#35 Karla Starr: Can You Learn To Be Lucky?

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Karla Starr has written for O, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, the Guardian, and the Los Angeles Times, and appeared on CBS Sunday Morning as an expert on luck. The recipient of a Best Science/Health award from the Society of Professional Journalists, she lives in New York and spends an inordinate amount of time lifting heavy things. Her first book, Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others, was published by Penguin in 2018.

She has since co-authored The Hilton Effect with Made to Stick co-author Chip Heath. Starr currently helps organizations foster lucky traits in their employees and business practices.

In this episode we discuss:

-How to nail a first impression

-The benefits of going last in an interview

-Tips to become the safe choice in a job search

-Networking advice for introverts

-Why it’s important not to outshine the hiring manager

-When beauty can be a liability in your job hunt

-How to cultivate more confidence

-How to embrace your inner Kanye West

-Why it’s sometimes good to fake it until we make it, and more..

-Why a near-death accident was the best thing that ever happened to Karla

-The common traits of lucky people

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  • Check out her book on Amazon here

  • Connect with me on LinkedIn

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