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






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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

473: Deny reality – Zig style

Mr. Zig Ziglar comes with a fairly brief message that has one point: making a dramatic turn around for the good when the circumstances are in the dump. He leads off with a personal story that hits the point home and leaves us fully empowered to radically change our prospects for success, right now, especially if you feel circumstances are set against you. We then take what Zig shares and show you how the crux of his message is the crux of what you and I accept as “reality”. It’s a shift...

Duration: 00:31:35

472: What you really need to start a business – Christy Wright

Christy Wright has created a truly masterful guide to starting, running and growing a business. What makes it different? She begins with the true roots; the personal issues that can handicap or ignite taking your idea from a concept to a money making initiative. Then she follows with the most impressive guide to putting structure and strategy to your business that we have ever seen. She gives focus to women, but her counsel is absolutely relevant for everyone. Listen and be equipped! Thank...

Duration: 01:14:17

471: Do you have ability beyond your own needs?

Zig Ziglar comes to us on stage, with a compelling message on the power of reaching out to others, for two reasons. One, to go beyond just caring for yourself, so you can care for others. And two, what happens FOR you when you do so? One thing is…others reach out to help you. Zig references a charge given to him by a teacher and coach who influenced his life, and later became his father in law! The coach said, “Those of you who have an ability which goes beyond just providing for your own...

Duration: 00:24:32

470: When love is not the answer – Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs has a life-changing message for men and women that will absolutely change your relationships. It’s so paradigm shifting and revelatory that men, yes men…want to talk to their significant other about it. We’ve painted relationships to be about “love”, only to discover that we are only speaking to one-half of the equation. Sounds odd, but the truth often is. This message will…alter your world. If you are a breathing male or female, do not miss this. Thanks to the LEADx...

Duration: 01:17:09

469: If Zig could give you one piece of advice – this is it

Today we go short and sweet on Zig Ziglar’s #1 principle for success. You’ve heard it, but have you really H E A R D it?! Has it really taken root? Missing it would be like having a race car but missing the tires. This principle is the foundation for everything else Zig teaches, “You can have everything in life you want if you’ll help enough other people get what they want.” But let’s hear it from him, then dig in a bit. Thanks to Upside and Capterra for sponsoring this episode.

Duration: 00:21:35

468: Create your culture – Dina Dwyer

Dina Dwyer is back with us. In show 402 which has been downloaded over 40k times, she took us through her book, “Values Inc” proving that leading your business and career with values is not only the right thing to do, but it makes far more money! For Dina, this is to the tune of $2 billion annually. We have her back now because she’s released something new, the “Create Your Culture Workbook”, and you can have it for…free; Which you’ll very much want after hearing this interview. My...

Duration: 00:58:12

467: Selling is caring and if you care you must sell

One of Zig’s favorite quotes and mine (Kevin) is, “If you believe your product or service can fulfill a true need, it's your moral obligation to sell it.” But it’s even bigger. YOU are a product and you are on planet earth to serve. Selling is influencing. If you can’t effectively influence others in a positive way, you can’t really serve them much. Thus if you are walking through life today with no formal understanding of and training in selling/influencing, you are living life...

Duration: 00:40:28

466: Hero, a message every man needs to hear – Dr. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker says, “In a culture that lauds mothers as the parental heads of the house, the role of fathers has become inappropriately minimized—and in some cases even ridiculed. Fathers need to see themselves the way their children see them, You are, whether you know it or not, the center of their world, the hub of the wheel that is your family, the hero they depend on. If you’re not there or not engaged, they suffer.” Those are significant statements and it’s what we dig into in this...

Duration: 01:13:13

465: Training ground of respect and honesty

Zig takes us into some distinct stories of respect and honesty what will leave you convicted. He also addresses the need for real communication and our lack of it, even amongst this age when we are more connected than ever. We hit on parenting, marriage, communication and setting our principals to prepare for storms! Thanks to Constant Contact, “New Rules of Work” and ZipRecruiter for their support of this episode.

Duration: 00:26:48

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