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How to Pivot Your Life Direction

Image of Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Hansen with their new book Ask

Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Hansen say asking questions will pivot your life direction in amazing ways. Listen as they share how it worked for them.


Our guests today are the power couple of power couples.

Mark Victor Hansen is best known as the co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul*, one of the best-selling book franchises of all time.

Crystal Dwyer Hansen is an entrepreneur, coach, and author of Skinny Life: The Secret to Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Fitness*.

Together, they’ve written a new book, Ask! The Bridge From Your Dreams To Your Destiny*.

Here’s a summary of our discussion.

The Key to Finding Your Life Direction

Crystal says the difference between those who are really getting what they want in terms of success and happiness, and those who aren’t, is their willingness to ability to ask.

In looking back at their own journey’s, Mark and Crystal discovered there are 3 channels through which you can ask:

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Effortless Wealth

Tom Corley Effortless Wealth book cover

Effortless wealth may not be easy to achieve, but it doesn’t have to be hard, either. It starts with a look at your money habits.

On The BIGG Success Show, we talk with Tom Corley about his wonderful new book, Effortless Wealth: Smart Money Habits at Every Stage of Your Life (Getting Rich Does Not Have To Be Hard)*. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

You may have seen him on the CBS Evening News, CNN, CNBC, Dave Ramsey, USA Today, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Success Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Business Insider, and a whole bunch more.

He’s a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and best-selling author, Tom Corley. He joins us to talk about his latest book, Effortless Wealth.

How easy is it to get rich?

The full title of Tom’s book is Effortless Wealth: Smart Money Habits at Every Stage of Your Life (Getting Rich Does Not Have To Be Hard). So we couldn’t resist – we had to ask: How easy is it to get rich?

Tom says it’s not easy. (NOTE: His title doesn’t say it’s easy. It says it does “not have to be hard”. There’s a BIGG difference between the two.)

He spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people, and 128 people living in poverty. This research revealed four paths to wealth:

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Jill Schlesinger on Why Smart People Make Dumb Money Moves

Image of Jill Sclesinger and her book cover The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money

We talk with CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger about smart people making dumb money moves and how to avoid these traps – if you’re smart enough.

On The BIGG Success Show , we talk with Jill Schlesinger. Jill is an Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst for CBS News, a weekly guest on NPR’s Here and Now, and a Certified Financial Planner. She writes a weekly syndicated column, Jill on Money, and serves as the host of the nationally syndicated radio show and podcast, Jill on Money.

She joins us to talk about her new book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs*. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

What’s wrong with trying to time the market?

Jill says it’s a classic mistake. Market timing requires two perfect decisions. First, you decide when to sell. Perhaps the market is at an all-time high. But how do you figure out when you’re going to get back in? It’s nearly impossible. And very few people can consistently time the market long-term.

She adds that Warren Buffett, in an annual letter a couple years ago, told his heirs to invest 90% of their inheritance in a S&P 500 index fund, put 10% in bonds, and go to sleep at night.

Jill tells us about a time when she tried to time the market. She became an instant celebrity. Then she flamed out in public. Simply click the PLAY button to hear the full story.

How is investing like “defensive driving”?

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How to Get More Referrals

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Want to know how to get more referrals? We talk with Steve Woodruff, the King of Clarity, about what it takes to be referral-ready. Made possible by FinancialFreedomTool.com.

It’s #SmallBusinessWeek and we’re talking about how small businesses can prosper. On The BIGG Success Show today, we’re joined by Steve Woodruff – the King of Clarity. He’s here to talk to us about his new book, Clarity Wins: Get Heard. Get Referred*. Here’s a summary of our conversation.

Competition isn’t our biggest concern

We think of competition as companies that have similar offerings as us. Steve says this is one level of competition. But it isn’t our biggest concern.

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Become a Celebrity CEO and Watch Your Business Grow

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As a small business owner, you can become a celebrity CEO to gain an advantage over your competition. As your personal brand grows, so will your business. Made possible by FinancialFreedomTool.com

We’re BIGG fans of small business, so we’re happy to be celebrating #SmallBusinessWeek. To kick it off, we talk with Ramon Ray on The BIGG Success Show today.

He writes for Entrepreneur, Inc., Small Business Trends, Business Insider, and more. He joins us today to talk about his latest book, Celebrity CEO: How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive by Building a Community and a Strong Personal Brand*. Here’s a summary of our conversation.

What is a celebrity CEO?

Ramon says that small business owners have the ability to go very narrow and serve a niche market. Few of us are going to be Oprah Winfrey or LeBron James.

But we can all have a narrow lane where we are well known. That’s a celebrity CEO. It’s Ramon’s story. He’s not known to the whole world, but he’s well known in his little market, in his little world, in his small lane

Want to hear what Ramon’s wife said when she learned that the title of his new book was Celebrity CEO? Listen to the show. Simply click on the PLAY button above.

Why does branding even matter?

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