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Doing for BIGG Success

Do you dream about BIGG success? You should. It will help you form your vision and stay motivated. But if you stop there, it will always be just a fantasy.

Do you talk about your BIGG dreams? Great! It pays to get advice from people who have been there, done that. But if you don’t do anything more, it’s just idle conversation.

Do you think about what you need to know? Do you learn it? Continuous learning is critical in our fast-changing, uncertain world. It helps you refine your dream.

Do you plan? Do you reduce your refined dream to writing? Do you keep your plan in front and center? Do you revise your plan as you gain new information and insights?

Do you reach a point where you just have to do it? You realize that dreaming and talking and learning and planning are all a waste if you don’t take action.

While everything else is important, nothing but doing will create the future reality you want. Do – it’s the secret to BIGG success!

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How to Be a Success and Feel Empty

Be full not empty for BIGG SuccessIn regards to the economy, while we haven’t faced a full-blown depression, author Umair Haque over at the Harvard Business Review Blog wonders if we’re in psychological recession.

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He cites some statistics from a study about our general state of being, or our level of happiness. Here’s what it shows:

  • 9.8% of adults strongly agree that their life is close to their ideal.
  • 19% of adults strongly agree that they are satisfied with their life.
  • 21% of adults strongly agree that their life has a clear sense of purpose.
  • 30% of adults strongly agree that on most days they feel a sense of accomplishment from what they do.

Turn Emptiness into Success with Life On Your Own Terms

So, how do we live well? How do we feel more of a sense of purpose?

BIGG Success is life on your own terms. It’s about being the entrepreneur of your life.

What causes us to feel empty? What can we do to live with more meaning and purpose? Ask yourself these 4 questions:

Are you defining yourself too narrowly?
Maybe you have a high powered job and that’s how you identify yourself. Maybe you are defining yourself by your salary. That’s fine if it works for you, but what if that goes away?

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Mary-Lynn FosterI had an identity through my job of 20 years. I was known by all around me as a radio DJ. While I loved that identity, I had to create my own when I left the industry, which I’ve done with Bigg Success!

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Are you placing too much emphasis one particular aspect of your life?

If you aren’t feeling a sense of purpose at work…what are you doing outside of work? What are you doing to improve your situation? By working towards a goal, your job is a means to an end, which alleviates the feeling that you aren’t accomplishing anything.

Are you putting too much stress in your life?

We’ve said this before, your lifestyle affects your work. If you are spending too much, you’ll have to work more to pay it off, which will hold you back from going after the life that you want.

Are you giving away your power?

The easy way out is to blame circumstances. But looking for a scapegoat doesn’t help you improve your situation. Bigg goal-getters don’t let obstacles stop them in their tracks. Be honest with yourself. Think about what you really want, what’s holding your back, and what you can start doing today to work towards that goal.

No, it won’t be easy, and it may take years before your life plan falls into place.

But, working to live life on your own terms, rather than denying yourself the possibility of achieving it, WILL give you peace of mind, a sense of purpose, and satisfaction. That’s BIGG Success

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Dare to Dream – Part 2

Dare Dream Do Book CoverWe continued our conversation with Whitney Johnson on The BIGG Success Show today. Whitney is a popular Harvard Business Review blogger and author of the wonderful book, Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.

Last time, we talked about why women in particular deny themselves the right to dare to dream.

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Listen to the show to discover:

  • why dreamers often get labeled in a negative way
  • why we tend to let critics rain on our dreams parade
  • Whitney’s three-step model for personal advancement and happiness
  • why we dream
  • how her book helps those willing to dare to dream
  • why you don’t have to “marry” your dream

You can also “like” Whitney on her DareDreamDo Facebook Page.

Please check back in with us next time to discover if men or women are more risk averse.

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Dare to Dream – Part 1

Dare Dream Do Book CoverOn The BIGG Success Show today, we began a 3-part interview with Whitney Johnson. She’s a popular Harvard Business Review blogger with a goal: to help you identify and achieve your dreams.

She believes you can be happier by focusing on both your dreams and the other people in your life. She explains all of this in her fantastic book, Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.

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In this segment you’ll hear:

  • why she directed her book to women in particular
  • what she discovered about women while working on Wall Street
  • what inspired her to write her book
  • how she found her own dream
  • interesting tidbits from a study about women and ambition
  • why high achievers tend to shy away from their dreams

You can also find Whitney on her Dare Dream Do Facebook Page.

Please join us next time when Whitney shares her three-step model for personal advancement and happiness.

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Why Now is the Time to Do Nothing

give yourself a time out for BIGG SuccessAre you ever not busy?
Burn now.

Do you feel that you always have to be productive?
Burn now.

Are you constantly pushing to get to the next level?
Burn now.

Do you jump from one task to another?
Burn now.

Are your evenings and weekends crammed with chores?
Burn now.

Sometimes, you have to burn now to prevent burnout.

You don’t have to be busy now.
It’s okay to not be productive now.
You don’t have to push right now.
That next task can wait now.
The chores don’t have to be done now.
You could use some downtime now.

Occasionally, you have to waste now.
A wasted now is not a now wasted.

You’ll be happier if you don’t do anything now.
So be happy now.

It’s good for you now mentally.
Let your mind flow now to place it doesn’t often visit.

You’ll benefit now physically.
Give your body a break now from the whirlwind pace you keep.

You’ll be better off now emotionally.
Feel the experience of nothing now.

It’s good for you now spiritually.
Commune now with a power greater than yourself.

We know…there’s so much to do.
Don’t do it now.

We know…there are problems that need to be solved.

Let them go now.

You need a break now.
Slow down now.
Relax now.

Give yourself a time out now.
Get in touch now with your child-like nature.
Imagine a better time and place now.
Get in touch with your future now.

Burn now.
Give yourself permission now.
Now is the time to do nothing!

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