The Ziglar Show - Inspiring Your True Performance

The Ziglar Show - Inspiring Your True Performance

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The Ziglar Show strikes at the core of personal development - Inspiration and Motivation. This is what fuels the pursuit of success in all areas of your life, and why todays top inspirational leaders (Dave Ramsey, Seth Godin, John Lee Dumas, Michael Hyatt and so many more) cite Zig Ziglar as the Grandfather of inspiration who played a foundational part in their work and lives. Hosts Kevin Miller and Tom Ziglar take the most powerful messages from Zig Ziglar and today's top world changers and break them down to the nitty gritty so we can all understand, digest and take real steps forward in our lives, loves, vocations and legacies. Zig Ziglar has reached and influenced over 250 million people through his best selling books, legendary presentations and timeless messages. He is one of the most quoted leaders of all time. Join us as we Inspire our True Performance together.


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 makes it as much cognitive training, as it might be a prayer. We dig into why “happiness” is such a big topic today and what causes our happiness to erode. The meat of the interview is in the latter half where we dissect the 10 point of structure that cause or hamper happiness. It’s not a formula per se, but it lists out the ingredients that make or break happiness in a format we can work through and address and apply in our own lives. Thanks to Freshbooks (30 day free trial at and ZipRecruiter (Ziglar listeners can post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE at slash ZIGLAR) for supporting this episode. 

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 in this new episode format. Thanks to Bombfell (men’s clothing), Breather (meeting and office space) and Princess Cruise Lines for supporting this episode. 

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 hope and joy that comes from it. And it’s a program to work through to effectively, efficiently and healthfully groom your own potential. Thanks to Blue Apron and Capterra for supporting this episode.

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 has simple steps for getting started. This is for any type of business, even carpet cleaning, believe it or not, Michelle tells the true story in this show. Thanks to ZipRecruiter and Freshbooks for supporting this episode.

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 fully understand, but it will excite you like nothing else. This is a new movement folks. Find Christopher at which is the name of his incredible podcast. And thanks to Freshbooks and Paypal for supporting this episode!  

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 paradigm, as it did mine! Thanks to Breather, Freshbooks and Be Frugal for supporting this episode.

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 is talking about sales. If you are new to Ziglar, then let me fill you in; we believe everyone is in sales. Actually, it’s more than a  belief, it’s a fact. So today’s message is highly relevant for all of us. If you have relationship with anyone on the earth, you need to know how to influence and care for them well. That is called sales. So whether you are actually involved in literal sales in your profession, or you are just a human, you are in sales. We listen to Zig then break down a few high points to help you apply the principles to your life, now! Thanks to Be Frugal, Princess Cruise Lines and Capterra for supporting this episode.

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 were floored. Two big focal points you’ll get from this are in relation to, 1) how we tend to equate self-esteem with comparing to or being better than others, and 2) how our self-esteem is conditional. We have better self-esteem…if. This is an interview that will equip you to better address your own self-esteem in a healthy way and empower you to be and do what you need and want to do. Our point here is to bring you tools and resources to help you progress in your life, however, that looks for you. We want to eliminate the things that handicap and limit you. This issue today is huge. I watched Dr. Kristin Neff’s TED talk, then reviewed the book to pull out the big issues, and that is what Tom Ziglar and I discuss with her today. Thanks to HP, Blue Apron and ZipRecruiter for supporting this episode.    

475: Step out of the crowd and out of the norm  

Zig Ziglar brings us a message on the opportunities we have and insight on the hard work and overcoming it will take. 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! Thanks to HP, Freshbooks, and Capterra for supporting this episode.  

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, Breather and Freshbooks for their support of this episode.

473: Alter your 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 that will decide if we stay in the norm, or not. I’m serious folks. It’s a simple shift that is possibly the hardest to actually make. Which is why the masses stay just that…the masses. If you wanted to be normal, you would not be here. Stick with us in this show and I guarantee we will either massively empower you, or cause you to accept that you do not want true, positive change in your life, and save you a lot of heartache and effort. Thanks to Shutterstock, Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive and Capterra for supporting this episode.

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 you do LEADx, Shutterstock, Legal Zoom and Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive for supporting this episode.  

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 needs, have a responsibility AND opportunity to reach down and lift up those people who do not have that same ability and opportunity.” We have more and more people today who have great hearts, great things to offer, but they feel alone, isolated, unsupported and in many ways…stuck. If that is you, you’ll want to hear this. Or if you know someone else who may feel this way, send the show to them. Or maybe you are helping others and getting helped, this will inspire and confirm you and spur you to do more!

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 show, Breather workspaces and Upside business travel for sponsoring this episode.

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.  

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 analogy…if creating a mission statement for your business and work is a nice little doormat to your home, this workbook on creating the culture is actually sitting down in your living room. No comparison. Dina gives us 6 steps in the workbook to clarify our values and create our culture. Step one, for instance, is “Clarify Your Values”, and Dina literally showcases a list of 106 commonly held values to choose from. Thanks to Constant Contact, Fresh Mac, ZipRecruiter and Babbel for supporting this episode.  

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 handicapped. I’ll even submit you are handicapping those you love because you are not as effective as you should be in helping them…because you aren’t listening enough, caring enough or successfully speaking their language. Not yet. But after this show, you’ll be well on your way! Thanks to Constant Contact, Upside, Blue Apron and ZipRecruiter for supporting this episode.

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 interview, along with, “Three questions your child needs you to answer”. Thanks to Constant Contact, Fresh Mac, “The New Rules of Work” book, and Capterra for supporting this episode.

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.

464: How being kind actually makes you happier – Shaunti Feldhahn  

Shaunti Feldhahn is a Harvard University grad and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker. Today, she uses her analytical skills to investigate life-changing truths about relationships. Her new, groundbreaking research-based book, “The Kindness Challenge – Thirty Days To Improve Any Relationship” delivers this evidence: Whether we thrive depends far more on how we choose to treat others than on how we ourselves are treated. The path to our happy place starts with one choice: whether or not to be kind. Especially when we really don’t want to be. This is a message you can take action on today. Thanks to Constant Contact, New Rules of Work (book) and ZipRecruiter for their support of this episode.  

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