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Zig Ziglar Will Live On Through His Work Teaching Business Success

Mitch Tublin and Zig ZiglarOne of the questions Zig Ziglar answered for me when we met was about being a ‘motivational’ speaker and how do you respond when someone you are discussing this topic with says to you, “Motivational speakers are engaging as it is happening, but then it is all gone when we leave the room.” Zig smiled and told me this story about his response to a corporate booking agent who said something similar to him, “Sometimes people will say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” A classic Zig Ziglar quote if ever there was one.

When you consider the concept of spaced repetition for real learning (the concept of reading and listening to the same material over and over to make it stick) Zig Ziglar, Paul J. Meyer and Jim Rohn were three of the leaders in this movement. Yes, they each conducted live presentations. In addition, they had books, workbooks, cassette tapes and courses which you were able to purchase. The technology which exists today certainly places their delivery methods into the, “What, people used to do it that way?” category.

Yet, their content and material remain timeless.

Some examples:

“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.” – Paul J. Meyer

“Be a lifelong dreamer and a goal setter.” – Paul J. Meyer

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn

“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” – Jim Rohn

“If God wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” – Zig Ziglar

You might notice a similar thread throughout their thinking. This is especially true when you read their books or listen to their talks back, to back, to back. The topics are filled with values, honesty, taking a stand and standing for something. A religious base is the foundation, yet not in an overwhelming way. Meaning the goal was to teach and not necessarily be a missionary.

What does come to mind now that all three of these motivational men are gone – who are the next three people? Who motivates you? Who has the quotes and the thinking which inspires you? Let the conversation begin…

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  1. Like you, I have admired and learned from Zig Ziglar almost all my life. Your points are well taken, and it’s great to see all the quotes. I’m glad you had the opportunity to meet Zig.

  2. Mitch,

    I love the analogy about bathing. Yes, motivation needs to be continuous and so does taking action. So, clearly bathing, motivation and action lead to success. What a treasured memory you have from meeting Zig in person. Thanks for sharing.

    Write on!~

    Lisa Manyon

    • Mitch Tublin Business Success Coach says

      He has been one of those foundational building blocks in my growth.

  3. I love that quote about bathing, too! AWESOME!! I shared a link to this blog on the Law of Attraction Association page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ialoap) and tried to “highlight” your name for recognition, but for some reason it didn’t do it… anyway, I thanked you for sharing this wisdom. Great stuff!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mitch! Love, Katherine.