Image of basketball with title The Heart of a Champion

The Heart of a Champion

Image of basketball with title The Heart of a Champion

Kobe Bryant had the heart of a champion. We share seven ways this helped him become one of the greatest basketball players ever.

This show is a tribute to Kobe Bryant. It’s our way of saying “Thanks” for inspiring us all to be our best self. A summary of our conversation on this BIGG Success Show podcast follows.

Zero. That’s how many points 12-year old Kobe Bryant scored at summer basketball camp.

Nothing. Not a free throw. Not a layup. Not a lucky shot that went in.

With his confidence shaken, he says he almost quit the game of basketball. At 12 – before he even became a teenager. Thankfully for all of us basketball fans, he didn’t.

And just six years later, he was the 13th pick in the NBA draft. Straight out of high school, a first-round draft pick. Truly, a rare feat.

He ended his career with 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player awards, 2 scoring titles, and 2 Olympic Gold Medals.

He became one of the greatest players to ever play the game. How did he transform himself from zero, literally, to hero? He had the heart of a champion. We’ll share seven ways this helped him become one of the greatest basketball players ever.

Read more

image of food on a table with a wooden spoon and the blog title:Work From Home Business Story

Work-from-Home Mom Turns $3,000 into a $740 Million Business

image of food on a table with a wooden spoon and the blog title:Work From Home Business Story

This work-from-home mom wanted to contribute to her family’s finances. She did more than that – she turned a $3,000 investment into a $740 million business.

On The BIGG Success Show, we discuss the story of Doris Christopher, Founder of The Pampered Chef. With $3,000 borrowed from a life insurance policy, she created a business with sales of $740 million a year, at the time she sold The Pampered Chef to Warren Buffett. Here’s a summary of our discussion on the podcast.

This show is a continuation our last two shows. First, we talked about 5 easy steps to personal leadership. Then, last time, we discussed your arena of service – which is about who you serve and where you serve them. Today, we want to talk about the BIGG Success Power Triangle. We’ll use Doris Christopher’s story as an example.

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/01006-011520.mp3

Work-from-home and make money

[George] One semester, my students and I, at the University of Illinois, participated in a guest lecture given by Doris, who is an alum. The information here comes from my notes of her presentation.

She also documented her story in her book, The Pampered Chef: The Story of One of America’s Most Beloved Companies*.

Doris is the quintessential successful work-from-home mom. This former home economics teacher started The Pampered Chef in 1980 with $3,000 borrowed from a life insurance policy. At the time, she was a 34-year old wife and mother of two. She had no business experience.

Like 69% of entrepreneurs, Doris started her business from home. Her basement was the initial distribution center and headquarters for The Pampered Chef.

Read more

image of arena with open roof showing clouds and the blog title: Your Arena of Service

Your Arena of Service

image of arena with open roof showing clouds and the blog title: Your Arena of Service

Your arena of service is the place where you can make the greatest positive impact in the life of others, and, in so doing, in your life as well.

Brought to you by FinancialFreedomTool.com

We discussed calling and your arena of service on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by our last show, where we shared 5 easy steps to personal leadership. We had so much material left when we were done, we felt it warranted another show. We hope you agree.

According to the dictionary, “success” is the accomplishment of something you set out to do. But what if that accomplishment harms others? Is that success?

We think not. That’s why we talk about “BIGG success”, rather than just “success”.

BIGG success is inner peace which flows from three sources:

1) finding and fulfilling your calling
2) striving daily to reach your full potential
3) staying true to your vision and values

We want to talk about the first one today. BIGG success starts by finding and fulfilling your calling.

Read more

image of a bright star with the post title: Personal leadership in 5 easy steps

Personal Leadership in 5 Easy Steps

image of a bright star with the post title: Personal leadership in 5 easy steps

Personal leadership is a long journey into your own soul. Discover five steps which will lead you to a more rewarding life.

Brought to you by FinancialFreedomTool.com

We discuss personal leadership on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

Your True North

We’re thinking about Christmas this time of year. One of the things we think about with that is the Star of Bethlehem. In the story of the birth of a newborn king, the wise men were guided by a bright star in the sky.

This Star of Bethlehem brought to mind the North Star, and that reminded us of Discover Your True North*, the wonderful book by Bill George.

In the book, true north is your destination, your BIGG goal. If your destination is BIGG success – Believing, Implementing, Goal-getting, Giving back success – you must be guided by a constant light. The light comes from your star.

Read more

image with 4 question marks and blog title: Acheive Your Goals with 4 Easy Questions

Achieve Your Goals With 4 Easy Questions

image with 4 question marks and blog title: Acheive Your Goals with 4 Easy Questions

It’s easier to achieve your goals if you break them down. But what does that really mean? We share a 4-step template you can use immediately.

We discuss how to achieve really BIGG, long-term goals on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

The “BIGG” in BIGG success is an acronym for:

Believing
Implementing
Goal-getting
Giving back

Today we’re focusing on the first “g”: goal-getting. Before you can achieve your goals, you have to set goals. Goal-setting precedes goal-getting.

Read more