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How You Tell Your Story Impacts Whether You Live Happily Ever After

The way you tell your story – especially to one particular audience – can shape your future and affect whether or not you have a happy ending.

We discussed how to tell your story for future success on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by an Dr. Christian Jarrett on BBC. It’s an interesting perspective: the way you tell the stories you tell yourself form the foundation of who you become.

We found this to be a great reminder to the two of us. We hope it helps you as well.

2 Kinds of Life Events

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Stay Alert with Alerts

By Bigg Success Staff
07-22-08

Leading-Edge Applications

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The internet makes it so easy to keep the information you want flowing your way. For example, you may use Google Alerts to notify you when a reference is made to you, your company, a trend you’re tracking, news items, and more.

With Alerts.com, you can customize your alerts or choose one of their “off-the-shelf” alerts. One particularly popular choice is their gas price alert, which notifies you of the lowest priced fuel in your neighborhood.

You can use Yahoo Alerts to get alerted to breaking news, low air fares, stock prices and more.

With BBC’s Desktop Alerts, you can feel like you’re the reporter with the latest news and sports headlines popping up right on your desktop.

ProQuest alerts you to new articles that fit your recent searches.

Most of these services allow you to choose the frequency which you’re updated so you’re not inundated with messages. How’s that for a deal? The information you want, when you want it.

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How Would You Do In Isolation?

By Bigg Success Staff
02-07-08

Test Yourself

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It turns out that introverts fare better than extroverts in isolation. More outgoing people require more external stimulation and isolation doesn’t fit that bill.

So are you an introvert or an extrovert?

You can find out for sure by taking the What Am I Like Personality Test from the BBC. Just answer the 20 questions, which you can easily do in less than 10 minutes.

What we like about this test is that you learn about a different aspect of your personality as you go – it’s divided into 4 sections with 5 questions in each one.

Section 1 will tell you if you’re spontaneous or a planner.

Section 2 helps you know if you’re an “ideas person” or a “facts person”.

Section 3 shows if you rule with your head or your heart.

Section 4 lets you know if you’re an introvert or an extrovert.

In the end, you’ll find out which of the 16 personality types matches your personality!

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Hear today's lesson and laugh on The Bigg Success Show. 

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Spot The Fake Smile

By Bigg Success Staff
Novemeber 25, 2007

Test Yourself
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Most people are bad at spotting fake smiles. Would you like to know if you can? BBC has a fun test that determines if you can tell if a person’s smile is real or fake. It will only take you about ten minutes. You’ll be shown a face. Vote whether it’s real or fake. Then, move on (there are twenty faces) until you’re done. Finally, see the results!

Want a little hint before you start?

According to the BBC, different parts of the brain are used to create a real or a fake smile. Real smiles are automatic (i.e. unconscious brain) whereas fake smiles can be done on-demand (i.e. conscious brain). With fake smiles, the mouth moves outward. With real smiles, the mouth moves, but the eyes also crease up and the eyebrows dip slightly.

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