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Zig Ziglar Biography (Hilary Hinton Ziglar) : Self Help Author and Religious speaker
Famous for : Mixing religion with self help to create classic motivational books like "See you at the Top" and "Better than Good." Ziglar died of pneumonia at the age of 86.
Ziglar details : Born - 6th of November, 1926 Coffee County, Alabama, United States/ Died - 28th of November, 2012 Texas, USA


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Zig Ziglar was a popular American motivational speaker and self help author. He came from humble beginnings to be an expert sales person, best selling author, and highly sought after public speaker. Ziglar has successfully blended his own religious beliefs with positive thinking to create a philosophy that is his own.

Zig Ziglar was born as Hilary Hinton Ziglar on the 6th of November, 1926. He was born in Alabama, but was mostly raised in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Ziglar was child number ten of twelve and went through much hardship growing up. His father died in 1932, just weeks before his youngest sister also died. This left his mother to care and provide for her eleven siblings by herself.

After serving in the Navy and being discharged in 1946, Ziglar briefly started studying at the University of South Carolina. Choosing to pursue a career in sales, rather than full time study, he started selling pots and pans for the Wearever Aluminum Company. Although he struggled in the beginning, Ziglar improved his sales skills over several years, selling products for various companies.

In the early 1970s Zig Ziglar began his career as a full time motivational speaker and self help author. His self help classic "See You at the Top" was first published in the early seventies. It went on to be reprinted again and again, with sales still strong after 30 years of it first being published.

Ziglar is a born again Christian with a very strong belief in God. Many of his books are written from a Christian perspective or at least have subtle evangelizing messages within them. One of his favorite phrases is "You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."


Over his long and successful career he has published more than twenty five books on leadership, personal growth, sales, faith, family, Christianity, and success. He has also published and recorded a long list of audio programs, videos, books and training curriculums for individuals, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, churches, and nonprofit organizations.

"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 Quote

Selected published books by Zig Ziglar include..

  • Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can't Wait to Live - Published in 2006
  • Confessions of a Grieving Christian - Published in 2004
  • Selling 101: What Every Successful Sales Professional Needs to Know - Published in 2003
  • Success for Dummies - Published in 1998
  • Over The Top - Published in 1997
  • See You at the Top - First published in 1974

Zig Ziglar passed away at the age of 86 with pneumonia. He died on the 28th of November, 2012 in a Plano, Texas hospital.



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Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis
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Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days
Zig Ziglar - Focus - Time - Life - Problem


When we can identify a problem and face the problem with confidence and enthusiasm, the solution is on the way.
Zig Ziglar - Motivational - Problems - Solutions


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