Zig Ziglar was the tenth of twelve children in his family, and the youngest boy.
When he was six years old, his father died, and his younger sister died two days later.
In his early 20’s, he dropped out of college, and took up a job as a salesman for a Cookware company.
In 1968, he relocated his family to Texas to become VP and training director of a company that went bankrupt two years into his tenure.
His first book, See You at the Top, was rejected 39 times by publishers.
Ziglar endured many events over the course of his life that would have seemingly justified a decision to “forget everything and run.”…. but instead, he chose to “face everything and rise.”
In his 20’s he developed an interest in self-help and motivational speaking, and in 1970 made the decision to pursue this passion full-time.
In 1975, at the age of 49, his first book finally got published (on attempt #40). It would go on to sell more than 1.5 million copies.
He then published 29 more books, several audio programs, and engaged thousands of audiences with his speeches and presentations.
His work has impacted millions of people, and he is recognized as one of the greatest motivational speakers of our time.
Like Ziglar, we all face hardships in our lives. Those hardships can create deep-seeded fears in our minds…fear of abandonment, fear of failure, fear of inadequacy…
BUT, we have a choice:
We can give in to the fear and spend our life in avoidance, ignorance and ‘what ifs?’
Or, like Ziglar, we can find our passion and use it as fuel to face our fears and overcome them.
If you are looking to make a transition from ‘forgetting everything and running’ to ‘facing everything and rising,’ we are here to help!
Your highest potential is our passion, and we look forward to helping you along your life’s journey!
All the best,
– Coach MJ