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Do What You Love…Or Else

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Do what you love. It’s what we all want to do. But what if you aren’t doing what you love? What can you do then?

Last time, we exposed Hollywood’s dirty little secret. In order to do what you love, you may have to do something (or somethings) you don’t love.

It was inspired by a news story about Geoffrey Owens, the Cosby Show actor who played Elvin – the husband of the family’s oldest daughter. He was spotted bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s. The good news: He got a gig on Tyler Perry’s TV show, getting to do what he loves.

We continued that conversation on The BIGG Success Show today. We discussed what to do if you aren’t doing what you love. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

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Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret…Exposed

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A common misperception about Hollywood, fame, and fortune keeps many people stuck in the status quo.

We discussed three things you need to know to get rich and famous on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a news story about Geoffrey Owens, the Cosby Show actor who played Elvin – the husband of the family’s oldest daughter. He was spotted bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s.

Many thought this revealed a fall from grace.

Shaming ensued, but support endured.

The story reveals a dirty little secret about Hollywood – one which makes actors and entertainers and celebrities more endearing, because we see they struggle just like the rest of us in pursuing our respective callings.

On the show, we discussed three things you need to know if you want to be rich and famous.

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The First Step in Solving Money Problems

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Money problems come in all shapes and sizes. But in all cases, the first step involves defining if it is a puzzle or a mystery.

We discussed the two types of money problems on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a post on Psychology Today by Utpal Dholakia. He borrows a concept from the national security expert who – literally – wrote the book on puzzles and mysteries* for the intelligence community.

The first step in solving a money problem is determining the kind of problem you’re dealing with.
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How to Save Money on a Midlife Crisis

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A midlife crisis can be costly. Fortunately, a new discovery offers us a new way to save ourselves and our money.

We talked about midlife crises and happiness on The BIGG Success Show today. This episode (#947) was inspired by the book The Happiness Curve* by Jonathan Rauch. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

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Retirement Planning an Easier Way

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There’s good news on retirement planning, whether you’re early in your career or further along.

We discussed an easier way to plan for your retirement on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a study on the power of retiring later, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Which of these two options sounds harder to you…

(1) saving 1% more every year for 30 years, or

(2) postponing your retirement by 4 months

The two of us agreed that Option 1 sounds harder. Yet the researchers found the two options deliver similar results.

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