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Get Your Poles in Position to Achieve Your Dream

By Bigg Success Staff
04-30-08

Timeless Principles

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On horse racing tracks, jockeys use the poles to determine how far they are from the finish line.

Now isn’t that interesting?

The poles don’t tell them how far they’ve come; they tell them how far they have to go.

So it is with us as we strive for bigg success. We need to focus on the next pole, knowing that we’re that much closer to the finish line.

We have to keep our focus forward, not backward. Any defeat we faced yesterday is irrelevant today, as long as we learned from it. Any success yesterday is fleeting if we don’t perform again today. Sure, we should take time to celebrate our victories, but then we must move on.

So picture the life you want and designate markers that help you get there. Then focus only on the next one, knowing you’re one step closer to your dream.

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100 Tips to Succeed Bigg!

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Today is a special blog for us – it is number 100!

Bigg Success was born on Nov 12, 2007 with our first Bigg Success Show. It’s been a bigg ride so far!

Comments from you
It’s always great to hear from you. One of our favorite comments was a listener who told us that The Bigg Success Show is her daily mojo!

We also love it when people tell us they got a good laugh. Admittedly, it’s easier to deliver a laugh on the show than in our blog – sometimes it doesn’t translate well.

We strive to deliver a daily lesson and a laugh in five minutes or so. We believe that it’s better not to be too serious, but still give practical suggestions. It’s been great to hear from so many of you that you did indeed use one of our tidbits.

We don’t know it all and we don’t pretend to. In fact, on the show, George said, “I usually assume that I know less than anyone in the room. Unfortunately, it usually turns out that I’m right!”We value your input and it’s so easy to give it – all you have to do is type! Just click on the article title and look for “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of the page.

Celebrating a milestone
So today is a milestone for us. When we discussed 144 Climbing the Stairway to Success], we said you should give yourself a treat when you hit a goal. Well, we’re practicing what we preach by taking some time to savor the moment with you today.

100 tips – we’ve delivered three times our promise
We promised 100 tips to succeed bigg in our title today. We include a bigg quote in every blog. So go to our Bigg Quotes page and you’ll find a link to the blog where that quote was featured. You can count them – there’s 100!

We would count them ourselves but between the two of us we only have twenty fingers and toes!

In reality, we discuss at least three tips on every show, so you’ll find over 300 tips to succeed bigg! That’s three times what we promised! Check it out for yourself! We dare you!

Two of our favorites
You’ve heard us say that when you face an obstacle, you have to find way past it. At Super Bowl time, we did a show called 196]. We wanted to highlight one of the most famous fumbles of all time, but we couldn’t get licensing permission to air the original broadcast. So we re-created it ourselves.

Mary-Lynn said she’s never been a sports broadcaster. It was fun! Finding a creative solution to the problem was even more rewarding.

We did a show on multi-tasking – Can You Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time? Unfortunately, George showed all of you that he can’t.

Mary-Lynn said George better give up on Dancing with the Stars!

Announcement

On February 29, we did a special leap year show about the growing trend of people traveling while working – Leaping from Place to Place.

And speaking of taking a leap, we got married that day! George said it’s great – he only has to remember an anniversary every four years!

Will you help?
We started Bigg Success to bring together a community of like-minded people who would help each other succeed bigg. We may be the conductors, but it takes an orchestra for the music to be sweet.

Here’s one thing YOU can do to help – tell everyone you know about Bigg Success!

When you hear a show or read a blog that you like, share it!We thank you so much for being part of Bigg Success!

Our bigg quote today is by David Joseph Schwartz, who said,

“The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.”

Your accomplishments may seem tiny on their own, but when you put them together, they’re mighty.

That’s the mighty tinies, not the tidy whities!

Next time, we’ll discuss five laws of stratospheric success. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!

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Happy People Make Happy Employees

By Bigg Success Staff
12-20-07

Career Builders

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Happy People Make Happy Employees

Do you want to be happy at work? Then be happy with yourself. That’s the result of revealing new research by Nathan Bowling, a psychology professor at Wright State University. The paper is titled:

Is the job satisfaction–job performance relationship spurious? A meta-analytic examination.

Dr. Bowling finds that job satisfaction is linked to performance because of personality characteristics of the employee.

So employers can’t cajole employees to be more productive with initiatives to make them happy. Instead, the extent to which the employee is happy, personally, determines, in part, how happy they will be professionally.

Making the invisible visible
Your work is the external manifestation of your internal feelings. Put another way, your work is a reflection of who you are. It’s a mirror of a different sort – when you see your work, you see yourself.

If you’re unhappy with yourself, you’ll be unhappy with your work. Your boss. Your company. Conversely, if you’re happy with yourself, you’re more likely to be happy with your work, your boss, and your company.

So don’t look at your work as something outside yourself, see it as the opportunity that it is – the chance to discover who you really are.

Who are you? Do you like what you see? If not, what will you do to change it? You have two choices:

Change your attitude to change your life.
This is the preferred choice. It involves the least change. It’s the safest bet. Most of the time, this is all it takes.

A very successful person we know shared this story.

My first job after college was with a very large company. I quickly developed a group of friends in the company. We did our jobs; we put in our time. Sure, we complained – about our boss, our company, our industry. Who doesn’t do that, right?

There were a bunch of guys we called the “golden boys”. We loved making fun of them. Why not? They were always getting the best projects, the promotions, and the raises.

One day, I was assigned to a project with one of these golden boys. I noticed some things. He never bad mouthed the company. Or our boss. In fact, he had positive things to say about both of them.

He got to work fifteen minutes earlier than my old gang did. He stayed fifteen minutes later. Just a lot of little things.

I decided to emulate him. I started to get to work a little earlier and stay a little later. I started seeing the positive side of things.

The next thing I knew, my boss offered me a promotion. Of course, I gladly accepted! I guess, now, I’m a golden boy!

A simple change of attitude may lead to doing the little things that make bigg differences!

Change your life to change your attitude.
The first one was easy. This one’s hard. Sometimes … occasionally … you need to change your job, maybe even your career. If your industry is maturing, it may be better to move on.

In today’s world, this happens more frequently. Change creates opportunity. But it also creates destruction. You need to develop the foresight to see the decline coming so you can move on your schedule. It’s not fun … but it can be exciting.
But one final caveat – make sure you’re not changing jobs or careers because you’re unhappy on the inside. No change will fix that, except a change of attitude!

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