Vic Bilson and Zig ZiglarWhen I first heard Zig Ziglar, I was immediately impressed by his gift of encouragement, his authenticity in sharing his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and his message of “responsibility.”

Here was a man who articulated my vision and inspired me to reach higher and reawakened in me the dreams and goals that had been knocked down by life.

Like a Berean, I looked hard to find a weakness, some flaw in his character, some evidence of a lack of integrity, some unbiblical teaching espoused, but I was not able to find it.

When I met Zig in St. Louis in Aug. 2000 I found him to be a warm, caring, and authentic man with a mission.

The mission of Zig Ziglar is…

“To be the difference maker in the personal, family, and professional lives of enough people to make a positive difference in the world.”

I totally agreed with that mission and believe it is also my mission.

Zig Ziglar and wife Jean in CancunThrough my activity with the Zig Ziglar Network and mentoring by Zig Ziglar, I was to re-discover what Network Marketing is really about – people.

I was meeting some of the most incredible people and traveling quite a bit. I even enjoyed an all-expense-paid trip to Cancun Mexico where I spent some quality time with Zig and his family.

In the years following, I continued to pursue excellence and learned all I could from some of the best teachers. I’ve included links to their material on this site for you to enjoy and learn from.

“If you don’t like who you are and where you are, don’t worry about it because you’re not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can grow. You can change. You can be more than you are.” — Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 of pneumonia at his home in Plano, Texas. For more than 40 years he traveled the nation and the world as a motivational speaker, stirring corporate groups with his distinctive blend of sound-bite optimism, country wit, Christian faith, and good-natured nudging for people to see the bright side of life.