What Does Your Fortune Cookie Say This Week?

Breaking open a fortune cookie… rolling the dice… hoping we’ll “get lucky”..

Too often we do that in life and in business.  We wait for our “big break” or winning lottery ticket.

Shift your perspective a bit:

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Work hard.  Be prepared.  That’s something you and I can control.

So, if you were writing your own “fortune” to go in your “cookie” for this week, what would you write?

Here’s one from me to you:

Leave me a comment and let me know what YOUR fortune cookie would say!

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41 Comments

  1. There is love in your heart. Let others know how much you appreciate them. It’s easy – a little smile or “thank you” goes a long way.
    ~Debra
    Debra Jason recently posted… Smile and the World Smiles with YouMy Profile

  2. What you wrote is exactly what I’d want to hear! How did you know?!?!
    Michele Bergh recently posted… 4 Steps to a Prosperity MindsetMy Profile

  3. Absolutely!

    There is no substitute for hard work, and the more you work the better you and your work become.

    Mine might be…do your best and God does the rest. :)

    Thanks Michelle :)
    Harleena Singh recently posted… Does a Painful Breast Indicate Breast CancerMy Profile

  4. Thanks, Michelle.
    You make a good point, urging us to apply our energy toward things we can control. Last January, on Friday the 13th (maybe a lucky day, right?), I blogged a similar notion.

    I suggested that dumb luck has very little to do with any good fortune. Instead I urged us to learn to create opportunities from whatever comes along. Read it here http://magnoliajazz.com/friday-the-13th-a-lucky-day-for-wedding-or-party-music.
    Robbie Schlosser recently posted… How is Planning Party Music like Blogging?My Profile

  5. My fortune reads, “Aspiring authors are looking for the wealth of guidance and reassurance you offer. Step out in a bigger way where they can find you.”
    Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. recently posted… An expert, and no book?My Profile

  6. If I could write my own fortune this week I would write I can now accomplish anything in my Internet marketing buisiness because I have learned from the best of the best
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    1. Hey, Bart,
      Thanks for connecting with me on Facebook just now. Nice that we can have a conversation here on Michelle Shaeffer’s blog.
      I’m really enjoying your blog about learning blogging and maintaining your website. Besides your two primary coaches, and Michelle of course, who else are you relying on for solid information and advice? I count easily over a dozen myself — see them on one of my Pinterest boards.
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  7. Mine would probably say something like “Sometimes even the strong need to rest. Relax, they’ll find you eventually.”
    Linda Ursin recently posted… MagpieMy Profile

  8. Mine would say– I know the plans I have for you so don’t worry. –God.
    Diana–from the blog challenge
    http://www.dianabrandmeyer.com

  9. “You receive all you’ve worked so hard for.”

  10. Mine would say,”Go shoot some videos for you daily vibration shidters! You are helping women heal, grow and go after what they want in life.”
    Dana recently posted… Three practices to aid your healing JourneyMy Profile

  11. Mine would look like Diana’s! God is preparing me, I just had to pay attention. Even finding you and your sharing spirit!
    Tia Dye – Military Wife Theology 101 recently posted… PreparedMy Profile

  12. I would love mine to say. Learn to be you. And trust yourself
    susi recently posted… Clear Out The Make-UpMy Profile

  13. “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called accorrding to His purpose.” Something I need to remember this week.

    Thanks for a great post!

  14. Fortune Cookie: ‘Everything is looked after… just go ahead and do it!’

    …So I did :)
    Mel Midegs recently posted… Techo TuesdayMy Profile

  15. Mine would say:
    Do not be defined by what other people think. Do it your way, with conviction and confidence.

  16. Make sure that the people you love know that you love them.
    Alana recently posted… Time in a BottleMy Profile

  17. Thanks Michelle, that is kind of you. My fortune cookie (for me) would say “The right doors are opening up for your business, hang in and you will achieve all of your goals and dreams”
    Wade Balsdon recently posted… Healthy eating does not necessarily mean chop, measure, cut and cook.My Profile

  18. Hi Michelle, that is actually very meaningful for me. My fortune cookie is “The secret of success is consistency of purpose”. Great passion and consistency is the key to success.
    Maris King recently posted… Doors Made In Solid TimberMy Profile

  19. There is only room in your mind for
    what you want in your heart

  20. Michelle, your creative genius is unstoppable – business as it relates to a fortune cookie.

    My fortune cookie would say ” reflect on your success from the past, trust your intuition and allow it to guide you like it did before.”

    Thanks
    Adalia John recently posted… 7 Ways to Slow Down to Speed UpMy Profile

  21. Love the Jefferson quote. It’s true, luck does seem to shine upon those who are willing to work for it. ;) I think mine will say: You are successful in all areas of life and your enthusiasm inspires others. Don’t forget to maintain balance and take time out for yourself.

  22. Nice Post. That preparation meets opportunity quote is one of my favorites and is so very true in EVERY aspect of life.
    Lorie recently posted… Zap! Shows Made Famous by the Technologies They UsedMy Profile

  23. What a coincidence to see this message, Michelle. That’s been the same thing I’ve been told by a lot of people all week. Maybe it’s trying to tell me something.
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  24. Mine would say “press on and fight the good fight.
    Neil Butterfield recently posted… How to effectively manage the blues, diabetes and obesity with chromium supplementsMy Profile

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