The Value of a Ziglar Legacy Learning Experience

When you are aware of your thirst, you are already on the path toward dehydration.  Does that mean you are in grave danger?  Not necessarily!  However, it does mean that appropriate and prompt hydration is a good idea.

When we find ourselves mentally and emotionally thirsty it’s time for a different kind of action, such as: attending a Ziglar Legacy Event.  It just might be the first stage of a good idea that prepares you to become “healthier!”

The thought for today is…

…50 Reasons for Attending a Ziglar Legacy Event

During a Ziglar Legacy Event (or another similar engagement)
you just might…

  1. …learn something that’s new and life-changing.
  2. …be reminded of something valuable that you had forgotten.
  3. …be inspired like never before.
  4. …have fun!
  5. …discover an opportunity.
  6. …rediscover previous commitments you made to yourself.
  7. …meet the collaborative partner you’ve been looking for.
  8. …meet your next employee.
  9. …get a prospect referral.
  10. …make a positive impact on someone else.
  11. …set a positive example for someone else.
  12. …earn someone’s heartfelt testimonial.
  13. …take something home that you can share with others.
  14. …take home a book or recording for your own personal development library.
  15. …win a valuable door prize.
  16. …make a new friend.
  17. …discover an old friend.
  18. …reconnect with a former colleague.
  19. …inspire someone you meet.
  20. …encourage someone else.

    You might also…

  21. …spawn ideas for someone else.
  22. …take the first step of a new habit that changes your life.
  23. …discover what your career has been missing.
  24. …discover what your life has been missing.
  25. …discover what your team has been missing.
  26. …discover what your business has been missing.
  27. …discover your true purpose.
  28. …discover your true priority.
  29. …realize the value of a day away from the office.
  30. …learn a new skill.
  31. …practice a new skill.
  32. …change your perspective.
  33. …discover a hidden talent.
  34. …refine or restore a rusty talent.
  35. …realize that this event on this day was meant for you.
  36. …be challenged in ways that are new to you.
  37. …replace one of your limiting beliefs with the truth.
  38. …leave the event with renewed confidence.
  39. …overcome a fear.
  40. …clean up your stinkin’ thinkin’!

    You could even…

  41. …have a life-changing spiritual experience.
  42. …discover choices you never knew were available.
  43. …hear a powerful quotation.
  44. …hear an unforgettable poem, story or song.
  45. …discover how great it is to be around people who want to learn and grow.
  46. …rediscover how important it is to invest in yourself.
  47. …rediscover the facts of life.
  48. …return home with page-after-page of life-changing notes.
  49. …meet the perfect accountability partner.
  50. …shift into overdrive by a day full of “Aha’s!”

To identify the value.  Choose any three outcomes in the list above and ask yourself the following questions…

  • What would it mean to me personally and professionally to experience just three of these outcomes?  Would it be worth my investment of time and money?
  • What choices am I continually making that block me from the growth and development that will empower me to become the person I was meant to be?

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Preparation – The Law of True Opportunities

Opportunities are Gifts

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True opportunities are the results of alignment with our internal gifts and the happenings in the world.  They are neither accidental nor coincidental.  Just like talents alone, true opportunities are gifts.  Our abilities to benefit from them is the cause-and-effect reward for doing the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons.  In other words, I believed, I planned, I prepared, I searched, I found and I took action.

Some opportunities sit patiently on a shelf waiting to be discovered and claimed by opportunity shoppers who are willing to pay the price.  There are no special requirements for acquiring the gift except that the purchaser is willing to pay the price.  From then on, the investment creates an incentive to do something meaningful with the opportunity.

There are also legacy opportunities tucked away in a safe place, for the right time, like a dowry or inheritance.  Others are the gifts of our potential.  Still others are gifts of love and attention.

Talent is both a gift and an opportunity.  It’s like a seed waiting to be planted and watered so it can grow to maturity, harvested and put to its intended use.  Talent comes with a purpose.  The purpose of an apple seed is to grow into an apple tree that produces apples.  Talents are the seeds of our lives.

There’s something even more important than just recognizing our gifts and opportunities — full understanding and use of them.  To do this, some key connections must be made.  Let’s call it the Opportunity Progression…

  • Talents – the innate gifts of “potential.” We’re all born with unique sets of abilities.
  • Potential – the God-given gift that enables everything we do AND gives hints about our possibilities.
  • Possibility – the gift of “hope.”  Hope is the attitude of expectations for a better future.
  • Hope – the gift that is built on trust, strengthens faith and inspires courage.
  • Courage – the gift that inspires and fuels action – both proactive a reactive.  Proactive courage leads to preparation.  The reactive gift is the courage to respond.  We need both types of courage.
  • Action – the gift that relies on our inner voice – the gift conscience.
  • Conscience – God’s voice of “purpose.”  It answers the purpose question “Why me?”  Purpose is the gift that reveals true opportunities and redirects action to be focused on right actions.  As such, conscience is the voice of character.
  • YOUR True Opportunities – those opportunities that successfully pass through the entire Opportunity Progression.

The Opportunity Tragedy

Lost and wasted opportunities are one human tragedy we all experience.  At this very moment you are on the brink of missing one because you are unaware, afraid, confused, uncommitted, distracted, ungrateful, arrogant and/or uninformed and therefore, unwilling to claim this opportunity.  Although these are the causes of breakdowns in the Opportunity Progression, there is one simple explanation that covers them all…

Lack of preparation is the cause of lost opportunities.
Preparation is a choice.
Therefore, the loss of opportunities is a choice.

We are who we are and where we are because of the daily choices we make regarding our personal preparation.  The loss of opportunities is the result of not spending enough of our finite resources becoming ready.  What areas of preparation am I referring to?

  • Wisdom – where knowledge, context and experience come together.
  • Beliefs – where wisdom joins with perspective, trust and confidence to form a foundation of truth.
  • Values – the beliefs that matter most to one or more individuals based on personal or shared relevance.
  • Attitudes – the way we feel about our beliefs determines the choices and quality of our actions.
  • Understanding – the ability to form judgments based on knowledge and circumstances.
  • Relationships – the way people interact, align, work and bond with one another.
  • Awareness – recognizing and understanding the events and opportunities around us.
  • Skills – the developed aptitudes, abilities and power to do something with competence.

The more we invest in ALL of these areas, the more valuable opportunities will be accessible to us.  It’s a matter of one choice — to prepare or not prepare, that is the question!

— CC