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Do Lucky Charms Help?

I'm Asking: Do You Have a Lucky Charm For Your Career?

Back when I was at school, I used to bring a lucky charm with me to exams. It's a little "lucky cat" keychain that I carry around to important events. Over the years, it has evolved from a magical school tool to being part of my job-hunting arsenal, and now it is my secret to big wins at work (or so I'd like to think).

You may scoff at my superstitious nature, but a recent Danish study revealed that people perform better when they are using lucky charms, according to Scientific American. Believing in these superstitions will lead to greater confidence in their ability to perform.

I'm wondering, how many of you use lucky charms to help with your career? And if you're a big fan of them, what kind of charms do you use?

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CaraW CaraW 6 years
Ha ha! I think I'm one for believing in 'good juju' (this is a Grey's Anatomy term for 'good vibes or good luck'. My lucky charm would have to be this tiny encased hour glass timer. I actually took it from my husband's desk! Hey! Spreading the luck is good! :)
skigurl skigurl 6 years
My mom bought me a bottle of wine in anticipation of my new job, 2 years ago. We never drank it (just by chance) and so now it's the good-luck wine. It's in my kitchen on my wine rack and it brings us good luck for our careers!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I have a lucky marker that I use to label plates at work. It's totally indelible, so it NEVER smudges. It seems like whenever I use it, I get my work done a lot faster. It could be all in my head, I suppose, but I would be insanely upset if I ever lost that stupid marker. I'd probably ask my boss to get me a new one, haha.
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