the
...research shows that people can increase their luck by consciously practicing being lucky. Lucky people are
magnetic socially—they draw people in around them. Other people find them attractive and inviting largely because
of their body language and facial expressions.Lucky people smile twice as much as unlucky people, and they
engage in a lot more eye contact. Their body language is warm and open: They keep their arms uncrossed, and they
often display open palms. Lucky people talk to strangers. Lucky people greet strangers in coffee shops, talk to
people in lines, chat with fellow airline passengers. Being relaxed helps us be attuned to opportunities around us. On
the other hand, stress makes us inattentive and unobservant. People who are made anxious in experiments become
less able to spot details, even those that are right in front of their noses. When we are relaxed, we are more likely to
notice when a lucky opportunity comes our way. (From Christine Carter, PhD)
The harder I
luckier I get.
Find the sweet spot.
(Note: Passions are necessary, but are not suf cient.)