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Create Your Legacy by Going BIG

I know this post will confuse a lot of my readers, because I will be vague for the most part. But I really aim to inspire with this one when you are done reading it.

We all struggle as human beings, to be the greatest. When something in our life happens that takes this drive away from us, we give up. We not only give up on our dreams and goals, but we give up on life in general. Maybe your “something” had to do with a loved one dying. Maybe you received the news from your doctor that you don’t have much time left. Maybe you lost the one you love because they left you. Maybe you lost the will to live.

There are ways out of that lost feeling, but you have to want them. If you fall into the trap of falling in love with the negative feeling, you will have given up completely, and you will have lost the will to live entirely.


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I understand that is confusing being on a blog about making money, but I promise I have a reason. Without the drive and passion, you will never go beyond your lowest point. Without your motivation, you might as well crawl under a rock and die. I would be an expert on this, so I am allowed to talk about it.

One of the things I would like to make clear is that you need more than one motivator. If you put a single motivation up front and give it all of the power, what happens if you lose it? I will tell you. You will no longer have that drive, or that will to move forward.

Motivation is key to your success in not only making money, but life in general.

To avoid an end to your career, and possibly your life:

  • Avoid any and all negative thoughts.
  • Create multiple motivators so you don’t bank on just one.
  • Money isn’t everything, so don’t let that be your motivator.
  • Suppress all human feelings, and don’t get emotionally attached.

Your motivators should include one to leave behind a great legacy. Something that people will talk about long after you are gone. To do this, you always need to go big. Everything you do should reflect how passionate you are for your activity.

If you are going to blog about something, then stand out and be the best at it. Don’t lose focus and get distracted by negativity. Don’t let that single motivator be the stopping force should something happen to it.

Are you an ecommerce store owner? Provide the best service possible, and make your customers shout your name every time someone is looking for what you sell.

When I think of someone who went big, I think of Michael Jordan. He was the greatest. I remember being a 13 year old boy watching every game. If for some reason I missed a game, then the bulls lost. I was very superstitious about this. I watched both 3-peat championships as they took place. I watched the games like I were in them, and celebrated at every advance.

Watching Michael Jordan was an inspiration for me. He made it seem like it was simple to go big, even though it’s often not that easy.

The many paths to destruction:

I have had many obstacles in my life.

  • My sister being the victim of a hit and run driver on my 10th birthday.
  • My grandfather dying and I wasn’t allowed to see him in the hospital before he did.
  • My first love being stripped from my life.
  • The fact that I have a social disorder that doesn’t allow me to keep friends.
  • The fact that everyone in my life throughout my life has hated me.
  • My inability to care anymore.
  • My loss of faith in mankind….

There are too many things to list. When you reach rock bottom, it is no longer of “who can I blame?”, but rather “who cares?”. It’s important that you never reach rock bottom, because you come to love it. When that happens, there is no turning back.

In the end, remember this. Passion comes and passion goes. But if you don’t go big, then nobody knows……

About the author

Brandon Connell

I am an author, blogger, investor, musician, and internet marketer among other things. I believe that one person can do many things in life.

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  1. You and I have much in common, I used to watch the Bulls play around that same time! I was a big collector of basketball cards.
    As far as being vague, yes…you are vague about being BIG. lol, but, that is all ok because the title explains the idea. Being big takes promoting yourself to others in the same kind of community, and being a musician also, I’ve learned this the hard way. I am shy, and no one knew of my music compositions until last year. I started playing music out, and writing blogs on the subject. I couldn’t agree more, going bigger is better…just promote yourself to grow yourself 😉 That’s what I heard anyway. Thanks!

    Posted on 22-Jun-11 at 2:09 pm | Permalink
  2. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    I am also a musician. A BMI songwriter, and producer/recording artist. Or I used to be anyway. You’re right. Get your stuff together and get yourself out there.

    Posted on 25-Jun-11 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
  3. Hi Brandon,

    What a good inspiring post you wrote. Love the music. I don’t usually like sites with music, but nice touch to what’s being said.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us Brandon, many important insightful points here.

    When it comes to life and business I can totally understand Create Your Legacy by Going BIG. But when you feel you are at rock bottom…

    The most important line in your whole post is “there are ways out of that lost feeling, but you have to want them“.

    We are all different and deal with things differently. In the end it all matters what your gut is made of.

    Don’t get me wrong I’m not trying to make it all sound easy, it’s not, but you are so right when you say if you reach rock bottom whether you realize it or not you will love the feeling and stay there. Not a good place to be.

    Lick you wounds, rest, cry, make time your friend, as long as you are breathing and not in a box, life must go on or die mentally and/or physically.

    I am so sorry for all those who face hardships. I believe we all face hardships, in all different shapes, shades and colors. Life has a lot of good and bad.

    Whatever the circumstance, the worst thing you can do is put a thumb on yourself.

    Deep down inside, what’s your gut made of?

    Terry Conti

    Posted on 23-Jun-11 at 1:29 am | Permalink
  4. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    I’ll be honest, I hate sites with music. This is the first time I posted a clip on an article because it fit. Great addition that you included here, and I appreciate it.

    Posted on 25-Jun-11 at 6:57 pm | Permalink
  5. Adam@ online endeavors
    Twitter: AdamPaudyal


    I agree money isn’t everything but it can be one of the best motivator ever ( maybe not so much if you just consider making money blogging)

    There was a point in my life where I had hit rock bottom Brandon. One day I realized that I couldn’t go down anymore. I started to embrace all the good things around me – sure enough things have changed since that day; slowly but surely. I have become a totally new person now (O:

    Posted on 24-Jun-11 at 12:35 am | Permalink
  6. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    It’s a good thing you went in the right direction from that point. It is much easier for others to go in the opposite direction.

    Posted on 25-Jun-11 at 6:59 pm | Permalink
  7. Barry Wells
    Twitter: barry_wells

    Hi Brandon, what an inspiring post you’ve written here mate.

    We do all face hurdles in life, I’ve faced many myself and now realise that when I am faced with a hurdle I have 4 choices.

    Get over it
    Get through it
    Get around it
    Stay where I am, stuck forever

    and none of us want the last choice.

    I’ve been rock bottom myself mate and you’re dead right…. we do end up thinking who cares, and it’s a hard road back to normality.

    I can see you’ve certainly been through the mixer in your time Brandon and have come out the other side a lot wiser…… as detailed in this post, fairplay to you for your strengths and wisdom.

    I remember a while ago you leaving a comment on my blog about music and coffee. I never really grasped the music side of the comment but hearing the tunes playing here I’m starting to catch your drift.

    Cheers mate,

    Posted on 24-Jun-11 at 8:49 am | Permalink
  8. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Yeah Barry. Music is the lifeblood man. It is in every aspect of our lives, and I felt like including it here as inspiration.

    Posted on 25-Jun-11 at 7:00 pm | Permalink
  9. Larry Lewis
    Twitter: HealthyLife_uk

    The only way to live is by persuing your passions. They fuel your drive, inspiring you to go for the things you want in a big way.

    Posted on 24-Jun-11 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
  10. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Not the only way, but definitely the best way to live. Thanks for stopping by.

    Posted on 25-Jun-11 at 7:01 pm | Permalink
  11. I agree with you Brandon, it’s so tough when you end up facing your worst nightmare – believe me I have gone through some bad times… Yet there come a point when you have to pick yourself up and give life another shot. I’m trying to focus on my dreams and am gaining the courage to see them through.

    Posted on 27-Jun-11 at 10:26 am | Permalink
  12. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Hello Sarah. It’s nice to hear that you are focused and still growing. I wish you success!

    Posted on 28-Jun-11 at 3:03 pm | Permalink
  13. Patricia@lavender oil
    Twitter: lavenderuses

    Hi Brandon

    Very different post to what I’m used to seeing over here. Very thought provoking. Hope life’s looking up for you now.

    Thanks for sharing Brandon. Appreciated.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    Posted on 28-Jun-11 at 7:55 am | Permalink
  14. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Hi Patricia, my aim was thought provoking. It’s a nice change of scenery sometimes eh?

    Posted on 28-Jun-11 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  15. Alex@build niche sites
    Twitter: buildrankprofit

    Good start on the legacy bro. PR4


    Posted on 28-Jun-11 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
  16. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Thanks man. I just noticed that and I meant to check sooner because I believe the PR update happened yesterday or the day before. It’s still inaccurate. I believe at least that it’s down from 1 PR behind the scenes.

    Posted on 28-Jun-11 at 2:59 pm | Permalink
  17. I love the phrase “Passion comes and passion goes. But if you don’t go big, then nobody knows”! It’s very true.

    This post is very interesting, and it’s important for every aspect of our lives.

    I don’t really understand what you mean by having several motivators. I think it is important to be very ambitious and to concentrate on one thing. When you see big you do “a lot of little”. Whereas when you see little, you do nothing.

    But it is good to have a plan B, in case the first thing doesn’t work. Is that what you mean by having more than one motivator?

    Anyway, this is an interesting post and quite discombobulating compared to the others. That’s what makes a good blog, isn’t it?

    Posted on 01-Jul-11 at 8:00 am | Permalink
  18. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    I meant that if your motivator is your family, then your wife divorces you, you should have another motivator so you can keep going. Something like that. Your motivator isn’t your plan of action, but the reasons why you created a plan of action in the first place.

    Posted on 01-Jul-11 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  19. oh ok, thanks for clearing that up 🙂

    Posted on 04-Jul-11 at 7:03 am | Permalink
  20. Max @ Acne Removal Methods
    Twitter: polanskimax

    I know exactly what you mean about the passion. I started an acne site because growing up as a young teen, I had some severe acne problems. Now I want to help others stop the acne that they have, by giving my experience and tips I’ve learned from professionals.

    Posted on 02-Jul-11 at 9:06 pm | Permalink
  21. Nice post Brandon. i read your post at smart bloggers which impressed me to join you at your own site as regular reader. the post you written is great because bad patches comes in anyone, s life however after that bad time turns into good time which is only because of your hard work. this post will surely works as an Oxygen for those who are right now going through bad times.

    Posted on 04-Jul-11 at 8:04 am | Permalink
  22. Brandon Connell
    Twitter: Brandon_Connell

    Thanks for the comment, and insight. You are right, it is always helpful to be inspired to get out of the bad times.

    On another note, please use your real name with your keywords in future comments… IE – yourname@your keywords. 🙂

    Posted on 04-Jul-11 at 1:36 pm | Permalink
  23. Sonny@Kids' Crafts
    Twitter: dayafterstore

    I understand what you’re trying to say as far as, “Money not being everything.” But, sometimes you try to create a business/organization for all of the right reasons (because, for example, you believe that’s what your mission in life is), and you don’t receive the support you expect, socially and financially. Then you have to move on to more financially-rewarding activities to pay the bills.

    I’m not saying you shouldn’t run a business for the sheer love of it. But, success stories of people who are doing exactly what they want to do, day in and day out, are few and far between (in my opinion)…


    Posted on 05-Jul-11 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  24. Great, great post. As a nocive internet marketer is so easy to lose your motivation because this bussines is not easy as some gurus who want to sell a miracle product told you.

    You got to have the right frame of mind from the start to the end and follow the right people to learn..

    Posted on 07-Jul-11 at 1:07 pm | Permalink
  25. You have some interesting thoughts. And The music is just awesome!

    Posted on 22-Jul-11 at 4:13 am | Permalink
  26. Hi Brandon,

    This is my first comment on your blog.

    You’ve written a very thought provoking post. I must admit I do not like sites starting to play music automatically, but you’ve got such a very nice and soothing one there that I kept it playing 🙂

    I liked a lot of things you mentioned in the post, but wanted to write a comment on your last sentence: “Passion comes and passion goes. But if you don’t go big, then nobody knows”

    Sometimes people try too hard to go big and in the process forget the core values. My dad is my best role model in going big without ever trying or wanting to. He only wanted to help people and that’s what he did selflessly. It was then only a natural process that he became big in the eyes of people in and around his various circles. Sometimes it doesn’t matter whether people know. What matters most when we leave this world is to have the satisfaction and peace of mind that we did your best. Just go big in your own eyes, and the rest I believe will follow.

    What do you think?


    Posted on 13-Aug-11 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  27. I like the background music. I agree with you that you that your thoughts can determine what happens to you. I am a strong believer in the phrase you are what you think so if you think you will be a great person then that will happen and if you think otherwise then that is just it for you.

    Posted on 10-Oct-11 at 5:18 am | Permalink

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