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How lucky are we? - Issue #7

Thabang Tseboho
Thabang Tseboho
Hey 👋🏽 happy Sunday.
Can you believe we’re already on issue 7? Not so many year ago, if I wanted to send a weekly letter to 200 people it would be close to impossible if I wasn’t born into money or ran a sizeable company. Now for only R80 I can do just that — how lucky is that?
A consistent theme for me in the past week has been luck. What is it? How do we make more of it? To whom do we owe it?
I don’t have any definitive answers for those questions, but what I do know is that luck increases with the effort and exposure you apply to yourself or your ideas.
This week’s issue seeks to explore those questions with 1 story, 1 quote and 1 video — enjoy!

Story of the week
The Journey of a R100, by Thabang Tseboho
In 2010 I was determined to stay in Welkom after graduating High School. I had researched local College programs and entry into the local radio station — my mind was made up. I carried this decision into the 3rd school quarter, growing more determined by the day, until I was convinced to apply to at least a single university by my mentor and English teacher.
Thabong, Welkom
Thabong, Welkom
I was tasked with finding out how much the application fee would be for my chosen university, and… more
Quote of the week
“Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr
Jack Brown is the same author that jotted down a list of fatherly advice for his son, Adam, as he left home to begin a new life as a college freshman. That list became Life’s Little Instruction Book, the phenomenal guide that has sold more than five million copies.
"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor." — H. Jackson Brown, Jr
"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor." — H. Jackson Brown, Jr
Video of the week
The Success Paradox, by Derek Muller
Australian YouTuber, Derek Muller is better known for his masterful and entertaining Physics and Chemistry explainer videos. This time he points his story telling and research skills towards defining success. This will likely be the best video you watch this week.
Is Success Luck or Hard Work?
Is Success Luck or Hard Work?
Thanks for reading! Be you, be great!
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