John Maxwell, one of the top leadership authorities in America, says that most people would rather work on their personality than on their character, and how right he is. Perhaps that is because the personality development brings more immediate rewards, is less demanding and, in most cases, involves little sacrifice on our part.
To help influence someone in a direction that will benefit them requires authentic communicating skills and caring, and comes from the heart. Today we get a message from Zig, then hear again from Bryan Flanagan about his own path to career success by connecting his head to his heart.
The dictionary says that a "problem" is a question, especially a difficult question; a matter of doubt or difficulty. As I read the definition of "problem," I'm certain the dictionary, as far as identification is concerned, is correct. However, I much prefer to think of a problem as an opportunity.
That just doesn't sound very "Ziglar", does it? Yet it came right out of Zig's mouth in a message we shared in this show. And it's not a catchy hook, but a literal statement.
For those wary of the “positive thinking movement,” this will resonate.
*Thank you to all Ziglar Podcast listeners! You're advocacy has landed "The Ziglar Show" solidly in the Top 10 Business Podcasts in iTunes, and for the week of April 6, 2015 we spent over a day at #7 amidst Dave Ramsey, Michael Hyatt and John Lee Dumas.
My 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary says that comfort is "relief from pain; ease; rest or moderate pleasure after pain, cold or distress or uneasiness of body." The basic problem, too many people seek a comfort level where there is no pain or discomfort. The reality is that what you're able to accomplish in life is determined by the number of times you leave your "comfort zone" to take on new challenges even though you know you're going to experience some pain, grief, or even a failure.
In this show we played an 18 minute clip from Zig with no commentary...just straight Buying & Selling 101 from a world leader in the psychology of everyday commerce.
Zig takes you through a few key stories, including his personal car buying transaction which he disects in a way we can plainly see and learn from.
Mr. Franklin Holmes is a volunteer chaplain working in prisons in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. Using a page from my book, See You At The Top, Chaplain Holmes is teaching a program in those prisons about the importance of looking for the good in every situation.