When you are dealing with all the unknowns of new and untested business ventures, success follows the laws of probabilities. Many people are too narrow in their scope, or look for "sure things" before they start a new venture. But great entrepreneurs aren’t afraid to try something new. For example, Elon Musk found initial success with PayPal, but has since pursued dozens of initiatives, including SpaceX, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and Hyperloop.

Come to the table with a can-do mindset, the lucky-attitude traits of humility, perpetual curiosity, and optimism, and ask yourself this important question: Are you doing the right smart work today to get lucky in your business tomorrow?