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Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar at Get Motivated Seminar, Cow Palace 2009-3-24 3.JPG
Ziglar in March 2009

Born

November 6, 1926
Coffee County, Alabama, US

Died

November 28, 2012
Plano, Texas, US

Resting place

McKinney, Texas

Other names

Ziglar

Alma mater

University of South Carolina

Occupation

Salesman, motivational speaker, author

Political party

Republican

Spouse

Jean Ziglar

Children

4, including Julie Ziglar Norman

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

"Zig" Ziglar was born in Coffee County in southeastern Alabama, to John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar. He was the tenth of 12 children.

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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily.

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Will you look back on life and say

Will you look back on life and say "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did"?

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Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. - Zig Ziglar

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

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Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. - Zig Ziglar

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

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I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best. - Zig Ziglar

I've always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.

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I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. - Zig Ziglar

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.

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success life home business
Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. - Zig Ziglar

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.

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If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost. - Zig Ziglar

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.

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Remember that failure is an event, not a person. - Zig Ziglar

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

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failure
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. - Zig Ziglar

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. - Zig Ziglar

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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failure
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. - Zig Ziglar

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.

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success love faith
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments. - Zig Ziglar

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

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Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity. - Zig Ziglar

Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.

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success life good
People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace. - Zig Ziglar

People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.

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home good
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

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