It’s been close to eight years since I talked with motivational speaker and legend, Zig Ziglar and he told me I could be a good speaker and coach. Last week he finally made it to the top.

I want to focus this week on helping entrepreneurs, speakers, and coaches see the value in one of his great quotes. Zig always told us that motivation was like bathing: it was needed daily.

So this week let’s talk about motivation and inspiration. Over the past year I have heard several new motivational and inspirational speakers who have a message that inspired me to make certain changes in my life.

Just like with my first time to hear Zig, I had never heard any of them speak before; the first I heard of them was the event I heard them speak at. I want to share information about each of them this week as well as how they inspired me. No, I’m not sharing their message, just what their message said to me.

Today let’s talk about how hungry you are to succeed in life. In September of this year I heard the great speaker, Les Brown, for the first time. Les told his story of working in radio; he told of how he was hungry to succeed. No matter where I have been in life, no matter what I’ve been through, I got back up because I was hungry to succeed.

If you have not gotten the chance to hear Les speak, I encourage you to attend an event and hear him. The message you take away from it may be different than mine, but look at what you are going through right now and ask yourself if you are hungry enough for success? I remember one time I heard a multi-level marketing top salesman; he told the story of how he sold the most water units. He was asked to write an article about how he did it. He wrote back with one word: “Hungry.”

Today’s call to action is this: what are you hungry for that will motivate you to write down a success plan for next year? I do not want you to write a plan right now, but today I want you to write what is the “why” that would motivate you to make a plan, or motivate you to succeed at anything.

I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do with your life. What is the “why” that will make you become the RockStar in your world?


Tim Gillette
Tim Gillette

Tim Gillette is the creator of Simple Easy Marketing, a blog, video, and online content creation system designed to get results with your online marketing, even if you’re new to it. He is an award-winning blogger, best-selling author, and highly sought-after speaker who brings entertaining, educational, and empowering content to corporate and entrepreneur events. Every spring and fall, Tim hosts an event in Dallas called Blog and Video Con, which is focused on online marketing.

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