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The Great Competitor

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We share 3 traits of “The Great Competitor” from the powerful poem written by one of our favorite sports poets, Grantland Rice.

Click the player to listen to this episode of The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Below is a summary of our discussion.

The late Grantland Rice enjoyed an incredible career, eventually becoming known as the Dean of American Sportswriters. He knew all the great athletes and coaches of his era – Knute Rockne, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Red Grange and more. He also had a penchant for poetry, including this one – the most powerful poem we’ve ever read … Read more

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4 Traits of People Who Play to Win

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The 2020 summer Olympic Games are finally here. In this show, we share the traits of those who play to win and get the gold.

Click the player to listen to this episode of The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Below is a summary of our discussion.

Sporting events are a great microcosm of the games we all play. So we can take some great lessons away from them. One of those lessons is playing to win. Now you may be thinking … that seems kind of silly. Doesn’t everybody play to win?

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Gold Medalist Shares His Mantra

Josh George after a gold medal winning race | BIGG SuccessWe were thrilled to visit with Josh George on The BIGG Success Show today. And with the Olympics coming up, our chat couldn’t have been timelier.

Josh is a six-time gold medal winner, world record holder and one of the greatest paralympians in the world.

Click a player to hear Josh talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast.


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Listen to our conversation to hear:

  • Josh’s personal mantra for success in this year’s competition
  • why his training plan is so important to him
  • the importance of trusting in your plan
  • the surprising thing going through Josh’s mind right before a race
  • how it feels to be on the platform, receiving a gold medal

We wish Josh BIGG success as he competes in the upcoming Paralympic Games. They start August 29 in London.

Now it’s your turn to share. What’s your mantra?

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Ring in the Olympics

pm411_logo It’s 8-8-08. The Olympics start today at 8:08:08, Beijing time, this evening. A survey showed that 92 percent of the people could correctly identify the Olympic rings. That makes the Olympic rings the most recognized symbol in the world. 86 percent of those questioned associated the Olympic rings with the world's greatest sporting event.

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The meaning behind the symbol

This got us thinking about branding and the importance of having a recognizable symbol that conveys the message you’re trying to convey. Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern day Olympics, came up with the five rings.

The five rings represent the five continents that embraced the Olympic movement. We found that kind of funny, since we thought there were seven continents! Antarctica obviously doesn’t participate and Europe and Asia were considered to be one continent.

The rings are linked to represent the union of man. The colors of the rings represented the flags of all the countries at the time the symbol was created. They sit on a white background, to represent all the nations of the world.

The symbol and the message are inter-related

As you can see, a tremendous amount of thought went into creating the most recognizable symbol in the world. We bet that you had a general sense of what the rings meant even before you read the discussion above. It’s easy to get.

The symbol reinforces the message, and the message reinforces symbol.

Now apply this to your brand. What do you do? What problem do you solve? Incorporate that into your brand imaging.

We probably found this study so interesting because we’re in the process of coming up with a new symbol for Bigg Success. We have some additions coming soon to our site. We’re developing a new symbol to convey exactly what bigg success means. Keep checking in for more bigg news!

Jake’s Take

Comedian Jake Novak dropped by the show to share his take on this year’s Olympics. A number of companies line up to became official Olympic sponsors. Jake’s found out who the top 5 REAL sponsors of the Beijing Olympics are:

#5 – HGH: The official steroid of the 2008 Beijing Games

#4 – Smog: the official pollution of the 2008 Beijing Games

#3 – Chinese-Made Toys: The official choking hazard of the 2008 Beijing Games

#2 – Poison: The official dog and cat food of the 2008 Beijing Games

… and the #1 supporter is a dual sponsorship

Nightsticks and Tear Gas: the official anti-protest weapons of the 2008 Beijing Games

Thanks, Jake for sharing your wit with us!

 

 

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The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games