Reinvent yourself for BIGG Success

How To Reinvent Yourself in Today’s Fast Changing World

Reinvent yourself for BIGG Success

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We recently attended a party for a colleague who celebrated 35 years working for the same company. And during the event, even he said most people don’t experience work anniversaries like this anymore. And how many of us believe the work trends will take us back to that? Not many.

It used to be that you could settle on a career path, find a company you like, and work until retirement. But today, between the economy and disruptive technology, job security is a thing of the past. We have to be nimble, pay attention to industry trends, and be ready to shift.
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A Mental Laxative for Bloggers

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Here I sit all broken-hearted; tried to write, but can’t get started.

If you’re a blogger, do you ever feel that way?

You sit down to write. You feel ready. You know you have stuff in your brain that wants to come out. But it just won’t.

We’ve felt that way too many times to count. How do you rid yourself of the mental constipation we all occasionally experience as bloggers?

We’ll start with prevention. That’s the best cure after all! Here are four areas to check.

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How a Small Town Basketball Player is Winning in Hollywood

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“Mrs. Robinson” – The Jim Beam® Bourbon Burger at Carl’s Jr.®

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If you’ve watched the Carl’s Jr. commercial with Heidi Klum, you’ve seen Jesse LeBeau. The ad is a take-off of The Graduate. Jesse plays Benjamin, Dustin Hoffman’s character in the movie.

We met Jesse at a conference and loved his story – how a small town boy is turning his love of basketball into a Hollywood career.

He talked with us on our longer form podcast, Entreprenurturing™ Sessions. We shared a few clips of that interview on The BIGG Success Show today.

Here’s a summary:

  • Jesse says he’s “built like Justin Bieber.” Yet he was able to play college basketball through “pure determination and hustle.”
  • The more people told him he couldn’t do it, the more determined he was to do it. Ultimately, he turned a perceived liability into an asset.
  • After he got his degree, he headed off to Hollywood. He used basketball to break in by finding out where actors, directors and producers played. He says “basketball was kind of an equalizer.”
  • Now he’s starring in a national commercial. And we see more bright things in his future. He’s going to be a BIGG success!

You can hear our full inspiring interview with Jesse simply by signing up for a free membership in our Entreprenurturing™ Center. Join today for instant access!

Our picture with Jesse (without the burger).

George and Mary-Lynn with Jesse LeBeau

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Are You Open to Opportunity?

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Warning! The stories you are about to hear are true. The names and some details have been omitted to protect the guilty parties!

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Throwing away a new customer
We were on the phone with a business owner who told us about a prospect who had turned down a recent proposal.

He was bringing them a brand new customer. They didn’t have to invest any time, money or other organizational resources.

They turned him down flat.

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The First and Foremost Task of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Your resaon is the glue for BIGG SuccessWe saw an interesting article over at the Forbes site on why companies need a Chief Reason Officer. We disagree.

But we may be wrong.

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We’re wrong if you run your business like an Undercover Boss.

  • If you can’t see past the ivory tower
  • If you don’t know what’s going on in your employee’s lives
  • If they don’t even recognize you

Then you need a Chief Reason Officer.

We’re wrong if your primary focus is your next quarterly report.

  • If you, knowingly or unknowingly, sacrifice the long-term for the short run
  • If you place cost-cutting ahead of innovation
  • If you put profit over people

Then you need a Chief Reason Officer.

We’re wrong if you can’t see people.

  • If you only see markets, niches, customers, accounts or contacts
  • If you can’t see people in pain, people who want a better life, people who need help

Then you need a Chief Reason Officer.

  • If you only see employees, staff, personnel, associates, team members, human resources, human capital or human assets
  • If you can’t see people with families and friends, people with a life outside of work, people with cares, concerns and stress that may or may not be related to their work, people trying to make the most of their lives, people with emotions, people just like you

Then you need a Chief Reason Officer.

We’re wrong if you’ve buried your head in the sand.

  • If you’re too old to pay attention
  • If you’re too close to retirement to take any risk
  • If you choose to ignore the rapid changes taking place today and refuse to adapt accordingly

Then you need a Chief Reason Officer.

Your first and foremost task as an entrepreneurial leader

“Your Reason” is the first and foremost task of entrepreneurial leadership.

“Your Reason” is the glue that holds everything together.

Crafting the Reason for your firm’s existence, sharing it with your people, keeping it constantly in front of everybody inside and outside your organization, and making it the foundation for all of your business decisions is the primary focus of successful entrepreneurial leaders.

  • Your company’s culture flows out of that Reason.

    It attracts people to your firm and keeps them there, all because your Reason clearly tells them the difference you will make together.

  • Your best people – the people you want – sign on to a Reason and the culture that stems from it.

    That’s it! They must understand your Reason so they can do their best work, make the best judgments, and so you can accomplish what you set out to do.

So whose job is it to keep the Reason front and center?

YOURS! As an entrepreneurial leader who wants to be a BIGG success, you know this is far too important to delegate to someone else.

And yet, if you do it right – every single one of your people will see themselves as Reason Officers.

Customer Service shouldn’t only happen at the desk beneath the sign. Keeping your Reason at the forefront is too BIGG a job for just one person.

Make it everybody’s job for your BIGG success!

What do you think? Should companies have a Chief Reason Officer?

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