Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who has authored many books, and had an innate knack at exciting audiences, has died at the age of 86.
According to his facebook page, he suffered a short bout with pneumonia and passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at a hospital in Plano, TX
Ziglar was a prolific speaker and had a style that bridged generational gaps.
Those that knew him, said she was exactly the same person both on stage and off stage.
Having personally attended a number of Zig Ziglar’s seminars, I can tell you firsthand that that he exuded “positivity” and reinforced that success was truly obtained when the right balance was attained in both your professional and career lives.
He wrote many, many books, including “Over The Top”, which focused on the 8 things that people want the most in life and how to achieve them.
Ziglar started his professional career as a motivational speaker later in life; he was already in his 40’s.
His empire grew and now has an entire team that offers corporate training solutions and seminars for personal development and sales training.
Ziglar suffered some tragedies in his own life. His daughter died and he suffered a brain injury 7 years ago after a fall down the stairs.
He wrote books about both of the experiences.
Ziglar and his wife celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Monday.
In addition to this wife, he is survived by his son, Tom Ziglar; and daughter Cindy Ziglar Oates.
His 46 year old daughter, Suzan Ziglar Witmeyer passed away in 1995.
Fans from around the world are leaving messages of condolences on Zig Ziglar’s facebook page.
Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar will be missed by many and his legacy will continue to live on.