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3 Ways to Endure Tough Times

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When tough times bring stress and anxiety, use these three attitudes to improve your mindset and take on the challenge.

Tough times, stress, anxiety, financial worries, how do you deal with it? Hear us discuss three attitudes that will help on The BIGG Success Show Here’s a summary of that discussion.

During tough times, especially tough economic times, business owners and individuals feel a LOT of anxiety over things like incoming bills and meeting payroll. To add to that you’ve got all this uncertainty…one day the stock market’s way up, the next it’s way down.

There’s a lot of things you can do in tough times – especially tough economic times – but there’s a few that we’re going to zero in on today that will help you persevere in any tough situation.

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Is Your Attitude About Money Keeping You From Getting More Money?

change your attitude about money for BIGG SuccessHow much is your attitude about money costing you?

How much more money could you have if you changed your attitude?

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There’s a dangerous undercurrent running through our society. It’s not new – this persistent attitude about money has been with us since at least 1526.

But it seems the Great Recession has it roaring its ugly head.

What is it?

It’s the attitude that money is evil.

Therefore, people who have money are evil. This attitude manifests itself in a number of ways. We’ll share three of them.

A lack of money is superior to an abundance of it. Wrong!

Somehow, not having money is a higher order. There’s no dignity in being poor. There is only dignity in being yourself.

You’re not a bad person because you don’t have money. You’re not a bad person because you do have money.

You are who you are. Your circumstances don’t define you unless you let them.

The journey to BIGG success begins by accepting your present conditions so you create your dream future.

It’s your decision and your decision alone.

If you want more money, you can get it. You can get it with honor. But it won’t happen if you don’t feel like you deserve it.

Increase your self-worth to build your net worth.

When someone wins, someone else loses. Wrong!

Hollywood propagates this myth. Washington seems to buy in to it as well. So do many of our fellow citizens. This myth holds good people back.

It’s zero-sum thinking. Sure, there are a few zero-sum games.

For example, futures exchanges have a person on each side of a contract. One gains the exact amount the other person loses.

However, the intention of these exchanges was to provide insurance for producers. So any loss is like paying your insurance premium.

We live in an abundant world if we can only see it. Your gains can lead to gains for others, not losses.

You don’t hurt other people by getting more money. You help them.

You help them get a job. You create opportunities for promotions. You help them make more money.

They in turn, help others…and YOU! It’s the wonderful nature of our economic system. We all help each other – if we have the right attitude about money.

Social entepreneurship is superior to traditional entrepreneurship. Wrong!

Social entrepreneurs are not a higher order than entrepreneurs who create wealth.

Yes, social entrepreneurship is valuable to society. But so is traditional entrepreneurship.

One might even argue that entrepreneurs who create wealth are the higher order. They don’t just build a sustainable organization that solves problems for its constituents, but also one that creates wealth for its stakeholders.

Wealth which creates more wealth, as other entrepreneurial firms spin off. Entrepreneurship begets entrepreneurship.

Our point is that neither is superior. They both have their roles, their time and place.

The harmful thing is when we think getting rich is a bad thing. Getting filthy rich is even worse. There’s no such thing as filthy rich.

You can be rich and filthy, but you can also be poor and filthy.

Money is a tool. It can be used for good or bad.

It doesn’t have anything to do with the money. It has everything to do with the person who has the money.

It’s a good thing to legitimately build a fortune. And contrary to popular opinion, most millionaires and even billionaires today weren’t born with a platinum spoon in their mouth.

They worked hard for years. They faced adversity after adversity. They overcame them. They deserve what they have.

See yourself as deserving and you’ll be a BIGG success!

How has a change in your attitude helped you earn more money?

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A Simple Way to Face Adversity and Disappointment

Think NIL for BIGG SuccessWe’re BIGG fans of The Celebrity Apprentice.
On the most recent episode, The Donald fired Debbie Gibson. In her exit interview, she said:

“Did my ego like that I was fired? No. But Mr. Trump can’t fire me from being Debbie Gibson.
So nothing is lost.”

We immediately looked at each other. What a great quote! What a great attitude!

We define BIGG success as life on your own terms. It’s a process of discovery which begins with your self and expands out from there.

Once you know who you are, you can deal with adversity and disappointment much more easily. You naturally retain your sense of self-worth and confidence.

No one can take that you away from you. You’re really cool. You know it. C’mon, admit it.

But our definition of BIGG success is more than a process of discovery. It’s also a tool which helps you define your world.

The terms you use can limit you or embolden you. They can tear you down or buck you up.

That’s why we like her parting sentence – nothing is lost. You can quickly take the sentiment and turn it into an acronym – NIL.

NIL means something that means nothing. It is something of no importance, no significance.

When things don’t go your way, invoke the term NIL to empower you.

Call up the term NIL to brace you when things aren’t going your way.

You can use the term NIL to remind yourself to stick your next out.

Get over the hurt when someone disappoints you by saying the term NIL out loud.

Things won’t always go the way you want. You may face adversity or disappointment. You can’t control it all. But you can control how you respond.

So use the term NIL to help you get past it. You’ll instantly recall that nothing is lost. You will remind yourself that you’re still here. You’re still you. You’re still fighting for the life of your dreams. That’s BIGG success!

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The Only Two Ways to Play the Game of Life

working with your competition | BIGG SuccessYou see it all the time in the world of sports. It’s true in the game of life as well. There are only two ways to play the game – you can play to win or you can play to NOT lose.

The difference is in your attitude. Your attitude affects your actions. Your actions determine your altitude.

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Don’t play it safe

You’re a winner. So you won’t play it safe. You’ll be willing to stick your neck out. To try something new. To experiment.

It may not work, but that’s okay. Because winners learn and press on. You may experience a setback, but you won’t be defeated.

Try an unexpected play

You’re a winner. So once in a while, you’ll try an unexpected play. You know most people wouldn’t dream of doing such a thing. So you may face ridicule. You won’t care.

You know it won’t always work out. But sometimes it will. And it will put you light years ahead of the same people who scoffed at you.

Play to your strengths

You’re a winner. So you’ll play to your strengths. Many people spend too much time thinking about their weaknesses. You’ll come to understand what you do exceptionally well and build your plan around those things.

Play to your competitor’s weaknesses

You’re a winner. So you’ll play to your competitor’s weaknesses. Here’s where the game of life takes a twist from the world of sports. By playing to your competitor’s weaknesses, you may become your competitor’s ally.

Because your competitor may have strengths you don’t have. By working together, you may accomplish more than you can independently. You may win by helping your competitor win.

When you fall behind…

You’re a winner. So when you find yourself falling behind, you’ll redouble your efforts to get ahead. You will summon your resolve. You will not be beat. Because you will always play to win.

There will be days when you just can’t overcome. You won’t emerge the victor. But you will only allow yourself a short period of time to take in the lessons. Then you will focus on the job at hand. Playing again.

Tomorrow is a new day. You will try again. You will win. Because you’re a winner.

When you’re ahead…

When you’re ahead, you won’t rest on your laurels. You won’t start to play it safe. You will keep pressing on.

Occasionally, you will take time to celebrate your accomplishments. Then you will play the game again tomorrow. And you will win. Ah, the joy of BIGG success!

Do you play to win or do you play to NOT lose?

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The 3 Rs of Bigg Success – Part 2

Back-to-School on chalkboardIt’s Back-to-School time and we’re in the middle of a ten-part series on lifelong learning. We’ve talked about the 3 R’s we learned in school and how they apply to our lives now.

Last time, we started the 3 R’s of BIGG success by talking about the 1st R – responsibility. Now we want to talk about the 2nd R – resiliency.

We always knew how important it was to be resilient. However, the events of the past year or so have highlighted why it’s vital that we are able to bounce back.
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