If You're Waiting for a Lucky Break, You're Wasting Your Time

How to create your own business luck.
Contributor
Entrepreneur Network Partner
2 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You often hear about how entrepreneurs or other successful people got their big break -- how some piece of good fortune fell into their laps and turned their lives around. This is especially common when talking about entertainers who become overnight stars.

Think about someone like Amy Schumer. It seemed as though she simply appeared on the entertainment scene one day, fully formed as a comedian. But, Schumer spent years traveling all over the country, staying in bad hotels and playing in front of small groups while honing her craft. So, to the outsider, it might seem as though her success came all at once, but the truth is that Schumer worked for that recognition for a long time.

If you want to achieve your own success, then, don't count on becoming an overnight success -- there's no such thing.

Click play to learn more about how to create your own luck in business.

Related: 3 Quick Tricks to Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre.

EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Amazon FireRokuApple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android devices.

Click here to become a part of this growing video network.

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Starting, buying, or growing your small business shouldn’t be hard. Guidant Financial works to make financing easy for current and aspiring small business owners by providing custom funding solutions, financing education, and more.

Latest on Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Media, Inc. values your privacy. In order to understand how people use our site generally, and to create more valuable experiences for you, we may collect data about your use of this site (both directly and through our partners). By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the use of that data. For more information on our data policies, please visit our Privacy Policy.