Zig Ziglar promoted himself as the worlds greatest salesman. And he sure as heck was, at least to me.
For over 40 years he traveled the country giving seminars that combined sales techniques, motivational aphorisms, a unique brand of optimism and a whole lot of down home country wisdom.
I had the privilege of seeing him in person twice. I also bought a bunch of his tapes and listened to them so many times that they jammed my “Sony Walkman.”
Of his many”driving principles”, one, in particular, has stuck with me, lo these many years.
It is this: “Our whole philosophy is built around the concept that you can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough people get what they want. It works in business; it works in government and politics; it works in your personal life; it works everywhere.”
“Be Grateful. Believe. Try” he would often say. And no one said it better. Thanks Zig. You will be missed.