A friend of mine recently told me a wonderful old zen story that goes something like this: One day while walking across a field a man came across a vicious tiger. He ran, and the tiger chased him … all the way to the edge of a cliff.  The man caught hold of the root…

Choose your attitude and your actions, and boldly act!  ~ Big Fish Principle #7 Part of being an entrepreneur is taking action — and part of being a SUCCESSFUL entrepreneur is taking BOLD actions. We can spend all day every day taking small actions to make us feel (and look) busy, but the actions that…

“Give energy to that which you want to grow”  ~ Big Fish Principle #1 Goals are not just something to hang on our office wall to make us look good; they are something we actually want to give energy to in service of our business and our whole lives! If you have been working closely with…

Happy November!  With Thanksgiving around the corner, I am reminded of how grateful I am for each of you — for the work you do, and the people you are.  Thank you for giving me a reason to love my own work and get inspired by you every day! This month, it seems fitting to focus…

There are over 169 million blogs, and over 171,000 of them were started in the last 24 hours!* Cellular network data traffic is expected to be 40 times greater over the next five years.** In 2007,  the average person produced six newspapers worth of information per day… that’s 200 times more information per day than 24…

Welcome to our “3 Things…” August business challenge!  This month is all about committing to manageable actions that will help you maintain (or regain) balance in your work and life. It is a tough time in the world right now with economic issues, political stand-offs, wars, and other situations that might have us feeling like many things…

“She symbolizes everything I believe the Oprah Show stands for.”– Oprah Winfrey, about Tererai Trent In last week’s blog post, I shared my story about Tererai Trent and the impact she has had on my life and the lives of other Big Fish.  Then on Friday (May 20), I was so excited to hear the…

Everybody is perfect and nobody is perfect.  In the same way, every relationship is perfect and no relationship is perfect.  It is all a matter of perspective and one that is so important as we look at our relationship with money this month with the Maximize Your Money challenge! Big Fish Principle #6 says “Trust that…

Guest post by Michele Dortch*, Founder, Write to Incite There’s a portion of a well-worn quote attributed to Marianne Williamson that says, “Your playing small does not serve the world.” I’ve read the quote a hundred times over since I first caught wind of it in 2003, right around the time I decided to quit my…

“Trust that perfection is all around you right now.” – Lorin Beller Blake, Big Fish Principle #6 I chose this Big Fish Principle to write about this week because it’s a time of year that is a little easier for us to believe in the perfection around us.   This principle reminds me each day of the…

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