Monday, 1 March 2010

Zappos' Interview Question

On a scale of one to 10, how lucky are you — and why?

The question is based on research by psychologist Richard Wiseman, who explored psychological differences between people who consider themselves exceptionally lucky and those who consider themselves unlucky.

His work revealed that people are not born lucky, but, without realizing it, use four basic principles to create good fortune in their lives:

  • Have an attitude that maximizes chance opportunities;
  • Be in touch with and cultivate their intuition;
  • Expect good fortunes, which become self-fulfilling prophecies; and
  • Thrive on bad fortune by taking control and creating positive outcomes.

According to Wiseman’s Web site, he’s developed techniques that help people increase their good fortune by thinking and behaving more like lucky people.

Source: AttentionMax blog

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