Lucky to the Bone (1 in 10,000)

January 21, 2008          Comments (7)

So, I’m watching the football games last night in Spanish because I was in the Dominican Republic for the weekend and I wanted some Buffalo Wings. (Yes, even Body Tutors eat Buffalo Wings.)

When my Buffalo Wings arrived at my table, 45 minutes later, I had a recurring thought.

If you are not going to give it 100%, don’t bother showing up. Thankfully, the Giants showed up.

After watching one of the most amazing playoff games ever (and almost having at least 2 heart attacks because of my Giants) I learned that my brother-in-law might be the luckiest guy in the world.

Well, one thing is for sure, he is married to my sister. But, my bro from another mo’, was in a squares pool for both games. You know, the pool where you draw a number for each team. This explains it perfectly, if you don’t know what I mean.

Anyway, not only did he win the 1st quarter and the final score of the Patriot’s game but he also won the final score of the Giant’s game!

Faaaaaaaaaaaaaakkk meeee!

FYI: The odds of that happening are 1 in 10,000! And for him, it was a pay day of $2,350. Last year the guy won $1,800 during the Superbowl.

Not terrible.

Oddly enough, I was reviewing a notebook that I brought with me of interviews that I’ve conducted with very successful entrepreneurs (people with companies that have $5 M plus in annual revenues), and there was one consistent theme.

The harder they work, the luckier they seem to get…

There’s no bones about that!



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7 Comments »

  1. Adam – you must write a book already. Your writing style is so creative and so unique and so entertaining yet so motivating all at the same time.

    Just to let you know – your blog is one of the very few that I read religiously.

    Keep rocking.

    ML

    Comment by Michael L — January 22, 2008 @ 9:48 am

  2. Michael,

    Thank you so much for your really kind words!

    I am so glad that you enjoy my blog.

    All the best,

    -Adam

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — January 22, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

  3. i agree with michael – -> write a book, your style is so unique!!

    Comment by Shan — January 22, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

  4. Thanks, Shan!

    -Adam

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — January 22, 2008 @ 5:44 pm

  5. Great story and lucky guy!

    Comment by B — January 23, 2008 @ 9:56 am

  6. Thanks, B…and yes he is!

    Comment by Adam Gilbert — January 23, 2008 @ 11:30 am

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