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Zig Ziglar

Walter Hailey, a retired insurance executive, says that legal immigrants in America are four times as likely to become millionaires as those who are born here. This is true regardless of whether these immigrants are from the Orient, South America, Africa or Europe. The reason is simple.

These immigrants give up, in most cases, a great deal to come to America. They face culture shock, language differences, climate changes and often leave friends and families behind. They do that because they have a dream and the dream has them. They succeed because they have great faith and their commitment is strong.

They come to America with a lot of enthusiasm and determination, are truly grateful for the opportunity and are excited about a job that pays five or more dollars per hour, which is far more than they earned back home. They even accept the second job, live very frugally, take advantage of community college education, and by the time they realize there are some problems in our country, it's too late. They've already "made it."

They look at the opportunities America offers and say, "Wow! What a deal!"

On the other side of the coin, many people born in America get up each morning and say, "Big deal!" with a heavy dose of sarcasm. To underscore what legal immigrants have done, our former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John M. Shalikashvili (Shalik) is from Poland; and at one time four of the ten most admired companies in America as recognized by Fortune Magazine were headed by legal immigrants.

Message: Adopt the immigrant's attitude and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar :“The Master of Motivation” Zig Ziglar has been described as “One of America’s Icons,” “the salesman’s salesman” and “A legacy that will forever impact our history.” Helping people to achieve long-term balanced success based on his philosophy of character, attitude and skills, he has impacted more than a quarter billion people and continues to make a difference in the lives of those who act on his philosophy.As a best-selling author, Zig Ziglar has written more than 29 sales and motivational books, 10 of which have appeared on best-seller lists and have been translated into more than 36 different languages and dialects worldwide. He’s been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, Success Magazine, and Esquire Magazine. Ziglar motivational books and programs are widely distributed through multiple channels including the Ziglar website,, and the world’s largest producer of audio programs, Nightingale-Conant.In the media Ziglar has appeared on such venues as the Today Show, 20/20, the Phil Donahue Show and 60 minutes. As a speaker, Zig has repeatedly appeared with six former U.S. presidents; world leaders and news makers like Rudy Giuliani, Generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, and Lady Margaret Thatcher; business leaders, famous speakers and authors such as Seth Godin, Debi Fields, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Denis Waitley; and countless sports and Hollywood celebrities such as Paul Harvey and Joe Montana. At 84, Zig is still speaking while sharing the stage with his daughter, Julie Ziglar Norman. Together they reach audiences up to 20,000 at Get Motivated seminars as well as sharing messages of hope at smaller venues such as The Legacy at Willow Bend.


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