Careful What You Leave

“The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation.”  Corrie Ten Boom

I love the story told by Glen Van Ekeren in his book, The Speaker's Source Book.  It was a hot, humid day in the middle of Kansas City.  The eight-hour shift seemed especially long for the veteran bus driver.

Cornbread and Buttermilk

I don’t believe anyone enjoyed life more than Dad. The smile on his face when he had cornbread and buttermilk was incredible.

He made sure to get the most browned piece of cornbread with the burned edges. He would break it into pieces and put it into a glass of ice cold buttermilk.

Are you practicing True Performance?

What business is your company in?

I would like for you to consider being in the True Performance business.

A number of years ago, the Ziglar team, along with Dad’s help, came up with this definition for True Performance:

“True Performance is the ideal accomplishment of an idea, goal, or objective that benefits everyone involved.


One of my favorite topics to speak about is Zombies!

Unfortunately, they are everywhere.

Zombies are simply disengaged people who are going through the motions.

According to Gallup, somewhere around 70% of the workforce is disengaged – in Ziglar terms, they are Zombies.

Polish Food – oh my!

I recently traveled to Poland to put on a Born To Win seminar with our Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer Jarek Wojcieszek. What an experience!

First, the people in Poland are amazing. Everyone was so helpful and eager to assist.

Second – THE FOOD. I was treated to several different traditional Polish meals.

Hope to start the day

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

How do I get myself motivated?

How do I keep myself motivated?

How do I get out of discouragement and despair?

How and where do I find hope?

It seems that no matter where I travel in the world, these are common questions.

Leave Something Behind

Each of us has been left a lot by preceding generations. Dr. Thomas Gibbs, Jr., says, “Every man has leaned upon the past. Every liberty we enjoy has been bought at incredible cost. There is not a privilege nor an opportunity that is not the product of other men’s labors. We drink every day from wells we have not dug; we warm ourselves by fires we have not kindled; we live by liberties we have not won; we are protected by institutions we have not set up. No man lives unto himself alone. All the past is invested in him. A new day is a good time to say, ‘I am under obligation to accept my share of the world’s grief, my share of its opportunities.”