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The Space Program

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I may have mentioned this before but I would roughly recommend The Dairy Of A CEO podcast hosted by Steven Bartlett. He is the founder and former CEO of Social Chain which he took public at 27 achieving a market valuation of £200m. In his recent episode Steven interviewed comedian Russell Kane. Fuck me was he impressive. Talk about never judge a book and all that. He is fucking intelligent. Russell mentioned a scientific study carried out by Richard Wiseman on luck fascinated me.


The study revealed the role people play in making their own luck. The findings also found that it is possible to enhance the amount of luck that people encounter in their lives. In one experiment Wiseman gave both lucky and unlucky participants (in their own mind) a newspaper and asked them to look through it and tell him how many photographs were inside. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs whereas the lucky people took just seconds. On the second page of the newspaper contained the message “Stop counting — There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.”


This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was over two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people spotted it. To test hypothesis further Wiseman placed a second large message half way through the newspaper. The heading of which read “Stop counting, tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $250.” Again, the unlucky people missed the opportunity because they were still too busy looking for photographs. What can we surmise from this? Stop preempting shit. Sadly we have this proclivity to assume the worst. 


They’re going to say no.


I can’t see that happening.


It’s unrealistic. 


And they might say yes. See it happening. Be fucking unrealistic. The Deckhead ethos is to take a punt on yourself and have a go. Prior to the pandemic I became jaded with DJ’ing. With the enforced hiatus I seemed to have regained my appetite for it. One of my clients The Maynard Arms has a garden so I rang Nick the manager, a fucking class act I hasten to add and offered to play a set for FREE the Bank Holiday weekend. He was made up at the prospect of having me, insisted on paying me, fed me and gave me all the Soda Water and Limes my bladder could handle. Not only that he booked me for the second Bank Holiday in May. 


It’s all about the incremental habit of having a fucking go. Do it scared. Stop waiting until you feel like it. There’s nothing wrong with going for what you want providing you’re not preventing others from getting there’s. Get with the program.


Let's make somethin' happen, let's make somethin' happen

Let's make somethin' happen, let's make somethin' happen

Gotta get it together for brothers

Gotta get it together for sisters

A Tribe Called Quest The Space Program


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