Zig Ziglar Dies at 86, Motivational Master

The Los Angeles Times reports

Zig Ziglar died Wednesday at age 86, a deep-throated motivational speaker whose clever way with words inspired millions to stop looking for shortcuts to success — and instead earn it the old-fashioned way by rolling up their sleeves and getting to work.

“Zig Ziglar” was a trending term on Twitter, Yahoo and Google today, social media outlets that were unfathomable when a young Ziglar returned from World War II and landed a job in sales.

It was on the job that Ziglar developed a curiosity about human nature — What made a man tick? Why did some succeed where others failed? — that ultimately led to a thriving career in motivational speaking.


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