Tuesday, August 3, 2010

4 Wheel Learning

This month I had the honor and privilege of hearing Zig Ziglar speak live, and to meet him. For many years I have heard his wise quotes, and read his work so meeting him was most exciting. In his presentation three take away messages continue to challenge me daily to stay on track. Zig stated that you can have everything you want in life, as long as you are helping others achieve what it is they want in life. What a great philosophy. Zig also talked about the importance of congruence between your actions and your values. This was a powerful reminder of being present and checking in with ourselves that our actions are aligned with our values. The third reminder was what Zig calls University on Wheels, I think of it as four wheel learning. Travelling can be a good time to catch up on reading newsletters, industry related publications and professional/personal development materials. Listening to educational books on CD is a great way to learn while you are on the road. Zig Ziglar continues to read three hours a day to develop himself personally and professionally. Whether it is three hours or one hour, I believe what is most important is our consistency and commitment to lifelong learning. It not only helps us, but gives us more to share with others.

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