Hands down...bigger is better. No, not always. Not in the gas-guzzling SUV sort of way. But when we're talking about the super-fly thoughts that are traveling through your mind, yes, bigger is better.
You want to be big in business? Then bring big thoughts front and center. It's your mind that will change your business (and the world). When you think big, you're large and in charge. Here are 10 little-known facts about big thinking. Big thinking encourages you to:
1. Act abundantly.
To think big is an act of originality and creation--an act of abundance. When you think small, you resist your nature and create false scarcity playing your business small. Big thoughts confirm the truth. You are more than enough. You will accomplish all you set out to. The world is yours for the taking. Grab it!
2. Embrace a judgment-free world.
Bigger embraces. Big thoughts oppose the judging world. Let's face it, we're not here to judge or be judged. Imagine if you never accepted the limited views of others. That's right! Your individuality reigns supreme. Big business thinkers embrace their own uniqueness, innate talents and gorgeous gifts. You know you rock.
3. Collaborate and foster equality.
Big thinking starts with helping and allowing yourself to be helped. People who play small think they have to do it all themselves. The truth is, when you help someone, you break down false separations--the "us vs. them" syndrome. We are all interconnected. True collaboration gives and accepts. It's the most beautiful explosion of equality, respect, love and creativity. If you want your business to be big, try receiving as often as you give.
4. Expand and accept.
Big business thinking invites challenges. It expands your personal capacity and confidence. On the flip side, small thoughts crave predetermined (and small-business) outcomes. Sure, thinking big can be scary, and certainly when we fear the unknown, we crave control. But you're daring. Accept control for what it is--a farce. See where your big thoughts take you.
5. Bring the joy of promises.
Where's the joy in making promises? The act of making promises is liberating. It gives you all the permission you need to do big things and make creative adjustments along the way. Take some breathing room while you are fulfilling your individual commitments. Let go of rigid outcomes. If you think it has to be perfect, you may never attempt to realize your big burning business desires.
6. Foster authenticity.
Thinking big aligns the public and the private you. Your heart is free to speak the truth, and authentic actions follow. Full self-expression in life and business is the height of big bliss and the beginning of accomplishing all you desire. Yowza!
7. Encourage congruence and integrity.
Big thinking and living in integrity go hand in hand. To live without integrity is to purposefully diminish your chances of business success. At the end of the day, integrity is all we've got. In today's world, telling the truth might just be a revolutionary act (and your best marketing plan). It doesn't get much bigger than that.
8. Bring grace and fluidity.
Thinking big is adaptive. It is not transactional. It allows us to connect to others but not be attached. It allows our networks, friends, colleagues, staff and customers to be fluid. In the flow of big thoughts, we will truly flourish and draw the right people to us--people (yes, customers are people) aligned with our values and actions.
9. Combine love and accomplishment.
The combination of making yourself stronger and the process of love is the essence of thinking big. To love the process of what you do and who you are brings a lightness into your life (and the world). Love and strength are directly responsible for many of the biggest business accomplishments.
10. Fuel passion.
It takes energy to get up and do big things. Thinking big is not only contagious, but it also spreads like wildfire. It allows passion to course through your veins so you can live according to your hopes and dreams...and inspire your team. It is universally the biggest and best thing you can do for yourself and others. Plus, big thoughts make you blissfully beautiful while helping you accomplish all you desire.
How big are you willing to think about yourself and how you show up in the business world? Super big? Great. You might want to read my latest book, The Think Big Manifesto . It'll take you only two hours, but it will get you thinking a heck of a lot bigger about who you are and what you offer the world.