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4 Traits of People Who Play to Win

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The 2020 summer Olympic Games are finally here. In this show, we share the traits of those who play to win and get the gold.

Click the player to listen to this episode of The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Below is a summary of our discussion.

Sporting events are a great microcosm of the games we all play. So we can take some great lessons away from them. One of those lessons is playing to win. Now you may be thinking … that seems kind of silly. Doesn’t everybody play to win?

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7 Things to Do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

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If you feel discouraged because others seem to be getting ahead faster, avoid the trap of comparing yourself to them with these 7 things.

People who think like an entrepreneur are ambitious and set BIGG goals. The downside is sometimes it seems others are doing better we get discouraged.

Social media makes comparing yourself to others easy to do. While comparison can be used in positive ways, it seems to be our human nature to do it in a negative way.

We look to The Professor’s whiteboard to see what to do instead.

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Stay Confident When Your Confidence is Shaken

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We share 4 ways to stay confident in 4 situations that you will likely face, that can shake your confidence. Click the player to listen the The BIGG Success Show podcast episode #1054. Here’s a summary of the discussion…

Entrepreneurs, and those who have the entrepreneurial spirit in their career, need confidence. Without it, you won’t be able to step outside of your comfort zone, seek new opportunities, and grow to your full potential.

What is confidence? We like the definition from Financial Coach, Debbie Sasson.

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3 Ways to Feel More Confident

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Feel more confident when giving a speech, asking for a pay raise, conducting a workshop, or during an important conversation.

We discuss how to speak confidently on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

It’s a strange back-to-school season. A lot of firsts.

[Mary-Lynn] We want to share with you a story George shared with his students in his Entrepreneurial Finance class at the best school in the world – the University of Illinois.

[George] I remember the first time I taught my class. I had never taught before. I was nervous. Well, I survived the semester. The University always has students evaluate their instructors at the end of the semester. One of my students commented,

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A Simple Way to Face Adversity and Disappointment

Think NIL for BIGG SuccessWe’re BIGG fans of The Celebrity Apprentice.
On the most recent episode, The Donald fired Debbie Gibson. In her exit interview, she said:

“Did my ego like that I was fired? No. But Mr. Trump can’t fire me from being Debbie Gibson.
So nothing is lost.”

We immediately looked at each other. What a great quote! What a great attitude!

We define BIGG success as life on your own terms. It’s a process of discovery which begins with your self and expands out from there.

Once you know who you are, you can deal with adversity and disappointment much more easily. You naturally retain your sense of self-worth and confidence.

No one can take that you away from you. You’re really cool. You know it. C’mon, admit it.

But our definition of BIGG success is more than a process of discovery. It’s also a tool which helps you define your world.

The terms you use can limit you or embolden you. They can tear you down or buck you up.

That’s why we like her parting sentence – nothing is lost. You can quickly take the sentiment and turn it into an acronym – NIL.

NIL means something that means nothing. It is something of no importance, no significance.

When things don’t go your way, invoke the term NIL to empower you.

Call up the term NIL to brace you when things aren’t going your way.

You can use the term NIL to remind yourself to stick your next out.

Get over the hurt when someone disappoints you by saying the term NIL out loud.

Things won’t always go the way you want. You may face adversity or disappointment. You can’t control it all. But you can control how you respond.

So use the term NIL to help you get past it. You’ll instantly recall that nothing is lost. You will remind yourself that you’re still here. You’re still you. You’re still fighting for the life of your dreams. That’s BIGG success!

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