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4 Values That Lead to Success

image of people volunteering, along with the title of the blog post: 4 Values That Lead to Success

A famous mom says the values you instill in your children are what lead to their success. We talk about that on The BIGG Success Show, brought to you by FinancialFreedomTool.com.

Here’s a summary of our discussion.

Esther Wojcicki is a proud mom. One of her daughters is the CEO of YouTube, another is a professor of pediatrics, and another is the co-founder and CEO of 23andMe. As you can imagine – parents ask her for advice all the time! So she wrote a book. “How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results.”*

Esther’s book talks about certain values that lead to success, and we’ll share some of those with you today.

The Value of Serving

Esther taught her daughters about the importance of serving the community, and she did that through action. She found ways to help and make a difference in her community, which showed her daughters what can be achieved when you truly care.

The Value of Volunteering

Esther cites studies that shows teens who volunteer better moods and stay out of trouble. She says there are too many kids these days who are focused only on themselves – what they want to buy, where they want to vacation, etc. Esther encourages parents to volunteer and fight for their communities. She says your actions can help children feel empowered to take on challenges and find a way to contribute.

The Value of Selflessness

Esther says people who think they are the center of the universe are unprepared to take on causes that could make the world a better place. Those who put money and possessions first are often unhappy and unfulfilled, because their goals turn them into narcissists. But those who put others first, are often happy and fulfilled because their goals create a life of meaning and purpose.

The Value of Community

Esther we are happiest, and most beneficial to society, when we are doing things to help others. Where can you help your community? How do you feel called to help? If you don’t know, volunteer for an hour for a local organization, go to a city council meeting, do some research on an issue that affects your neighborhood and help find a solution.

What Are Your Values?

BIGG success, for many people means more money. But it isn’t just about how much money you make, or how many vacations you take, or how many professional accolades you receive. Instead, it’s about the legacy of service that you leave. How are you helping others? How will you inspire others through your actions? How can you do more good? Focus on these things and money often follows. That’s BIGG success!

Here’s to your BIGG success!

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

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The Value of Bumps in the Road

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Value the bumps in the road on your journey to BIGG Success. Listen to George & Mary-Lynn discuss this on The BIGG Success Show podcast. Click PLAY (Duration 4:25)

BIGG Success is life on your own terms. It means choosing your path, and putting up with all the bumps in the road that come along while on your journey.

If you feel like the road you’re on is getting too bumpy, take some time to listen to the other people in your life. You’ll hear them talk about their bumps too. No path is bump free.

The Bumps Others Face

[Mary-Lynn] One day I was feeling a little beat up as an entrepreneur. The work is never done, and the burden of uncertainty can be incredibly stressful. Sometimes it chips away at my confidence. Then, throughout the week, I heard other people talk about their bumps in the road. It’s not that misery loves company, it just really put things into perspective.

We heard a professional that we admire lament how she loves her job and is very good at it, but she keeps getting passed over for promotion because there seems to be a political line to the top.

A successful entrepreneur talked with us about how she’s having a very hard time getting her team motivated to take initiative.

A close friend was hired by a company to give expert advice, unfortunately he’s frustrated because they won’t implement the ideas he presented to help them grow.

Another friend has to deal with a terrible manager at work who plays head games.

The bottom line is that you set the terms, BIGG Success sets the price.

The Value of Your Bumps

The bumps in the road are part of the price. The bumps may be stress, feeling underappreciated, struggling to get others to work as hard as you, the difficulty of getting people to see it your way, or dealing with unqualified managers.

But there’s a reason why you put up with the bumps. There’s something you absolutely love about what you’re doing: the people you get to connect with, the profession, the thoughtful advice you get to offer, the pride of ownership.

When the bumps in the road are slowing you down, realize that you aren’t alone. Think about what really made you choose this path. What makes this worth it for you? What is it that you truly value about the lessons you’re learning along the way? Then tighten up your laces and continue on. It leads to BIGG Success.

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The Values of Money

your money and values in sync for BIGG SuccessHave you ever thought about the values of money?

If you read that question quickly, you may have missed a subtle yet incredibly important distinction:

The “s” in Values.

BIGG success is life on your own terms. You get there by taking control, as the entrepreneur of your life.

As an entrepreneur, you know you add value in the lives of others to create value for yourself. Value is a synonym for wealth or money.

But wealth comes in many forms. Some of the greatest riches you may experience have nothing to do with money. Are you rich?

Research shows that, at the lowest levels of the economic rung, money matters. A little additional money makes a huge difference in happiness.

But once basic needs are met, more money matters little. And the little bit it does matter doesn’t last long.

Every time you spend money, you reflect your priorities. That’s why it’s incredibly important to know what’s most important to you. So your values and your money are in sync.

Quite some time ago, we did a series of two shows on living your dream with purpose (Part 1, Part 2). In Part 2, we provide a worksheet that helps you identify what you value the most [pdf] and discuss how to use it.

After you’ve gone through the list, think about how you spend your money and your time, your other resource.

Is it reflective of your values?

If so, congratulate yourself.

If not, what one change could you make today to move the two closer together?

Aligning your values and your resources brings BIGG success.

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The Art of Delivering Value

delivery_car Today on The Bigg Success Show, we were privileged to visit with Benjamin Klein. Benjamin is the CEO for The Art of Charm, a highly successful coaching service. He is an expert in the psychology of sales, management and success. He has used that knowledge to create an upcoming program called Success Principles.

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marylynn
What is one of the most important success principles?

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benjamin_kleinThe most important success principle for me has always been to say what I mean and mean what I say. It’s very important to come from a position of honesty and integrity and to do things that not only create value for you, but also for those around you. You don’t go into it dependent on the outcome, whether it will be reciprocated or not. If the value is reciprocated, they are the type of person you want to work with. If the value is not reciprocated, you have saved yourself months of time dealing with someone you don’t want to work with. You give up a little bit upfront, but that just comes with honesty and integrity and knowing that you’re creating value for those around you.

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marylynnDo you have a value-offer model for some of our business owners who are listening today? Any suggestions for those people who have been offering something that isn’t working, that’s not getting them the leads they were hoping for?
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Gift It Forward

gifts_2 It’s the day after Christmas. Here in the United States, that means the customer service lines are long as people return their gifts. In other parts of the world – Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand – it’s Boxing Day.

If you’re not familiar with it, you might suspect that there’s fist-a-cuffs over gift exchanges! But Boxing Day is a tradition of giving gifts to people who are less fortunate.

We don’t want to leave the impression that we think us Yanks are Scrooges. A lot of people here are very generous throughout the holiday season. But we think Boxing Day is an interesting tradition, truly in tune with the spirit of this time of the year.

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The son who learned to give

We found a great story about a mom who taught her son about the value of giving. We’ll hit the highlights here. It’s written from the son’s point-of-view.

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