In the world of personal development, motivation, public speaking and sales, there will never be another Zig Ziglar. His infectious sense of humor, his masterful story-telling skills, his uncanny ability to inspire, and his downhome Southern charm' that is the legend of Zig Ziglar.Zig Ziglar is the world's foremost authority on motivation and teaching proven paths to success. An internationally renowned speaker and authority on high-level performance, Zig Ziglar has traveled more than 5 million miles across the world delivering powerful messages with humor, hope and unbridled energy and enthusiasm. These messages have touched millions of people and helped to improve countless lives.Zig Ziglar is one of Nightingale-Conant's most popular and beloved authors. His audio programs and DVD videos, both new and old, continue to be experienced by people who wish to reach their goals, enhance their sales careers, strengthen their family bonds, and simply win at life. Among his most popular titles are The Born to Win Seminar, Goals, See You at the Top, A View from the Top, Selling,
and Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World.
Zig Ziglar's personal journey
Coming from humble beginnings, Zig Ziglar was born as Hilary Hinton Ziglar in 1926. Raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi,
Ziglar was one of twelve children raised in the difficult era of the Great Depression
. Facing multiple hardships, his father and his sister died when he was just six years old. Zig Ziglar's mother had to raise eleven children on her own.After serving in the Navy and being discharged in 1946, he begin studying at the University of South Carolina. Deciding to pursue a sales career, he started selling pots and pans for the Wearever Aluminum Company
. It wasn't long before Zig Ziglar honed his sales skills and became the top salesman at several organizations.Zig knew his experiences and his passion paved the way to become a motivational speaker and self help author. He published his classic book 'See You at the Top' in the early 1970s. The success of that first book blossomed into more bestselling books, audio programs, and sold-out seminars.'You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.' ' Zig Ziglar'Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.' ' Zig Ziglar
More than a teacher and motivator. An inspiration.
Over his long and illustrious career he has published more than twenty-five books and several audio and video programs on leadership, personal growth, sales, faith, family, Christianity, and success. His messages and quotes have been engrained in millions of minds, while his instruction on winning has been utilized in countless businesses and organizations.Zig Ziglar passed away at the age of 86 with pneumonia. He died on the 28th of November, 2012 in a Plano, Texas hospital.To this day, Zig Ziglar's inspiring words develop champions. To his family, friends, peers, and business associates, he certainly was one. Click here to watch Zig Ziglar share his insight on "setting goals."