In the last Luck Factor I talked about the need to create purpose when you practise – whether it’s playing the guitar, swimming or improving your presentation skills. In this Luck Factor I take this idea on to an existential but no less practical level. This concerns the very reason that you choose a particular means of occupation and the role that you perform when you are ‘occupied’. This might, for example, mean an accurate appraisal of what others really need from you and/or for you to be clear what it is you bring to a team or group. Perhaps the very reason that you do well in a particular sphere is that you can bring individuality to your role, but this individuality can be easily lost as you get wrapped ...

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