Childhood memories are filled with images of theme parks and ball games with the occasional bruised elbow or twisted ankle. For many, youth is a time of unparalleled innocence and imaginative adventures that make for great stories as we age. One childhood memory I recall is my father’s collection of motivational cassettes and business how-to books that apparently influenced my personality. A name I never forgot was that of Zig Ziglar. He is a well-known author and motivational speaker and his name was on many of those books and cassettes I remember as a child. Fast forward 25 years later and I find myself interviewing his daughter who was the guest on That Business Show for this edition of #FocusFriday.
Julie Ziglar Norman is the daughter of Zig Ziglar and worked for twenty years as his personal editor. With a background in the service industry, sales and business management, she has become a respected international inspirational speaker and as her famous father once did, Julie has shared the platform with greats like General Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Howard Putnam, Joe Montana, Lou Holtz, Steve Forbes, Sarah Palin, Goldie Hawn, and many others. She will also be sharing the stage with Michael Gerber as the 2nd keynote speaker of the upcoming Focus on Entrepreneurs Conference being held April 27th and 28th and the new Wyndham Grand Hotel in Clearwater. This event is currently on sale and to attend, visit this link and take advantage of early bird pricing before January 31st, 2017.
Julie shared with us some of her memories of her relationship with her father and how he never promoted or spoke at an event that he did not believe in himself. Citing oftentimes, he would sign himself or herself up for the product or event he was helping to promote. “My father was very regimented in his daily routine” states Julie as she discusses how his routine was centerpiece to his success. Awaking each day at the same time and eating breakfast with his wife as well as incorporating daily exercise into this routine were just some of the many reasons Zig enjoyed success both in life and in his business. She also touched on how you must believe in yourself and your product/service to enjoy success too and goes back to highlight how her father never spoke or promoted an event or product that he too was not 100% committed to for himself.
Julie also talks with us about her first entrepreneurial experience selling helium balloons at the age of 14 and then passing through many other professions including spending 20 years as her father’s editor. Today she is continuing her father’s legacy of encouragement which is an honor and a privilege that Julie never expected or sought, but her willingness to accept the challenge has inspired audiences in America and abroad. Her vibrant style of delivery, her honest and transparent assessment of life, and her willingness to share intimate details of personal failures as well as personal triumphs have made her a popular crowd favorite. Today Julie is an International Keynote speaker and the author of Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Journey from Heartache to Hope. She also offers Ziglar Principle Based Life Coaching and helps men and women build financial security through commercial, multi-family and single family real estate investment.
Come out to the 1st Annual Focus on Entrepreneurs Conference on April 27th and 28th to meet and hear her entire keynote speech. Tickets now on sale at www.foeconference.com and Juliann extended a special pricing opportunity to TBBO members so be sure to check your inbox for that offer and enjoy 50% off the price of admission! Learn more about Julie at www.julieziglarnorman.com and more about #FocusFriday in our Facebook group found here!