Make It BIG!: 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success

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Make it BIG! contains the wit and wisdom of Frank McKinney, perhapsthe most contrary real estate mogul in the world. With long blondhair, rugged good looks, and colorful Versace vest, you might thinkMcKinney was riding his motorcycle to a recording studio, ratherthan to close a multimillion-dollar real estate deal. He doesthings his own way––with a rock star’sflair–– and his story shows that you don’t have tomeet the expectations of others to achieve success; you just haveto ...

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Overview

Make it BIG! contains the wit and wisdom of Frank McKinney, perhapsthe most contrary real estate mogul in the world. With long blondhair, rugged good looks, and colorful Versace vest, you might thinkMcKinney was riding his motorcycle to a recording studio, ratherthan to close a multimillion-dollar real estate deal. He doesthings his own way––with a rock star’sflair–– and his story shows that you don’t have tomeet the expectations of others to achieve success; you just haveto meet your own highest expectations.

McKinney started with nothing but a vision of what he wanted tobe, the premier creator of ultra-luxurious "speculative" mansionsin the world. With perseverance, a willingness to take enormousrisks, and dedication to living life to its fullest, his dream hascome true and has made him the undisputed king of luxury "spec"real estate. With a style and flair all his own and a never-say-dieattitude, McKinney rode his motorcycle to riches creating andbuilding luxury homes for those who can afford them. Uniquely, hedesigns, contracts, builds, furnishes, and sells each of his homeswithout a particular buyer in mind, risking a fortune on each deal.Having sold "spec" homes for as much as $28,500,000, there seems tobe no shortage of people who like what McKinney does––and like the way he does it.

Success is supposed to have its price, but McKinney shows thatyou can balance your work and play and keep your individuality andyour personality while riding to the top of yourprofession–– whatever your business is. On hisunconventional path to success, McKinney always remembered thelessons he learned and the spiritual guidance that got him there,turning those lessons into forty-nine secrets of extreme success.In Make It BIG! he shares the story of his rise to real estatesuperstardom and the forty-nine simple philosophies that have madehim the success he is today, including:

  • Training Yourself to Take Bigger Risks
  • Creating a Niche in Whatever Marketplace You Desire
  • Becoming THE "Go-To" Person in Your Industry
  • Persisting and Persevering Each Day
  • Learning What Makes Highly Successful People Tick
  • Living a Life that Truly Rocks!
  • Sharing the Successes You Have Been Blessed With
  • Leaving a Legacy of a Life Lived with No Regrets

This book is a guide for creating larger-than-life results, anddoing it with excitement, passion, and fun. Make It BIG! will giveyou the secrets for achieving extreme success–– but onyour own terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471443995
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 816,364
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANK McKINNEY, often referred to as the "rock 'n' roll developer, " is the number one developer and "spec" builder of ultra-luxurious residential real estate in the world. A recent spec home of Frank's, featured in USA Today, sold for $28.5 million after being on the market for only 128 days! Because of his incredible track record, Frank has been featured twice on Oprah, CBS's The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and Paul Harvey's radio show, to name a few. Frank makes his home in Delray Beach, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Foreword by: Rich De Vos, Cofounder, Amway.

Introduction.

Part One: Have a Vision for Your Passion.

1. Recognize Your Highest Calling As Early As Possible inLife.

2. Know Where You're Going:Create a Personal Vision or MissionStatement.

3. Figure Yourself Out:Spend Time in Introspection.

4. Act with Integrity:Live Up to Your Own Idea of Who YouAre.

5. Be Sensitive to Life's Lessons and Learn from Them.

6. Don't Compromise Your Beliefs or Person,Ever!

7. Each of Us Has Not Only a Professional Talent but a SpiritualOne As Well. Find Yours and Apply It.

Part Two: Stake Your Territory: Create a Unique Brand for Youand Your Life.

8. To Live an Extraordinary Life You Must Resist an OrdinaryApproach.

9. Find and Fill a Niche-an Area That You Believe Is Missing inthe Marketplace.

10. Apply True Focus to What You Do Best. Until You Are Ready,Do Not Be Distracted Outside Your Niche.

11. Have a Passion for What You Do,Both at Work and at Home.

12. Don't Let Others Deter Your Entrepreneurial Passion orEnthusiasm.

13. Learn from Highly Respected,Successful People What MakesThem Tick.

14. Once You Are Able to Love Yourself, Don't Hesitate to LetOthers Know.

15. Set Yourself Apart and Celebrate Your Individuality, YetInclude Humility.

Part Three: Take the "Lunch Pail" Approach While Answering YourHighest Calling.

16. Do Your Job,Do It Well,and Do It Every Day.

17. Persevere toward Your Ideal of Spiritual Fulfillment,Happiness, Dream, or Goal Each Day.

18. Proactively and Creatively Persist, Day In and Day Out.

19. Learn Something New Each Day and Forget the Lure of Pride.Ask Yourself, "What Can I Do Better Today Than Yesterday?"

20. Sit on the Other Side of the Desk First.

21. Think Win-Win, Be Fair, Then Close the Deal.

22. Avoid Vices and Unhealthy Temptations As They Suck the LifeOut of Progress and Success.

23. You Must Be Disciplined.Go to Bed Early and Get UpEarly.

24. Organization Is the Key to Success.

Part Four: Take Risks. They're the Difference between a $30,000Fixer-Upper and a $30 Million Mansion Built on Speculation.

25. Gently Yet Often Exercise Your Risk Threshold like a Muscle.Eventually It Will Become Stronger and Able to Withstand GreaterPressure.

26. Never Gamble.Calculate the Maximum Amount of Risk You FeelYou Can Afford to Take.

27. Trust in,and Act on,Your Initial Gut Feeling.

28. Make a Commitment to Yourself to Say Yes More Than No. Don'tHesitate.

29. Be Prepared to Fail Before You Succeed.

30. Live in the Future instead of the Past-Use Imagination, NotMemory,When Making Decisions.

31. Celebrate Each Humble Victory as a TriumphantAchievement-Build Confidence.

Part Five: Make a Difference: Live a Life That Matters.

32. Many of Us Are Fortunate to Be Blessed with the Ability toSucceed-Not for Our Sole Benefit, but So We May Apply the Result ofOur Success to Assist Others.

33. You Cannot Brighten Another's Path without Lighting YourOwn.

34. Be Honest and Truthful with Others As Well As Yourself.

35. When Your Conscience Speaks, You'd Better Listen.

36. Truly Feel What Compassion Is.

37. Give More Than You Receive.

38. Approach Life Knowing There Will Always Be Plenty to GoAround. Be Generous.

39. Leave an Enduring Legacy.

Part Six: Enjoy the Ride.

40. If We Are Fortunate, 97 Percent of Our Ordinary Life IsSpent Pursuing the Extraordinary 3 Percent. Enjoy the 97 Percent,and Recognize and Adore the 3 Percent as Extraordinary GoldenMoments.

41. Take Time to Recharge Your Battery. You Won't Get the GoldenEgg without First Taking Care of the Goose.

42. Never Grow Up, and Consistently Renew.

43. Resist the Temptation to Act like an Adult. Never Lose theLittle Girl or Boy Inside.

44. Fall in Love; Don't Hesitate to Show Your Affection; Don'tHesitate on Anything.

45. Approach Each Day with Flair.

46. Each Day You Are on the Concert Stage of Life, So You'dBetter Make It Rock!

47. Laugh Often'and Make Sure You're Able to Laugh atYourself.

48. Live Your Life with No Regrets. When You Are Older, WhatWill You Say from Your Rocking Chair?

Part Seven: The Last Secret: There's Always One More.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2003

    Make It BIG: 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success

    Well first of all frank is the coolest guy I have ever had the privalage of being in contact with! He is as down to earth as he sounds. He sent me this book, and I hate to read; but couldnt put this book down! Im 16 years old, and this book will no doubt help me in my life of Extreme Success ahead of me. Thank you Frank for writing it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2003

    Make It BIG: 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success

    Frank is one of the most greatest guys you will ever have the privalege to read about or be in conatct with. Period! Im a 16 year old fan of Frank's work (his houses), and I emailed him about it, and he was nice enough to send me a personally autographed copy of his book! I practically look up to this man now. As I said I hate to read, but if you buy this book, like me, you will not, I repeat will not be able to put it down. This book has motivated me dramatically. And this book will help me get through the life ahead of me. Thank you Franks for writing it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2002

    Awesome Book - A Must Read!

    Wish I would have had this book 20 years ago when I was first making my way in the world. Frank really and truly has written an excellent guideline to success - for both your business and your personal life. This book delivers way, way more than it even promises. You'd be very wise to pick this one up and read it over time and again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    Make It BIG: 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success

    I must admit I bought it because of the cover and what was said on the inside of the jacket, but when I started to read each chapter I couldn¿t put it down! The best part is that each chapter is only about 5-6 pages long. Depending on what you want to reference, whether it¿s ¿exercising your risk threshold¿, perseverance or sharing your life¿s blessings with others you can go straight the particular section that interests you. I also loved the fact that Frank believes in giving back to those who are less fortunate than him. Frank¿s book really provides a balanced approach to life. I would recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    Spectacular Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is another speptacular Frank McKinney creation. This book is wonderfully written, insightful,and filled with principles that are truely timeless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    Anyone can Make It Big

    Besides the terrific, balanced approach to wealth building, Frank proves that one does not need to be born with a silver spoon--that life and success is a process of daily disciplines and focus. Moreover, one does not need to sacrifice core individuality to do so. It is wonderful!! The very best 'motivational book' I have read in terms of 'do-ability.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    The most fulfilling book I have ever read!

    I have just finished reading 'Make It Big'. It is a fabulous book that I would strongly reccomend as a MUST for everyone to read. Frank tells it like it is, with tips to use, ideas to ponder, and reflections for your own life! This will be the most fulfilling book you will ever read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2001

    Make It BIG: 49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success

    Wow! Very insightful. So simple it¿s brilliant. Easy to read and even easier to apply. My life¿s perspective has been refreshed. Although Frank McKinney is quite a visionary, he seems like just an ordinary guy who applied a few of his simple philosophies to achieve extraordinary success. Yea he¿s an author, but he seems more of a doer than a motivational guy. If you want to get out there and do something big in your life I strongly suggest you buy and use Make it BIG! as your guide and compass.

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