Farewell To One Of My Original Mentors – Zig Ziglar – November 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012, Self Development

Zig Ziglar died today at age 86, after a short bout with pneumonia. Though his time on earth has ended, he is speaking with Jesus now in his heavenly home. The angels in heaven are rejoicing and his family is celebrating a life well lived.

A World War II veteran, Zig Ziglar became the top sales person in several organizations before striking out on his own as a motivational speaker and trainer. With a Southern charm and lessons grounded in Christianity, Ziglar wrote over two dozen books and amassed a following of millions who were encouraged by his lessons for success.

Zig Ziglar


Below are 10 quotes from Zig Ziglar that have the power to completely change the direction of one’s life.

10)“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
9)“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
8 )“People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing-that’s why we recommend it daily.”
7)“There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”
6)“People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”
5)“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
4)“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
3)“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”
2)“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
1)“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”


When I first began my journey into network marketing in my early 20’s, Zig was one of my first mentors, along with the late Jim Rohn, who I would listen to in my truck, or on my computer, or anytime I had a chance.

His positive words gave me hope of a better future and more confidence in my own skills, abilities, and choices. And his perspective on life was something completely new to me…Through what I learned from him, I was able to shed my old victim mentality, or my mindset of Lack, and instead expect abundance, and expect great things to happen if I step out in faith and take action!

…I realized that I, and only I, hold the keys to my success. All I need to do is simply change my attitude, always get better, and keep on going.

And, most importantly, I learned my life calling and how I should base all of my goals in building my business throughout my life…all from this one little sentence he said ohh so often:

…Ever since hearing him tell me that, I knew that if I stayed aligned with my core values and beliefs, and kept at the forefront of my goals only to HELP other people, that if I helped enough people get what they want, I’d have everything I want in life…and that’s what I live by today.

You see, in the online marketing arena, and the network marketing industry, today you have so many people who are only thinking about the money, the success, the recognition, and what all they can do to get ahead…all at the expense of others.

They leave behind the notion of truly helping people. And in the end, people get hurt, left behind, and continue struggling, also giving the industry a bad rap.

But that’s not me, I want to really help lift others up, teach you, support you in your business, and help you find breakthroughs in your own development. That’s what I do with not only peopleĀ on my personal teams, but also anyone who comes to me with questions.


I’m so grateful to have come across Zig and his teachings early in my life, to help set me on the path I have taken.

Some people will ridicule you, like certain friends and family, for listening to that “self-improvement” and “motivational stuff”, or call it hocus pocus.

But I can tell you from my own personal experience that this hocus pocus “stuff” REALLY WORKS! It did for me!

This “stuff” Zig taught me completely changed my life from what it would have been if I continued on my dead-end career path.

So, the next time that person ridicules you or puts you down for doing that “stupid marketing thing”, remember this…

Zig Ziglar affected and changed Millions of people’s lives, around the WORLD, and although we are nowhere near as good as Zig was, we are changing people’s lives with every blog post, Facebook post, video we make, or product we sell.

Has Zig personally impacted your life? If so, I’d love to hear about it…leave a comment below of how he’s altered your path in life for the better!

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