One of the best parts of my job is
that I get to meet some of the most inspiring people in the
One of those is Jim Ziegler, who I call “JZ”.
JZ is to the automobile industry what Tony Robbins is to
motivation and Taylor Swift is to music.
Once while I was
having dinner with him and his wife Debbie in Atlanta, he had to
excuse himself to take a call. It was the CEO of General Motors,
who was calling from his private jet to ask JZ’s advice on how
to save the company.
Even though JZ is very successful,
very connected, and very influential, what sticks out most is
that he’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.
I call him
about once a year, just to say hello and touch base. But I
sometimes think the real reason is because of the way he ends
Before he hangs up, he always says, “My
friend, you are loved and appreciated”.
He’s the only man
I know who’s confident enough to say that.
Though I know
he says it to a lot of people, I feel like the most important
person in the world every time I hear it.
So on this
Thanksgiving week, I want to emulate JZ and say to you:
YOU are loved and appreciated.
I know you’re bombarded by
thousands of emails every week, and I want you to know how much
I appreciate you reading mine.
Happy Thanksgiving from
warm and sunny Key West, Florida.
To Your Success,
If you want to try something fun this
Thanksgiving, tell someone they’re loved and appreciated, and
watch how it changes their whole disposition.
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