We’ve all heard the saying, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
But what if I told you that you could actually increase your own “luck surface area”? Intriguing, right? That’s exactly what we discussed in our first session at Permissionless Academy, and it struck a chord with many.
What is Luck Surface Area?
The concept of Luck Surface Area is simple: the more you do, and the more you become visible around, the more opportunities you create for luck to find you. It’s not just about working hard; it’s about working hard in a visible way.
By sharing your work, your thoughts, and your aspirations with others, you’re essentially casting a wider net for opportunities to flow your way.
Why It Matters
In a world obsessed with hustle culture, we often forget that hard work alone doesn’t cut it.
You could be the most talented person in the room, but if nobody knows what you’re up to, your luck surface area is minimal. On the flip side, by increasing your visibility—whether it’s through social media, networking, or public speaking—you’re not just waiting for luck to happen; you’re actively inviting it into your life.
How to Increase Your Luck Surface Area
- Share Your Work: Don’t keep your projects and accomplishments to yourself. The more people see what you’re capable of, the more opportunities will come your way.
- Engage with Others: Networking isn’t just a buzzword. Engaging with people in your industry can open doors you didn’t even know existed.
- Be Authentic: People can spot a phony from a mile away. Authenticity increases your luck surface area because people are more likely to engage with the real you.
- Keep Learning: The more skills and knowledge you acquire, the more situations you can apply them to, thus increasing your luck surface area.
Increasing your luck surface area is about creating a symbiotic relationship between hard work and visibility. It’s a concept that has resonated deeply with our cohort at Permissionless Academy, and I believe it’s a game-changer for anyone looking to level up their life.