On Friday, September 23rd, Nasa reports pieces of an old Satellite will come crashing down to Earth.

Remarkably, there’s a 1 in 3,200 chance that someone might be hit by one of the 26 pieces of debris, with the heaviest weighing in at around 350 pounds.

Could there be a business-related lesson in all of this?

Yup. Luck.

The secret to luck is surprising to most people. It’s usually not the divine intervention of good karma, but rather a mix of practice, persistence, preparation, and determination.

Praying, hoping, and positive thoughts about winning the lottery “usually” never pays off. The famous golfer, Gary Player, has often been quoted as saying, “The harder I practised, the luckier I got.”

Luck has a way of showing up and if we’re not ready, it might miss us (or hit us!).

This is a time when a little bit of preparation will go a long way.

This Friday, look up.