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Motivational Speaker Rory Vaden asks Zig Ziglar about The Southwestern Company


As you may have heard, Zig Ziglar and his team invited me to share Take the Stairs on their show, Success 2.0. Over the past few meetings I’ve had with Zig he has shared several important lessons:

  1. Selling is a valuable skill for anybody and you always win if you keep it honest.
  2. No matter what your travel schedule is like, try to be at your home church every Sunday.
  3. Call your spouse three times every day just to let them know you care about them.
  4. Read inspirational material every day.
  5. There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs.

What amazes me is how humble and grateful the entire Ziglar family is about what they’ve been given. Their whole company is a group of people that are truly committed to helping people live better lives.

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that Zig was very familiar with The Southwestern Company and its philosophies over the past 155 years. It turns out that he has met many of the young people who sold books who are now Southwestern alums .

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See you in the stairwell,

Rory Vaden
Take the stairs – Success means doing what others won’t.

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