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Before You Give Up on Your New Year Resolution

five steps to achieving your goals for BIGG SuccessIt’s that time of year – the time when people give up on their New Year’s resolutions.

Are you one of them? If so, we want to share five steps to take before you stop trying to achieve this goal.

Ask “why”

Ask yourself why you made the resolution in the first place. You had a good reason, right?

If not, go ahead and give up on it. But if so, remind yourself of the reason behind it.

Live success

Now picture yourself having already achieved it. Don’t just see it.

Experience it in your mind. With all your emotions. How do you feel?

You’re struggling to win in the real world. So live the success you hope to achieve in your mental world.

It’s where all victories begin. Now use this motivation to inspire you to press on.

Ask “why” again

Now ask yourself why you’re struggling. In fact, don’t just ask it once.

Ask “why” five times. It will help you get to the root of the problem.

Maybe you were too ambitious. Back down a little.

Maybe you’re discouraged. You had done so well. But yesterday you fell off the wagon. You’re only human. That was then; this is now.

Maybe you were tempted. How can you remove the temptation in the future?

Instead of just giving up, work on finding out why and then correct it. As you focus on a solution, you’ll feel more energy to keep going.

Reach out

Too many people fail because they go it alone. Don’t make that mistake.

Reach out to people who care about you. If you can’t think of anyone, tell us about it.

Win today

You’re a BIGG goal-getter. That can be a stumbling block.

Just think about today. What do you need to do today to keep your resolution?

Then forget about everything else. Don’t worry about tomorrow, or next week, or next month.

Just focus on doing it today. It leads to BIGG success.

Are you struggling to keep your resolution? Care to share? We care!

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5 Steps to Find Abundance in Your Life

abundance | BIGG SuccessBad news is good news for the news media. It gets them viewers, listeners or readers. Then, advertisers spend more money with them.

But why do we tune in to the bad news? Is it a productive use of our time?

Of course, you have to stay informed. BIGG success is life on your own terms. It’s about entrepreneuring your life.

Whether you ever plan to be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense of the word, you own your life. So yes, you are an entrepreneur.

And contrary to popular lore, entrepreneurs are excellent risk managers. You have to know the bad news so you can assess your risks. But you can’t stop there.

If you want to be a BIGG success, you must take control to design and build the life that fits you perfectly. It’s your life; you and you alone are in charge!

You can’t control everything that happens to you. But you can control how you respond.

And you have to learn to see the world differently than most people. In a world of scarcity, you have to find abundance.

A while back, we did a series of posts on abundance. With news of a possible double dip recession, we thought it was a good time for a double dip of abundance.

So here are the five steps to find abundance in your life:

Step 1: Create a fortune by feeling fortunate

Step 2: Build in reserve capacity

Step 3: Conquer clutter

Step 4: Eliminate zero-sum thinking

Step 5: Share more and you’ll have more

How have you created abundance in your life?

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One-Up Yourself for Bigg Success

one When the phrase “one-up” is used, it’s usually referring to the competition. We had an interesting discussion after working out recently.

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marylynnI was on the treadmill and noticed that I was running slower than others around me. I’m competitive but I just can’t sustain the higher speed that other people can.

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That led to today’s show topic … one-up yourself!

Think one percent better or one percent more. Self-improvement requires patience. A little bit of improvement over time makes a bigg difference.

1% a week leads to a 50% improvement

For example, let’s say you walk two miles in thirty minutes. If you can just do one percent more the next time out, you would walk 2.02 miles in thirty minutes or you might stick with the two miles and plan to do it in 29 minutes and 40 seconds. Either way, it’s a one percent improvement. If you do that every week, over the course of the year, you would have improved over fifty percent!

It’s easy to get discouraged if we don’t see results right away. We’re bigg goal-getters so we always shoot high. However, shooting too high is a recipe for de-motivation. Take baby steps rather than a leap that you can’t sustain!

There are five steps to one-up yourself:

Find the baseline. Measure where you are now so you compete only with yourself, not others. It doesn’t matter what that point is; it’s just important to know it because it’s your starting point.

Set your initial one-up goal. You may want to go faster or longer. Are you in a sprint or a marathon? Are you trying to improve quantity or quality?

Determine the time frame. Do you want to improve one percent every time, each week or some other period? Specify a time frame for your incremental improvement.

How will achieve it? What specific activity will get you that extra 1%? Let’s look at an example, using a savings goal:

Assume you have a base line, how much you’re saving now, of $500 a month. You want to save more money in the same time (each month). In other words, you want to go “faster.” So next month, you plan to save $505 next month.

Okay, so you want to save $5 more next month. How will you do it? You decide that you’ll pack your lunch one more day.

See how easy that was!

As you do it, analyze your results. If you hit your one-up goal, congratulate yourself. But then set your next one-up goal and go get it.

If you didn’t hit your goal, analyze why. Then try, try again. Don’t get down on yourself for missing your goal one time. You’ll one-up yourself next time!

One-up leads to bigg success

There are things in our lives that are sprints; others are marathons. Set your goals accordingly and one-up yourself for bigg success!

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We thank you so much for spending your time reading our post today. New research shows that there is a fountain of youth. Join us next time when we tell you where to find it. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!

 

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You Can Be Debt Free with These 5 Steps

By Bigg Success Staff
07-03-08

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It’s funny how many people loathe the thought of renting because “it’s just throwing money away”. Yet those same people think nothing of paying hundreds or thousands of dollars in interest on debt (i.e. “rent” money). Debt costs you money that could be spent elsewhere for something more important or more fun.

Too much debt can also cost you time – juggling bills, answering collection calls, and the like. But there’s still a higher price for excessive debt. It creates stress and worry. Your health may suffer as well.

So getting out of debt is a worthy goal. Here are five steps to do it:

Step 1: Stop adding to it

As long as you’re adding to your debt, you’ll never be financially free. So make a point to pay for everything you buy. If you can’t pay for it when you buy it, don’t buy it.

Step 2: Find a reserve

Now, you just have to go one step further and things can really start going your way. Spend a little bit less than you make every month. We have a great thought-starter on how to do it called 63 Moves to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck.

This little bit of money is like a tiny snowball at the top of the hill. It will start rolling down the hill and get bigger and bigger. That is, this little bit of money you’re saving each month is going to set you free from the burdens of living with a lot of debt. 

Step 3: Pick either your highest cost or your lowest balance liability

Next, look at what you owe. Pick either the debt that’s costing you the most money (i.e. the debt with the highest interest rate) or the outstanding account you have with the smallest balance.

The first one (the highest interest rate) is the best move for you financially, as long as you follow through on your plan to pay off your debt. But the second one may work better for you because it delivers the quickest psychological rewards, so you’re more likely to stick with your plan. The key thing is to pick a strategy and go for it.

Step 4: Use your reserve

Now you’re going to take that reserve from Step 2 and apply it to the account you picked in Step 3, along with your regular payment. Keep going until that account is paid off. The snowball is starting to get bigger now!

Step 5: Double down and repeat

You’ve paid off one account. Now take all the money you were paying on that account, including the reserve from Step 2, and apply it to the regular payment on another account. Keep doing this until you’ve got all your debt paid off!

 



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