Author Archives: Bryce Christiansen

What Nobody Tells Students and Young Pros About Careers


Whether you’re about to enter college or just starting out your career, figuring out what to do with your life is one of the biggest challenges one will ever face.

And despite all you learn about math, science, business, arts, sociology, psychology, history, and English; you still never feel 100% prepared for what comes next.

And that’s why The Bigs was written…   

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The 10 Proven Qualities of The World’s Top Performers, Part Two

Top Performer

This post was inspired by these thoughts by Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.”

In yesterday’s Part One, we discussed the first five qualities of the world’s top performers: self-awareness, value, networking skills, confidence and gratitude. And now, Part Two of “The 10 Proven Qualities of The World’s Top Performers”…


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The 10 Proven Qualities of The World’s Top Performers, Part One

Top Performer

No one wants to be an underachiever. No one wants to be average. And I know, for the most part, we all try to rise to the top.

So why are we not all there? What stops us from being top performers too? Maybe we lack the motivation to get there. Or maybe…it just feels unreachable.

As a company that’s helped thousands of professionals develop their careers; we’ve found certain qualities that differentiate the top from the bottom. The good news is that each of these “traits” can be learned and developed.

Without further ado, here are the 10 qualities of a top performer:   

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Where Will You Find the Best Starting Salaries for Your Major?


The first thing on any starving student’s mind when it comes to graduation is…money. I think we all understood, not all degrees were created equal. But what we might not have thought of is just where in our industry would we make the biggest bang for our buck?

Thanks to the recent NACE Survey we now can answer that question… and learn where to make major bucks, with our major…   

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The 3 Most Inspiring TED Talks You Must See

Ted Talks

I remember the first TED talk I ever saw. It was Benjamin Zander’s talk on “The Transformative Power of Classical Music.” I was amazed! Benjamin had me in the first three minutes when he explained the learning curve of children as they practice the piano. And just like he joked, I too quit at around the age of ten, regretting it every time I see a pianist capture the room with their extraordinary talent. Twenty minutes later, after I finished the talk I immediately searched  for more talks. Since then I’ve watched dozens of these videos. And maybe like you,   

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Mind Blown: Time to Re-think Happiness vs. Success [Infographic]

How often have you felt kind of beat up at work?

You just met one of your sales goals…so now they’ve doubled it. You really don’t want to go to work today, and your stomach does feel a little icky, so you take a sick day.

You feel unsuccessful. So in return…you’re unhappy.

What if I could show you how we have this backwards, and what is the true secret to better work?   

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