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4 Tips from The Pursuit of Happyness

Image of group of smiling people with title of blog post: 4 Tips from The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is one of our all-time favorite movies. We share four tips from the life of a homeless-father who made millions.

On The BIGG Success Show, we talk about a homeless father who built a multi-million-dollar fortune. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

We talked recently on this show about a new way of looking at money. Ken Honda has written a fantastic book called, Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money*. Is your money happy with you?

It made us think of one of our favorite movies, The Pursuit of Happyness. It’s the true story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner (played by Will Smith) and his son, Chris Jr. (fittingly played by Will’s son, Jaden).

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5 Ways to Squirrel Away Money

Image of a squirrel with the blog post title: 5 Ways to Squirrel Away Money

Just as squirrels hoard nuts for winter, we can squirrel away money to get through an economic winter. We share five ways to weather a downturn.

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On this BIGG Success Show, we discuss how to prepare financially for tough times. Here’s a summary of that discussion…

This show was inspired by the many busy squirrels in our neighborhood, conducting their annual march to winter.

Here’s a story of a smart young woman who met a wise old squirrel.

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6 Signs Your Money is Happy With You

When your money is happy with you, you attract more money. The opposite is also true. See six ways to tell how your money is feeling.

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We discussed happy money on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion…

We disagree with conventional wisdom that money can’t buy happiness. We believe that money can buy happiness and happiness can buy money.

Recently, we were inspired by a book by “the Zen Millioinaire,” Ken Honda, entitled Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money*.

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Breaking Bad Habits All at Once

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Break bad habits all at once. It flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which says you break bad habits one at a time. Is all-at-once a better way?

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September is the new January. So we discuss habits – good and bad – on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion…

We all can capitalize on this opportunity to give our goals a fall reboot. Toward that end – on a recent show, we talked about 360-degree goal-setting.

In this show, we shift our focus to habits. We were inspired by an excellent post about breaking bad habits by one of our favorite authors, Darius Foroux. We pick some highlights here. It’s well worth your time to read the whole post.

What is a bad habit?

Darius says you can judge habits by their returns. Ask:

Does the habit yield positive or negative returns?

What do they return? Good habits pay off with good health, better relationships, personal growth, and prosperity. In a bigger sense, they yield fulfillment, freedom, inner peace.

Bad habits return the opposite. Poor health. Lousy relationships. No personal growth. Money woes.

How do you break bad habits?

Conventional advice says you should focus on one habit at a time. Darius says that doesn’t work. Instead, he suggests:

You have to break all your bad habits all at once!

The two of us must confess we can be all-or-nothing people. For example, we naturally eat healthier when we exercise. So intuitively, we find this “all at once” approach appealing.

Some bad habits go together. For these habits, an all-at-once strategy seems appropriate. In other cases, the bad habits are not related. Or the real bad habit is masked by a symptom. In these cases, focusing on one at a time may yield better results. For example, if you’re not saving enough – it pays to focus first on lowering costs, then on increasing income.

It also seems the level of difficulty may suggest whether to approach your bad habits with an all-at-once or one-at-a-time mindset. For example, it’s hard to quit smoking. Break that bad habit. Then move on.

The point is – when striving to break bad habits, you have options. If it works for you, it works! If at first you don’t succeed, try something else.


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How do you develop good habits?

So, thanks to Darius’ observation, we have more options to break bad habits. What about good habits? How do you develop them?

One at a time.

However, you aren’t a one-dimensional creature. Live holistically. Focus on developing one good habit in each of the three facets of life: personal, professional, and financial.

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We created this cheat sheet to help you form the habits that will bring you BIGG success. Our 1-page cheat sheet helps you set goals in all three facets of life: personal, professional, and financial. Get your 360-degree goal-setting cheat sheet now!

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Here’s to your BIGG success!

George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
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Co-Founders, BIGG Success

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7 Tips for Success in 7 Minutes

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We share 7 tips for success to celebrate the 7th anniversary of BIGG Success in a Minute, our syndicated radio feature, by sharing 7 favorite episodes.

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Seven years ago today, BIGG Success in a Minute – our syndicated radio feature with Envision Networks – hit the airwaves for the first time. On The BIGG Success Show, we share seven tips for success from seven of our favorite episodes. Here’s a summary…

Welcome to this special show. We’re celebrating the 7th anniversary of our syndicated radio feature, BIGG Success in a Minute.

So we thought we’d do something special today. We air a show every day, 365 days a year. Each week, we try to cover all 5 elements of BIGG success – money, time, growth, work, and play. It’s quite a variety.

And today, we’re going to share 7 of our favorite episodes. 7 shows. 7 minutes. 7 tips for success.

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