When we heard about Zig Ziglar’s passing yesterday, we couldn’t help but think about how the man was literally a brand before branding was king.

Upon reading his illustrious obituary, there are several career pointers we can all learn from the man whose birth name was actually Hilary Hinton Ziglar.

1. Be patient. After all, the best is yet to come! If you ask someone on the street what the man was best known for, perhaps a few words would come to mind: “Motivational speaker and author.” As pointed out in his obituary in the Los Angeles Times, his first book, See You at the Top, was published in 1975. What’s the significance of this date, you ask? He was 49 years-old when he became an author! Read more