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Undetoured in Facing the Greatest Challenge of Life

I first heard Zig Ziglar in 1997 in Edmonton. Zig is the kind of communicator who makes you wish that your first time hearing him won’t be your last. Zig has been one of the most admired communicators of our time. His positive attitude and energetic style has inspired millions worldwide. In 2007 he had a fall that resulted in a serious brain injury. He lost his short term memory and developed extreme positional vertigo. The “old Zig” was gone. He was facing his greatest challenge.  In 1997 I heard Zig say, “Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting back up is a choice.” In 2008 the “new Zig,” “got back up.” Since then he has traveled with his daughter Julie communicating his time proven, life tested message in a new way. The Zig way.  He sits, she moves about the stage.  He speaks and she is his memory.   He inspires me. Are you facing your own challenge?  Zig recently wrote regarding life’s challenges, “It is generally the unknown that scares people into inaction, but it is the truth that sets them free. So, get the facts, face the facts, change what you can, accept what you can’t, and make sure you treasure and respect the relationships in your life…and make life count in ways you’d never even considered before your struggle began.”

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