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This Killer Combination Leads to Bigg Success

comboPeople who reach bigg success aren’t constrained by the same forces we are.

Baloney!

It’s a myth that we all aren’t constrained in the same ways. But there’s a bigg difference between the average Joe or Jane and people who ultimately reach bigg success.

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Remove the constraints!

The average person gives in to those constraints. Bigg goal-getters don’t see themselves as constrained so they don’t allow themselves to be constrained.

They don’t waste time telling themselves all of the reasons why they can’t do something. They focus, instead, on why they can do it and how they will get it done.

There’s a key lesson for us: By changing your focus – from “can’t” to “can” – you open your mind to all sorts of possibilities.

Your mind follows your lead

Your mind will let you take it wherever you want. Think about why something can’t be done and your mind will come up with all kinds of reasons to prove you right!

Think about how it can be done and your mind will start figuring out any number of ways to overcome every challenge that holds others back.

Sure, some ideas won’t work out. You won’t care. You know one of them will lead you to bigg success.

But if you never get out of the gate – if you just assume that you can’t win the race – you won’t.

The first part of the killer combo: Child-like imagination
People who reach bigg success dream bigg. You must dream again. You must dream the kind of dreams you dreamed when you were young.

Your dreams probably won’t be exactly the same as they were then. But they will be as bigg as the dreams you saw through the eyes of a child.

When the world was your oyster.
When there was nothing you couldn’t do.
When you could imagine all of the bigg things that you would accomplish.
When you knew that nothing could stop you.
When you couldn’t wait to grow up so we could get to all these wonderful ideas.

The second part: Experiential wisdom
But you’re not a child anymore and that’s good. You’re better equipped now to achieve your bigg dreams than you were then.

Combine that child-like imagination with the wisdom you have gained from your experiences. Together, they will help you achieve things that other people only fantasize about, if they allow themselves to think about them at all.

That’s the difference. That’s why you should celebrate your age. You have gained an asset that you didn’t have when you were young.

You have learned from your experiences, haven’t you?

Celebrate them! Take joy in all of them – the good, the bad and the ugly!

You have the killer combination to achieve bigg success! Because of it, the possibility of achieving the impossible is more probable!

Believe

But too much of the time, we don’t think about that. We stopped dreaming bigg dreams. We accepted being average and ordinary.

Deep in your soul, you know that you’re excellent and extraordinary. You have to believe again!

Believe that you can achieve what you can conceive! Then find a way to do it.

It only takes one person discovering one way to do anything that’s never been done before. Then people marvel at the accomplishment.

You’re still the one!

You are that one person! You were born to dream bigg dreams. You know it because you’ve done it. You were born to be excellent and extraordinary.

But first you must remove the limits that keep you from dreaming bigg. Dream.

Then think of ways to make your dream your reality.

Believe that you will win. Did you hear that? You will win. You will achieve your dream. You’re still the one!

Now, take action and you’ll be a bigg success!

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The Power of Defining Your Terms

life on your own termsLast time, we discussed a new paradigm for thinking about our lives: you are the entrepreneur in charge of running a very important enterprise – your life.

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Terms can inspire action

Our definition of bigg success – life on your own terms – explicitly recognizes that “terms” are important. Not just words, but words that matter. Words that empower us.

A single term can cut through the complexity of a subject and make it simple to understand. And therein lies the power of terms.

To create understanding and, from that understanding, actions to achieve bigg success.

Life on your own terms. What are those terms for you?

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georgeOne of the terms we use here at Bigg Success is goal-getter. I love that word. It combines go-getter with goal-getting. So it’s a powerful word to me that implies movement toward what I want to achieve.

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Terms can limit us

Like many things, terms can also work against us. They can limit what we achieve.

We can define ourselves too small. We can view our businesses too tightly. We may see our careers too narrowly.

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marylynnFor example, I defined myself for years as a radio DJ. That’s what I was and that’s what I was known as. But when I started using the term “broadcaster”, I could see a bigger picture and new possibilities. I am now a “broadcaster” who happens to use the internet as my medium.

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With terms, we can also magnify our shortcomings and minimize our strengths. It’s so easy to do.

Your terms are unique

Notice that we define bigg success as life on your own terms.

Your terms are not my terms. They are uniquely yours.

Your terms have the power to inspire you to bigg success.

To lift you up when you’re down.

To push you even higher when you’re up.

Terms as time frames

There’s another meaning to the “terms” of life on your own terms. We think of school terms – a semester, for instance.

It’s valuable to think about “terms” in terms of time. In other words, as phases. To achieve the bigg success we dream of, we will set our goals in time frames.

For example, say you want to be the best attorney in your area. That’s your end goal.

In the first term, your goal may be to complete your undergraduate degree.

Term 2 – get your law degree. Term 3 – pass the bar. And so on.

You break up your long-term goal into terms – time frames – to make sure you stay on track to reach bigg success. 

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The terms of the deal

See how rich a single term can be? But we’re not through yet!

There are two primary factors in any deal – the price and the terms. There’s a basic negotiating principle:

You get to pick the price or the terms, but not both.

If you ever get to pick both, you better get a great deal!

Do you see the implication of that principle to bigg success? If you set the terms, bigg success sets the price.

The higher the level of success you seek, the higher the price will be. You must be willing to pay that price or you can’t – you won’t – be able to live your life on your own terms.

There’s a story about an amateur golfer who approached a famous golfer. We believe it was Tom Watson. The story goes something like this …

The amateur said, “I’d give anything to drive a golf ball the way you do.”

Tom Watson said, “No, you wouldn’t.”

The amateur said, “Yes, I would.”

After several more rounds of this, the pro decided to let the amateur in on his secret.

Tom Watson finally said, “I learned to drive the ball the way I do by going to the range every morning and driving a bucket of balls. When that bucket was empty, I drove another one. And another one.”

The pro continued, “I drove balls until I could feel blisters forming on my hands. And do you know what I did then? I kept driving balls. Before long, my hands were bleeding. So I drove another bucket of balls. Day after day, week after week, I drove balls in spite of the pain. Eventually, my hands were full of callouses. That’s how I learned to drive the golf ball the way I do.”

So if you want to drive golf balls like a pro, there’s your price. You set the terms, but then you must pay the price to reach bigg success.

It’s worth it because it’s what you want. By the way, there is also a price to pay for not living your life on your own terms. We think that price is higher!

Share your terms

So what are your terms? What does life on your own terms mean to you?

And what terms inspire you?

You can share that with us by leaving a comment below, calling us at 888.455.BIGG or sending us an e-mail at bigginfo@biggsuccess.com.

We want to highlight the members of our community and their stories. In those stories, in our terms, is information and inspiration for all of us. So we all reach bigg success even faster!

Thanks so much for reading our post today.

Join us next time as we continue diving deeper into life on your own terms. We’ll talk about five very special terms – the five elements of bigg success.

Until then, here’s to your bigg success! 

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Seth Godin on Tribes: Part 3

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On The Bigg Success Show, we’ve been talking with Seth Godin about his incredible new book, Tribes. So far we’ve discussed:

Part I: what a tribe is, what the leader does, and why quality trumps quantity

Part II: why Seth became a leader, the power of one, and the importance of leverage

Today we wrap up our conversation. Let’s get to it!

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The Power of Imagination

J.K. Rowling, best known as the author of the Harry Potter series, recently delivered an exceptional speech for the Commencement Ceremony at Harvard University.

It’s an amazing discussion of the power of failure and imagination. It’s definitely worth your time to read the full text, or watch the video. She said,

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we
need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

Each of us has the power within us to change the world. Do you doubt it?

Steve Jobs didn’t doubt it.
He imagined a world where every person could have the same computing power that only large organizations had at that point. He dreamed of a world where computers were so user-friendly everybody could use them.

John F. Kennedy didn’t doubt it.
He had the vision that man could walk on the moon. He set forth his vision with the power of words to direct an entire country’s resources toward that mission. A short time later, Neil Armstrong uttered his famous words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Martin Luther King didn’t doubt it.

He had a dream that people would be judged solely by the contributions they made to society, not by the color of their skin. His dream led to a movement to bring equal opportunity to all.

You may say that you don’t have …

… the imagination of JK Rowling. To create a world that can inspire millions of young people to read again at a time when everyone thought that only video games could attract them.

 … the creativity of Steve Jobs. To see the possibilities for individuals to have access to technology at their fingertips.

… the vision of John F. Kennedy. To see the impossible as possible and to inspire an entire nation to get behind the effort.

… the oratory skills of Martin Luther King. To put the need for change front and center on the agenda of his country and to move people to effect that change.

The unique power within you.
You do have the power to imagine a better world and make a difference in your own life and the life of others. Your imagination flows from your unique genetic make-up and your personal experiences.

No one else – who has ever walked on this earth, is here now, or ever will be – can duplicate what you have and who you are. You are one of a kind!

It’s up to you to live up to the potential that is within you … just imagine! How will you leave the world a better place? What are you doing now to make a difference in the lives of others?

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The Killer Combo – Child-like Imagination and Experiential Wisdom

By Bigg Success Staff

10-01-08

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People who succeed bigg dream bigg. They aren’t constrained by the same forces we are.

That’s bull caca!

They absolutely are constrained in exactly the same ways all of us are. But there’s a bigg difference …

They don’t allow themselves to be constrained! They don’t see themselves as constrained. How do they do it?

Why you can and how you will

They don’t spend a lot of time telling themselves all the reasons why they can’t do something. They focus on why they can and how they will.

By changing the focus from “can’t” to “can”, they open their minds to all sorts of possibilities. Because your mind will go where you lead it. Get it thinking about why something can’t be done, it will come up with all kinds of reasons to justify your opinion.

To succeed bigg, you have to get your mind to think of how it can be done. In like form, it will start producing a number of ways to overcome all the obstacles that hold others back.

Sure, some of their ideas may not work. It doesn’t matter. What does matter – they are paths to the possibility of achieving the impossible. One of them will work.

Little minds, bigg dreams

But if we never get out of the gate … if we just assume we can’t win the race … we won’t. We must dream again – we must dream the kind of dreams we dreamed when we were young.

Maybe not the exact same dreams, but dreams that are as bigg as those conceived in our little minds!

  • When the world was our oyster.
  • When there was nothing we couldn’t do.
  • When we could imagine all of the things that we would accomplish.
  • When we couldn’t wait to grow up so we could get to all these wonderful ideas.

We’re better equipped to achieve our bigg dreams now

Because if we combine the dreams of our youth with the wisdom gained from our experience, we can achieve things that other people only fantasize about – if they allow themselves to think about them at all.

You see … that’s the difference now. We have an asset we didn’t have when we were young. We have our experience and all that we’ve learned from it. So the possibility of achieving the impossible is more probable! It’s a killer combination for achieving bigg success!

But we don’t think about that – we just stopped dreaming bigg dreams. We accepted being average and ordinary, when deep in our souls we know we’re excellent and extraordinary.

All it takes is one person finding one way

We have to believe again! Believe that we can achieve what we conceive! Then find a way to do it. It only takes one person discovering one way to do anything that’s never been done before. Then the world marvels at the accomplishment.

You are that one person! 

You were born to dream bigg dreams. You know it because you’ve done it. You were born to be excellent and extraordinary. But first you must remove the limits that keep you from dreaming bigg.

Tap into your imagination. Dream about what can be. Then start thinking of ways to do it. Believe – really believe, deep down … to your inner soul – that you will win. You can achieve this one thing. You will achieve this one thing. Now, take action and achieve bigg success!

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Achieving the Impossible Starts with a Dream

By Bigg Success Staff
07-29-08

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Setting really good, achievable-yet-stretching goals for ourselves isn’t easy. It’s even harder to set goals for your team.

Here’s an idea that would also apply to your individual goals as well. Set goals based on your “most likely” scenario. But don’t stop there. Now set goals for your “best-case” outlook.

Look at your two sets of goals. Now direct all the resources at your disposal for the best-case. You might fall short in the end. However, in all likelihood, you’ll achieve more than you would by just having one set of goals.

When we start to focus our minds on how to achieve any goal, we start finding ways to make it happen. If we set small goals, we achieve small things. If we set bigg goals, we achieve bigg things.

Don’t believe it? Think about Jack Kennedy and the man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. He took a giant leap for all of us when he walked on the moon. Jack Kennedy didn’t have to set a goal of walking on the moon. It was risky – many people thought it was impossible. But he did it anyway – he knew it was important for his country to show the world and, even more importantly, its own people what was possible.

By focusing on a bigger dream, his team got excited about his vision and made it happen. If he had set smaller goals, there wouldn’t have been the same level of enthusiasm. So share a bigg vision with your team, get their buy-in, and go for it! 

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Two Common Themes for the Jobs of the Future

ByWynn Bigg
Bigg Success Contributor
05-30-08  

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As developed countries continue to develop, more and more outsourcing to less developed countries is occurring. Some see this as a great evil. I see it as a natural evolution. Businesses will continue to seek the lowest cost for the goods and services they buy.

So you have a choice to make:

  • You can complain about it and do nothing else.
  • You can position yourself for the future – a future that spells opportunity for people who get on board quickly enough.

If you choose the latter, there are two things to consider as you think about your own career – two factors that spell opportunity for the careers of the future in developed countries.

On site

Careers that require you to be on site will be full of opportunity in developed countries. If it can’t be done in some other area of the world, your job is much more secure. Your job requires you to be on the premises – of your employer or your employer’s customers – in order to perform your duties. For example, there will be more opportunities in jobs that require you to physically inspect the work that has been done.

In person
Careers that require face-to-face communication will also thrive in the coming years in developed countries. If you have to see the person, or they have to see you, it can’t be done somewhere else. Your job calls for the richest form of communication – in person – in order to be done properly. As an example, any job that requires a hands-on demonstration of a product will be full of possibilities.

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