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Zig Ziglar was one of the most influential speakers and authors of his time, inspiring more than 250,000,000 people around the world to pursue a life of greater significance.
- Learn how Zig Ziglar changed his life from a failed salesman to a world renowned best-selling author and motivational speaker
- See the stories of real people who implemented the teachings of Mr. Ziglar and become giants in their industries
- Learn to overcome adversity and struggles of any kind in a healthy and effective way
- Enjoy this wonderful and motivational story
BEST SELLING AUTHOR & RADIO HOST
The short version of the story is that debt caused us, over the course of two and a half years of fighting it, to lose everything. We didn’t tell anyone what was going on, but if we had to do it again, we would learn from the wisdom of others who have been through it. We soon learned that we were not the only ones at the bottom. Barbie and Ken (you know, the couple who appear to be perfect—perfect clothes, perfect car, perfect house) are broke, and I don’t take financial advice from broke people anymore.
After losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money really works, how I could get control of it and how I could have confidence in handling it. I read everything I could get my hands on. I interviewed older rich people, people who made money and kept it. That quest led me to a really, really uncomfortable place: my mirror. I came to realize that my money problems, worries and shortages largely began and ended with the person in my mirror. I also realized that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning, I would win with money.
I went back to my first love, real estate, to eat and to get out of debt. Along the way, I began another path—the path of helping others, literally millions of others, take the same quest to the mirror.
I formed The Lampo Group in 1992 to counsel folks hurting from the results of financial stress. I’ve paid the “stupid tax” (mistakes with dollar signs on the end) so hopefully some of you won’t have to. I wrote the book, Financial Peace, based on all that Sharon and I had learned, and I began selling it out of my car. With a friend of mine, I started a local radio call-in show called The Money Game, now nationally syndicated as The Dave Ramsey Show.
Our company history is full of landmarks including 6 best-sellers on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly lists —and we’re not slowing down. The Lampo Group now has more than 400 team members and a variety of products and services to help you reach your financial goals.
Many companies define success based on the dollars coming in, but at The Lampo Group we define our success by the number of lives changed: listeners getting out of debt, readers taking their first Baby Step and saving $1,000, FPU graduates investing for their future. We learned early on that if we help enough people, the money will come. Our mission statement isn’t just lip service—it’s our mantra:
“The Lampo Group provides biblically based, common-sense education and empowerment that gives HOPE to everyone in every walk of life.” Thank you for visiting our website! Wherever you are in the process — making the quest to your mirror, struggling to get your budget to work, paying off that last debt or debt-free and looking for places to give — let us know how we can help you take that next step in your money makeover. That’s what we’re here for!
AUTHOR / SPEAKER
In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing “seth” into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.
In 2013, Godin was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this annual honor.
Recently, Godin once again set the book publishing on its ear by launching a series of four books via Kickstarter. The campaign reached its goal after three hours and ended up becoming the most successful book project ever done this way. His latest, The Icarus Deception, argues that we’ve been brainwashed by industrial propaganda, and pushes us to stand out, not to fit in.
FOOTBALL PLAYER AND COACH
Born Louis Leo Holtz on January 6, 1937, Holtz grew up in East Liverpool, Ohio, just up the Ohio River from his Follansbee, West Virginia, and birthplace. He graduated from East Liverpool High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Kent State in 1959 and a master’s degree from Iowa in arts and education in 1961. He played linebacker at Kent State for two seasons before an injury ended his career. He has received 14 honorary doctorate degrees. Holtz also proudly served as an officer in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant.
Zig Ziglar sites Coach Holtz in 3 of his books. They later developed a long lasting friendship and share the stage over 60 times.
For many years Lou Holtz has been considered among the greatest speaking legends in America today. He speaks on overcoming seemingly impossible challenges by setting your own goals and working to achieve them. He has built a reputation as a motivator, a demanding disciplinarian, and someone who relishes challenges and hard work.
CEO OF EASTMAN-BEAUDINE
Bob Beaudine is the President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine and serves as the firm’s lead principal for all sports and entertainment searches. Bob is also the bestselling author of The Power of WHO!
PASTOR JACK GRAHAM
PASTOR – PRESTONWOOD CHURCH
When Dr. Graham came to Prestonwood in 1989, the 8,000-member congregation responded enthusiastically to his straightforward message and powerful preaching style.
Now thriving with more than 40,000 members, Prestonwood continues to grow. In 2006, the church began a second location, the North Campus, in a burgeoning area 20 miles north of Plano, and the church also has a flourishing Spanish ministry, Prestonwood en Español.
Dr. Graham is a noted author of numerous books, including Man of God, Unseen and a new book, Angels: Who They Are, What They Do and Why It Matters, will be published soon. His passionate, biblical teaching is also seen and heard across the country and throughout the world on PowerPoint Ministries. Through broadcasts, online sermons and e-mail messages, Dr. Graham addresses relevant, everyday issues that are prevalent in our culture and that strike a chord with audiences worldwide.
He recently served as Honrary Chairman of the 2015 National Day of Prayer and he has served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country with 16 million members.
AUTHOR / SPEAKER
Carrie speaks from the experience of a former corporate clock puncher, high school teacher, direct sales representative, growth consultant, and business coach. She got her “big start” in high school bagging groceries for tips only on a military base and now she makes her living by giving tips to over 100,000 men and women as The Barefoot Executive ™. She can help you build the business you need so you can live the life you want by connecting the dots between your WHY and your DO.
DR. JOE VITALE
ARTIST / AUTHOR
Joe has also been in several movies, including the blockbuster The Secret. He’s been on the following TV shows: Larry King Live, Donny Deutsch’s “The Big Idea,” CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News: Fox & Friends and Extra TV. He’s also been featured in The New York Times and Newsweek.
One of his most recent accomplishments includes being the world’s first self-help singer-songwriter as seen in 2012’s Rolling Stone Magazine®. To date, he has released 6 albums! Several of his songs were recognized and nominated for the Posi Award, regarded as “The Grammys of Positive Music.”
CEO OF COAST TO COAST
After years of alcohol and drug addiction, Roussin began to have suicidal thoughts and when he hit bottom a light shined in his life through the voice of Zig Ziglar.
He then gave his live to Christ and began a recovery. Roussin began a business with nothing more than a phone and a business directory. After months of cold calling, Roussin was in a position to hire, and asked other members of the recovery program to join him at the kitchen table of his rented home office.
Today, Coast to Coast sells digital imaging supplies to the federal government, Firestone Tires, a number of major hotel chains, and many of the Fortune 1000, though it primarily serves companies with between 50 and 500 employees. Providing a low-cost alternative to industry leaders like Cannon, Epson, and HP, the company hit $63 million in revenue in 2014.
ENTREPRENEUR / SPEAKER
Her focus on athletics was so myopic that other areas of her life suffered tremendously-especially academics. At the age of 21, she tested only at the third grade reading level. An accident that kept her housebound in a neck support for 6 months was her much needed wake up call. She realized how out of balance her life had become, and set out to correct it, using the same skills that had taken her so far in the athletic field. Cindy focused on improving her reading and writing ability, as well as increasing her already outstanding marketing skills.
Cindy not only improved her reading and writing skills, she self-published and marketed 10 of her own books written under different pseudonyms selling over a million copies to become one of the most successful self-publishers in the country. Imagine the type of creativity it takes to sell over a million books. That creativity is embodied by Cindy Cashman, entrepreneur, businesswoman, and public speaker.
She lives an active lifestyle including jumping on the trampoline, boating, hiking, swimming, motorcycling, dancing and flying.
She is involved in community and civic activities and rejoices in being able to give back what she has become so blessed to have.
CEO EDGE GLOBAL INC.
Michael has no shame admitting that as a kid, he dreamed of a rich and hopeful future but lived a reality marked by hopelessness. At a young age, he battled dyslexia which went undiagnosed until Michael was in his 30s. In fact, one teacher called him “dumb as a box of rocks” in front of Michael’s entire class. He eventually failed out of junior college and in his early 20s learned he would soon become a father. Michael then had to make the hardest sales pitch of his life and certainly the most significant. He had to convince the mother of his child to marry him and start their journey together nearly penniless.
Twenty-five years later, Michael and his wife have raised three amazing children. Along the way, Michael has created several multi-million dollar businesses, crediting much of his success to serendipity from decades earlier. When Michael was in his 20s, he tried to make a living selling knives door-to-door. One day, he walked into a garage sale with eight dollars in his pocket intending to buy baby clothes for his unborn daughter. Instead, he walked out with a box of cassettes. He made that purchase thinking “Zig Ziglar” was a rock band. Instead, when he put the first tape into his truck, his life was transformed by a man who rocked his world with profound and lasting wisdom.
On those tapes, Michael heard Mr. Ziglar tell him, “Failure is an event; not a person,” and, “You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.” Mr. Ziglar’s words resonated with Michael, and from that point forward, he has committed his life to helping others, whether it be motivating large crowds as a keynote speaker, or inspiring employees with high energy and higher expectations.
A year ago, Michael astutely recognized, once again, the right message at the right time in his life. As a fervent believer in Zig Ziglar, Michael was presented with the opportunity to buy the Ziglar business, along with its intellectual properties, and corporate training and services. Michael jumped at the opportunity. As the CEO of ZZI, Michael is dedicated to taking the time-tested and proven principles of Mr. Ziglar and using that relevant wisdom to spread the brand of one of the world’s most prolific motivators and inspirational speakers. Michael is proud to lead a dynamic, top-tier team, which prior to joining ZZI, delivered incomparable results in their fields in sales, marketing and strategic communications.
In 2017, Michael looks forward to taking you on a journey as a motivational speaker, a leadership trainer, a corporate coach, or as a successful entrepreneur as he opens up about his life in a new book titled, It’s Only Hard ’Til You Learn It. Meantime, the ZZI team will be embarking on an exciting, coast-to-coast itinerary of inspiration, innovation and instruction committed to Michael’s guiding philosophies of life. Michael does not expect you to model his life. But he hopes he can help you find your own strengths and to celebrate them as you reach your highest potential. “It’s not who you’ve been. It’s who you decide to be,” Michael will tell you. “Being idle gets you nowhere,” he says. “Taking chances gets you somewhere.”
Michelle has learned the secret to living a happier, more abundant life and she’s on a mission to show you and your organization how to stop juggling, overcome procrastination and get more done in your business, leadership and life! It’s time for “America’s Productivity Coach” to give you the tools to STOP being busy being busy!
Some Interesting Things About Michelle
1. Michelle’s entire life changed in 1989 when she met her mentor Zig Ziglar. It was at that time she made a comittment to become a motivational speaker and make a difference in the lives of others.
2. Michelle is a contributing author in “Entrepreneur Success Stories.” She shares her commitment to keep people motivated and inspired.
3. Michelle received the “Goal Achievement Award” from Di Lemme Development Group in 2010 for achieving more goals in 18 months then most do in a lifetime.
4. Michelle publishes a series of books, “Dare To Be A Difference Maker” supporting her mission in recognizing Difference Makers all over the world.
JULIE ZIGLAR NORMAN
ZIG ZIGLAR CORP
As her famous father once did, Julie has shared the platform with greats like General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Dr. Robert Schuller, Joe Montana, Lou Holtz, Steve Forbes, Sarah Palin, Goldie Hawn, Bill Cosby and many others. Julie’s client list includes Fortune 500 Companies, Non-profits, Network Marketing Firms, Christian Women’s Ministries, Pregnancy Centers, Post-abortion Trauma Groups, Foundations and Associations. Julie was her father’s editor for almost 20 years and is a winner of the coveted Guideposts Writers Workshop contest. Her background in sales, business management, and the service industry allows Julie to share principles, tools and concepts that foundationally change and improve a company’s bottom line potential. Her life experience as the poster child for bad choices enables her to minister to women seeking to trade a life peppered with guilt and shame, addiction, failure, fear, regret and anger for a life filled with love, joy and peace! Her latest book Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Path from Heartache to Hope, was released by Guideposts Publishers in May of 2012. Julie lives in the sleepy little town of Alvord, Texas with her beloved husband of 29 years, Jim Norman. They have four wonderful children, twelve amazing grandchildren, one precious great-grandson, three rescued cats, four rescued dogs and three on purpose horses.
Mamie is from Dixie, Georgia and was born to a sharecropper’s family. Her daddy died when she was only three years old. The youngest of nine children, Mamie Claire knew she wanted to “be better.”
When Mamie was 19 years old she heard about Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. Hearing she could “work her way” through college, she stepped onto a Greyhound bus for the 32- hour trip to Texas.
Supplied with a sack of fried chicken, two flour sack dresses, and $25, Mamie began her journey and new life. Facing many unknown hardships with courage and determination, Mamie discovered her love for business while putting herself through college.
With her strong business wits, education, and entrepreneur spirit, Mamie went back to her home state of Georgia to begin her teaching career. It was during this time as a high school business teacher Mamie realized something was missing in the business curriculum. Students were not being taught “basic education” – how to get along with each other, work ethics, character, manners and goal setting, to name a few.
Recognizing the needs of her students to learn what Mr. Ziglar was teaching, she approached him with the notion of using his book, See You at the Top, as her textbook.
Mamie McCullough introduced See You at the Top to her business students at Central High School in Thomasville, Georgia, making this the first school to teach Mr. Ziglar’s book.
Student after student achieved dramatic improvement in performance and self-image. The local business leaders responded enthusiastically to the graduating students who applied the teachings of Zig Ziglar.
One morning Mamie received a phone call from Mr. Ziglar. The chipper voice on the other end of the phone sang out, “Miss Mamie, I talked to the Lord this morning, and He said you were going to come to work for me.” Without hesitation Mamie’s reply was, “That’s interesting, I talked to Him this morning, and He didn’t mention it!”
Mamie did go to work for Mr. Ziglar and became the president of the Positive Life Attitude “I Can” division of Zig Ziglar Corporation. Millions of students have benefited from the curriculum Mamie wrote based on the book, See You at the Top.
BEST SELLING AUTHOR
He is president of Phenomenal Products, Inc. which helps small business owners stop being slaves to their business by transforming it into a predictable, profitable, turnkey operation. For the past 17 years Howard has helped small business owners around the world dramatically improve their businesses. He currently has coaching members in 52 industries and 7 countries.
Howard Partridge is the best selling author of “7 Secrets of a Phenomenal L.I.F.E. (April 2012) and “5 Secrets of a Phenomenal Business (Feb 2014)”. He will be releasing his third book “Think and Be Phenomenal, The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal” in August 2014.
Howard has led hundreds of seminars, webinars, workshops and holds his own live multi-day events which have featured some of America’s top business trainers including John Maxwell, Michael Gerber, Bob Burg, Dr. Joseph A. Michelli, and American legend Zig Ziglar. He is the first Zig Ziglar Certified Legacy speaker in the world, the first founding member of The John Maxwell Coaching Team, the exclusive small business coach for the Zig Ziglar Corporation, RestaurantOwner.com
Howard is married to Denise and has one beautiful son, Christian who lives in Austin, Texas
KRISH DHANAM TRAINING
The advice Krish offers will stir you to the foundation of your belief in this great and awesome land. He reverently pays homage to “the land of the free and the home of the brave” as only a grateful immigrant can do. With a glowing foreword by his mentor Zig Ziglar, this book has also received accolades from communication giant Nido Qubein, sales master Tom Hopkins, and spiritual philosopher and theologian Dr. Ramesh Richard.
Zig is a documentary about Hilary Hinton Ziglar’s success and transformational journey from his early years in Yazoo City, Mississippi, to his failed initial sales career, to world-wide, highly-acclaimed motivational speaker and best-selling author.
Zig (the Documentary) will tell this transformational story through the words of accomplished businessmen, best-selling authors, and celebrities that were inspired by Zig’s teachings and used those in their personal success journey. Zig will bring this inspirational story to millions for the first time and for millions more it will reinforce the message that it is never too late to invest in yourself.
Financially broke at 45, Zig Ziglar hit a tipping point and transformed his life to inspire millions. Seth Godin, Dave Ramsey, Howard Partridge and all the other documentary interviewees were inspired by Ziglar and achieved success in life. “It is your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar