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What We Learned About Bigg Success In 2007

Today is New Year’s Eve. Last time, we suggested how you can put your cocktail napkin to good use this evening. Now we want to share what we learned about Bigg Success this year.

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Here are your favorite posts for 2007:

#5 – John Wooden’s Pyramid Of Success. This is an article from our newsletter.

#4 – The Confidence Game. A show on building your self-confidence.

#3 – Mingle Bells. Our show about networking at parties.

#2 – Our first show about the definition of success.

#1 – The Single Biggest Barrier To Your Success. What it is; what to do about it.

Biggest surprise
We understand that, when you launch an internet business, you’ll get hits from all over the world. However, we were surprised at the proportion of our audience that is international. We love it! Here are the top five countries coming to Bigg Success:

#5 – India

#4 – United Kingdom

#3 – Canada

#2 – Australia

#1 – United States

Tell your friends about Bigg Success. We’d like to see your country be on our list, or moving up on the list, next year.

Our favorites
We shared our personal favorites from this year. Mary-Lynn loved our interview with Santa Claus. He shared some tips for staying jolly. And … he taught us how to belly laugh.

George’s favorite was the John Bramblitt story. This young man went blind a couple years ago and then discovered … painting! Imagine that – a blind painter! He’s an inspiration to all of us.

Some things we found funny
Mary-Lynn is a veteran broadcaster. George isn’t. When we were setting up The Bigg Success Studio, Mary-Lynn told George he needed a “p-filter.” George was worried about that until he learned that it was just a device to stop his p’s (as in the letter) from popping.

There were words we rejected at Bigg Success. As you’ve probably learned, we like all things to be “Bigg” – with two g’s of course. We use the “bigg” reference whenever we can. Probably even to excess! But here are some times that we rejected “bigg”:

  • We decided not to call our favorite movies “bigg picks.”
  • We decided not to use the phrase “bigg tips.” We were worried we wouldn’t enunciate clearly enough!
  • Finally, we decided not to call the subscribers to our newsletter “bigg members!” The word “members” alone worked just fine!

Along those lines, when we signed up for iTunes, we noticed that a lot of shows like ours abbreviate their show name. We thought we might find it hard to draw a crowd to a success show called …

The B.S. Show!

Finally, we chose our favorite blooper of the year. George won! He’s just thrilled. We can’t do it justice in print; listen to our show and hear it yourself! It’s worth it!

Click on the play button above (just click the arrow), or, if you are viewing this in a reader, just click the mp3 button. You’ll enjoy seven minutes of entertaining conversation, and as a bonus at the very beginning, hear about something “bigg” that George DOESN’T want to hear from Mary-Lynn!

On a more serious note, our bigg quote today is by journalist and author Edward Payson Powell.

“The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead.
The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time.
All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!”

Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions go in one year and out the other. Make this year your year – for all the bigg success you know you can achieve!

Next time, for New Year’s Day, we’ll ask, “How will you define success this year?” We have a Bigg Tool (that one made the cut … barely) that will help you with your goals! Until then, here’s to your bigg success!

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Bigg Fun 25

By Bigg Success Staff
05-15-08

You can't have Bigg Success without a good laugh from time to time.  You'll find fun videos here, jokes, humorous stories and more. Send your fun stuff to bigginfo@biggsuccees.com. We’re looking for funny videos, photos, e-mails, resumes, signs, jokes, or anything else that relate to work and life.

Theme This Week

In honor of our 25th edition of The Bigg Success Weekly happening in the fifth month of the year, this week’s Bigg Fun includes 5 fun factoids on 5 different subjects. 

Quotes of the Week

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Cheers to these 5 great quotes from Norm Peterson:

Paul: Hey, Norm, how’s the world been treating you?
Norm: Like a baby treats a diaper.

Coach: What’s shaking, Norm?
Norm: All four cheeks and a couple of chins, Coach.

Woody: What’s your pleasure, Mr. Peterson?
Norm: Boxer shorts and loose shoes. But I’ll settle for a beer.

Sam: How’s life in the fast lane?
Norm: Dunno, I can’t get on the on-ramp.

Sam: Hey, what’s happening, Norm?
Norm: Well, it’s a dog-eat-dog world, and I’m wearing Milk-Bone underwear.

Source: Innocent English

Trivia of the Week

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5 facts about the number 5 that you may not know:

1. There are five oceans in the world.

2. Most roses have five petals.

3. There are five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council with veto power.

4. A verse with five repeating feet per line is known as a pentameter.

5. It takes five justices for a majority opinion in the United States Supreme Court.

Source: Wikipedia

Resume Bloopers of the Week

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Here are 5 reasons why you should always double check your resume before anyone sees it.

1. Here are my qualifications for you to overlook.

2. I’m a rabid typist.

3. Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain operation.

4. Education: College, August 1880 – May 1984.

5. Experience: Dealing with customers’ conflicts that arouse.

Source: Innocent English

Interview Bloopers of the Week

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1. The company made me the scapegoat, just like my previous three employers.

2. Please don’t misconstrue my 14 jobs as job-hopping. I have never left a job.

3. I was working for my mom, until she decided to move.

4. They insisted that all employees get to work by 8:45. Couldn’t work under those conditions.

5. Responsibility makes me nervous.

Source: Innocent English

Marketing Bloopers of the Week

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Sometimes when ads get translated, the new meaning isn’t the one the advertiser wanted. Here are 5 examples:

Perdue Chicken ran a campaign, “It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.” When translated into Spanish, it became “It takes a tough man to make a chicken aroused.”

When Scandinavian vacuum maker Electrolux translated their campaign into English, it became “Nothing sucks like an Electrolux.”

KFC was “finger-linkin’ good” except in China where the campaign was translated as “eat your fingers off.”

Schweppes Tonic Water translated into Italian as Schweppes Toilet Water.

Chevrolet decided to market the Chevy Nova heavily in Mexico. Unfortunately, in Mexican “Nova” means “doesn’t go.”

Source: Innocent English

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