We’re excited to share some news with you today. This is our 500th show.
And behind the scenes, we had all kinds of ideas about what to talk about today. Finally, after much debate, we settled on our topic. But before we get into that, we just wanted to say a couple of things.
First, thank you so much for being part of our community. It means so much to us. We love to hear from you. We love your comments, the tweets and retweets.
A trap that discourages you
Second, as we were settling on our topic, we talked about tracking progress. You know, how would we know it was our 500th show if we didn’t track them?
It’s easy to get discouraged. For example, you may set a goal and not reach it. But sometimes we get discouraged because we don’t realize how far we’ve come.
When we started Bigg Success, we didn’t really think about doing 500 shows. We just started doing them – one at a time – and here we are.
But if you don’t track your progress, at any given moment in time, you may feel like you haven’t made any progress.
It’s a trap. Don’t let yourself fall into it.
How to stay out of it
When you start feeling discouraged, think back to a year or two ago. Think about what you’ve done since then. Think about things you know now that you didn’t know then. Think about the people you’ve met in the last year. Think about people you’re closer to now than you were before.
You’ve come a long way, baby! Celebrate!
Our bigg discovery: The word that isn’t a word
We’ve learned a lot over the last 499 shows … which span almost two years.
Going back about 7 months and 144 shows ago, we told you about a bigg discovery. That after 355 shows and a whole lot of research and thought, we had finally arrived at our definition of bigg success:
Bigg success is life on your own terms.
Implicit in that definition is that you own your life – you are the entrepreneur in charge.
Terms are important. So a couple of months ago, I typed the word “entrepreneuring” into Microsoft Word. It underscored it. When I spell checked it, it basically told me it wasn’t a word. That intrigued us.
It did, because it is a word in our mind. Of course, so is “blog”. But it was underscored for a long time after it was commonly used. So we consulted the trusty dictionary. And we struck out again!
Well, we disagree. We think entrepreneuring is a word. It turns out that a lot of scholars today agree with us. Entrepreneuring is a process that is the focus of much leading-edge research across many disciplines.
Entrepreneuring is about leading the process of change in your life and work; managing the inherent risks to create the life you dream of living.
Entrepreneuring life on your own terms … that’s bigg success!
Do you agree with us that entrepreneuring is a word? If so, what does it mean to you? If not, why not?
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Please join us next time when we’ll discuss a small step that you can take that leads to a giant leap for mankind. Until then, here’s to your bigg success.
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