Monday, May 7, 2012

Pick Four (4 Pack - Designed To Share) By Zig Ziglar

Pick Four (4 Pack - Designed to Share)

Pick Four (4 Pack - Designed To Share) By Zig Ziglar

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Pick Four is an updated version of Zig Ziglar's legendary goal-setting program, The Performance Planner. Updated, simplified and introduced by Seth Godin, Pick Four, is designed to help anyone achieve his or her goals. This edition includes four copies of Pick Four, ideal for sharing with friends or stretching your goals out over the year. Using Ziglar's philosophy that the key to success is directed action, this book challenges the reader to reach outside his or her comfort zone and take the necessary steps to achieve success. Known for his genuine and authentic approach, Ziglar imparts decade's worth of strategies. Pick Four is an important tool for anyone looking to create positive change; guaranteed to put you on your path to success.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #27796 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-07-27
  • Released on: 2011-07-27
  • Binding: Spiral-bound
  • 200 pages
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About the Author
Zig Ziglar has been described as "One of America's Icons," "the salesman's salesman" and "one of the top ten business people of all time." Besides his personal legacy, he has helped more than a quarter billion people achieve long-term success. He has written more than 29 sales and motivational books, 10 of which have appeared on best-seller lists and have been translated into more than 36 different languages and dialects worldwide. He's been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, and Esquire. Ahead of his time, his approach continues to inspire business leaders.

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126 of 137 people found the following review helpful.
5Zig changed my life
By Seth Godin
This is a review of my experience with the original planner, not the one here, which I published, hence no conflict of interest...

When I first encountered Zig, my business was bust. I had no revenue, plenty of rejections, few prospects for a change and a loud noise in my head. Zig's tapes became a constant companion in the car--it got to the point where people refused to drive anywhere with me unless I turned him off.

At the core of the message was Zig's relentless positive attitude and his focus on written goals. I started writing down my goals, keeping track of daily effort, which led to daily progress which led to a dramatic shift in my working life.

It's an incredible privilege for me to modernize this work and bring it out in this new form. But the essence is still the same: if you do the work, if you write it down, things will change. And faster than you expect.

Go, do the work.

Thank you Zig.

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
4Simple But Powerful
By Fr. Charles Erlandson
"Pick Four" by Seth Godin is a very simple but very powerful 12-week goal program. Basically, Seth Godin has taken Zig Ziglar's Goals Program and updated and simplified it. Both the great strength and the great weakness of the book is its simplicity.

The simplicity of the book is one of its greatest strengths because unlike other books that deal with setting goals and the change process, this book contains a bare minimum of theory. In essence, the research on change and setting effective goals shows that 3 things are necessary:

1. Small steps
2. Consistent effort
3. Group support

The simplicity of the book makes the concepts easy to find, understand, and implement. I've tried plans for setting goals and changing by Stephen Covey and others but for some reason have not kept up with them consistently. I'm hoping that because the plan is so simple that I'll stick with this plan for the rest of my life.

The plan takes the reader through the process of selecting meaningful and important goals and narrowing them down to the most important 4. Then, for each goal, a 2-page analysis of benefits, obstacles, and the plan for the goal are listed. Most of the book actually consists simply of a daily log for 12 weeks in which the reader tracks how well he's doing on his goals.

The simplicity of the book is also its weakness. Although it's possible to get weighed down by too much theory, I would have liked to see more explanation of the philosophy of setting goals and change. Also, it would have been helpful if there were more information about how to adapt the goals if they're not working out for some reason. Some people, too, might need more help in formulating the goals or in getting motivated. The book only contains a brief introduction and only spends a little time on preparing the goals: most of the book is the daily goal analysis pages.

Another weakness of Pick Four is that it comes in a 4-pack. What if I only want 1 copy of the book and can make or use my own daily planner? Seth should sell the book in single copies as well.

Overall, I look forward to using this simple plan, sticking to it, and seeing the fruits of my labor in my life and the lives of others.

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
2Disappointing for the price
By John J. Niles
The material is a good way of focusing on 4 goals every three months and if a person works the program, he will probably see results. My beef is with the actual material. Paper seems flimsy and poor quality. I suspect it is sold in a 4 pack because if you have one, you can copy out the questions. I am disappointed in the overall quality of the product.

I would not recommend it nor, for the price, would I buy it again


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