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Manufacturing Your Dream Life

manufacture your dream life for BIGG SuccessBIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about taking control to build the life of your dreams.

Your life is your enterprise. And you’re not the brand manager of this amazing institution.

You’re not just the CEO either. You’re the entrepreneur in charge. You own it.

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You can think about this enterprise – your life – like a manufacturing business. As a manufacturer, you carry three kinds of inventory:

Raw Materials
Your raw materials are your God-given talent, your experiences, your ideas, and more.

You bring these commodities together to create a product. While we use the term “commodities”, you should realize that your commodities are unique to you.

Work-in-process
Raw materials have value in and of themselves. However, they can be transformed into something of greater worth.

You have your natural talent. But that alone is unlikely to take you to the top. It takes work to develop your talent to its fullest.

You have your experiences. You’ve formed perceptions based on your experiences. You have to be careful here – your perceptions can increase or decrease the value of the finished product.

You have to be objective about the subjective! You have ideas. But ideas aren’t enough. As ideas go down the assembly line, your goal is to turn them into an opportunity.

Finished goods
As your ideas line up with an opportunity, a concept develops. You are able to apply your fully developed talents to this concept. You’re ready to show the world your finished product.

But you’re not through yet. You’ve manufactured the product. Now you have to sell it.

But here’s the best part – you CAN sell it. You WILL sell it.

Because it’s unique.
There’s no other product just like it in the whole world.
It’s completely custom.
It’s the secret to building your dream life.

That’s BIGG success!

Need help manufacturing your dream life? Maybe we can help.

Thanks for checking in with us today. Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!

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You Need Three Legs to Be a Success

You need 3 legs for BIGG SuccessBIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about taking control to build the life of your dreams.

It begins with understanding your role. You have 100% ownership of an incredibly important enterprise – your life.

So you are the entrepreneur in charge. Entrepreneuring is a mindset, not an occupation.

You can try standing on your own two feet. But, when you get down to the essence of a great enterprise, you realize it is a three-legged stool.

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The three legs are product, marketing, and delivery.

This triad is only as good as its weakest link. And unfortunately, one of them is almost always weak.

The magic happens when you get all three working together. It’s the key to BIGG success!

Product

We say product. We really mean service. You may think of it as your talent.

The key is to discover what you can offer to add value in the lives of other people. It’s how you begin creating value for yourself.

Your enterprise is built on this product. But the product alone isn’t enough.

Marketing

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the most talented person always wins. They most certainly do not.

You can have the best product in the world and fail. The failure is the result of poor marketing.

If know one knows about you and your talent, you will fail. It doesn’t matter how good you are.

You have to get the word out. You have to get noticed.

If you don’t market yourself, your talent will be wasted. You won’t create value for yourself or anyone else.

Delivery

Once you have their attention, you have to deliver. It sounds so simple:

Make a promise. Keep a promise.

It is simple. But it’s not easy.

It requires follow-through and follow-up.

That’s where the difficulty comes in. In the day-to-day rush, promises are made.

The intentions are good. But you need a system to document set up to document those promises and insure they are followed up on.

What’s your weakest leg?

The rewards go to people who get all three legs standing firm. What’s your weakest leg?

Identify the factors contributing to the weakness.
Then brainstorm for solutions to make it more solid.
Develop a plan of action and then…
Make it so!

So you make more money, more dependably. That’s BIGG success!
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When Will You Be a Success?

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You work and work and work.
When will you be a BIGG success?

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Day after day. Week after week. You push and push and push.
When will you reach BIGG success?

You try and try and try. Again and again and again.
When will you be a BIGG success?

You learn and learn and learn.
When will you finally reach BIGG success?

You do everything every expert tells you to do.
When will it happen for you?
When will you be able to live the life of your dreams?

Screw that, when will you be able to live like a normal person?
When will you have weekends to yourself?
When can you get at least part of your evenings back?

Success seems so close

At times, success seems so close. You know it is.
But you don’t really KNOW it is. You HOPE it is.

You hope, beyond all hope, that – the next time you pull yourself up, the next time you try again – the next time will bring BIGG success.

So you dust yourself off. You work up the courage. You go for it.

And still you come up short.

Discouragement. That doesn’t even begin to describe it.
You are dejected. You want to crawl into a cave and cry.
You’re so tired. Sleep. Maybe you just need some sleep.

So you struggle to get to sleep. You’re scared. But you finally drift off.

The next day you wake up. You’re still discouraged, but at least that overwhelming feeling that your world was collapsing around you has passed.

You know you have to act. Action crushes worry. So you do act.

Maybe today will be different.
But it isn’t.

So you try again tomorrow.
With the same result.
When will you be a BIGG success?

When doubt enters

You see others succeed. It seems like it came easy.
How did they do it? What do they have that you don’t have?

Maybe you’re just not lucky.
Maybe you were never destined to succeed. Maybe the status quo is your lot in life. Maybe God has conspired against you, instead of for you.

Belief has turned to doubt. You doubt yourself. You doubt everything.

You never knew it would be this hard. If you did, you wouldn’t have tried. But here you are.

You never know

So you keep plugging away. You keep going. You keep adapting.

Because you never know when you will be a BIGG success until you are a BIGG success.

You just know you will. At some point in time.

As long as you don’t quit. History has shown us that people often quit just before success. They finally run out of fuel. They just can’t do it anymore.

A perfect process

This is a game of belief and endurance.

As long as you can maintain the belief you can succeed, you’re still in the game.

If you persevere, you will reach BIGG success. You just don’t know when.

So you must keep pushing. And once you hit BIGG success, you’ll realize how perfect the process is.

Each step of the way, you learned something that ultimately led you to BIGG success.

You’ll recognize that, each step of the way, you became stronger. Your strength enabled you to conquer obstacles that keep most people from ever reaching BIGG success.

You’ll see that the joy is ever bit as much in the journey, complete with all its struggles, as it is in reaching BIGG success.

When will you reach BIGG success?

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The Biggest Asset for Your Success

Your Biggest Asset for BIGG SuccessIt’s a precious thing.
It’s an asset, your biggest asset.

It grows from nothing. Nothing more than an idea.

You must invest in it.
You must protect it.
You must tend to it.
You must nurture it so it grows.

What is it?
It’s not stocks, bonds, real estate, gold, or silver.
It’s not even your own business.

It’s not time, although that is precious too.
It’s not even relationships, even though they are certainly critical.

It’s not even you, although it’s tied closely to you.

It’s your dream. Your vision of BIGG success. Life on your own terms.

Invest in it

You invest in it because it’s BIGG. It’s worthy of your attention.

But it starts small. The dream is built step-by-step, action-by-action.

Every action must build upon and/or reinforce every other action. It’s not a one-time investment. It’s a series.

So define your dream. Then take the first step.

It’s the first investment. Fortunately, it’s small.

Protect it

You must protect it because others will take it away from you if you let them. They don’t intend to hurt you. They just have different dreams. Or no dreams at all.

Outside events can take it away from you. They’ll discourage you. You must accept what you can’t control and control what you can. Above all, you must always keep moving toward your vision of BIGG success. It’s how you protect the dream – by keeping it alive.

If you’re not careful, you can take it away yourself. You can give up too early. You must always persevere. It doesn’t mean you don’t adapt. But your destination is set. You will keep driving toward it.

Tend to it

Your dream is not a “set it and forget it” proposition. You need to check on it regularly.

How does your progress compare to your expectations?
What lessons have you learned along the way?
How can you make up for any deficiencies in your progress?

Nurture it

This asset is unusual in that its growth is directly proportional to your own. The faster you grow, the faster you reach BIGG success.

So nurture it by nurturing yourself. Replenish your body, mind, and soul.

Your vision of BIGG success is your biggest asset. But like any asset that creates wealth, it starts small.

It will grow every day if you help it along. The growth compounds as you take action. Actions that lead to your BIGG success.

What will you do today to grow this precious asset?

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Do You Dream of Success?

dreaming of success | BIGG SuccessT.E. Lawrence, the man whose life was turned into the movie Lawrence of Arabia, said:

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” ~ T.E. Lawrence

Do you dream by night or by day?

Everyone dreams by night. Some don’t remember it.

Some people dream by day. Those who reach BIGG success never forget it.

They are among those few people who understand the source of all great accomplishments:

An idea. A thought.

One of two three things will happen with this idea:

  • Nothing
  • It will become a fantasy
  • It will turn into a dream

BIGG success is life on your own terms. The difference between a fantasy and a dream can be summed up in one term:

Action

The idea turns into a clear picture of a destination. You know what you want to accomplish it.

You live it in your mind.

But that’s where it ends for most people. It’s just a fantasy.

You, because you’re a BIGG goal-getter, won’t stop there. You understand the importance of living it in your mind…first.

You won’t settle for just living it there. You’ll take action.

But not just any action. Action that will move you toward your dream.

And you will stop doing any action that won’t take you there. They are a waste of your time.

And time – one of the five elements of BIGG success – is your most precious resource.

When you take the right actions, you change your reality. Sure, you’ll face obstacles. You’ll need to be persistent.

As you overcome the challenges, your dream will turn into reality. You’ll live it the second time; this time in the real world you dreamed of creating.

That’s BIGG success!

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