Last time, we talked about how the words we use, the terms, can provide fuel for our bigg success. It’s all part of the definition of bigg success. Bigg success is life on your own terms.
As we conducted our research, we discovered five core elements that propel people to bigg success or that keep us from living our lives on our own terms.
The 5 elements are money, time, growth, work, and play.
They operate independently and interdependently all the time.
As we surveyed people, some of the issues regarding money were:
- not making enough
- spending too much
- not saving enough
- not knowing how to invest it
We can get more money, but we can’t get more time. So time is our most precious resource.
Some of the issues we’ve heard in regards to time include:
- not knowing how to prioritize
- being too stretched between work and home
- wishing there was more time for a certain activity
- a to-do list that just keeps growing
Growth is vital to becoming the entrepreneur of our own lives. As we talked about this with people, we found that fear often holds us back because bigg success often forces us out of our comfort zones.
We also heard about challenges with certain essential skills – not the type of skills we learn in school – but the soft skills that are crucial in the 21st century economy.
This is one of the most important decisions we make. Yet it’s definitely not a once-in-a-lifetime decision any longer. To be a bigg success, we must constantly evaluate our situation to see if a career change makes sense.
One of the most critical choices we make is whether we choose to work for ourselves or for someone else. We are the entrepreneurs of our own lives. But do you want to be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense of the term as well?
We obviously face a lot of challenges here as we learned from our research. Some examples:
- How do I know if I need to change jobs or think about a career change?
- Am I ready to start my own business?
- What do I do if I’m really unhappy where I’m at?
- How do I make money doing what I love?
Play helps us build vital relationships. It also provides the experiences that make our lives whole.
Many people don’t achieve bigg success quite simply because they don’t play enough! All work and no play, you know! It not only makes us dull, it dulls us.
Another challenge with play is finding time for just ourselves as individuals as well as the people that we care about.
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You can’t have one without the other (four)
What we love about these five elements is how they work interdependently.
Money and time – the two resources we all have.
Work and play – the expressions of who we are.
Growth – the element that links it all together to drive us to bigg success.
We spend time at work to make money so we can afford to play. But if we spend too much time at work, we don’t have time to play! We may spend money to get more time, or we may have to spend more time doing something we’d rather not do because we don’t have the money. With a little growth, we could make that money so could spend more time doing what we want.
Back to the future
The idea behind these five elements and how they work together is the well from which we’ll be drawing for upcoming posts. We’ll focus on the challenges we all face and the opportunities we have to live life on our own terms.
So what does life on your own terms mean to you? What challenges are you facing right now in your quest for bigg success?
You can share that with us by leaving a comment below, calling us at 888.455.BIGG or sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll take the most common challenges and do a show about them. We’ll also highlight how people are living life on their own terms.
So this is your opportunity to get in on the fun!
Thank you so much for checking in on us today.
Join us next time as we wrap up this series. We’ll discuss the bigg idea behind our definition for bigg success.
Until then, here’s to your bigg success!
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