OwlTail

Cover image of Self-Help(ful)

Self-Help(ful)

Get the latest, cutting edge research and insight on personal growth, development, and improvement from the top experts leading our world in 2022, and be the first to hear it. I’m Kevin Miller and I partner with the biggest publishers and talent agencies to bring you intimate conversations in three part series, with today's most intriguing and credible influencers; from psychologists to entertainers, Ivy League professors to pro athletes, top entrepreneurs to comedians. We discuss and uncover the self-improvement and personal development wisdom you can take immediate action on for your own growth and fulfillment. Brought to you by Ziglar - Inspiring True Performance for over 250 million people worldwide.

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

645: How hobbies and friends can help you avoid burnout - Habits with Carey Nieuwhof

Did you know NOT having hobbies or friendships is often a sign of burnout, or that you are heading that way? This is our Habits show where we walk through the seven spokes on the Ziglar Wheel of Life, and today we are back with Carey Nieuwhof. Our main show with Carey was number 643 where we talked through the message in his book  “Didn’t See It Coming”, Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences. Carey is a speaker, podcaster and pastor of one of the largest and most influential churches in Canada. You can connect with Carey at didntseeitcomingbook.com. And of course get the book there or wherever you buy books. Carey’s podcast is The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before. In this show Carey shares about his love of cycling, BBQs with friends, how he can so easily get discouraged and what he does to fend it off and his focus on this quote, ““By the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks”.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

21mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #1

Podcast cover

724: Are your current circumstances a result of your personal choices?

That show title is a volatile question that will ultimately shape your life trajectory. All of us have made good and bad decisions that have resulted in making our circumstances better or worse. Hopefully we take responsibility for these decisions we know we made. Then there are the circumstances in our lives we did not choose and can not control. They happened to us; a hard childhood, abuse, car wrecks, toxic people, job loss, handicap, and much more. They were not our fault and we are not to blame. But how do we let those issues affect the rest of our lives? That...is a decision we all get to make. So for this episode I posted this question to the Ziglar audience, “Do you honestly believe that your current circumstances are a result of your personal choices?” What followed was 54 of possibly the most lengthy comments we’ve ever had, and some healthy debate. You may receive more freedom and empowerment from this show and topic than anything else we’ve ever covered. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

56mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

552: Ben Hardy - Why willpower doesn’t work

Ben Hardy has a new book titled, “Willpower doesn’t work”. Friends, this is a profound, profound message. Who has not gotten frustrated at their lack of willpower? Setting goals, having desires, trying to achieve something...and then failure. Wishing we had more discipline and willpower. Ben takes a hardline and paradigm-shifting view to say...relying on willpower is the wrong solution. What is the solution? Listen in and you’ll be mesmerized to hear Ben focus in on how we can design our environment for success, and no longer rely on our grit and willpower. Ben is the #1 writer for Medium.com and just a masterful writer and communicator. And it comes from research. This isn’t just his opinion. You literally don’t want to miss this showOver the past 3 years, Ben's work has been read by over 50 million people and he's grown his email list from 0 to over 320,000 people without paid advertising. Connect with him and check out the book at benjaminhardy.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

54mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #3

Podcast cover

447: Revisited, Zig on increasing your hope!

If hope, is not the most important factor of success, it is at least the first step and foundation. Without hope, we either don’t ever take action, or we take weak action that does not produce success. With hope, we achieve astounding things. So here you go, start your New Year off with the first step in your quest for success, however you define it. Thanks to Blue Apron and ZipRecruiter for supporting this episode! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

49mins

5 Jan 2017

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

442: Determine your habits and why and succeed – with Tom Ziglar

In this show, we interview…Tom Ziglar. CEO of Ziglar and leader of the legacy! We recently got an iTunes 5-star review that simply said…”More Tom”. So…we aim to deliver, and today, we are! Tom Ziglar has been CEO of Ziglar for a long time, but since Zig passed away 3 years ago, Tom’s impact has ramped up dramatically. Today we make him the focus. Who is Tom? How did he come to run the Ziglar empire, and why? And what does he see for all of us in the future? What is our hope, our opportunity? Our possibility? Then we dig into one of his favorite topics…habit. This show went deep and is a profound commentary on the status of hope, encouragement, and inspiration in today’s world. This show may be the primer you need to hear, before any other show. Thanks to Harry’s Razors and Lenovo for their support of this show. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 6mins

30 Nov 2016

Rank #5

Podcast cover

456: Number one way to help yourself

Not just a catchy title, this is the core of Zig Ziglar’s philosophy for success. No matter who you are, no matter what you think you can or can’t do, no matter what you think you deserve or are capable of if you will stop trying to get and start working to give, you will find success. It’s an absolute truth. No gimmick, no trick, and no tactic. If you jump out a two story window onto the pavement, you will be direly hurt. Guaranteed. If you read Zig Ziglar’s “Self Talk” cards every day (ziglar.com/selfalk) you will positively reprogram your brain. If you turn your focus to helping others succeed and get what they want, you will drastically increase your success. It’s an absolute.  Let’s talk some specifics on today’s show. Thanks to Constant Contact and ZipRecruiter for supporting this episode! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

30mins

10 Mar 2017

Rank #6

Podcast cover

430: Revisited: Zig’s 15 qualities of a successful person!

Forget “Keys To Success” and what you should DO. Zig gives us qualities for success and how you should BE, in order to have more success. This is the foundation and possibly what you’ve been missing in your quest! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

45mins

15 Oct 2016

Rank #7

Podcast cover

454: Threats to your self-image

Zig Ziglar. On stage, and in a more intense mood than his somewhat jovial presentations. Why? He’s talking about self-image, a topic he was most passionate about it. In this message Zig’s focus is on some of the key things that cause a bad self-image. Thing is, we need to take audit of within ourselves, so we can correct them and succeed. This is a meaty show folks! Thanks to Constant Contact, Blue Apron and Princess Cruise Lines for their support of this episode!  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

29mins

22 Feb 2017

Rank #8

Podcast cover

746: Maximizing the engine of you

It’s a New Year and weight loss, exercise, and eating better are the the most searched for New Year’s Resolution topics. This show is about personal development, growth, change, and success, and this special episode is about the engine of you. You are your power source. I don’t mean spiritually, I’m just talking about your physical body which houses your brain and your overall capacity. As you seek to go about your life, you will do so at the mercy and capability of your body. As you look at your health and wellness, who are you going to listen to? What resource or program or so-called "hack" are you going to try? As my friend Angelo Poli of the company Metpro said, and I paraphrase, "Every methodology has worked. Sometimes for some people." So it's a crap shoot at best. Which begs the holy grail question, what should you do to best address your health and wellness needs and goals? In this show I'm going to give you what I claim to be the irrefutable answer. But the caveat is that it's not a final answer, it is a framework. If you wanted to live in a custom home, nobody can just hand you the blueprint. They'd have to know your desires and where you want to build. That said, every home built will have the same aspects of what I'm calling a framework. It will have a foundation and sewage system and electricity and all the necessities of any other house. This is what I will provide for you today, the framework for the house of you to be at its best. The show is about 45 minutes, then at my conclusion, I'm going to give you a Facebook live recording from Tom Ziglar on a physical transformation he experienced in 2019 at the hands of personal trainer Angelo Poli. I interviewed Angelo in episode 683 where we really talked about body metabolism. For disclosure, I became a client and today, after years of plateau, I have put on and have more muscle than ever in my lifetime. Tom as you will hear, wanted to lose weight which he did. In this show I believe you’ll find a comprehensive understanding as to how to address your health and wellness. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 27mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #9

Podcast cover

698: How stopping bad habits creates good habits - Q&A with Tom Ziglar

Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

59mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #10

Podcast cover

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. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

37mins

28 Mar 2017

Rank #11

Podcast cover

657: Being mentally tough - Habits with Alan Stein

Is being mentally tough a healthy habit for success? This is our Habits show where we walk through the seven spokes in the Ziglar Wheel of life and hear the healthy habit of our guests. This time we’re with Alan Stein, high performance coach known for his work with  pro basketball players and author of “Raise Your Game”. In show 655 we dug into his message and primarily focused on the massive value and necessity of...self-awareness. On that note, reviewing his healthy habits was profound. I was intrigued with his commentary on mental toughness and the reality that all we can control is our attitude and effort, and that goes even for NBA pro athletes. You can get the book and connect with Alan at raiseyourgamebook.com/ or wherever you buy books. Though at his site you can get a free preview right away.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

24mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #12

Podcast cover

691: Discover your fear type and master it - with Ruth Soukup

Get ready to blow fear wide open. Until now we have tried to label ourselves and others as fearful or not, when the research now shows fear has multiple archetypes and we all fit into something. Someone with no fear is mentally ill. Outside of that you can find out which types of fears you have, which are most predominant, and how to manage them, not eradicate them! But rather to manage them and “Do It Scared.” Thus is the title of our guest Ruth Soukup’s new book, Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You LoveRuth dealt with debilitating fear that landed her in severe depression and into psychiatric hospitals, so she is an expert in the results of unharnessed fear. But from this critical, personal experience, Ruth made fear her muse and dove deep. This resulted in hiring teams of researchers to uncover the truth about and breadth of fear. The results have led her to a blog with over 1 million subscribers, multiple best selling books, and a top ranked podcast. What she discovered are seven Fear Archetypes, which include the Procrastinator, the Rule Follower, the People Pleaser, the Outcast, the Self-Doubter, the Excuse Maker and the Pessimist. While the Fear Archetypes themselves are incredibly fascinating, Soukup explains that it is actually how we use them that makes all the difference. She says, "fear is a little bit different for everyone, but once you can identify the unique way that fear is holding you back, you can also create solutions to overcome that unique fear." I did Ruth’s ground breaking fear assessment and mine...blew me away. Literally folks, I haven’t had such a revelation about my personal make up that I was unaware of, since...honestly I can’t remember. I’ve now had all of my family members over the age of 16 do the assessment, not only so they can hone in on their fear type, but I can know it and better understand them. To everyone...significant revelation. I can’t recommend this enough folks. And I’ll give you a gift, actually it’s from Ruth. Go to https://doitscared.com/assessment/ and take your own. What you get for free is profound, and you can upgrade to the premium results. I can’t recommend it more. 30,000 people have completed it. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 1min

24 Jun 2019

Rank #13

Podcast cover

706: 10 Commandments of Human Relations by Zig Ziglar

What is more valuable than having human relations skills? Maybe...nothing. The quality of your relationships, the quantity of your relationships, and the joy in your relationships is equal to your human relations abilities. Along the way, we all learn some basics and out of Zig Ziglar’s 10 Commandments of Human Relations, you are probably doing some of them well, and benefiting from them. But where are you not doing well, and suffering? Or at least not benefiting where you could. We play a four minute clip from Zig Ziglar where he quickly takes us down his list. Judging that Zig is held up as one of the very top, most successful communicators of all time, the list feels fairly irrefutable. I asked the Ziglar audience, which of Zig’s 10 commandments do you most succeed with and which ones do you most struggle with? Tom Ziglar joined me to talk through your comments. I’ll tell you this right off, the area people are weakest in, nearly 50%, said they failed at remembering and calling people by their names! Zig’s rule number three. But listen on and you will want to hear the rest. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

46mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #14

Podcast cover

656: Do you really know how to listen? - Q&A with Oscar Trimboli

Welcome to The Ziglar Show, I’m your host, Kevin Miller. Do you really know how to listen? I asked this question on Facebook,” What have you been taught regarding...listening? Being a good listener? Do you think you are a good listener?” We received about 50 responses, but while a lot of people shared things they had heard in regards to being a good listener,  most also admitted...they weren’t so good. This comes from my recent series on listening, brought to us by Oscar Trimboli, don’t miss his show #651. And for this Q&A session, I asked Oscar to join us! I think I learned more from hearing his responses to your real life questions that I did in my main interview with him. And as you’ll hear, he was listening. To me. Watching me. And you’ll hear first hand how he employs deep listening skills in the moment. I’ve had so many people say they went to his website at oscartrimboli.com and purchased his book. I’d highly recommend it. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

51mins

20 Feb 2019

Rank #15

Podcast cover

341: 15 qualities of a successful person

Forget “Keys To Success” and what you should DO. Zig gives us qualities for success and how you should BE, in order to have more success. This is the foundation and possibly what you’ve been missing in your quest! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

52mins

10 Oct 2015

Rank #16

Podcast cover

570: Change your attitude or circumstance?

A clip from Zig Ziglar, longer than normal, over six minutes. But we just couldn’t cut it more because it’s golden. Zig talks to us about the power of our attitudes and how the number one high octane fuel to support our positive attitude is - gratitude. From this I asked this QUESTION on Facebook: “I need some stories on “gratitude”, but want to hear from two sides: 1) tell me a time when you used gratitude to successfully change your attitude about something, OR 2) tell me when you realized there wasn’t enough to be grateful for and you made a needed change.” Tom Ziglar and I talked through the incredible comments and really covered a lot of ground regarding getting rid of negative perspectives and either changing your paradigm with gratitude, or when necessary, changing the circumstances. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

41mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #17

Podcast cover

636: Sometimes you need to quit to win

When should you quit? When is continuing actually harming you? In this show we hear from Zig Ziglar about a guy pursuing what he deemed as...success. But once unpacked...realized the direction he was going was not at all going to produce was he wanted. I think aspects of the message speak to...all of us. Truly. From the message I asked this question on Facebook,  “What is a pursuit you have given up...for the better? Something you quit going after, and are grateful you did!” We got responses from career and business pursuits, to schooling, to personal relationship issues. Michelle Prince joined me to talk through all the comments, it was pretty amazing. You can of course join these weekly discussions by finding and friending me on Facebook at agentkmiller, I’d be honored to hear from your perspective and experiences. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

45mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #18

Podcast cover

412: Success programming for your brain

Zig is helping us to actually achieve our goals, and it comes down to…us. What we do and don’t do. But don’t rely on sheer will. And definitely, don’t rely on happenstance. What are you doing, and not doing, every day…that is leading you? We listen to Zig then pull out three main points for better digestion. Thanks to Design Crowd, Braintree and Nerdwallet for supporting this show. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

38mins

5 Aug 2016

Rank #19

Podcast cover

608: How do you strengthen yourself?

We look at the concept of how we stay up and positive instead of low and negative.  Zig Ziglar gives us a short message, telling us of how often people told him, “Zig, I was feeling so down, I was so low, then I read your books or listened to your messages again and got back up!” While that is great, Zig asks, “Wouldn't it be better to be continually working to stay up and not get so low to begin with? He states, “It’s easier to stay up, than to get up!” Before you question whether this is realistic, have you heard this quote from Zig? “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”Truly, think about it. Do you take a shower and then wait multiple days until your hair is greasy and you have really rank b.o. Before you shower again? Or do you kind of...keep on top of it? If you go to a place of employment everyday, or...if you’re married, I’ll bet you tend to personal hygiene daily. Well, Zig is calling us to tend to our motivational hygiene, daily. Before our attitude gets greasy and rank. So...from his message I asked this question,  “What do you do, consistently, to strengthen and prepare yourself 1) Physically, 2) Mentally and 3) Emotionally to be well and better withstand life’s challenges? Then, if you’d also state 4) Which area you struggle with most.” We got loads of responses and Tom Ziglar and i talked through them. You’ll be very interested to hear what all was shared...got us both inspired.  Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

55mins

5 Sep 2018

Rank #20