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The Heart of a Champion

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Kobe Bryant had the heart of a champion. We share seven ways this helped him become one of the greatest basketball players ever.

This show is a tribute to Kobe Bryant. It’s our way of saying “Thanks” for inspiring us all to be our best self. A summary of our conversation on this BIGG Success Show podcast follows.

Zero. That’s how many points 12-year old Kobe Bryant scored at summer basketball camp.

Nothing. Not a free throw. Not a layup. Not a lucky shot that went in.

With his confidence shaken, he says he almost quit the game of basketball. At 12 – before he even became a teenager. Thankfully for all of us basketball fans, he didn’t.

And just six years later, he was the 13th pick in the NBA draft. Straight out of high school, a first-round draft pick. Truly, a rare feat.

He ended his career with 5 NBA championships, 2 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player awards, 2 scoring titles, and 2 Olympic Gold Medals.

He became one of the greatest players to ever play the game. How did he transform himself from zero, literally, to hero? He had the heart of a champion. We’ll share seven ways this helped him become one of the greatest basketball players ever.

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Fear of Failure and the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Fear of Failure and the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Fear of failure drives many people. They get stuck in status quo. An entrepreneurial mindset can help anyone conquer the fear of failure.

We launched “The Professor & Mary-Lynn” on YouTube today. We talked about the key to overcoming the fear of failure: think like an entrepreneur. Here’s a summary of what we talked about:

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F-E-A-R Has Two Meanings

Zig Ziglar F-E-A-R Quote

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We love this quote from Zig Ziglar:

“F-E-A-R has two meanings:
‘Forget Everything and Run,’ or, ‘Face Everything and Rise.’
The choice is yours.

He nails it on the head, doesn’t he? Fear is something we all have faced, and will face again. It’s inevitable, and it rears its ugly head our life, career, or business.

Based on our experience with it, here are 4 things to keep in mind about fear:

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Ask These Two Questions or Expect to Fail

ask these 2 questions for BIGG SuccessAn inquisitive nature is one of the secrets to BIGG success. But there are two questions which you can’t afford not to ask.

If you don’t ask these two questions, you can expect to fail. One of them will help you think bigger. The other one will help you move forward.

The question to think bigger

There’s a question children ask incessantly. They ask it so much that it can drive us adults absolutely crazy.

It’s a simple question but it packs of powerful punch. The question is:

Why?

Kids have a certain natural curiosity and a sense of wonderment about the world around them. It’s one of the secrets behind their creativity.

Yet we seem to lose it quickly. In fact, research shows that we lose most of our creativity by the time we leave the first grade.

We need to learn to ask “Why?” all over again. Only there’s not much to learn.

It’s more a state of being. But as adults, we have to begin with a state of consciousness.

We need to make asking “Why?” a habit. It won’t happen overnight. But you can develop this practice day by day.

What in your world demands asking “Why”?

The question to move forward

However, there’s another question which is just as important. In fact, it may be more important. Ask:

Why not?

What do you really want to do with your life? What’s holding you back?

Why not ask yourself “Why not”?

Why not go for it? Why not try? Why not just do it?

Why not stop regretting? Why not start living?

Why not give up the grind? Why not pursue your passions?

Most people are driven by fear. So ask yourself “Why not” so you really start to understand what you’re afraid of.

Many people tend to magnify the negative possibilities. They quickly get too scared to try to do anything to make their lives better.

People who reach BIGG success understand the negatives. They quickly work to minimize the negatives so they can take action without much risk.

Why not start living life on your own terms today? If you’re not sure where to start, maybe we can help.

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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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