Rank #1: 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 509: What helps people finally just do it?
We asked this question, “What caused you to finally start? You were going along, maybe had a wish or desire or need, but time went on and you did not act. Then finally, ___X___ happened and you started forward, took a step, leapt. What was the cause? Why did you finally go forward?” Of course we got a slew of great responses that my co-host Michelle Prince and I are about to share with you. Why? To help you in the next thing YOU want to truly get started on, but may feel hamstrung by something. A better explanation however, comes from Zig Ziglar himself, so we lead off with a two minute clip from him that will drive the message home. Thanks to Ziglar on Demand and Book Bound By The Sea for supporting this episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #3: 572: How to relate to others with value
Today we don’t just hear a message from Zig Ziglar, we get 5 star training in relationship skills that empower us with the greatest asset a person can have. He is talking about sales and prospects. In our life, anyone we want to influence or connect to is in essence, a prospect, and we are the salesperson. To a great degree, every engagement with a human is a sale. The definition of a good sale is an exchange of value, which should be equal. If it’s one sided it’s a con. So in your personal interactions with others, is it a win-win event? Do you both get value? Do people seek you out or avoid you or...can just take or leave you? Do you provide value to the relationships in your life? Would you like to have more meaningful relationships? Be more sought after and attractive? Good relationship builders are NOT born, they are made. How much training have you done? This message folks, is training. This is why Secrets of Closing the Sale changed so many people’s lives. It was about life more than mere sales. This 8.5 minutes is the boiled down cliff notes. It’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and here you get it free. From the message, I asked on Facebook where I invite you to join at agentkmiller, this question - “What valuable insight have you realized or received that has helped you in relating to other people well, whether personal or in business?” Incredible comments that Tom and I talked through at length.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #4: 557: Overcome your bad attitude and emotions
Three minutes from Zig Ziglar where he talks about maintaining the right mental attitude. It’s a powerful message. From it, we asked on Facebook, “What do you do to correct your bad attitude?” Literally, when you get angry, frustrated, disappointed, sad, what do you do to overcome it?” We received possibly the most comments ever to any question we’ve posted, you’ll be greatly intrigued to hear what people shared. Tom Ziglar and host Kevin Miller then had a great conversation as they read through the comments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #5: 450: Master productivity, discipline and focus – John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas set the podcast world on fire with his show, Entrepreneur on Fire, and his business success. Last year we discussed his “Freedom Journal” on goal setting and achieving. Now he has come out with a product, really as a result of requests from his audience. The question of, “Hey, to achieve my goals, I need to be more productive, more disciplined and have more focus.” These are strengths of Johns, so he didn’t just write a book, he crafted a journal to help you work through achieving success in these three areas; Productivity, Discipline, Focus. This was an intriguing, valuable and truly fun show. Thanks so Constant Contact, Blue Apron and Princess Cruise Lines for supporting this episode.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #6: 580: Solving problems in your life
We hear a message from Zig Ziglar on direction. The power and necessity if you want to make progress, of determining the direction you want to go in your life. To have a vision and a game plan. From this message I asked this question on Facebook, “Where in your life do you have any specific goals in mind that you are working towards? 1) Physical, 2) Family, 3) Education, 4) Financial, 5) Spiritual, 6) Career, 7) Experiences, 8) Other”. Tom Ziglar and I talked through the responses, and Tom shared a paradigm shifting perspective on goals...in replacing that with “problems”. It was the first time I’d heard the concept and I think it will give new life to many of you as it did me, in looking at the things we desire to achieve or better in our lives.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #7: 440: Love your life, not theirs – with Rachel Cruze
Rachel Cruze inspires our true performance by pointing out a primary reason we spend money we shouldn’t, and become controlled by it. What is it? Social status. In today’s culture there is something causing us to do this more than ever, and I would not have guessed what it was before reading her book. The culprit? Social Media. It’s not the bad buy, but the “highlight reel” is causing us to spend. So, what do we do about it? Listen to the show! Thanks so new sponsor Hello Fresh, and Braintree for their support of this episode of The Ziglar Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #8: 563: Tom Ziglar - How to transform yourself
A new message from Zig Ziglarsss - son! Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar. It’s called the Trinity of Transformation. If you were just fine with your life as it is now and had no desire for any change, you wouldn’t be here listening now. We are all here because we want to be more, do more and have more. For ourselves and for others. Even if you have no personal desire for yourself and only want to help and serve others, you’ll get no further and be no help unless you better yourself. This requires...transformation. Here is who you are today, where do you want to be tomorrow? And that’s the point folks, anything you want to do and have first starts with who you are. You can’t do and have anything beyond who you are...and what you’re capable of. This is the root cause issue, and Tom brings us the 3 key ingredients he’s witnessed in his lifetime at the epicenter of personal development and human achievement. Zig Ziglar was the king and nobody saw him closer than Tom. This is powerful, equipping information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #9: 565: Habits - Tom Ziglar’s fastest way to success
Today we go through the habits of, well, if Zig Ziglar is the king of successful habits, then Tom Ziglar is the crown prince. Tom is renowned for answering a candid question given to him on stage at a presentation of, “What is the fastest way to success”, with “Replace a bad habit with a good habit.” Straightforward and radically profound. So today we talk through the 7 spokes on the Ziglar wheel of life and hear Tom Ziglar’s daily habits for success. Such things as; he has reverted to a low carb diet and his first meal of the day is lunch. He commits to 7 hours of sleep per night and feels it is what fuels his willpower. He writes one sentence per day to his daughter, his reflections, that he will be giving her at Christmas as a gift. Every day starts off with two chairs, one for him, one for god, he talks to God for one minute and listen for four! Then he fills his mind with uplifting material (big surprise here, eh?!). Transformation is his word for the year.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #10: 542: Are you doing the best job you can?
A two-minute clip from Zig Ziglar on the power of good relationships. He states that Relationships more important than anything else for your health, and of course vital for your success in life overall. From the clip, I asked this question on Facebook, “In your experience, what things hurt relationships most? We received over 70 comments, and this is just at my personal page at agentkmiller, not the Ziglar facebook page of 4.5 million. I categorized the responses into 11 headlines and Michelle Prince and I talked through them counting down to the number one thing people cited most. It was incredibly revealing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #11: 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.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #12: 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #13: 670: Q&A | Master your personal presentation
Have you ever, for your work or personal life, practiced and/or gotten coaching for a presentation? For sales, a live and on-stage presentation, for getting a date or a job, anything? This is the question we posed to the Ziglar audience. Zig Ziglar starts us with a five minute lesson on mastering our personal presentation, whether for sales or in our personal life. Zig mastered sales, then the stage, but even more, he realized all of life is a presentation and how we are perceived is up to us and how we choose and work to present ourselves. Michelle Prince joined me to talk through the many comments on how people have worked to hone their work and life presentations.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #14: 546: Chris Ducker - It’s all about YOU
This is truly a message that fits almost every listener. The entrepreneurs and all who would like to be. Chris Ducker is our guest and he does not bring yet another how to DO entrepreneurship as much as how to BE entrepreneurship. His new book is called Rise of the Youpreneur” - The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Future-Proof Business. But we spend a lot of our time on Chris’ personal story. How did he go from zero to hero...how did he, inspire his true performance, and how is he continuing to do so? And from that...how can we do it better! A quick bit on Chris if you don’t know him; He is a serial entrepreneur and author of the bestsellers, “Virtual Freedom”, and more recently, “Rise of the Youpreneur” - The Definitive Guide to Becoming the Go-To Leader in Your Industry and Building a Future-Proof Business. Based in Cambridge, England, he owns and operates several businesses, that combined house over 450 full-time employees internationally. He’s also a trusted international business mentor, keynote speaker, podcaster, blogger, as well as the founder of Youpreneur.com - the leading personal brand business education company in the world. Chris hosts the annual Youpreneur Summit, which is held in London, U.K. each November and is the self-proclaimed ‘Proudest Brit’ doing business online! Connect with him at Youpreneur.com/book, and do yourself a favor and go get his book now! Rise of the Youpreneur. Two great packagesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #15: 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!
Rank #16: 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!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #17: 540: Skip Prichard - Make your future success
Today we talk with Skip Prichard, author of “The Book of Mistakes - 9 Secrets To Creating A Successful Future”. Skip is the former CEO of Ingram Content Group and Harvard Business Review labeled him as a rare social CEO and a “relentless giver.” But check this out...how Skip grew up is incredibly interesting. Both parents attended seminary. Told they could not have children, they were headed to the mission field in a Third World country. Skip's mom became pregnant, eventually having six children, so they made the mission their home. Taking in people who were abused and addicted, and Skip's fascination with success began. He was intrigued with...Why would one person succeed while another would fail? Wouldn’t you love to know the answer to that question?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #18: 549: Patrick Lencioni - becoming the best team player
Patrick Lencioni is one of the most sought-after corporate speakers and influences on the planet. He has 11 best-selling books and his latest is just tremendous. It’s titled “The Ideal Team Player” - How to recognize and cultivate the three essential virtues. Now folks, either we want to hire the ideal team player, or we want to know how to BE the ideal, most desired team player. I’ll give it away - the three essential virtues are humility, hunger, and smarts. But that doesn’t truly give it away, as you need to understand the specific dynamics. Patrick is an authority on human dynamics, especially in the workplace. It was an incredible conversation, as he has an amazing story that sets him up to be the innovator he is in this space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #19: 343: Get Intentional With Your Attitude
Just think positive? Really? Is that that easy? No. It’s not. Which is why we listen to a 22 minute clip of Zig, then spend about the same time digging into what being “Positive” is all about, and what’s really in it for us. It’s not just a perspective. It’s a tactic for getting more out of most anything and anytime.
Rank #20: 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices