Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that's something I learned at an early age.
I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business.
My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that.