How to stay motivated

by Wojciech Adam Koszek   ⋅   Feb 10, 2013   ⋅   Menlo Park, CA

Don't remember exact details when writing this review 4 years after I listened to the book, but I remember having a lot of fun deciphering his accent and jokes.

It was one of my favorite audio recordings.

One of the longest too.

I didn’t know Zig Ziglar till the study of “50 prosperity classics” and “50 success classics”. His name was mentioned there, and in a pretty strange way. For me it felt like anti-advertising slogan stating Ziglar preaches old-school, Christian way of life, being a father of multiple children and orthodox beliefs. Not being sure what the “traditional” school of positive thinking is, I decided to give Ziglar’s book a try.

My interpretation was very positive.

I’m not a fan of typical religious preachings, I must say he uses religion in a very non-invasive way, which didn’t bother me at all. I’d say his treatment of religion actually helps to pass the message to people, since in my opinion majority of people got their roots in religion of some kind. Thus, this message is relatively well understood.

Ziglar is a great speaker. One of the best I’ve heard. He uses sense of humor in a very subtle way, which greatly helps him with his presentations.

He uses a lot of personal stories (about redhead!) to back his thoughts.

The message is very similar to Steven Covey’s “7 habits”. If you’ve already read this one, you can consider Ziglar’s book as a complementary reading. Otherwise, I suggest you get it.

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About the author: I'm Wojciech Adam Koszek. I like software, business and design. Poland native. In Bay Area since 2010.   More about me