I think I was 21 years old when I first heard Zig Ziglar speak. I was sitting near the front of a large auditorium, soaking up his wit and wisdom. I felt his inspiring message was directed just for me.
It was during that motivational speech I heard Zig Ziglar say his signature motto: "You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want". This reinforced what was modeled by my parents who seemed to make a lifestyle out of that philosophy. Also, my spiritual mentor had a simple sign hanging in his office, "OTHERS".
That day listening to Mr. Ziglar refocused my personal conviction. If I was to make a real and lasting impact and live a life of significance, it must be built around helping others achieve.
The good news was I knew I could so that. I immediately focused my leadership approach around genuine interest in people. In return, they reciprocated and showed more interest in me. By putting others first, I was letting them know I believed that their lives mattered. Instead of selling my vision, I began asking first about their goals and dreams, and how I could partner with them to help them achieve.
There is a human law of nature:
- You cannot reap without sowing
- When you give, you will receive
- The compounding, positive result of practicing this principle has immeasurable return on your investment
- You will emerge as a leader of significance
- The moment the good things we have to offer begin flowing form ourselves to others, the miracle of intentional significance begins to happen
The blessings of life and leadership is the more we share and give, the more influence we have. Unleash the Power of Significance today!
I encourage you to keep Zig's quote handy and LIVE IT!
"You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want."
Blessings to you,
Thrilled to deliver "Unleash the Leader Inside of You" this past week at Microsoft Global Procurement Summit here in Redmond! It is an honor to connect with leaders and partner to advance personal leadership.
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