Life Lessons from Let's Make A Deal

When life gives you a chance to make a deal, go for the curtain. Or the small box. Or the envelope.

1. Be yourself

1. 1. Be yourself

Never be afraid to let your freak flag fly.

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2. Zonk happens

2. 2. Zonk happens

Not every deal will end the way you want.

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3. When life gives you a Zonk, Zonk life right back

3. 3. When life gives you a Zonk, Zonk life right back

Fighting to overcome obstacles often leads to even greater rewards.

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4. Given the options of love or money, choose love and money

4. 4. Given the options of love or money, choose love and money

Sometimes you can have it all. 
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5. Winning isn’t everything

5. 5. Winning isn’t everything

Oftentimes the experience is just as rewarding as the goal. Sometimes it's even more rewarding, and that's really special. 

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6. Expect the unexpected

6. 6. Expect the unexpected

Leave some things to chance. Case in point: who would have expected to enjoy a vibrant, traditional Latin dance on a daytime game show?

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7. Time is money (and cars and trips and a myriad of other prizes)

7. 7. Time is money (and cars and trips and a myriad of other prizes)

Don’t waste too much time making decisions, you can lose out on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

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8. You can’t control everything

8. 8. You can’t control everything

It's frustrating, but some things are only up to chance.

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9. Choices have consequences

9. 9. Choices have consequences

Once you make a decision, you have to stick with it, no matter if it’s a win or a Zonk.

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10. Life takes teamwork

10. 10. Life takes teamwork

There is no "I" in "teamwork," nor is there an "I" in "a good deal."

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11. Just go with it

11. 11. Just go with it

Be open to new experiences.

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12. Go with your gut

12. 12. Go with your gut

Always trust your instincts. More often than not, they're right. 

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13. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

13. 13. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

When life gives you a chance to make a deal, go for the curtain. Or the small box. Or the envelope.

Let’s Make A Deal airs weekdays on CBS.
14. Life moves pretty fast

14. 14. Life moves pretty fast

One minute Wayne Brady offers to make you a deal, the next you’re in a brand new car! Life rushes by, so cherish it as much as you can. 

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15. Greed is good... sometimes

15. 15. Greed is good... sometimes

That is, until it isn’t. Don’t let it get the best of you.

Let’s Make A Deal airs weekdays on CBS.