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3 Tips to Take Responsibility and Create Lasting Change

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For back-to-school, our lifelong learning series continues as we discuss the first of the three Rs of BIGGsuccess – responsibility. The summary is below.

We are continuing our series of ten shows on lifelong learning for Back-to-School time. We’ve just wrapped up three shows where we talked about the 3 R’s we’re all familiar with from our school days – reading and writing and arithmetic.

Now we want to move beyond school. We’ll talk about the 3 R’s of BIGG success – responsibility, resiliency and relationships.

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3 Way to Choose Freedom

Freedom is a Choice

3 Way to Choose Freedom

We discuss three areas of life where you can choose to be free on this week’s BIGG Success podcast. Click the player to listen. Find the show notes below.

We’re celebrating Independence Day this weekend here in the United States. So it’s got us thinking about freedom. We feel very fortunate to live in a country where freedom is somewhat taken for granted. We can speak freely, worship freely, vote freely and a whole host of other things.

But freedom can also be a personal choice in some areas of our lives. Let’s go to The Professor’s Whiteboard for 3 ways to choose freedom.

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Decide what to do next

Decide What to Do Next

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Listen to this post! Click play to hear George & Mary-Lynn on the BIGG Success Show Podcast (Duration 6:08)

Hey – want to go out for lunch today?

Sure. Where do you want to go?

I don’t know…where do you want to go?

I asked you first!

Um…well let’s see – we could…

And the conversation continues.

How long does it take to make a decision?

Too long, in many cases. After all, this isn’t a BIGG decision. But we’re not through yet…

What are you going to have?

I’m thinking about the special, but I should get the salad.

I know – the special sounds so good. But the last time I was here, I had their signature sandwich and it was fantastic!

Oh, I hadn’t noticed that.

Here comes our server. Do you know what you want?

No – let’s tell ‘em we need more time.

Why does it take so long to make a simple decision – like what you want for lunch?

It’s the perfect example for a challenge we see many people facing today.

Brain static
“I have too much static in my brain.” That’s how one entrepreneur described it to us.

It’s a common theme – we hear it over and as we talk with people who are considering a career change, starting a business or trying to grow an existing business.

Brain overload

Our brains are overloaded. We’re overwhelmed with options.

Which one should we choose?

We’re afraid of making the wrong decision. We’re afraid to choose because another choice might have been better.

The great unknown

And especially when it comes to changing careers, starting a business, picking a strategy to grow a business and other major decisions, we’re afraid of the great unknown.

We can’t see what might lie ahead. And things change so fast these days.

Sure, you can set goals. But how do you hit a moving target?

Change creates uncertainty. Making decisions in the face of uncertainty is scary.

The result? Buffering Brain

The result of all of these choices, complexity, changes, and uncertainty?

Many people freeze up. They don’t make decisions; they defer them.

They end up in this infinite loop – kind of like the little wheel you see when a video is buffering. And it never loads – it just keeps spinning and spinning and spinning.

They’re suffering from one of the worst ailments we face today…

Buffering Brain Syndrome!

We’ve been there. We felt this way when we moved from separate careers in the bricks-and-mortar world to BIGG Success. We felt this in our early days as we weighed our options to offer products, programs and services.

Fortunately, we developed a process which we’ve been able to use on more recent decisions – like turning our podcast, The BIGG Success Show, into a syndicated radio show, BIGG Success in a Minute and starting The BIGG Success Enteprenurturing™ Center.

How did we do it? What’s the cure for Buffering Brain Syndrome? How can you decide what to do next?

We answer that question in a FREE special report we just created. It’s called DECIDE! 5 Keys to Know What to Do Next. In it…

  • We discuss five things you’ve been told true which hold you back today.
  • We also share the single, simple secret to making decisions today about what to do next.
  • And, as the title says, you’ll discover five keys to moving forward in spite of the clutter, complexity, change, and uncertainty.
  • So you know you’re making the best decision for you.
  • So you can feel completely confident that you’re making the right move.
  • And so you can move forward with no fear.

So what’s your next step?

Get instant access to DECIDE! 5 Keys to Know What to Do Next by simply entering your name and e-mail in the box below.

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The Number One Reason You Are Not Getting Ahead

getting ahead in life for BIGG SuccessBIGG success is life on your own terms. The number one reason people don’t get ahead can be stated in just one term:

Choices.

Choose something

Many people are frozen by fear. So they do nothing. They don’t see this as a choice, but it is.

It’s a choice to remain average and ordinary. It’s a choice for the status quo. It’s a choice to remain stuck.

If you want to get ahead, do what the winners do: Choose to do something – even if it’s wrong!

When you try something, you learn. You now have a competitive advantage over the person who chose to do nothing.

Choose to live now

Okay, so you got out of your comfort zone. You tried something. Things didn’t turn out the way you hoped they would.

It’s at this point that many people make another harmful choice. They choose to demean themselves for the choice that didn’t work out.

For some people, there’s a ritual revolving around experiences like this. They feel bad. They feel like they failed. They start to beat themselves up – and not just for this one choice, but for almost every choice they ever made.

It’s a death spiral. It kills the spirit.

Winners know that outcomes won’t always equal expectations. So they choose to not worry about coming up short. They choose to tweak what they’re doing or to try something else.

They choose to live now, rather than in the past. They choose to only invest additional energy on things they can control, not things they can’t.

They choose to persevere, even if that means starting from scratch. And ultimately, it leads to BIGG success!

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A Simple Way to Make a Decision

make a decision with a coin

Do you have a decision to make? Are you unable to make decisions? Here’s a tactic we heard on the To the Lost episode of Boardwalk Empire:

Flip a coin.

Whether it comes up heads or tails barely matters. What does matter is how you feel when it’s in the air. What are you hoping for?

It’s your intuition at work. And ultimately, it can be an important decision-making tool. If you prefer, you can use a Magic 8 ball to make your next decision.

(Unless you usually get it wrong. Then you may want to use George Costanza’s technique.)

Whatever you do, there’s an important concept underlying these methods. It’s a systematic way to apply your intuition. Once you grasp it, it will help you make decisions in life.

Frame your options as a binary choice: heads or tails, yes or no, this or that, either or.

For example, let’s say you want to start a business. One question you may ask is when.

So get out your coin. Heads you’ll go into business now. Tails you’ll wait.

Flip the coin in the air. Do you feel a knot in your stomach? Which side do you want to come up?

More importantly, don’t stop there. Take the hoped-for answer and expand on it. Create a series of choices:

Part-time or full-time? Online or off? Start or buy? Independent or franchise?

Of course, the choices will be determined in part by the type of business you want to own. Step-by-step, you’re creating a decision tree.

By getting it on paper, you’ll be able to quickly see how choices now affect options later. You can weigh what you’re giving up against what you’re getting. Then you’ll be able to make a decision that leads to BIGG success!