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The Best Investment Strategy for Normal People

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The best investment strategy for normal people (i.e. non-financial types) is simple. Yet it tends to yield better risk-adjusted returns than a commonly touted investment strategy.

We discussed whether or not the stock market is haunted on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by recent fluctuations in the stock market. What’s the best investment strategy to deal with these fluctuations, if you’re a normal person (i.e. non-financial types)?
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Reverse Side Hustles: More Money, Less Risk

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A reverse side hustle can help you make more money while lowering your risk. We share three principles of finance, so you understand how this works.

We discussed reverse side hustles on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

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How to Fund Your Passion

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It’s never too early to start thinking about how to fund your passion. We are going to share three ways to do it!

Last time, we continued our conversation about Hollywood’s dirty little secret. We discussed what to do if you can’t do what you love.

Today, on The BIGG Success Show, we continued the conversation even further. We talked about how to fund your passion. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This series of shows was inspired by the story of Geoffrey Owens, best known as the son-in-law on The Cosby Show. He was seen bagging groceries at a Trader Joe’s.

It seems a lot of people these days feel better about themselves by mocking others. But, he argued, working at Trader Joe’s helped him pay the bills while he continued to do what he loves to do: acting and teaching.

The good news is…good prevailed – he got an acting gig. So now he can follow his passion full-time. But his story inspired us to think about how to fund your passion.

Fund your passion now by saving

We call this option the “prelude to passion.” You save now with a very clear “why” – to fund your passion down the road.

The greater the gap between what you make and what you spend, the faster you can follow your passion.

You can continue the status quo, or you can purge expenses so you can save more. You may become an extreme saver, so you can follow your passion sooner.

You may also bank all of your pay raises and bonuses. Any increase in cash inflows can be used to bump up your savings, so you can pursue your dream earlier.

Fund your passion with a side hustle

We call this the “passion promoter” because it speeds up the time before you get to pursue your passion. Ideally, you combine it with the prelude to passion mentioned above to really decrease your runway to following your passion.

Note that your side hustle in this case may not be your passion. It is still helpful to your cause because it provides needed resources to move you closer to being able to do what you love.

Fund your passion with a reverse side hustle

We label this option “passion plus” because it calls for following your passion now and funding it with a part- or even full-time side hustle.

This is the reverse of how we usually think of side hustles. We usually think of a full-time job with a side hustle. Here, we have a business with a job on the side. That’s why we call it a “reverse side hustle.”

Many aspiring business owners feel that other people will see this as a failure. First of all, who cares what other people think. All you have to do is succeed and then see what they think!

Secondly, if your passion is truly important to you, you will do anything and everything, legally and ethically acceptable, in your power to continue to do what you love to do.

If this means a reverse side hustle, while you build your business, so be it. It takes a “do what it takes” attitude to reach BIGG success!

BIGG Takeaway

Don’t wait until you find your passion to fund your passion,
or the opportunity to follow your passion may pass you by.

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If you are doing what you love, share your wisdom. How did you fund it?

Here’s to your BIGG success!

George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success

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Do What You Love…Or Else

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Do what you love. It’s what we all want to do. But what if you aren’t doing what you love? What can you do then?

Last time, we exposed Hollywood’s dirty little secret. In order to do what you love, you may have to do something (or somethings) you don’t love.

It was inspired by a news story about Geoffrey Owens, the Cosby Show actor who played Elvin – the husband of the family’s oldest daughter. He was spotted bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s. The good news: He got a gig on Tyler Perry’s TV show, getting to do what he loves.

We continued that conversation on The BIGG Success Show today. We discussed what to do if you aren’t doing what you love. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

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Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret…Exposed

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A common misperception about Hollywood, fame, and fortune keeps many people stuck in the status quo.

We discussed three things you need to know to get rich and famous on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

This show was inspired by a news story about Geoffrey Owens, the Cosby Show actor who played Elvin – the husband of the family’s oldest daughter. He was spotted bagging groceries at Trader Joe’s.

Many thought this revealed a fall from grace.

Shaming ensued, but support endured.

The story reveals a dirty little secret about Hollywood – one which makes actors and entertainers and celebrities more endearing, because we see they struggle just like the rest of us in pursuing our respective callings.

On the show, we discussed three things you need to know if you want to be rich and famous.

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