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Live Easier This Year

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The two of us have a goal for this year – it’s to live easier and help you do it too!

What does live easier mean?

It means:

• Capitalizing on what you have so you can do more of what you want.
• Being confident that you are making the right decisions.
• Providing the best for you and your family.
• Having more fulfillment and happiness.
• Making the right choices to live life on your own terms.

How do we help you live easier?

We have a new program called E-Z Lifelinks, and it gives you real solutions that maximize your money and time.

The wrong choice:

• costs you money
• costs you time
• leaves you frustrated and discouraged

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Why Hard Work is NOT the Key to Success

achieve BIGG Success without hard workAsk just about anyone and they’ll tell you – hard work is the key to success.

What do you think? Does hard work lead to success? More specifically, will you make more money by working hard?

We vote “No”. Now before you dismiss us, please permit us to explain our rationale.

BIGG success is life on your own terms. The five elements of BIGG success are money, time, growth, work and play.

Four of the five elements are directly involved with the subject at hand – money, time, work and play. Growth is required to understand and, more importantly, live out the concept.

The secret to succeeding without hard work

There’s only one way to succeed without working hard: Spend your time doing work that seems like play.

When you do this, you naturally work more. As you work more, your skills improve. As your skills improve, you make more money.

Now we’ve completed the circle of the five elements of BIGG success!

Of course, it may not all seem like play – especially at first. In the main, you’re doing the work you love. But there may be some parts you’d rather not do.

Fortunately, there’s a simple remedy.

More money and more options

The remedy is to set aside a portion of this newfound money. Use it to hire help.

It may range from a maid to an accountant. Pay others to do the thing you don’t want to do.

Buy more time to do your work which seems like play.

Success doesn’t come from hard work.

The key to success is endurance. You have to persevere in spite of all the inevitable obstacles.

If your work seems like play, you’ll be better prepared to endure. It leads to BIGG success!

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Stop Giving 110 Percent to Be a Success

stop saying this to be a BIGG SuccessWe hear people say this all the time – “I gave 110 percent.”

(It’s funny – if you watch them closely, you’ll see that, most of the time, most of the people who make this claim aren’t even close. But that’s not our point today.)

This is a phrase we’d like to see just go away. It sets false expectations.

You can’t do it. You can’t give 110 percent. It’s physically impossible.

If you believe you can, you’re wrong. So stop trying.

You’re not a slacker if you don’t give 110 percent. You won’t come up short if you don’t give 110 percent.

Can you pour 8.8 ounces of liquid in a cup with an 8 ounce capacity?

Of course not. By trying, you waste valuable energy and effort.

Your capacity is 100 percent. That’s the maximum, the most you can do.

So focus on giving 100 percent to everything you do. No more. No less.

Work

Give 100 percent to your work. By the way, 100 percent still means going the extra mile, doing those things that most people don’t do.

Because most people don’t give 100 percent. To anything or anyone. Except possibly themselves.

So you’ll be a BIGG success at work if you just give 100 percent.

Relationships

Give 100 percent to your relationships. It’s the only way they’ll work.

Some people think they can build a relationship by giving 51 percent. Or 80 percent.

It won’t work. If the relationship starts to grow, it will wither up and die if both parties only give 50 or 51 or even 80 percent.

You have to give 100 percent to any relationship if you want it to bud into something beautiful. And so does the other person.

Since you can’t control them, you can only focus on your 100 percent. If you don’t get 100 percent back, then you know they aren’t committed to building a relationship with you.

Yourself

Give 100 percent to yourself. You have to. It’s a requirement if you want to be a BIGG success.

Yet most people neglect this one. They give their all at work. They give their all to others.

But they don’t have any energy left to give to themselves. Don’t make this mistake.

Make sure you give your mind, your body, and your spirit 100 percent everyday.

All you can do is all you can do. But all you can do is what you must do if you want to be a BIGG success!

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How to Turn a Dead End Job into a Springboard for Success

How a dead end job can lead to BIGG SuccessAccording to Deloitte’s Shift Index, 4 out of 5 people are unhappy at work these days. We spend at least half our waking hours over five of the seven days of the week at work. And yet, most people are miserable most of that time.

There are a number of reasons people feel this way. Companies have laid people off. Yet the expectation is that the remaining people will be able to find a way to still get all the work done.

And they have for the most part! Sure, some things have suffered. Some things don’t get done anymore. Or at least done at the level of quality that they used to.

Day after day, week after week, month after month – so many people begrudgingly go through the daily grind.

Because they’re scared.
Because they think it would be hard to get a job that pays as well.
Because of uncertainty about the future.

They feel like they no longer have control over their own lives.

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Meaningful work

It’s the opposite of BIGG success. BIGG success is life on your own terms – taking control to build the life that fits you perfectly. Work is one of the five elements of BIGG success.

There are two terms often associated with work – job and career.

Nobody wants a job.
Everyone wants a career.

Nobody wants to just trade time for money.
Everybody wants to earn money from a trade.

A job is meaningless.
A career is meaningful.

This is the message we hear again and again – sometimes directly, sometimes more subtly.

Let’s not be subtle. Neither a job nor a career has meaning. Work has meaning.

Work adds value.
Work creates growth.

All this can happen in a job or a career.

A meaningful dead-end job?

It’s more obvious with a career. But how about a job?

A dead-end job.
A job where you know you’re going nowhere.
Can you find meaning there?

Absolutely!

Every job has value. Every job has a potential to serve. But let’s double down.

Let’s say your boss is a jerk.

The company is mediocre.
There’s no clear vision.
Customers aren’t thrilled.
They just do business with the firm because of inertia and no clear alternatives.
Your co-workers are just putting in their time.

Can you still find meaning there?

A resounding yes!

The key lies in understanding a finer point about the definition of BIGG success, life on your own terms.

The springboard

BIGG success is a destination. It’s about getting from where you are now to where you want to be.

In other words, it’s a journey.
Down a long and winding road.
And sometimes the shortest distance between two points is under construction.

And that’s where the job comes in.
A job may buy you time – another one of the five elements of BIGG success.
Time to find yourself.
Time to do research on promising careers.
Time to find your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Time to save money.
Time to build your network.
Time to establish yourself as an expert.
Time to start a business part time.

We think it’s time to stop…you get the idea!

Even a dead-end job can help you move closer to BIGG success. By turning this knowledge into a strategy, a dead-end job becomes meaningful. It can serve as a springboard to BIGG success!

Do you need help finding life on your own terms? Maybe we can help.

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The First Thing to Do as a New Leader

the thing new leaders do for BIGG SuccessCongratulations! You just got promoted into a new leadership position.

What’s the first thing you should do?

Cut costs?
Allocate more dollars to a new project?
Call a meeting?
All of the above?
None of the above?

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!
None of the above.

The first thing you should do is…

Paint a wall of your office

Or do something else that’s really insignificant but will definitely be noticed.

It makes a statement: “I’m the new person in charge here.”

More importantly…

It satisfies your need to “do something”

You have to change something, right? They hired you to make an impact.

So you have to charge in full throttle.

You may be disappointed with the results. How can you prescribe the cure when you have completed your diagnosis?

So go ahead. Paint a wall in your office.

It will satisfy your need to do something.

It keeps you from fixing the unbroken

Many novice leaders jump right in and start making changes.

Sometimes they get it right. More often they don’t.

You can’t afford to waste resources fixing what isn’t broken. Worse yet, you may break something that is working!

So go ahead. “Fix” something like the wall of your office. Give it a new coat of paint.

Step back and admire it. Now you’re ready to proceed.

It buys you time

Time to get to know your people.

Time to listen.

Time to reflect.

Time to discover.

Time to determine what is broken.

Time to design an effective strategic plan.

With a little time, you’ll be able to implement a plan that moves your team to BIGG success!

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