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Dare to Dream – Part 3

Dare Dream Do Book CoverOn The BIGG Success Show today, we wrapped up our conversation with Whitney Johnson. Whitney is the author of a great new book, Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.

In Part 1, we talked about why high achievers shy away from their dreams. Last time, we discussed why you don’t have to marry your dream.

Listen to this post! Click a player to hear Whitney talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast (Runtime 5:42)


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Listen to this show to hear:

  • who is more risk averse – men or women
  • what entrepreneurs are since they aren’t risk lovers
  • how Whitney perseveres when she faces obstacles
  • what her deeply held beliefs are
  • some inspirational pins that she’s posted on on Pinterest and Facebook

You can also find Whitney on her DareDreamDo Facebook Page.

We thank Whitney for sharing her time and expertise. And thank YOU for checking in with us! Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!

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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.

Listen to this post! Click a player to hear Whitney talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast (Runtime 6:12)


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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.

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/00794-032712.mp3

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The Most Important Success Habit

an important habit for BIGG SuccessWay back in 1940, Albert E.N. Gray delivered an inspirational speech at the annual convention of the National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU).

It was met with such overwhelming enthusiasm that it was turned into a pamphlet.

We’ve summarized the main points of his 3,000 word essay here for you.

The most important habit

He notes that people came into the industry with “every apparent qualification for success.”

They turned out to be “our most disappointing failures.”

Others “achieved outstanding success in spite of many obvious and discouraging handicaps.”

He concludes, “The common denominator of success – the secret of success of every man who has ever been successful – lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.”

The primary difference between winners and losers

Why don’t all people do these things?
Because these activities are unnatural.
They make people uncomfortable.

So why do successful people do them? He notes the primary difference between those who succeed and those who fail:

“Successful men are influenced by the desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by the desire for pleasing methods and are inclined to be satisfied with such results as can be obtained by doing things they like to do.”

The underlying reason behind all great achievement

But we still haven’t gone far enough. We don’t have a motive.

What motivates high achievers?
A strong purpose.
A purpose that is practical, not visionary.
But one based on emotion, not logic.

A purpose built on adding value in the lives of others while creating value for yourself. That’s BIGG success!

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Dadmiration: Things We Admire About Our Dads

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Since Father’s Day is Sunday, we thought we’d share some “dadmiration” and give you the opportunity to do the same.

“Any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a dad.”
– Author unknown

Here are three things we each admire about our dads:

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