Who is Zig Ziglar

Do you know Zig Ziglar?



I asked that question to two classes I spoke with on November 11th and nobody raised their hand, besides the professor. I asked them to raise there hand if they knew lil wayne and all of their hands shot up. I say lil’ wayne because I was a huge fan of him when I was in high school and college. I knew every single word, and quite frankly they are still stuck in my brain.


First point I wanted to a make is lil wayne is a rapper and Zig Ziglar is a Motivational speaker. They both use words to express how they feel on stage. Go to youtube and compare the two and send me an email to jm@jahbarimclennan.com on what you think.


Second point, Zig Ziglar has encouraged and inspired millions of people to live positive and encouraging lifes. He encouraged people like Tony Gaskins Jr, John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, LL Cool J, Les Brown, Brian Tracy and the list can go on. Please look them up on google as well as I found out yesterday not many knew some of those names. He was known as one of the greatest speakers known to mankind.


See this is the reality we live in today, when you go look up Qualities of success with Zig Ziglar you will see around 82k views. You can look up Lollipop on youtube it will have 190,521,162 million views. (the last time I checked) One of my favorite quotes by Zig Ziglar;


“You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind

You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.”


I became intrigued when I first heard this quote by him and decided to check out more of what he stood for. I came to find out that every speech he gave supported that quote. He would even talk about how other people's lives that have been changed. I started to listen to him more and more and even took some of the challenges he would issue out. It started with his 30-day self talk, at that moment I started to see my life change. It was more of an internal change that was taking place. I can't even explain how much I changed on how I see todays world because of him.


So I am a honored to say Nov. 16-20 I will join Tom Ziglar, who is the president of Ziglar Inc. (proud son of Zig) and 23 other people from around the world to become ZLC (Ziglar Legacy Certification) Trainers. We have been been selected to represent all the principles he lived by and teach others those same principles. As Zig Ziglar would say, “I will not only see you at the top, hey I will see you over the top!”