Jason Roberts' Luck Surface Area model explains that you can increase your chances of serendipitous moments by doing something you are wholeheartedly passionate about and effectively communicating your expertise in this area to as many people as possible. This model implies you can create your own luck...
Luck = Doing x Telling
The Luck Surface Area model was constructed for entrepreneurs, but is also a big hit with my executives:
To quote Jason Roberts who created this model: "The amount of serendipity that will occur in your life, your Luck Surface Area, is directly proportional to the degree to which you do something you're passionate about combined with the total number of people to whom this is effectively communicated. It's a simple concept, but an extremely powerful one because what it implies is that you can directly control the amount of luck you receive. In other words, you make your own luck."(How to Increase Your Luck Surface Area)
I take my own medicine, and I allowed serendipity into my life last week, sharing a virtual stage with Dr Rangan Chatterjee to a room of 500 people. There's more about this serendipitous event and the research I was sharing, in my guest interview on The Braincare Podcast, the first of two short episodes. Previous guests of this podcast include Stephen Fry, Jay Shetty, Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Dame Kelly Holmes!