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Find Your Why

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Find your why to feel fulfilled in life. Passion may get your attention, but it’s your purpose that sustains you in fulfilling your calling.

We discuss how to find your why on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion. This show was inspired by a commencement speech by Madison Industries CEO Larry Gies, given at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Here’s a summary of what we discussed:

It’s graduation season. We love this time of year. So many young people passing into adulthood. The excitement of new beginnings. Hope for the future.

We love commencement speeches. We are often inspired and challenged by the messages delivered from the brightest minds in the world. We’ve covered commencement speeches before on The BIGG Success Show. For example:

Coke CEO Byron Dyson and the lesson of the five balls, Georgia Tech, 1991

Tom Hanks on fear and faith and success, Yale, 2011

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on the power of imagination, Harvard, 2008

Steve Jobs on being crazy enough to change the world, Stanford, 2005

Larry Gies and George KruegerToday, we’re going to talk about the best commencement address at the best school – Larry Gies, CEO of Madison Industries, speaking to the Class of 2019 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – on how to find your why.

We’ve known Larry for about 25 years. He’s a true entrepreneur, building his $5 billion business one acquisition at a time. He treats his people like people, not drones. And he and his wife, Beth, have given away millions of dollars, including a $150 million donation to the University of Illinois – the largest in its history.

So here are our takeaways from Larry’s commencement speech, 3 lessons on how to find your why.

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The First Step to Save More Money

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If you want to save more money, where do you start? What’s’ the first step? If you’re surprised by the answer, you’re not alone. Most people are. Brought to you by FinancialFreedomTool.com. Plenty of money…for life!

Last time on The BIGG Success Show Podcast, we talked about how a pay raise can cost you. Many people make more, but then spend even more. One reason is because taxes creep in.

Today’s show is a continuation of this topic. If you want to save more money, where do you start? What is the first step? We discuss this on our show today. Most people are surprised by the answer…

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How Getting a Raise Can Cost You

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Getting a raise at work should be all good. But many people fall into a trap and end up in worse shape financially. Discover how to stay out of the trap.

We discuss the trap that comes from getting a raise on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by our latest free resource. It helps you quickly discover how your finances compare to an average American in five key areas. (You can sign up below to get your free copy.)

Do you think a pay raise is a good thing? Of course, it is. Right? But only IF you understand the inherent problem that comes with it. That’s what we want to discuss with you today.
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Unbudgeting: Budget Without Budgeting

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Unbudgeting is an alternative to traditional, personal budgeting. Think of it as a way to budget for people who hate budgeting.

Do you prepare a budget for your household? If not, you’re in the majority. Nearly 3 out of 5 people don’t, according to a U.S. Bank Possibility Index study.

We must confess: we don’t prepare a traditional budget, although we have in the past. Now, we practice what we call “unbudgeting”.

We discuss this on The BIGG Success Show today. We’ve found it fits us more naturally than traditional budgeting. See if it makes sense to you.

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4 Takeaways from 3 Renowned Personal Finance Experts

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We share four takeaways from our podcast interview series with three renowned personal finance experts. This show is made possible by FinancialFreedomTool.com.

This is our wrap up show for Money Smart Week, a national public awareness campaign coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, to help individuals and families better manage their personal finances.

To participate this year, we put together a special podcast series, featuring tips from three world-famous personal finance experts from their newest book:

On The BIGG Success Show today, we shared three of our favorite moments from the series, as well as our key takeaway from each of the authors and the BIGG overall takeaway. Here’s a summary of that discussion…

Favorite BIGG Moments

Remember math class? Our favorite moment with Erin was when she compared math class to investing. And it doesn’t have anything to do with numbers! Here’s Erin:
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