"Five points will be awarded to each of you for sheer dumb luck" - and yes I am enough of a Harry Potter fan (geek) to actually have that phrase embedded in my mind. I try for the accent too but it never quite sounds the same.
And I have a point in sharing it with you (aside from the fact that I am tired of you looking at me strangely when I say it...) - how many of you are operating your business relying on sheer dumb luck? Are you depending on your clients to fall into your lap by chance?
I was talking with one of my coaches the other day and she said to me - "Stacy, in tennis you very rarely get a lucky shot. They happen but you can't expect to win matches depending solely on the lucky shots. You have to be able to play the game."
The same thing goes for business. You will get some lucky shots - the clients who fall into your lap thrilled to be working with you. And you can't expect to build your business depending on someone to fall from the sky. Listen, I'm a huge fan of manifesting your desires and I do believe that with the proper mindset we can attract everything we need and want. But there's a secondary step to properly manifesting in your business and it's called ACTION.
You have to show the Universe that you are willing to take the actions necessary to make the very thing you are asking for become real.
You have to be willing to ask people to be your clients, to go out on a limb and create the opportunities for the Universe to reward you and support you. The more matches you play the more lucky shots you'll get but you have to be out on the court hitting ball after ball. The most talented players in the world still hit ball after ball to get better. They practice hitting and yes, they practice visualizing themselves winning and becoming one with the ball.
You have to get pissed off enough at the fact that your shots are all un-lucky that you're willing to put the time and practice into learning how to play better so you don't get your butt kicked every time you play.
Either that or quit.
Because you'll never really get anywhere in your business if you show up and wait for miracles. 5 points for sheer dumb luck doesn't get you very far...