10 Lists – Big Is The New Small http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com dream BIG. think BIGGER. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:01:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.9 14 Things God Says About You #2014 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2014/01/01/14-things-god-says-about-you-2014/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2014/01/01/14-things-god-says-about-you-2014/#comments Wed, 01 Jan 2014 14:38:35 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=11494

14Each and every year people go through life seeking affirmation from people and things. These places of affirmation leave people searching, empty and lost. For those that put their faith and trust in Jesus, their source of affirmation must come from a different place. They are a new creation with a fresh perspective of how they view themselves, what they say about themselves and more importantly a different understanding of what God says about them.

If you want to be successful and have an awesome 2014, its important not to focus on what people think and say about you. Instead focus on the many superlatives that God says about who you are and who you will become.

I pray this list of 14 truths God says about you can serve as a reminder, a source of encouragement and some inspiration for you kick down the doors of success in 2014 with some unbelievable God confidence.

God believes in you… it’s time to start believing in yourself.

14 Things God Says About You
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Top 10 Most Searched Words In 2012 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2012/12/13/top-10-most-searched-words-in-2012/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2012/12/13/top-10-most-searched-words-in-2012/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:45:54 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=10449 Words, Words, Words… According to Google, here are the most searched words or terms in 2012.

  • 1. Whitney Houston
  • 2. Hurricane Sandy
  • 3. Election 2012
  • 4. Hunger Games
  • 5. Jeremy Lin
  • 6. Olympics 2012
  • 7. Amanda Todd
  • 8. Gangnam Style
  • 9. Michael Clarke Duncan
  • 10. Kony 2012

Thoughts? Any surprises on or off the list for you?

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11 Ways To Guarantee Success In 2011 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2010/12/29/11-ways-to-guarantee-success-in-2011/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2010/12/29/11-ways-to-guarantee-success-in-2011/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:31:04 +0000 http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=6657

Update: 6 Months Later – About 6 months ago I shared the post below titled 11 Ways To Guarantee Success In 2011. I always like to take a look at my progress towards outlined goals on a quarterly basis; however 6 months in, is always a great place to reflect and look ahead.  Read this post below from the perspective of the Goals, Aspirations and Plans that you had for The New Year 2011 and where you currently stand as it relates to achieving those goals. Remember No Excuses!

As each New Year approaches everyone is generally so excited, because “This is going to be the year that {fill-in-the-blank} happens.”  Fitness Center memberships are off the chart, people want to stop smoking, go to school, get a better job, go to church, get involved, manage their money better and the “Self-Help/Life-Improvement” list goes on and on.  All of these things are great and well intentioned; the problem is they don’t last.

The quote, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” is definitely applicable when it comes to this time of year and New Year’s Resolutions.  According to the research from Proactive Change, nearly 50% of American Adults will make at-least 1 New Years resolutions and the majority of these resolutions won’t be maintained for more than 30 days.  The study also shows that 75% of the resolutions will be broken in the first week and by the end of the year 97% of New Years Resolutions won’t be kept.

Personally, I have set many goals for this year and the majority of them revolve these two words: “No Excuses.” I really believe that 2011 is going to be the year of BIG things happening, No Settling, No Excuses! Not only is it going to be “A BIG Year” for me, but I believe it can be “A BIG Year” for you as well.  Here are 11 Ways To Guarantee Success In 2011:

  • 1. Put God First- Seek Him, Read His Word, Pray, Serve, Give, Listen to God’s Whispers…
  • 2. Make Family a Top Priority– This should be a “No Brainer,” unfortunately it’s often neglected.  Involve your family, make time for your family, have a family night… Be The Family!  Gather together and set individual and family goals for 2011.
  • 3. Set SMART Goals– Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Based.  There are variations of this Acronym, click here for more.
  • 4. Simplify- Stop making things so difficult, do what’s right and do what’s necessary.
  • 5. Don’t Talk About It… Be About It- If you say that you’re going to do something, Do It!
  • 6. Get Accountability– Share your goals, visions and desires with someone and ask them to hold you accountable.  Don’t just ask them for accountability, let them truly hold you accountable.
  • 7. Assessment– Re-valuate and assess the status of the various aspects of your life.  Evaluate monthly and make necessary adjustments at-least quarterly.
  • 8. Try Something New- Get out of your comfort zone and try something, do something and fail at something.  Life is change and Failure is inevitable.
  • 9. Just Say No– Not only should you say “No” to drugs but there are plenty of things that you have said “Yes” to in the past, that you need to say “No” to in the future.
  • 10. dream BIG. think BIGGER.– My blog and overall life tag-line is “dream BIG. think BIGGER.”  Thinking is the next step after dreaming and is the action of making your dreams reality.
  • 11. No Excuses – “No Excuses!” is my motto for 2011, you should make it yours. I wrote a blogpost about No Excuses, click here to read it.

One thing that you can definitely guarantee is this: “If you aim at nothing, you are guaranteed to hit it.”

2011 is going to be “The Year of No Excuses!”  I’m expecting BIG things for 2011, how about you? Share your thoughts, goals, resolutions, strategies, failures…

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People Google The Darndest Things http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2009/02/18/people-google-the-darndest-things/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2009/02/18/people-google-the-darndest-things/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:35:44 +0000 http://bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=1174 google-bannerRemember that old television show “Kids Say The Darndest Things…”  well I think Google should come up with their own show entitled: People Google The Darndest Things.  I will periodically check my referrals from sitemeter, in order to see how blog visitors arrive at BigIsTheNewSmall.com.   Let me tell you, people find my blog from searching the most hilarious, ridiculous, sad, normal, scary, stupid… things.  I’m not sure if it’s because of my blog title, controversial post titles or whether some people just randomly google the darndest things. 

Below are 10 random searches that I found in just the last 100 search referrals:   

  1. i wonder if she thinks about me.com
  2. do Bob Stoops’ kids go to church
  3. advice for pastors what to do when someone confesses sex crimes
  4. tithe off gross or net
  5. Madagascar porn
  6. attracted to my pastor
  7. madagascar 2 quotes moto moto
  8. christians make me sick
  9. small porn
  10. why pastoring sucks

Any of these searches get you attention, make you laugh, cry, say hmm…?   Share some of the darndest things that people have searched to find your blog. 

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10 Leadership Lessons From a Panhandler http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2009/01/22/10-leadership-lessons-from-a-panhandler/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2009/01/22/10-leadership-lessons-from-a-panhandler/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:46:05 +0000 http://bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=894 ph3I pulled up to the stoplight as usual and there he was… that he that I’m referring to was the panhandler!  There is a different panhandler at this intersection every morning; however it was something about this panhandler that took me to school.  In other-words this panhandler began to dish out some really valuable leadership/life lessons.  Here are 10 Leadership Lessons From a Panhandler that I learned during a 2 minute stoplight: (He’s not the one pictured in this post)

  1. You never get a second chance to make a first impression (Why should I give to you right now)
  2. Your message needs to be clear and concise (Hungry, Broke, Homeless…)
  3. Respect your clients (Don’t be over bearing)
  4. Persistence Pays (Don’t be to proud to beg and ask… and beg and ask)
  5. Make eye contact (When you look someone in the eyes, you might just see their heart)
  6. Location and Timing (Location and timing are critical, good intersection and during a stoplight)
  7. People follow those with a following (Once one person gives, so will others)
  8. Be Genuine (People can read a phony from a mile away… or even a stoplight away)
  9. Dress for Success (Look the part, dress the part… attire/look does matter)
  10. Be Appreciative and Thank God (“Hungry anything will help, God Bless”)

Share your thoughts on this post?  What lessons have panhandlers taught you?

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Predicting The Unpredictable http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/12/30/predicting-the-unpredictable/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/12/30/predicting-the-unpredictable/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2008 04:41:42 +0000 http://bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=685 predicting-the-unpredictable

’08 Was Unpredictable… 09′ Let’s Predict

2008 is about to officially be a wrap and wow what an epic year it was.  There was a lot that happened in 2008 that even the best Las Vegas odds makers could not have predicted.  Here is a list of 8 unpredictable stories for ’08:

  1. Hillary Clinton Looses & Barack Obama Wins
  2. Michael Phelps Wins 7 Gold Medals
  3. Gas went from $4.37 a gallon to $1.37 a gallon
  4. The Stock Market, Wall Street & Mainstreet Crash
  5. Starbucks closes hundreds of stores
  6. Detroit Lions go 0-16 (Not so surprising)
  7. 70% of all Twitter users joined in ’08
  8. We can’t forget Sarah Palin

Share any unpredictable ’08 stories; in addition make some ’09 unpredictable predictions…  I’ll Go First!

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I'm Sick Of Hearing That! http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/12/09/im-sick-of-hearing-that/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/12/09/im-sick-of-hearing-that/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2008 06:36:00 +0000 http://bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=603

As we wrap up the year; here is my “Top 10 List” of words or phrases I am sick of hearing in 08′.

  1. Maverick
  2. Bailout
  3. “I Approve This Message”
  4. Gay Marriage
  5. “…Next On American Idol”
  6. Economic Stimulus
  7. Black Friday
  8. BCS
  9. President-elect
  10. “Blank is the new Blank” or “X is the new Y” except for BigIsTheNewSmall 

Here are some of my personal overused phrases that we can keep:

  • At the end of the day
  • Here’s tha’ deal
  • You know what I’m sayin’

Share your words/phrases, what are you most sick of hearing?  Add to the list… because here’s the deal, at the end of the day it’s all about your comments/feedback if you know what I’m sayin’.

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You're Not A Leader If… http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/12/08/youre-not-a-leader-if/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/12/08/youre-not-a-leader-if/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:37:51 +0000 http://bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=601 leadership.jpg You’re Not A Leader If:

  • you are not willing to fail.
  • you only talk and never listen.
  • you can’t get people to follow you.
  • you are not willing to follow those you lead.
  • you don’t develop and produce other leaders.
  • you micro-manage; that’s management not leadership.
  • you are insecure or threatened by someone that you lead.
  • you are more focused on what people think about the results, than the results themselves.
  • you are willing to make the wrong decision, do to the fear of  fall-out from making the right decision.
  • you only dream about being like so and so, instead of dreaming about so and so dreaming about being like you.  Go Lead…Transcend The Isms

Share your thoughts on any of these “You’re Not A Leader” points and add to the list!

Oh, I forgot to ask… How was your weekend?

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Monday Morning Ramblings http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/11/24/monday-morning-ramblings-7/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/11/24/monday-morning-ramblings-7/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2008 08:24:09 +0000 http://bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=589 It’s Monday, It’s Morning and I’m Rambling 10 Times

  • My Sooners are #3 Behind Texas in The BCS Poll; I don’t want to hear the argument that Texas beat OU, because if that’s the case Texas Tech should be ahead of Texas.  OU is playing great right now and I want a Playoff.  President Obama Can You Help?
  • My friends @ Flamingo Road Church just kicked off a sweet new series this weekend that will bless many: The Gift Revolution.
  • We have a little down time between sports, the boys don’t kick off basketball until Dec. 4th.
  • I am really pressing people at the n-dub to move from our Packed Sunday 10:00 & 11:30 experiences to our Sat. Night Experiences.  That’s the only way we will grow… seriously the more people, the more lives that will be changed! 
  • I need to find more time to simply just write… I am reading and writing regularly; however I need to dedicate time specifically to writing.
  • I watched the American Music Awards (Kanye West is talented but always comes across arrogant, Beyonce & Rihana are beautiful and talented, Myley Cyrus is growing up and New Kids On The Block Brought Back Memories)
  • Looking forward to some Thanksgiving Grub!
  • Leaders are responsible for creating a culture of growth, life, love, challenge, authenticity and leadership.  “Your leadership will only be as successful as the successful culture that you create.” S.W.  {read the quote again}
  • My entire staff is getting ready to go through Seth Godin’s newest book Tribes together.
  • How was your weekend?  What are you Rambling about this Monday Morning… It’s your world you can share any randomness: sports, personal, ministry.  Sound Off!
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10 Reasons That Don't Rhyme http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/10/17/10-reasons-that-dont-rhyme/ http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2008/10/17/10-reasons-that-dont-rhyme/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2008 16:47:08 +0000 http://bigisthenewsmall.com/?p=546 The title says it all; there is no Rhyme or Reason to the 10 bullets in this post!  Here we go:

  1. There seems to be a new group of bloggers who have linked to BigIsTheNewSmall.com; as well as more subscribers then ever before.  Thank you for reading and if you have linked BIG; let me know so I can show you some LinkLuv
  2. You might be addicted to twitter if you refer to yourself as @scottwilliams or @___fill in the blank___
  3. College football predictions: Texas looses to Mizzou, OU beats Kansas, Georgia looses to Vanderbilt… Big 12 Rocks!
  4. No football/soccer games this weekend for the boys; it’s fall break
  5. My man Steven Furtick is speaking this weekends message at LifeChurch.tv
  6. I have a really great team of leaders… I thank God for them!
  7. “Leadership is not just a word, it’s a calling… it’s away of Life!”  Transcend the Isms’
  8. If you have not tried Evernote, you should.  It’s an awesome online note-taking/external brain program: click here to download it.  There is also an iphone app.
  9. I don’t watch “The Office” Am I missing something?  Do you watch it?  What’s all the hype?
  10. Me and the boys will be hitting Sonic up for Happy Hour; any recommendations?

Do you have any random Reasons That Don’t Rhyme?  Share Them!  What’s up for the weekend?

“Don’t believe the hype or follow the hype… instead create the hype and be the hype.” Transcend The Isms’

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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