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The Key to Success in Just One Step

just one step leads to BIGG SuccessWe recently talked about how to conquer a paralyzing pair of fears. We closed by implicitly sharing the key to success. Today, we want to make it explicit.

We constantly see overnight successes. Yesterday, they were just part of the crowd. Now, they are the new sensation.

From the outside looking in, it appears as if they had a meteoric rise to the top. But as we know, perceptions can be deceiving.

Look closer and you’ll see a lot of hard work. Is that the key to success?

It’s certainly part of the recipe. But it’s too complicated for our purposes here.

Upon deeper inspection, you realize that these overnight stars have usually been honing their craft for years. Is time the key to success?

Once again, it’s almost always part of the mix. It takes more than 10,000 hours as we’ve learned. But even this goes beyond the real key to success as we want to explain it today.

Is it vision or goal-setting? These are certainly important, but once again it goes beyond what we want to talk about today.

We want to keep it simple. What is the simple key to success in just one step?

That’s it! One step.

You can be a BIGG success if you just take one small step. That’s it!

Most people never really do. Or they do but then they don’t follow up with another one.

But you’re not most people. You’re a winner.

So like other people who reach BIGG success, you will take one small step, then another, and another.

You will take thousands upon thousands of step in pursuit of your dream life. But you’re not worried about how many steps it takes. You focus all of your attention on the next one.

One step at a time. One after another. Step after step, you will inch closer to the success you dreamed of.

You will face obstacles along the way. You may step over them, through them, or around them. It doesn’t matter. The results will be the same. You will get by them one step at a time.

You will get frustrated and even fearful at times. Don’t worry. Just take one small step.

You will grow tired. Take a break, relax, and refresh yourself. Then take one small step.

What one small step will you take today?

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Conquer This Paralyzing Pair of Fears

overcome paralyzing fears for BIGG SuccessMany people are too afraid to succeed. They are driven by the fear of failure.

The fear of the unknown is a frequent companion to this fear of failure. With this pair, it’s easy to get stuck like a wooly mammoth in a tar pit.

Only with humans, it leads to emotional death rather than a physical one.

BIGG success is about entrepreneuring your life – taking control to create the life of your dreams. Your life is your enterprise and you are the owner.

Do entrepreneurs experience this dismal duo – the fear of failure and the fear of the unknown?

Certainly.

As the entrepreneur of your life, how can you conquer these frightful fears? Let’s take them one at a time.

The fear of failure

You probably won’t really think about it this way. But you’ll feel it when it happens.

It will eat at you. You’ll have a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. It will spur you to overcome inertia and take action.

Once you sense it, you will use the replacement technique. You will replace one fear with another.

Wait just a minute…isn’t fear something you need to stare down? Can fear be positive? Can fear drive you forward?

Absolutely.

You will replace your fear of failure with the fear of not trying.

More specifically, you’ll know you’re ready to do something BIGG when your fear of not trying overwhelms your fear of failure.

It’s really a conscious choice. You get to choose your regret.

The regret menu only has two items on it. You can regret what you did or you can regret what you didn’t do. Order one and it will be yours.

Most people don’t think about the second one. They are driven by the first. If they try something and fail, they’ll feel regret.

But both research and anecdotal evidence from people close to death show that regrets about what you didn’t do are tougher to overcome.

John Greenleaf Whittier said it best:

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.”

You’re not most people. You’re a winner. You will be driven by what might be.

You can live with failure. You cannot accept not trying.

But it’s more than just that…

The fear of the unknown

We live in incredibly uncertain and volatile times. It terrifies the average person.

But you’re no ordinary human being. You’re extraordinary.

You accept the fact that you can’t predict the future. You have to create it yourself.

This isn’t a naïve point-of-view. In fact, it’s quite sophisticated. Because with this realization, like all successful entrepreneurs, you focus on the downside.

More specifically, you work to limit the risk of trying something. You begin actively engaging your mind with how to make it work.

Note that, while you’re doing this, most people are still listing off all the reasons that it won’t work. They continue to convince themselves that they would be a failure. And they will be.

But you’re busy mitigating the risk. Once you get the downside to an acceptable level, you give your idea a try.

You start small. You test it. You’re still in the research & development stage.

You’re learning while most people are worrying. Learn. Grow. Prosper. It leads to BIGG success.

How did you conquer your fears?

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The Fear That Drives Entrepreneurs to Success

fearPeople are driven by two competing
fears – the fear of failure and the fear of not trying. Like the proverbial angel and demon sitting on your shoulder, they both send you different messages.

The angel
The angel tells you to maintain the status quo. Just be satisfied. Life isn’t so bad.

Besides you might fail. People will laugh at you. They will say “I told you so.” says to stay put. You’ll be embarrassed.

So don’t take any risk. Play it safe. Accept mediocrity.

The demon
On your other shoulder, there’s a demon reminding you that you deserve so much more. You’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. You just can’t take it for one more day.

You have to see what you can do. You have to know if you can be a BIGG success. You have to try. You cannot accept not trying anymore.

So go. Do it. What are you waiting for?

The fear that drives entrepreneurs
The general population is driven by the fear of failure. They fantasize about a better life. But this fear keeps them from going any further.

For a small portion of people, the fear of not trying overwhelms the fear of failure. You reach a point where you have to go. You are ready to become an entrepreneur.

The ultimate act of rebellion
Entrepreneurs say enough – enough of not having enough. Responsibility. Fulfillment. Opportunity. Money.

It’s different for different entrepreneurs, but the feeling is the same. It ties your guts in knots because you know you were meant to do something BIGG.
You have to try. You cannot accept anything else.

As it turns out, the angel is a demon and the demon is an angel. The fear of failure prevents you from even getting started on the journey to BIGG success. The fear of not trying propels you to start living life on your own terms now!

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Overcome Self Doubt in 4 Steps

VolcanoYour mission, should you choose to accept it, is to overcome any and all self-doubt you may have about yourself. There are two twins within you that don't get along: self-doubt and faith.

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Today we’ll discuss 4 steps to overcome self-doubt:

Talk back!

Stop listening to those voices in your head that tell you things that aren't true. These demons just cloud your vision of the truth.

You are smart enough. Plenty of people have reached bigg success with less intelligence than you.

You are talented enough. Many people who have achieved extraordinary things wished they had your talents.

You are connected enough. You know people who know people who can help you reach bigg success. You only have to reach out to them.

You are educated enough. You have learned valuable lessons along the way. You're ready to show the world what you can do.

Claim your entitlement

You deserve bigg success. You have a purpose for being. It is your destiny. It is up to you, and you alone, to discover it, pursue it, and make it so.

Should you fail to do so, you hurt yourself. But it doesn't stop there. You deny the whole world the contribution you were supposed to make. You're here to change the
world, at least one corner of it.

You must believe in yourself so you fulfill your mission.  

Conquer your insecurities by believing, really believing, in yourself and what you can do. Meet your fears head on and you too shall overcome.

Let it erupt

There have been events in your life that have quieted the volcano within you. But the volcano itself still remains.   

It's been there all along. You can feel it. You know that there is something inside of you that needs to come out. It's been there all along.

It's been quietly rumbling for some time now. Now the pressure is building. You must show the world the fire within you. You must manifest the power you possess. The volcano must erupt!

Showcase what you’ve been hiding

Deep down inside yourself, do you feel like something is missing? There are many wonderful things in your life. Yet you feel a sense of want.

You must be true to yourself to find true happiness. You have a voice that needs to be heard. Let the world hear it with a roar, not a whisper!

You have talent that needs to be displayed. Let the world see it vividly, not dimly.

Your creation will touch the world. Share it openly, not with reserve.

Your destiny is before you. Stop denying it to yourself. Accept your mission to find it and claim it. That’s bigg success!

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These 5 Factors Make You a Bigg Dog

dog_daysToday we’re wrapping up our five-part Dog Days series. Mark Twain said:

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

Bigg dogs aren’t bigg because of their size. They’re bigg because of their attitude.

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There are 5 C’s that put the fight in the dog:

Calling

Bigg dogs just know they were put on this earth to do something special. They can feel it deep in their gut. It consumes them. They have to live up to their full potential. It drives them each and every day.

Courage

Sure, bigg dogs have fears, but they don’t let their fears drive them. They conquer their fears by confronting them head on. That’s one of the first victories we experience in our quest for bigg success: victory over our fears.

Confidence

They have confidence that their time will come. They don’t doubt that they will find their bigg opportunity. They know they will have their moment in the spotlight. They believe they will live their bigg dream.

They also have confidence that they will be ready. They know they will do whatever it takes to prepare for it. They will work harder and smarter than anyone else to be ready when their time comes.

For these reasons, they have confidence in themselves. They have prepared – mentally and physically – for this day that they knew would come. Now that it is here, now that the game is on the line, they want the ball. They are the go-to person and they will find a win to win.

Contemplation

Bigg dogs are thinkers and doers. They are always on the look out for opportunities that match their passions, preferences and proficiencies. When they see potential customers with a problem, they know they may be on to something.

They determine how easy these customers are to identify and reach. If it can be done, that spells opportunity.

Then they look at competitors. They know they don’t want to go head to head with large companies. They also look at competitors of all sizes.

If there aren’t any large companies dominating the niche and if there aren’t too many competitors in total, they get going!

Contempt

They know they will face adversity. They show scorn in its face. They press on to bigg success and that what makes them bigg dogs!

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