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The Passing of a Legend: Inspiration from Zig Ziglar

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. – Zig Ziglar

describe the imageMuch like the rest of the sales and marketing community, we were saddened by the news that Zig Ziglar passed away this morning. He was a man whose words meant so much to so many, sales professionals and otherwise.

I’ve read a few of Zig’s books and seen some of his speeches online. As I reflect on why his teachings were so impactful, I’ve come to the conclusion that he was effective because his messages were simple; his teachings were accessible in the minds of the audience. That is to say he didn’t use complicated jargon or twisted logic to arrive at conclusions; when he talked, people listened… and even more, they understood. Light bulbs went off instantaneously when he spoke.

Our thoughts go out to his family. We lost a true American treasure and icon. Feel free to comment with your thoughts on Zig and how his words may have helped you in your career or in life.

We leave you with a few inspirational Zig Ziglar videos:



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Garrett Hollander

Garrett Hollander

Director, Content Strategy at SalesStaff
Garrett Hollander serves as the Director of Content Strategy for SalesStaff. In that role, he serves the B2B sales and marketing community with premium content, posts, and ideas around various topics related to B2B sales. In addition, he manages SalesStaff's social media presence, building a strong community of like-minded sales and marketing professionals.
Garrett Hollander
Garrett Hollander

About Garrett Hollander

Garrett Hollander serves as the Director of Content Strategy for SalesStaff. In that role, he serves the B2B sales and marketing community with premium content, posts, and ideas around various topics related to B2B sales. In addition, he manages SalesStaff's social media presence, building a strong community of like-minded sales and marketing professionals.

  • Dan

    Zig Ziglar is the gold standard. 
     
    Positivity and negativity are the same…they are both a choice and contagious. I choose to be positive and infect others. 
     
    Thanks for all the lessons Zig.

  • Garrett Hollander

    You’re absolutely right, Dan. Positivity is a mindset.

  • Jeff

    During my college years and beyond, I worked for The Southwestern Company selling educational books door-to-door to families in their homes to help pay for my college tuition and expenses. For 7+ years, through the ups and downs, I listened to and devoured “See You at the Top” and other Zig Ziglar books and tapes. The stories I heard and the lessons I learned still stay with me today almost 25 years later. I am saddened by his passing and will miss him very much.

  • Lee Gehrig

    Zig was one of a “KIND”. Not only a great motivational speaker, but a true honest and caring individual. He will be missed by all his followers He leaves us many tools to continue to use his teachings. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • Jody Johnson

    “Its not your aptitude but it’s your attitude that determines your altitude” Zig  
     
    Thank you Zig you made an impact on me.

  • John JOrgensen

    Zig said that he worked for the NBA once. That is the National Benevolence Association. To tell people part of the story as a way to allow them to beileve other then the truth is a form of lying.