Serendipity is the name given to those “happy accidents” we experience throughout life — finding a person, idea, or resource we didn’t expect, but greatly needed. These encounters enrich our lives with new experiences, connections, and insights.

Using social media is a great way to find and increase serendipity in your life. I have built a network of fascinating and generous people online, and these connections have blossomed into everything from meaningful conversations to significant partnerships.

I wondered how much of this was truly random, and found that my personal serendipity could be traced back to certain consistent, actionable, and replicable behaviors. I now employ such tactics on a daily basis to summon and shape my own serendipity.

I call this process “Tactical Serendipity” — please read my full article about it on HuffPost, here.