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Did Someone Forget to Tell You?

A list of people who didn't listen and achieved BIGG SuccessAs we begin a New Year, we want to share a thought with you about some people you know (and some you may not). We have a question about all of them:

Did someone forget to tell them?

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Did someone forget to tell Jimmy Durante that he couldn’t sing? It didn’t matter to him. He became a star, thanks in part to his gravelly voice which made him noticeable.

Did someone forget to tell Albert Einstein he wasn’t smart enough? After all, he struggled with language his whole life. He didn’t start talking until he was three. And he failed a language exam when he was sixteen. Yet he is one of the people often associated with the term “genius”.

Did someone forget to tell Helen Keller that blind people can’t become authors?

She certainly didn’t let that little challenge stop her.

And lest you think these people are just “one-off” examples, consider John Bramblitt. Did someone forget to tell him that blind people can’t paint? In fact, it was just that – going blind – which lit the path to his passion.

Did someone forget to tell Josh Hinds that a person with a stuttering problem caused by Tourette’s Syndrome couldn’t become a public speaker? It didn’t stop him. He became a pioneer of personal development online.

Did someone forget to tell Bethany Hamilton that surfers need two arms? While surfing at the age of 13, a 14-foot tiger shark bit off her left arm. Yet she still became (and still is) an award-winning professional surfer.

Did someone forget to tell J.K. Rowling that a divorced mother with no money couldn’t become a BIGG success? You know the rest of her story. She’s the first author to become a billionaire.

We’ll bet you that…

  • someone DID tell each and every one of these people not to proceed
  • someone reminded them of the reason why they shouldn’t do it
  • someone told them they would fail if they tried

But they didn’t listen! If they had, we wouldn’t be talking about them.

So don’t let people stop you from pursuing your passion – the passion which will take you to BIGG success.

What do you really want to do?

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The Only Two Traits You Need for Success as an Entrepreneur

2 traits that lead to BIGG Success as an entrepreneurWe’ve been doing some research about the history of the term “entrepreneur.” And we uncovered an interesting fact.

At least we think so; we hope you do too!

Origins of entrepreneur

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, “entrepreneur” originates in the French language. It is the “agent noun” for “entreprendre”, which means undertake.

So entrepreneurs are undertakers? We weren’t sure we liked that.

So we did some more research. Thanks to The Word Detective, we learned that “undertaker” was used more generally until late in the 17th century (e.g. contractors).

At that time, funeral directors began using the term to describe their occupation. It turned out that was the death (we couldn’t resist!) of the word for everyone else.

However, to this day, the primary definition of “undertaker” – according to Merriam-Webster – is “one that undertakes: one that takes the risk and management of business: entrepreneur”.

Kind of interesting, eh? But we didn’t really know what to say about it until we saw this…

The second trait

We recently listened to a conversation between Bob Burg and Josh Hinds two of our favorite people. They chatted about Josh’s fantastic book, It’s Your Life – Live Big. (Yes, we’ve teased Josh about spelling “BIGG” wrong!)

In the title to his post, Bob called Josh an “overcomer.” It’s one great way to describe Josh. He has Tourette’s syndrome. But he didn’t let that slow him down. Not only is he an author, he is an entrepreneur and speaker!

One word – overcomer. Suddenly the scales fell off the eyes. The world was clear again.

BIGG success comes second

You can be an entrepreneur with just the first trait. You can be an undertaker.

But BIGG success as an entrepreneur comes from the second one – you have to be an overcomer.

However, you won’t have anything to overcome if you never undertake!

It’s the two together that pack the punch.

Undertake. Overcome. It’s all you need to do to be a BIGG success!

What have you overcome? How did you do it?

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How to Live Big – Part 3

Its Your Life Think BIG book cover | BIGG SuccessWe’re wrapping up our conversation with Josh Hinds, a pioneer of personal development online, and author of the book – It’s Your Life, Live BIG.

Last time, we talked about why ability isn’t the reason many people don’t feel successful…it’s money.

In this segment, we talk about his GCS (Goal Cards System), a simple yet effective way to achieve your goals.

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Find out:

  • What makes Josh’s system unique.
  • How following this system can help you get keep moving forward toward your goals.
  • The important thing BIGG goal-getters need to do, but often don’t.
  • What inspired Josh to create this system and how it helps him.

You can get a sneak peak of Josh’s book now for FREE here.

Listen to the other segements:

How to Live Big Part 1

How to Live Big Part 2

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How to Live Big – Part 2

Its Your Life Think BIG book cover | BIGG SuccessWe’re continuing our conversation with Josh Hinds, one of the pioneers of personal development online, and author of the book – It’s Your Life, Live BIG.

Last time, Josh told us  how overcoming the challenge of having Tourette’s helped to shape his philosophy of living BIG.

In the first chapter of his book, Josh says – ability isn’t the reason many people don’t feel successful…it’s money.

Click a player to hear Josh talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. (Duration 4:55)


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In this segment we discuss:

  • Why people tend to equate money with success
  • How being in the personal development space helped Josh reshape his definition of success.
  • Why it’s important to go beyond the money to measure success

Get a free sneak peak of Josh’s book here.

Next time, find out about Josh’s GCS (Goal Cards System), a simple yet effective way to achieve your goals.

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How to Live Big – Part 1

We’re happy to welcome Josh Hinds back to The BIGG Success Show. Besides being one of the best people you could ever hope to meet, Josh is one of the pioneers of personal development online. He’s here today to talk about his new book – It’s Your Life, Live BIG.

The book will be released in June, but Josh gave us a sneak peak and we LOVE it. But we wanted you to hear about it straight from the man himself.

Josh’s book opens with a very frank revelation. He has Tourette’s. And of all things he could have chosen to do, he decided to be a public speaker! Not a combination most people would think of. Learn about Josh’s journey and how he overcame is fears.

Click a player to hear Josh talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast! (Duration 8:35)


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We also talk about:

  • Why his original idea was to simply be a conduit to share personal and professional resources as a hobby.
  • What he thought his only option was because of  his Tourette’s syndrome.
  • How the opportunities that came his way shaped his philosophy of “It’s Your Life, Live BIG“.
  • The revelations Josh learned at an early age working in the family business and how helped him become a pioneer of personal development online.

You can get a sneak peak of Josh’s book now for FREE here.

Next time find out why Josh says ability isn’t the reason many people don’t feel successful, and find out what is!

Direct link to The Bigg Success Show audio file | podcast:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/biggsuccess/00807-050812.mp3