Zig Ziglar’s See You at the Top…one of my all time favorites. My humble review can’t begin to do the book or its author justice. But hopefully I can turn you on to it.
To begin with, I believe everybody should read this book. I refer to it constantly throughout the year and have since I first read it, circa 2012. Is it hokey? Yep. Is it awesome? Yep. More importantly, is worth your time? You betcha.
The book is split into 6 categories, or “Steps” that Ziglar claims vital to climbing to the top of your field, regardless of your profession. It’s steeped in the self-help tradition, a category that I don’t necessarily believe is “bad” in any way. We’re all spiritual beings and God gave us the ability to “help ourselves.” In my opinion if you don’t do anything to “help yourself,” then you’re being irresponsible with this life you’ve been given. So, part of that responsibility, is to read good works and improve yourself. And this book will help you do it. Your self image, your relationship with others, goals, attitude, work and desire: these are Ziglar’s 6 steps. Again, some of the content may seem fluffy or hokey, but there’s nothing to lose by giving it a shot. And rest assured, you will walk away with at least one valuable lesson from this book. But, like any book, you’ll have to spit out some of the bones and just swallow the meat. For the most part, this is good and practical way to be your best. Give the book a read, I don’t think you’ll regret it.
Sidenote: I ordered my copy from a used bookstore in Hattiesburg in 2012. I was surprised to find it was an autographed copy by Zig, himself!! (Despite it was autographed to Rick and Debbi, whoever that is…)