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3 Ways to Buck Up Your Bounce-Back-Ability

image of a dog jumping into the air to reflect our article about bounce-back-ability

Bounce-back-ability is your ability to come back at a higher level than where you started. We share three ways to buck it up.

We discuss how to bounce back from tough times on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of our conversation.

Tough times call for tough people. And boy, are we having some tough times.

How can you get through them?

You need entrepreneurial brain food. It’s like comfort food for the mind, and we are serving some of that up with this topic!

As the two of us discussed how to return to normal, a word popped into our conversation:



What a fun word! And who the will to bounce back more than entrepreneurs? No one. But it’s important to understand: You can improve on this ability…and there’s 3 ways to do it, which entrepreneurs use to their advantage.

Even if you never want to be an entrepreneur in the traditional sense of the term, you can use these concepts to up your own bounce-back-ability.

Before we proceed, we just want to include a caveat: If you are feeling overwhelming stress or depression, if your worries are keeping you up at night, get professional help.



Studies show that unbound optimists tend to outperform your everyday optimists. Never give up. Keep chasing that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

It starts with hope. If you don’t have hope, you have nothing. It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. You can’t keep pushing on. You can’t keep getting done what you need to get done. Hope is essential.

Hope turns into believing. This is the “B” in “BIGG success”. You don’t just hope you can do it. You believe you can do it. Believe in yourself. Believe in key people around you. Believe you deserve a good outcome. Believe in something bigger than yourself. For us, that’s God.

Now the magic happens. Belief turns into trust. You trust you can do it, whatever it means to you at this time in your life. For example, you trust that you can grow your business.

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We define ingenuity as practical creativity that allows us to optimize our resource allocation. Here’s the thing about entrepreneurs:

Entrepreneurs – and remember, our definition is expansive: you MAY have a business to oversee, but you CERTAINLY have a life to oversee – are not generally resource-full. But they are very resourceful. There’s a BIGG difference between the two.

Entrepreneurs are able to do more things with fewer resources. They put ingenuity at work.

Listen to the podcast to hear how one of George’s dad’s construction workers outworked a backhoe, using ingenuity.



We define resiliency as creative perseverance. You often have to get creative to persevere. Bounce-back-ability doesn’t necessarily mean in the same way.

For example, as a result of the pandemic, you may have closed your business for a period of time. You may not open it in the same way precisely. Or bounce-back-ability may mean you to get a different job or change the commitments of your job.

Bouncing back means moving on and moving up, in the long run. But it all comes down to a choice. You have to decide to bounce back. When you do this, you develop the heart of a champion. A champion who won’t stay down. A champion who will bounce back again and again, until you reach BIGG success!

Here’s to your BIGG success!
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George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success

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This Tool Will Make You a Success

old tool | BIGG Success“A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.” ~ Robert Hughes

People are always looking for a new tool.

It may not be necessary. Make the most of the tools you already have.

Ingenuity leads to BIGG success.

People think a new tool will make life easier.
Forget about finding the easy route. Be willing to work hard.
Industriousness leads to BIGG success.

People worry about the condition of their tools.
Keep your tools in good repair. Then they’ll be there when you need them. Preparedness leads to BIGG success.

People are too concerned about using the right tool.
Think outside the tool box. Find more uses for your current tools.
Flexibility leads to BIGG success.

People give up if the tool they’re using doesn’t get the job done quickly.
Don’t worry how long it takes to do the job. Just finish the task somehow. Persistence leads to BIGG success.

People spend too much time looking at all of their tools.
Tools are only useful when used. Grab one and get to work.
Action leads to BIGG success.

You have all the tools you need at your disposal.
Even if you don’t, tools can be bought.

You may not know how to use the tool.
If you don’t, you can learn.

The secret to reaching BIGG success isn’t the tool. It’s YOU!
The operator of the tool is much more important than the tool.

So quit chasing tools. Stop making excuses. Get off your duff. Use the tools you already have. It leads to BIGG success.

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How Smart is Smart Enough

BackIt’s Back-to-School time so we’ve been talking about lifelong learning. This is the eighth show in our ten-post series. We wondered:

How smart do you have to be to reach BIGG success?

Latent intelligence is useless by definition.

Theoretical intelligence may help you frame an issue, but it doesn’t go far enough.

Applied intelligence drives results.

You have to be smart enough to apply your intelligence.
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