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10 Success Quotes on Helium

10 Success Quotes…on Helium

We share 10 success quotes which, together, tell a story about achieving BIGG success. But just for fun, we decided to read them after a hit of helium. It’s in celebration of the 10th anniversary of our business, BIGG Success.

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It’s been 10 years since we started BIGG Success.

THANK YOU for following us, encouraging us, supporting us, sharing our content, and so much more. We greatly appreciate it!

So to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of BIGG Success, we’ll share ten success quotes which tell a story about achieving BIGG success.

But we wanted to have a little fun for this BIGG anniversary. So we read them on helium.

Watch our latest video (above) to see us say them.

Listen to our latest podcast (play button above) to hear us say them and discuss their significance.

Of course, you can also keep reading if you want. You’ll just miss out on the helium.

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Lady Gaga and Business Owners have this in common

What Business Owners and Lady Gaga Have in Common

Business Owners and Lady Gaga have this in common

What do business owners and Lady Gaga have in common? A lot! Click PLAY to listen to George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast or read the blog.

During a recent radio interview Lady Gaga said, “The truth is that it is very hard to be famous. It’s wonderful to be famous because I have amazing fans. But it is very, very hard to go out into the world when you are not feeling happy and act like you are.”

She sounds just like a business owner!

It’s hard for a business owner who is stressed out to greet her customers with a smile.

It’s hard for a business owner who can’t make payroll to look his employees in the eyes.

It’s hard for a business owner who isn’t making her projections, to explain it to her investors.

It’s hard for a business owner to be positive at a networking event when sales that day weren’t so good.

Lady Gaga says that she’s dealt with the pressures of being the owner of her brand by using drugs and pills, and is working to overcome that. Many business owners succumb to self-medication to get through the feelings of isolation and entrepreneur paralysis.

People count on you. Your customers (or fans) have expectations you need to meet. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Business Owners And Lady Gaga Know It’s Lonely at the Top

Whether you’re a celebrity or a business owner, the highs and lows are constant. Entrepreneurial terror is real.

Wilson Harrell, a serial entrepreneur and author of For Entrepreneurs Only, says that you shouldn’t share your lows with your friends and loved ones, because you’ll just pass the worry on to them.

The isolation an entrepreneur experiences is why we created the BIGG Success Entreprenurturing™ Center – a place where entrepreneurs can talk with the only people who “get” what they’re going through – other entrepreneurs.

When a fellow business owner shares their struggles, it’s refreshing. Not because misery loves company, but because it puts your situation into perspective. You realize it’s not just you.

Yes, business owners and Lady Gaga have a lot in common.

When the lights go on, you have to perform regardless of how you feel.
Make sure you always have the right kind of support standing in the wings to help you shine even on the darkest days. It will help you reach BIGG Success.

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4 Factors for Successfully Starting Up a Small Business

will you swim in an ocean or pond for BIGG Success“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
~ Author unknown

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This quote is often attributed to the man whose name is synonymous with genius – Albert Einstein.

But our research couldn’t uncover a credible source that gave him credit. However, we did learn about a fish that climbs!

BIGG success is life on your own terms. One of the terms of BIGG success is alignment.

You’ll want to align four factors to successfully start up a small business.

Passion

We hear a lot of talk these days about passion. Find your passion. Do what you love. Love what you do.

Passion is wonderful. But it isn’t enough. All the passion in the world won’t make you a BIGG success.

Sure, it helps. But passion isn’t enough.

Talent

In the nature versus nurture debate, we lean mostly toward nurture. However, you should recognize that you probably have certain natural gifts.

You have two choices: (1) You can discover and develop these innate abilities or (2) you can start from scratch.

As you might guess, you will be more likely to be a BIGG success if you work on your natural talents.

But talent alone won’t get you genius status.

Place

You have to find the best environment to showcase your talents. In business, this means you need to find a market.

Even artists and musicians can’t afford to ignore the market. But the internet has made it possible to be a star within a genre (or niche as we say in the business world).

Oceans are for the large guys. However, you may want to swim in a river that flows into an ocean.

You can make a lot of money supplying the large fish in the ocean. Just be sure you don’t get swallowed up!

A better strategy may be to find a pond where you can be one of the biggest fish. Look for a problem which you can solve better than any other fish.

When your passions and talents align with a place, you’re a long way toward being a BIGG success. But you’re not quite there yet.

Timing

Timing is everything. You’ve probably heard that statement too many times to remember.

We disagree. Timing is only part of the equation. But it is an important component.

If you get to the right place too early, you will have to invest more money to educate your prospective customers. If you’re late, your competitors will have already staked out the best treasures.

If that’s the case, you may have to be a fish that climbs a tree. It’s the only way to get to another pond.

No one may have done it before. Some people may think you’re stupid. But that’s often the case.

Once you prove yourself right by building a successful small business, those same people will call you a genius. And that’s BIGG success!

Have you ever had to find another pond?

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Success in Love

love success quotes | BIGG SuccessWith Valentine’s Day upon us, we thought we’d weave some quotes about success in love into a story. Here we go…

“People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.” ~ Douglas Yates

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.” ~ William M. Thackeray

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell

“John Lennon said, ‘All you need is love.’ John obviously never met my bank manager.” ~ Danny McCrossan

“Love at first sight is possible, but it pays to take a second look.” ~ Author Unknown

“Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” ~ Julins Gordon

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” ~ Robert Brault

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” ~ Tom Robbins

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.” ~ Anais Nin

“Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.” ~ George Carlin

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” ~ Sandra J. Dykes

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Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs | BIGG SuccessYesterday, “life’s change agent” called Steve Jobs to a meeting.

That’s how he described death in his commencement address to Stanford graduates in 2005.

His point, in his own words:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

We didn’t know Steve Jobs personally. Yet he personally affected us. Such is the nature of real entrepreneurs.

They impact the lives of hundreds, or thousands, or even millions of people. Not as an individual, but through their business.

Steve Jobs was the epitome of an entrepreneur. Not just in business, but in his attitude about life.

You see that in one of our favorite quotes by the man we’ll never forget:
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do….”

Here’s to you Steve Jobs! You will be missed!

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