Got a Story to Share?

I’m a subscriber to the Ziglar newsletter. A lot of interesting stories. Apart from that, I also subscribe to Reader’s Digest, Asia. One of my wishes is that one of these days, I could just meet and shake hands with this grand man who has built the Ziglar Foundation based on the basic principle of helping others to get what they want.

I’ve read many of his books and also listen to his audio recordings on the way to work since the traffic jam is so so ‘wonderful’ & conducive in our country. haha!

Below is a letter from the president of Ziglar Inc. Alternately, you can also visit

A Letter from the President

Send me your Zig Story!!

Dear Friends,

As you know, it is our company’s mission to make a difference in the lives of people. It is such a joy to hear when we have accomplished that mission. People write, e-mail and call us to tell their stories. And let me assure you, we keep all of the testimonials we receive. These stories are truly incredible, powerful, and heart warming! We hear from people who credit Zig with saving their marriage, and others who credit Zig with helping them build a better and stronger relationship with their children. Other letters, faxes, and e-mails include stories of a rise to greatness in sales, someone becoming a CEO or executive within the company, and many testimonials crediting Zig for their promotion. Some of the communications come from patients who have used Zig’s positive motivation to fight their battles with diabetes, cancer, and other diseases and illnesses. We even receive testimonials from people who have been able to lose weight, quit smoking, give up drinking alcohol, and get off of drugs. Last and certainly not least, countless numbers of people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior have shared their stories with us.

I have personally read and heard many of these stories and testimonies from the individuals who submitted them. I have even had the incredible privilege of witnessing the appeal of Zig in person. I want to share with you one of the many special memories of being with Zig and observing him first hand.

In the fall of 2003, Zig was speaking in Orlando, Florida, at the Milk Bottle Arena in Disney. The audience was made up of approximately 5000 or so realtors and their families. The final event was a question and answer session with Zig, Jim Rohn, and an open microphone for the audience. The crowd responded with terrific questions about personal and professional growth, sales, goals, leadership, etc. But then came one gentleman to the microphone, and I will paraphrase what I remember him stating and then asking.

He started by saying that he had been a long time fan and had listened to materials from both speakers (Zig and Jim), and that he credited them with his positive outlook and professional success. But the problem was that he had a son who was just negative, and no matter what the dad did, he couldn’t get his son to change his attitude or demeanor. And then here is where Zig’s “special touch” came in. Zig didn’t wait for his turn to answer the question, he left his chair, walked over to the end of the stage, got as close to the man asking the question as he could, got down on one knee and said the following:

“When you go home and see your boy, you tell him that he is a special gift from God, and that you are so proud of him, and that you love him so very much. And then, when you wake him up the next day, tell him the same thing. And when you put him to bed at night, remind him again of how special he is, and how he is a child of God and how much you appreciate him as a gift from above. Do this every day with sincerity and love, and you will see a difference, I promise you.”

I was in that arena with the other 5000-plus people. You could have heard a pin drop in that arena as Zig spoke. And as he spoke the camera picked up several audience members with tears in their eyes, the camera picked up the man who asked the question and he too was crying. I happened to be sitting with Tom Ziglar and when I looked at him, my own eyes spilling tears, Tom looked back at me with his own tear-filled eyes. As Zig finished his advice, the crowd erupted in applause as you would expect. It was an awesome memory, and one that I will never forget.

Again, Zig receives e-mails, letters, and faxes every day with a story of how he changed or impacted a life. Do you have a story that you would like to share? Please send it to me at Our mission as a company is to be the difference maker in the personal, professional, family, and spiritual lives of as many people as we can to have a positive impact on the world. We are here and in business because of you!!!


Michael Norton
Ziglar, Inc.
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