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This podcast features Motivation, Inspiration, and Encouragement from Zig Ziglar.

This podcast features Motivation, Inspiration, and Encouragement from Zig Ziglar.
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This podcast features Motivation, Inspiration, and Encouragement from Zig Ziglar.






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493: HABITS - Greg McKeown’s personal health habits

Let us go behind the scenes with ‘Essentialism’ best selling author, Greg McKeown, for our HABITS show. If you didn’t catch our main interview with him in episode 492, go listen to it now! Today I walk through the seven spokes of success in the Ziglar Wheel of Life with Greg to see what his habits for success are, and I’ll tell you now, I bet you’ll hear some new ones. I sure did. For starters, he keeps a daily food journal, does a lot of trampolining with his kids, is intrigued by all that...

Duration: 00:31:02

492: MIND – Greg McKeow, the higher status of essentialism

Greg McKeown is the bestselling author of the book, “Essentialism” - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. The term best seller is used a lot, so let us clarify this is the real deal. The book was published 3.5 years ago and as of this writing is ranked as the 1,289 bestselling book on Amazon. Overall. That’s a big, big deal. And now having studied the book, we know why. It’s a game changer. A life changer. As you will hear in this interview, it’s not about minimalism. It’s more about making the...

Duration: 01:13:30

491: ZIGBOMB – Jordan Harbinger on giving to get

Jordan Harbinger of The Art of Charm podcast and empire was on stage at a live event he was MCing in Las Vegas and he gave us his favorite Ziglar quote, and why. The quote? “You can have everything in life you want if you will help enough other people get what they want.” Then this is interesting, I had been taking our guests quotes and crafting a question around them and posting to the Ziglar Facebook page which has nearly 4.5 million fans. We get many, many comments. This time however, I...

Duration: 00:44:35

490: HABITS - Jordan Harbinger’s personal development highs and lows

You know Jordan Harbinger of The Art of Charm podcast fame and today he is back with us after our main interview in the last episode where we talked about social skills. In this show we are going behind the scenes with Jordan to look at his own personal development. Where is he strong, where is he week, what are his personal habits to help inspire HIS true performance? You will hear him talk about “leaving things better than you found it,” and being the guy people divulged personal things...

Duration: 00:16:13

489: Jordan Harbinger | Social Capital Necessities for Success

Back for his second time on this show, Jordan Harbinger, the rockstar podcast legend who hosts The Art of Charm podcast. Friends, “How to win friends and influence people” written by Dale Carnegie in 1936 is one of the all time business classics. You will find very few world leaders and influencers who don’t site it as a primary message that helped enable their success, just like Zig Ziglar’s “See You At The Top”. Jordan’s primary focus at The Art of Charm is social skills. Personal...

Duration: 01:12:23

488 ZIGBOMB: Chris Guillebeau on failure

Chris cites “Failure is an event, not a person” as his most impacting quote from Zig Ziglar. That quote comes from a longer quote of Zig’s, “Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day...and it's yours.” We took that quote, and Michelle Prince in a recent Facebook Live talk, asked the listeners this question, “Who of you listening have had a failure in your life that led to something great?” There were over 800 comments during her talk and we...

Duration: 00:33:41

487: HABITS – Chris Guillebeau’s personal development highs and lows

Chris Guillebeau leads and influences the world in nonconformity, travel hacking, business start up and now, the Side Hustle (his brand new book we dig into in show #486). But what about his own personal development story? In this show you’ll hear how Chris doesn’t like the term “balance”, he likes “alignment” and “seasonality”. Being grateful is a key goal for Chris. He worries about disappointing people and letting them down and is concerned about where he’s falling short. He’s not strong...

Duration: 00:17:11

486: WORK – Chris Guillebeau, create a side hustle and keeping your day job

Chris Guillebeau is back for his second time on the show, this time with the message from his new book, “Side Hustle”. He wrote it to the fully employed who want a side hustle to 1) have something they enjoy and have freedom in, 2) Want another stream of income, and 30 Want the security of not having all their eggs in one basket. Chris is as down to earth as they come and is all about practical, step by step application. Side Hustle is right now sitting in the top 200 overall books on...

Duration: 00:58:00

485: ZigBomb – Mark Sanborn on what goal setting does to you

In show 481 we talked with Mark Sanborn, author of The Potential Principal. We asked him what his favorite Zig quote and value was and he gave us this, “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”. We then created a great, inspirational quote poster with that quote and posted it on the Ziglar Facebook page along with this question, “If you understand the value of goals but have still not written them out for your life and desires,...

Duration: 00:44:29

484: Joshua Spodek - Why doing the unnecessary gives you a success superpower

Joshua Spodek is a professor, astrophysicist, entrepreneur and about 20 other things. This profound conversation Kevin Miller and Tom Ziglar had with Joshua dissected a profound concept Joshua calls SIDCHA – Self-Imposed, Daily, Challenging, Healthy Activity. Ziglar fans have heard much about daily habits of success. But what came from this discussion was the healthy habit actions are far more valuable than the end result of that particular activity. We are talking about habits we do not...

Duration: 01:32:29

483: Rabbi Evan Moffic – Ancient wisdom for happiness

Rabbi Evan Moffic became the youngest senior rabbi of a large synagogue in the United States, at the age of 31. He has just released his new book, “The Happiness Prayer” – Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Best Way to Live Today. It is derived from a literal prayer recited and sung during Jewish worship, handed down from rabbis 2,000 years ago. What’s interesting is Rabbi Moffic showcases this “prayer” is just as relevant regardless of your faith, or if you even claim faith. Which in essence...

Duration: 01:10:50

482: Getting past failure – a Q&A show

The favorite Zig quote from Christopher Lochhead, our guest in show 479, is this – “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” We posted this on Facebook and asked for your feedback on failure; has it held you back, is it holding you back? We took five vulnerable comments and host Kevin Miller and co-host Michelle Prince walked through some of their personal experiences in their own lives, the lives of others and the principles of Zig Ziglar. You will no doubt relate and be empowered...

Duration: 00:46:11

481: Mark Sanborn | Want hope? Just improve yourself

Mark Sanborn wrote the international bestseller, The Fred Factor. Now he brings us “The Potential Principal” – A proven system for closing the gap between how good you are and how good you could be. Let me tell you, this is not a ra-ra motivational speech on “we all have more potential”, nor is it an admonishment that you just need to do more, push harder and push out everything in life you enjoy to be a pure workhorse for achievement. It’s a real look at our opportunity to improve and the...

Duration: 01:04:52

480: Michelle Prince | Why your business needs you to write a book

Michelle Prince says a book is your best business card and after you hear this show, I believe you will agree. She covers why a book gives you and your business so much credibility and why your personal story is key. Yes, your story. Which ultimately points to making business personal. Wouldn’t you rather do business with a person than a company? That is the point. We get into the details of getting a book together and Michelle will have you believing you actually can and should do it. She...

Duration: 00:58:15

479: Own your category – Christopher Lochhead

Christopher Lochhead’s new book, “Play Bigger”, is an absolute game changer. If you have a product, service, message or business, and you want to be number one in the category where you serve, you need to stop what you are doing and listen to this show and reorient around the counsel. As I am, and we at Ziglar are! More important than the quality of what you offer and even your brand, is understanding the category your business is in, and designing around it. You’ll need to listen in to...

Duration: 01:19:35

478: Find freedom from scarcity – Jack Alexander

Jack Alexander does NOT bring us a prosperity message in his brand new book, “The God Guarantee” - Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough. But he showcases how most all of us have a scarcity mentality, whether we’re barely scraping by or we’re making millions. So how does God provide? How should we approach Him? Jack gives us some steps that he did not create. He simply takes them right out of one of the most popular stories in the Bible and it will absolutely change your...

Duration: 01:02:12

477: How to gain trust

Zig teaches on a topic that I absolutely believe is more important than any topic covered in formal education. It should be a foundational topic BEFORE any other. What is it? It’s personal relationship skills. Folks there is nothing better you can do to better your life on ALL fronts, then learn how to better connect with people and gain their trust and interest. Nothing. And if you don’t know how to do that well, you are handicapping all your other efforts in the worst way possible. Zig...

Duration: 00:36:32

476: Should you be better than others? – Dr. Kristin Neff

Dr. Kristin Neff’s has a TED on self-compassion that has over 800k views. Kristin’s book is titled “Self Compassion”, The Proven Power of Being kind to yourself. You can find her at What hooked us was her commentary on self-esteem. Zig Ziglar was the king of calling us to the necessity of a healthy self-image, but when Kristin divulged the research of how our culture has gone about achieving self-esteem at the sake of others and what it’s done to all of us, we...

Duration: 01:02:57

475: The hard work to step out of the crowd and out of the norm

Zig Ziglar brings us a message on the opportunities we have, but the reality it will take hard work and overcoming. If you don’t want a normal life of mediocrity, you’ll have to step out of the crowd. And that…is hard. Harder than we realize, so we break it down today. If you believe you “get it”, of course doing something different is harder work, I’d encourage you to listen to the specific issues Zig brings us. We can better win the battle when we fully know who or what we are fighting!...

Duration: 00:27:12

474: How to make people feel appreciated with Dr. Paul White

Dr. Paul White helped Gary Chapman bring the profound message of “The Five Love Languages” into the workplace and it is powerful. More than money and promotions, people in the workplace want to feel appreciated. But many efforts to make people feel appreciated fall flat. Why? We all feel appreciated in different ways. Figure it out and you’ll be a master at giving people what they want most, and who benefits? They do…and you do too! Thanks to Shutterstock, Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive,...

Duration: 01:04:11

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