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Count your Blessings By Zig Ziglar/Jill Tibbels

Count Your Blessings
Zig Ziglar - Count Your Blessings

Question: As an American do you really realize what you have as versus the poorest of the poor in the Third World?

Suppose you had to do these things:

Number one, remove the furniture in your home, leave a few old blankets, a kitchen table, a wooden chair, and remember – you’ve never had a bed.

Number two, throw out your clothes.  Each family member may keep the oldest suit, dress, a shirt or blouse.  The head of the family may keep their shoes.

Number three, no kitchen appliances allowed.  Keep a box of matches, a small bag of flour, some sugar and salt, a few onions, a dish of dried beans.  Rescue the moldy potatoes from the garbage can.  That’s tonight’s meal.

Number four, dismantle the bathroom, shut off the running water, take out the wiring and the lights and everything that’s run by electricity.

Number five, take away the house and move the family into the tool shed.

Number six, note there are no other houses in the neighborhood, just shanties – for the fortunate ones.

Number seven, cancel the newspaper and magazines and throw out the books.  You won’t miss them since you are illiterate.  No radio or tv, either.

Number eight, no more mail carrier, fire fighters, government services.  The two-classroom school is three miles away.

Number nine, no hospital, no doctor.  Closest clinic is ten miles away with a midwife in charge.  Get there by bus or bicycle, if you have one.

Number ten, throw out your bank books, stock certificates, pension plans, insurance policies.  Your net worth is five dollars.

Number eleven, get out and start cultivating your three acres.  Try hard to raise $300 in cash crops, of which your landlord gets one-third and your money-lender 10%.

Number twelve, find a way for your children to bring in a little money, so you have something to eat most days.  However, it won’t be enough to keep you healthy, so lop off 25-30 years of your life.

We do have it good, so work hard to make it even better.

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator.  He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs.  He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily.

More Contagious Encouragement with Phillip Hatfield – Part 2

More Contagious Encouragement with Phillip Hatfield- Bonus ZLV Session 2

Contagious Encouragement_final Book CoverToday is the second of a series of Bonus Episodes where I get to interview Phillip Hatfield about his NEW book called “Contagious Encouragement”

Phillip is a Successful Businessman and he speaks to businesses and Organizations all around the World. Phillip is a certified Zig Ziglar Keynote Speaker, with a message of Transformation and Hope.

Phillip’s New Book is called Contagious Encouragement. Join me now as we discuss using these principles in large corporations and small businesses. Phillip talks about working on growing and building your people while your growing your revenue.  Is that possible?  Listen today and find out the answer.

This is the second conversation I had with Phillip where we dive into the details around the philosophy of his new book. I will continue to release bonus episodes over the next few weeks. Phillip’s book Contagious Encouragement will be available shortly on his Website-PhillipHatfield.com and on Amazon.com

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Thinking Influences Performance By Zig Ziglar

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Thinking Influences Performance

Zig Ziglar - Performance

One of the better-known quotes is, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are probably right.”  For a long time it’s been accepted that your attitude plays a significant role in your success.  Documented studies, time after time, have proven that attitudes are more important than facts and it’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.  Fortunately, attitude is one of those things which can be substantially influenced and controlled.

Perhaps the most bizarre choice of attitude I have ever heard given in a motivational speech was the one delivered by Coach Bulldog Turner before the final game in the history of the New York Titans.  The year was 1962 and this ill-fated team was playing in the now-defunct American Football League when the coach gave this “motivational talk”: “There won’t be any New York Titans next year, so most of you are playing in your last pro game.  Most of you aren’t good enough to play anywhere else.”

Any of you who have played on a team would agree that hearing words like that before you took the field to do battle would undoubtedly result in a less-than-stellar performance.  When the person who is supposed to inspire you to give your best effort tells you that he knows you’re going to lose and that you’re not good enough to play elsewhere, it is demoralizing.  We’re supposed to be encouraged by those in authority – not discouraged.  Incidentally, after that magnificent send-off to play that final game, the Titans went out and got clobbered 44-10.  I’m surprised it wasn’t worse.

Build positive expectations.  Encourage those around you and I’ll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator.  He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs.  He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily.

Memory is Important by Zig Ziglar

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Memory is Important

Zig Ziglar - Memory is Important
When someone wonders if I remember such-and-such an event or so-and-so, if the answer is “no” one of my favorite responses is to smile and acknowledge that no, I don’t.  Then I explain that I have a brilliant memory – it’s just awfully short.

The truth is, memory is the key to many things.  If we don’t remember things, we are hopelessly lost and are placed in a confinement of sorts.  However, for anyone reading this column, there are some things you can do effective immediately that will improve your memory substantially.  Douglas Hermann, Ph.D., in his book, Super Memory, points out that practice alone can improve “global” memory and substantially boost retrieval ability in certain areas of life.  He says when you practice specific memory tasks, you can produce spectacular results.  

Dr. Hermann says that most people who attempt to learn a long string of numbers which are read to them normally will remember about seven of the numbers correctly.  However, he says that after practicing for several months, many people can remember forty, fifty, sixty or even as many as eighty numbers in a string.  The only problem is that it does require some work and a commitment to the objective.    

Dr. Hermann points out that most people normally can recall about a third of what they know.  However, after a month of daily practicing to recall specific bits of information, they can dramatically improve, whether it’s remembering a geographical location, an historical fact, or a personal event which took place many years earlier.  This proves that if we do have a “poor memory,” it’s probably caused by an untrained or lazy memory.  Work on that memory.  You’ll have more fun, be more effective, more productive, and happier in the process, which means I’ll SEE YOU AT THE TOP – with a much-improved memory!  

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator.  He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs.  He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily. 

WALKING IN THEIR SHOES by Zig Ziglar

WALKING IN THEIR SHOES

Zig Ziglar - Character

 

One morning, my long-time Executive Assistant, Laurie Magers, told me that she would probably not be in the next day because she had to take her mother’s puppy, Muffin, to the veterinarian to be spayed.  This will surprise many people who have known me for so many years, but just a few months ago I would have thought to myself, “I just don’t understand somebody taking off to have something done to a dog.”  I would be happy to take off work for my children and grandchildren, but pets were a different matter.  My children always had pets because they loved them and I loved my children.  But I could not understand how anyone could form such deep, emotional attachments to pets.

However, things underwent a change when daughter Cindy talked my wife into attending a dog show with her.  There she saw a little Welch Corgi, a full-sized dog with pint-sized legs, which she immediately fell in love with.  I’d always said never again would I have a pet, but my relationship with my wife is so important I “humored” her by agreeing that she could acquire one of those little dogs.

It took that little dog about three hours to worm his way into my heart.  At the end of a week, ownership changed.  He is now my dog, though my wife enjoys certain privileges like feeding and caring for him and playing with him when I’m gone.  (Yes, that is my tongue you see in my cheek!)

When Laurie Magers told me she wanted to take care of her mother’s little dog, I readily agreed.  Funny, isn’t it, how when we come to know the other person’s feelings, it is so easy to understand those feelings.  The message is clear: Don’t be judgmental.  Put yourself in the other person’s position and try to think like they think or feel like they feel.  I guarantee, you’ll have more fun and much better relationships.  SEE YOU AT THE TOP!  

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator.  He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs.  He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily.

Tell Paco You Love Him By Zig Ziglar

Tell Paco You Love Him

Zig Ziglar - Inspiration

 

One of the most intriguing stories I’ve ever read is the story of a Spanish father and son who had become estranged.  The son ran away and the father set out to find him.  He searched long and hard for many months, but to no avail.  Finally, in a last desperate effort to find him, the father put an ad in a Madrid newspaper.  The ad read, “Dear Paco, Meet me in front of this newspaper office at noon on Saturday.  All is forgiven.  I love you.  Your father.”  On Saturday, 800 “Pacos” showed up, looking for forgiveness and love from their fathers.

The last time I was in Melbourne, Australia, a mother came to me and told me her story.  Her two daughters, six and nine, were having all kinds of emotional difficulties, including a reversion to infantile behavior.  She took the advice I give all parents, namely to repeatedly tell your child that you love him or her.  She explained that in 32 years of life, no one had ever told her they loved her, and she had real difficulty breaking through that barrier.

Finally, one evening she simply blurted out to her two daughters, “Girls, I just want you to know I love you.”  They both were momentarily stunned, then they hugged and kissed her and all three shed many tears.  They promised each other that from that point on they would never go to bed without professing their love for each other, and that they would start every day in the same way.  It was awkward at first, but soon not only were they doing it twice a day, but several times each day.  The mother told me that after sixty days of this loving approach to her daughters, over 90% of those psychological problems had disappeared.

It’s true – love, real love, never fails.  Apply real love to your relationships and I’ll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar is known as America’s Motivator.  He authored 33 books and produced numerous training programs.  He will be remembered as a man who lived out his faith daily.