Me to my kids: “Guys, did you know it’s good luck when you see the sun and the moon at the same time?”

My kids to me: DAAAAAAD, you say EVERYTHING is good luck.”

They’re onto something.

A positive attitude. Telling yourself something is good luck is the first step towards having a great day.

The first step towards building positivity.

The mindset behind an optimist is one that has several practical and productive traits in the workplace.

Making your own good luck is a real thing.

It’s done by ignoring the blockers and figuring out ways to overcome them without complaining or giving up.

It’s done by being curious and working to go above and beyond, learn more and help solve problems.

Early in my career I was made fun of and made to feel young, naive, immature and stupid for being positive and energetic in the workplace. When that started to happen I didn’t change my core positivity, but I began to calibrate who I surrounded myself with and how I channeled the positivity.

18 years later I’ve made millions of micro decisions in this vain that have put me in a position where I’m surrounded by the right people ALL the time.

The minute I’m not, I make another micro decision that changes my “luck” for the better.

Curiosity, creativity, planning, hard work, execution and the people you surround yourself with SHAPES your luck.

Your outlook becomes your path. Your mindset is your reality.

Thus, the running joke in my family is actually ironically true to me.... EVERYTHING IS GOOD LUCK!

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.

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