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3 Influencers of Career Success

influencers of success | BIGG SuccessHere’s something to always keep in mind throughout your career:

Growth creates opportunity.

It’s not profound. It’s completely logical. Yet many people never stop to think about it.

So when you’re setting your career goals, think about where the growth is. There are three influencers of career success: your occupation, your industry and your company.

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BIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about entrepreneuring your life. Whether you ever plan to be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense of the word, you are in charge of your life. You own it lock, stock and barrel.

So how does life on your own terms fit with the three influencers of career success?

You want to match your own passions and proficiencies with an opportunity.

Since growth creates opportunity, as you evaluate your occupation, your industry and your company, you want to look for growth.

Let’s run through two scenarios today; the two extremes.

Scenario 1: Growth in all three

Under this scenario, you’ll likely stay put. Opportunity should come your way. Keep building your network. Do all that you can to establish yourself as an expert in your field.

Always be on the lookout for projects that play to your strengths. And set your own timetable – when you want to get promoted – and go for it.

Scenario 2: No growth (or worse) in all three

You can wait. But as a BIGG goal-getter, unless you’re near the end of your career, it’s time to get proactive. Clearly, it’s time for a career change.

In this case, you want to start with you. What are your passions? What are your strengths?

You want to really do some thinking before you start considering possible careers. Otherwise, you’ll become overwhelmed with choices.

By starting internally, you can quickly eliminate the external options that don’t fit you. Then you can focus on finding the best opportunities for you.


Mary-Lynn FosterThis is the scenario I found myself in before we started BIGG Success. I was a radio DJ. I loved it. I have a passion for radio broadcasting. But I didn’t see any opportunity for growth.



George KruegerI remember, Mary-Lynn, we looked at the financials for your employer. They were facing declining sales. We went and looked at the industry. It had falling sales as well.



Mary-Lynn FosterRight, and this was even before the recession. So the outlook wasn’t positive. I knew I needed to look at options. We arrived at BIGG Success.



George KruegerAnd it’s ironic – now you’re back in radio.



Mary-Lynn FosterYeah, I host my own talk show on 93.5/95.3 Connect FM. It’s broadcast online at But it’s on my own terms. I get to do something I love part-time while I work to make my business grow full-time.


It’s like having your cake and eating it too. Three rights don’t make a wrong. In fact, find a growing occupation in a growth company that’s in a growth industry and you’ll be well on your way to BIGG success!

Considering a career change? Need help finding your opportunity? Maybe we can help.

Here’s something that never changes. We’re so grateful that you spent some of your time with us today.

Next time, we’ll talk about how to break the boundaries that keep you from reaching BIGG success. Until then, here’s to your BIGG success!

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