Is BIG Your Brand?

“Be Yourself. Everyone else is taken.”   A simple phrase, but a valuable lesson nonetheless. Many people mold themselves around their role models, whether it is parents, teachers, coaches, and this can prove to be a valuable asset in the journey to becoming BIG. But rather than trying to imitate, focus on implementing your own […]

The Ego of a BIG Heart

Big is not about a big ego, your title, or even about acquiring large sums of money. Often times we measure our self worth based on how hard we work, the results we achieve in our tasks, how much money we amass, even the car we drive or the house we live in. Other times,[…..]

The Pursuit of Positivity

The Pursuit of Positivity Let’s do a quick exercise. Pull out a pen and scrap of paper. Or pull up a new word processor window. List out the 5 biggest problems that you’re facing right now, in life, at work, at home, etc. Now list out the 5 biggest joys. Ready? Go. I’ll wait. Okay,[…..]

Sisyphus and Life’s Drudgery

In Greek Mythology, a king named Sisyphus ruled with an iron fist through murder and deception. In various legends, he is known for tricking or persuading even gods and goddesses to do his bidding, earning him the title of “The Craftiest Man”. His hubris led him to believe that his cleverness exceeded that of Zeus.[…..]

Just Stop Already!

Am I catching you at a bad time? Are you too busy, running around hectically? Is your constant refrain, “I’m too busy!!!”? I’ll be you might even catch yourself holding your breath without knowing it! Chances are that’s not how you describe yourself when you’re BIG. I’d like to offer you a moment to recover[…..]

Start With Your Strengths

I was sick of being sick. I was overweight, out of shape, stressed, and worn out. That was me, back in the mid-2000s. I was a partner in a prestigious public accounting firm, but I felt like I needed a change. Actually, my body was telling me I needed a change. Six months with a[…..]

Voices Part 1: Disposition isn’t Destiny

magine for a moment that you’re a star baseball player. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and your team is down by three. You’re at bat with a full count. As you glance to your teammates at each of the bases, you know everything comes down to you. What’s going through your mind? Are you[…..]

Voices, Pt 2: The Whisperer and The Gremlin

Last time, we talked about our natural dispositions toward optimism, realism, or pessimism. If you haven’t read that post, take a second and read that here! A lot of times, a person’s optimism or pessimism manifests as a small voice inside telling you what you can and can’t make of the world. It reminds me a[…..]

Articulating Your Core Values

Each and every one of us has something at our core that drives us. When we’re operating in line with our values, we thrive. We have the energy to tackle life in a way that brings more life. However, whenever we see leaders who are feeling burned out, it’s almost always an indication to us[…..]

Celebrating What is Right

We’re trained from a young age to be problem solvers. This is broken, how can we fix it? What’s the answer to this riddle? Where does this piece of the puzzle go? As we grow older the questions adapt, but the heart remains the same. How can I do this faster? Cheaper? What are the[…..]