The Ziglar Show | Motivation & Inspiration to fuel

The Ziglar Show | Motivation & Inspiration to fuel

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Zig Ziglar is recognized as a world leader in Motivation & Inspiration who has reached and influenced over 250 million people through his best selling books, legendary presentations and timeless quotes. He is one of the most quoted leaders of all time. In The Ziglar Show, hosts Kevin Miller, Tom Ziglar (CEO & Proud son!) and special guests take messages from Zig and other inspiration leaders and drill down so you can utilize them to ‘Inspire True Performance’ in your life today!"


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: 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! 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: 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 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.  

463: Fueling ourselves by loving others  

Zig brings us a message on - you - getting to your full potential. How? By getting outside of your world of you, and looking to others. Caring for them. Being the bigger person. The result? You get your superpower. You get your just rewards. You up your performance. It’s not rocket science. You’d think it was common sense. But it’s so, so uncommon. Zig expounds on the power of personal relationships and specifically, the benefit to ourselves when we love others. Did you catch that? Not just the benefit to others when we are proactive in loving ways to them, but the benefit first, and maybe most, to ourselves. Thanks to Constant Contact, Varidesk, ZipRecruiter and Blue Apron for their support of this episode.

462: Expectation hangover – Christine Hassler  

Christine Hassler brings us guidance on how to deal with disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels in her book, “Expectation Hangover” – Free yourself from your past, change your present & get what you really want. We led into the interview from a statement Christine gave us, “To have true, aligned and lasting performance, we need to be connected to the TRUTH of who we are. We need to let go of limited self-beliefs, turn down the voice of the inner critic, drop masks of who we think we are “supposed” to be and agendas of what we think we “should” do.” Sounds very Ziglaresque, wouldn’t you say?! We cover issues such as, ““We all face setbacks we cannot control, yet we often forget that we have a choice about how to handle those setbacks.” As well as, “Managing your expectations is not about lowering your standards.” This was a powerful and eye opening interview that provides relevant value to everyone. Guaranteed. Thanks to Varidesk, Constant Contact, ZipRecruiter, and Capterra for this support of this episode.

461: How to get preferential treatment  

Zig Ziglar is about doing the right thing. He also…liked nice things and was unabashed about his desire to be successful and appreciating what money could buy. We can have what he had, all the success and trappings, if we’ll do what he did. Which was, “help other people get what they want.” It’s right, it’s Christ-like, and it pays off in dramatic fashion! But, it’s a massive paradigm shift. It truly is and you probably have not grasped the gravity of it. Dive in with us, this is deep water. Deep water that holds riches. Thanks to Constant Contact, Varidesk, Upside and Capterra for their support of this episode.  

460: Invest 3-5% of your income in yourself – Dan Miller  

Dan Miller, famed author of the bestseller “48 Days To The Work You Love”, takes us through this principle and helps take investing in oneself from a mere ideal to a tangible, structured methodology, even helping outline what does and does not qualify as true “investment” in oneself. This will inspire you, but also gives you structure and permission for fueling your success by increasing…you!  

459: How to speak life  

Zig speaks today on the absolute truth of how we speak to and about others. What it does not only to them, but to us and those around us. This message steps on all our toes, but also offers and success action step we can begin immediately. This is a powerful self-audit. I (Kevin) took the message to the mirror, to my family, and already in an upcoming show. Get your notebook out and listen in. Thanks to Constant Contact, ZipRecruiter and Capterra for supporting this episode.

458: Home front lifting you up or dragging you down? – Mark Timm  

Mark Timm is here to talk…family. Your family is not neutral. It’s either a joy and glory in your life, or a burden and guilt. Mark Timm is the CEO of Ziglar Family and is laser focused on helping us all realize a thriving, not just surviving, family. It’s pure Ziglar: strong and healthy relationships, intentionality, goals and great habits. PLUS: You can join Ziglar Family and the 7-Day Challenge. 1) Text 7dayfamily to 44222, 2) Go to Thanks to Constant Contact, ZipRecruiter and Blue Apron for supporting this episode!

457: The power of personal accountability – John Miller  

John Miller, famed “QBQ!” author, takes us deep into the issue and opportunity of personal accountability. The Question Behind The Question has become a business and personal development classic because it gets to the core of success: ourselves. Our actions and behaviors and responsibility. It’s convicting and freeing! Thank you to Constant Contact, Capterra and ZipRecruiter for their support of this episode.

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