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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be much luckier than others? Why do people believe that a piece of jewelry or clothing can bring good luck? Why do they feel the need to avoid things that they consider harbingers of bad luck? In this delightfully written book, Dr. Richard Wiseman shows that good mental health – not superstition – determines good luck. He highlights four of the fundamental psychological principles that lucky people instinctively follow to generate good fortune in their lives. He promises that by keeping a “Luck Journal” and following the exercises and questionnaires in the book, you can gauge and nurture the source of luck in your life. This book reveals how good psychological habits and positive action can bring good fortune into your life. Wiseman presents his thoughts in a fun way, with entertaining anecdotes. getAbstract recommends this fresh self-help book to those who want to improve the quality of their lives or, in other words, get lucky.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What makes people lucky;
  • How lucky and unlucky people view the same circumstances differently;
  • Which four psychological principles promote good luck; and
  • How you can train yourself to be more lucky.

About the Author

Dr. Richard Wiseman, a performing magician in his youth, is a professor of psychology at the University of Herfordshire in the U.K.



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