It’s Not About Luck… It’s About Taking Action
Add another prize under my belt. This time it was an Apple ipad through John Chow’s book review promotion. No, it wasn’t fixed, there’s even a video of John and his friends picking the winner at random during one of his Dot Pho dinners. The best part is, everyone assumed I already had an Apple iPad, but I don’t! Looks like I will finally get to play around with one afterall.
The addition of the Apple iPad is just another decent sized prize I’ve won over the course of having this blog. The other two big prizes were a free pass to DK’s ThinkTank and ShoeMoney’s EliteRetreat. Both events were not only amazing and limited in how many could attend, but these were both high end events that cost more than your average conference.
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So how am I winning all of these great prizes? The simple answer is, I’M TAKING ACTION. It’s actually quite amazing how many contests and promotions are available every day, whether it be just to leave a comment, tweet something out or write a review on your blog. It’s even more amazing to see how many people pass up these amazing opportunities!
Sadly, there is no amazing formula to winning random contests. “Luck” is walking into a casino, placing a random bet on one number on roulette, then winning on your first try. Continually entering contests, putting in the effort and winning prizes… that’s all about taking action and dedication. Sure, I may have had some luck along the way, but none of these prizes would have been possible without taking action.
Next time you see a contest or promotion, instead of saying “that would be cool to win”, why not take a few moments and enter. You might just be surprised how much little competition there is!
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