©2008 Zig Ziglar; (P)2008 Made For Success
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.
"Wonderful in Every Way"
If you've not heard of Zig Ziglar you are in for a treat, Zig is an amazing speaker & will keep you entertained, make you laugh, make you think & make you look at your own life. This man is speaking from experience & from his perspective on life. I never thought I'd be able to listen to this audio book with his Southern accent, yet, I fell in love with the accent & his words of wisdom. He can get carried away and forget where he was, yet, he'll end up to what he wanted to say. Again it's a book that is well worth the read, it'll make you think & encourage you to motivate your life.
"Real down to earth guy"
In Zig's down to earth style, these lectures 'rock' with common-sense ideas that are fast becoming uncommon. I only wish that Zig would remember that he is not only talking to Americans - but to people all around the world - that way he would have tried to explain concepts and slangs that only Americans would understand.
However, the Audiobook is a great source of motivational ideas.
"A bit Preachy"
Starts off really well, but then get a bit preachy and biblical. Loses momentum and i found myself drifting thinking of other things whilst this was playing in the background - sounds quite dated too.
"Stand up comic & career manager rolled into one!"
A collection of old Zig Zigar tapes in put together in a new format. Zig is one of the original fathers of the personal development industry. You laugh your head off at his humor whilst learning valuable life lessons.
I really enjoyed this audiobook.loved the accent.Great life stories.worth a listen to in my opinion.
"Would've made an excellent short , padded too much"
Clever reader involvement but took too long to get to point.
Voice was very intriguing
Stay motivated The concise version for people in a hurry.
Clever guy, just needs less rumination.
"good common sense with religious undertones!"
I likes the messages within the cd and the stories and hummer used, i found the cd a little bit preshy and felt one of the life messages was to find faith!
i would not try another book, this one was a series of studio and seminar recordings which repeat, repetition seems to be key to staying motivated as with a lot of things in life. i imagen any further recordings would be of a similar nature.u could just listen to the same cd again and again!
it is very old fashioned and feels like an old recording in style, very 1990 american chat show/ american church style.
"Wow, fantastic book!"
Good old Zig didnt disappoint. I have listened to most, if not all of his podcasts, have read many of his books and this one was another gem. For anyone looking for real motivation, read this book. You will not be disappointed. Zig, thank you very much. I'll keep reading this book till I commit your advice to memory and its a part of me. For everything you shared in this book, thank you! Your books are helping me change my life. I cannot wait to see myself in 5 years. God bless your family.
I have listened to this three times so far. I say so far, because I will listen to it time and time again. It keeps me focused, it keeps me grounded. What an amazing man Zig Ziglar is. I find myself quoting him often and it always makes people laugh.
His technique is to entertain whilst you learn but with a strong, clear message. Not easy I'm sure, but he delivers it so well.
I highly recommend this. Even if you don't think you need to, you will find it beneficial, I'm sure.
"Common Sense, Straight Talking and Good Humour"
I came too late to Zig Ziglar; only learning of the great man after his passing. I had always meant to listen to some of his stuff but never got around to it. An Audible trial was the ideal opportunity to try it out and I have been delighted with it (both Audible and this recording). Zig's common sense, straight talking and good humour makes listening to these recordings an absolute delight and he has me driving around with a smile on my face as I listen to his Southern drawl via my car's bluetooth device for my iPhone. This is my first time listening to Zig's stuff and I do not know the extent to which this compilation is repetitious, but as a newcomer it is tremendously good material and you get a huge volume of it in this one item. Zig was clearly a very religious man and this comes across very strongly in his talks; this may not be to everyone's taste but as with everything Zig does he carries it off very lightly and in a very charming way which I did not find overbearing despite the fact that that was not what I was listening for. I'm only about halfway through this bumper set but I have no hesitation in recommending it very highly.
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