This blog post is a tribute to Zig Ziglar (1926 – 2012) — author, motivational speaker, true gentleman, inspirational human being.
Zig, you will be missed! You were a great guy in real life. Not just on cassette tape. Not just on stage. Not just in your books. I will NEVER forget the presentation you gave at an all-day Peter Lowe “SUCCESS” or “Get Motivated” seminar in Silicon Valley about 10 years ago that featured many different positive, motivational speakers. You reminded us to remember to value all of all the things that we already have that money CANNOT BUY! For instance, you asked us in the audience: “How much money you would accept for your eyes and your eyesight? How much money would you take for your right arm or both your legs? How much for your wife, your husband, your children, your best friend?”
Thanks for the Reminder, Zig!
It was a great reminder for us all to be totally thankful for the irreplaceable things that we ALREADY have as we strive to achieve, do, and have more.
Your Words Stuck with me.
Rudy Giuliani spoke that day. He said something about leadership. There were many great speakers and speeches that day. It was a huge arena. I really can’t remember what they said ten years ago. But your words stuck with me all these years. You made a great observation on life and shared it with us. I’ll never forget it. Thanks for that, Zig.
You were the Real Deal, Zig.
I got to meet you afterwards when you were selling your tapes and books and CD’s in the lobby. You were always a gentleman and a role-model till your dying day. No scandal ever tarnished your name or reputation. You were the Real Deal. Thanks for being here. Thanks for motivating us. Thanks for being an example. Thanks for sharing.
SEE YOU AT THE TOP, ZIG ZIGLAR!
P.S. Zig Ziglar was born “Hilary Hinton Ziglar.” In 1944 he met his wife, Jean, in Jackson, Mississippi; he was seventeen and she was sixteen. They married in late 1946. They were married for 66 years. He is survived by his wife, Jean and his son, Tom Ziglar; and daughter, Cindy Ziglar Oates.
Article Written by Jim Landers aka “Jupiter Jim”