Thursday, April 30, 2009

Luck - When timing is right, things happens

Firstly let me apologize for not posting new articles as regular as I want to. And for those who have written to me, my replies might not as been as timely as it usually is. It has been quite a busy OX (earth) year so far.

Since I have taken Bazi up, I've been looking at ways to understand and optimise luck. I can only say it's scary when you know, and I'm not certain if there's some level of 'self prophecy' in determining whether a day or a month is good for you. I've tried to go on holidays when timing was not so great, but you cannot just run away and hide. The one good thing about all of this is tomorrow is another day with another type of luck!

In one of my previous articles, I mentioned about a Jim Collin's concept called fly wheel. This is where a person's effort or momentum is built up and then when the timing is right, it's released. Everyone's luck capacity is different. If you can determine the capacity and the 'release' time, then you can almost determine if and when lady luck is at your side.

You see, I've been working on this foreign project for the last 2 years. My financial controller has been literally bitching about how much we have spend on travel expenses etc. which makes turning back or giving up very painful. The project is sizable but the bigger the deal, the higher the risk, the bigger the effort, and sometimes it requires project funding. We have never borrowed for a project this last 13 years of running this company, so obtaining project financing was not the easiest thing to do. We started looking for funds last August, but only when we got the letter of award just before CNY we started scrambling for funds, as what use is a project without the funds to do it!

After many false starts, hiccups, and just plain incompetency from some of the people (on the finance side) we had to work with, we finally got the letter of offer. And if you have been following my blog, you should know that earth and metal elements are GREAT for me. Yesterday was a Dragon day on a dragon month. (When I actually checked was the dragon hour!) Dragon's main element is Wu earth. The last Dragon year (2000) was the year I received 2 rounds of venture capital funding in that year alone. So, self prophercy or not, knowing how hard to push, will also depend very greatly on WHEN to push.

So what happens if lady luck is not shining down on you, I believe you can still operate the same way. Don't look at fly wheels, think of little rubber bands, fast pull, fast release. Look at good days with the appropriate elements. Don't underestimate the importance of human effort or fengshui influences, too. It matters.

Next goal - Need to figure out how to counter bad days.

1 comment:

Jin Ju said...

Thanks for your reply on the previous comment!

I know that looking at the 10 Gods structure is just one of the many ways to look at someone's Ba Zi chart, and in my case, I really do have a tough time discerning my structure as EG or HO, simply because I see myself inhabiting both characteristics.

Eccentric, eh? Yes... it seems a lot of my friends see me as "eccentric", strangers see me as "weird", but I don't consider myself "eccentric" at all. But aren't both EG and HO "eccentric" in their obsessions anyways?