Book Rating: 5/5
This is my first post under the category of books.
I will be sharing some valuable insights I’ve learned from the books I’ve read and hopefully, this will help someone out there.
The first book I will be sharing about is “The Unfair Advantage” by Ash Ali & Hasan Kubba
There are many useful lessons from the book but I will be sharing the insights on luck and how to be lucky and using it to your advantage.
The MILES Framework
The overall concept of the book talks about the “MILES” framework and how everyone already has what it takes to succeed (financially) and how we can leverage what we have to our advantages.
“MILES” is the acronym for “Money or Mindset”, “Intellect or Insight”, “Location or Luck”, “Education or Social Status”.
Every one of us has either one of those that we can focus on but let’s talk about “how to be lucky” today.
How The Book Changed My Perception On Luck ☘️
Luck is a controversial topic as there are people who faithfully believe in them while some argue that there isn’t such a phenomenon.
I was part of the latter and I’m sure some of you who first read the title on “how to be lucky” must’ve believed this is a complete clickbait, but stay on and read what I have to say.
The authors’ Ash and Hasan talk about how luck can be increased and in fact, it is in our daily control.
Let’s compare 2 people. Person A and B
Person A spends most of his time lounging at home and watching the latest Netflix series.
While B goes out often to do more things, meet more people, go to more events, blogging about his startup, produces and publishes content while getting feedback. Generally putting more stuff out in the world.
Which person do you think will become luckier?
How Luck Really Works
You’re right when you say person B will be luckier due to the fact that he spends most of his time putting more work out in the world. In other words, he is not afraid to share his work and expose himself to what the world has to offer.
The chances of him meeting an investor, a potential business partner or even clients are much higher compared to person A.
While all this magic happens, the only thing person A had to say was, “he got lucky”.
While there are people who tries to share their work and meet new faces. Most of the time when they get a piece of bad luck (obstacles or failures) they sit down and give up.
That is their choice and giving up is the action which makes the event bad and at the end of the day, they blame it on luck.
How To Be Lucky
Some of you may disagree and talk about how some people get really lucky and strike the lottery. Yes, that’s the current society’s understanding of luck and how you can never control it and use it to your advantage.
With this new perspective, it adds fuel to you and hopefully, motivates you to go out and share whatever you are working on, the progress of your startup, the recipe you are trying to master or even your own personal workouts.
This reminds me of a meaningful quote from Howard Thurman.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Besides, there are many wonderful things that could happen such as getting feedback from people so you can improve and possibly be of help to someone out there looking to start whatever you’re doing.
With that said, I hope this article serves me as one lucky charm so that it can reach out to whoever that needs to read this.
Go on. Time to be lucky.
If you like this article, you can take a look at my previous one on the best side-hustles for the coming year.
And if you are interested in reading more about “The Unfair Advantage” after this short book summary, you can purchase it here.
See you on the next one!