Great audio series here that was very hard to stop listening to. It took me a minute to get used to his voice being southern and having a different charm, but after 10 minutes you can't help but to feel more positve and driven. I love his corny jokes / humor, felt like laughing at my grandfather! Wife is listening to it now - I'll be recommending this book to a lot of friends as I think it really can lift spirits and put you on a more positive path!
Kicking myself for not reading the other reviews and listening to the sample first. I'm trying to listen to this on my headphones during slow times at work, but at this point I'd rather drive a screwdriver through my temple. This guy is basically one of those "good ol' boy" southern televangelists, with the "loud loud loud quiet loud loud loud quiet" way of speaking and a million annoying corny jokes. He never gets to the point! Just keeps spewing those stupid jokes for 7 hours.
This book is really a series of lectures. It's common sense on steroids. At one point Zig Ziglar recommends that you listen to his lecture series 16 (!) times so that you really incorporate his "pearls of wisdom" into your psyche. He's full of praise for himself, and I found him obnoxious.
International Gourmet Coffee Distributor and Success Coach
After having read this book some time ago, then listening to it, I can say that HEARING Mr Ziglar deliver this information is abundantly more effective. The book was excellent, but the ability to hear his passion, sense of humor, and timing of delivery made the presentation come to life and gave true meaning to the content! I listened while doing other work -- multitasking -- and found that the tasks at hand were finished sooner, and with more attention to detail and a sense of purpose than if I had not been listening.
There are dozens of stories in this "story"! Mr. Ziglar brings to life people I'm familiar with (Mark Twain, Napolean Hill, Earl Nightingale, etc.) and people I've never heard of, simply by telling how they act and react to daily and life challenge. The book is a book of lectures, but the stories and characters he interlaces with his information make it "warm and personal".
Mr. Ziglar is a brilliant, dynamic, devoted motivationalist ... who just happens to be one of the most entertaining communicators alive! If anyone else were to have tried to "narrate" this book, it would not have worked!
You could listen to this book in one sitting, but it is designed in such a way that 15 minutes at a time will still feed you all the encouragement and enthusiasm you'll need for an entire day!
Cali could possibly get out of mess they find themselves in if they would follow and teach these principles to their youth.
I truly enjoyed this program.