Challenge Day 7: The Ziglars

You know the name Zig ZIglar: a beloved, motivational genius who helped millions of people around the world experience unprecedented success.

Do you know how he ended most of his seminars? He would issue an invitation for the attendees who wanted to know “the rest of the story” to a breakout session where he shared his number-one passion: his faith.

Today, Mr. Ziglar’s children, Cindy Ziglar Oates, Julie Ziglar Norman, and Tom Ziglar work together through Ziglar, Inc. to continue their father’s legacy.

All three of Mr. Ziglar’s children have vivid memories of their father’s example of leadership in spiritual matters, and they will each be sharing some of those special memories in today’s challenge message.

Mr. Ziglar made no apologies for faith, and it became a key part of his legacy.

In an exclusive video from Ziglar Family, Cindy, Julie, and Tom recall how their father’s faith influenced their family’s life and then discover how they’ll challenge your family to grow stronger, as well.

Watch here.

Challenge Day 6: Dave Ramsey

What’s the #1 cause of stress in relationships?

How about divorce?

Well, the #1 cause of both is one word we don’t like to talk about much:


The financial area of family life causes every single family stress at least some of the time.

That’s why we’re so excited to share something awesome with you…it’s a video from Dave Ramsey.

Dave has an exclusive message for you and your family that will help you to virtually eliminate money stress.

Watch here.

His New York Times best-selling book, The Total Money Makeover, has sold over 4 million copies and has changed millions of lives.

His radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show, has more than 12 million weekly radio and digital listeners.

He has experienced this success while married to his wife and best friend, Sharon, for 35 years. They have three children, including his daughter Rachel Cruz, who co-authored with her father a really great book called Smart Money, Smart Kids.

Oh, and he’s a proud grandfather, too!

In this video, Dave shares his #1 most important financial habit for families and offers some free tools you can start using right away!

What do you have to lose by watching today’s video for Dave’s advice? Definitely not money!

Click here to check out today’s challenge.

Challenge Day 5: Brian Buffini

Soccer practice. Ballet lessons. Homework. Church activities. PTO meetings. Running errands.

Does this look like your typical “after school” time?

Chances are, it does.

And the unfortunate side effect of this busy of a schedule is the elimination of family mealtime, a chance to sit down together and connect at the end of the day.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to internationally recognized trainer, motivational speaker, and author Brian Buffini.

As impressive as those credentials are, Brian would be the first to tell you that what he is most proud of is his role as husband to his amazing wife, Beverly, and father to their six awesome kids.

Even while his kids were participating in every sport and extracurricular activity under the sun, Brian and his family still made it a priority to, as he says, break bread together.

In today’s challenge, Brian will be sharing how he and his family do three important things at each mealtime:

  • Share laughter
  • Share life
  • Share their heart

Click here to view today’s video with Brian’s inspiring message and challenge for the 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar Family.

Challenge Day 4: Tony Dungy

What if you could sit down with a Super Bowl winning coach…

…and talk to him about…family?

Yes, family.

If anyone knows what it’s like to try to balance family and a career it’s Tony Dungy.

Yes, the former NFL player and Super Bowl championship coach…who also happens to be a proud father of 10.

He recently shot a video that I wanted to share with you here.

You probably recognize Tony as the most successful head coach in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history, as well as the first African American head coach to earn a Super Bowl victory, which he did with the Indianapolis Colts.

Tony is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Uncommon Marriage, in which he and his wife Lauren share what it takes to build a marriage that lasts.

He’s involved with numerous charitable organizations, including All-Pro Dad, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Boys & Girls Clubs, among others.

He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. You can probably imagine just how busy his schedule can be and how intentional he has to be about integrating work and family life.

You can probably imagine just how busy his schedule can be and how intentional he has to be about integrating work and family life.

And that’s what Tony is bringing to you today: his advice for finding ways to connect with your children even when your work life seems crazy busy.

Tony has an innovative and effective idea for bringing work and home together that he learned years ago from his own father.

Click here to hear what Tony wants to share with you today at the 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar Family.

Challenge Day 3: Josh Axe

Chances are if you’ve ever Googled anything related to holistic health and natural medicine, you’ve been directed to Dr. Josh Axe’s extremely popular website, along with the rest of its 6 million monthly visitors.

But in case you haven’t encountered him yet, Dr. Axe, is a renowned and respected doctor of natural medicine, a chiropractic physician, and a clinical nutritionist. He also founded one of the leading functional medicine clinics in the country.

He has a passion for helping people get healthy by using food as medicine and has shared his wisdom on many television shows and stations including the Dr. Oz Show, CBS, NBC and his own show on PBS.

Today Dr. Axe is here to share with you his top 3 simple changes you can make now that will have long-lasting effects on your health and that of your family, including:

  • A super-easy breakfast for a healthy kickstart to your day
  • The most beneficial way you can spend 20 minutes each day
  • A triathlon you should be doing each morning, and it’s not what you’re thinking!

You can hear Dr. Axe’s message and challenge today by clicking here and joining the 7-Day Challenge from Ziglar Family.


Challenge Day 2: Hyatts

Is conversation a lost art today?

Look around the restaurant next time you’re out to eat, and see how many people actually have their smartphones either in their hand or on the table – face up. Or how many teens are at dinner with their family but are nose-down into their social media accounts. It’s kind of depressing.

Or how many teens are at dinner with their family but are nose-down into their social media accounts. It’s kind of depressing.

Is this the way it’s destined to be from now on? It doesn’t have to be.

It doesn’t have to be.

Today you’ll be hearing from Michael and Gail Hyatt. Michael is one of the foremost experts on communication in our digital world.

He’s the author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller and consistently has more than one million page views per month through his blog at

Michael’s work, as he’d be the first to tell you, is not the most important thing in his life. That position belongs to his family. He’s been happily married for 38 years to his wife, Gail. They have five daughters, four sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren, so they know more than a little about family communication!

Today they will share with you the one rule they implemented at mealtime that had a profound effect on the way their family connected with each other. And it’s so simple, you can make the same change today!

Click here to hear Challenge number 2 from the Hyatts — you’re going to love what they have to say!

And don’t miss the rest of the 7-Day Challenge from Ziglar Family; there’s much more still to come this week!


Challenge Day 1: Gary Chapman

The first time we realized that it was possible that everyone in our family was speaking a different language, we were stunned. Wait, what? Don’t we all speak our native English/Spanish/Swahili? It turns out that each of us was speaking a different Love Language, and therefore weren’t really getting through to each other emotionally.

It turns out that each of us was speaking a different Love Language, and therefore weren’t really getting through to each other emotionally.

Dr. Gary Chapman is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the 5 Love Languages® series. His books have sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and have spent more than 500 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He has traveled the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations.

As an author, speaker, and counselor, Dr. Chapman has a real heart for helping people form lasting relationships.

He is here today to start off the 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar family. Dr. Chapman will:

  • Share with you an insider’s look at the 5 Love Languages.
  • Suggest how you might identify the language that you, your spouse, and your children each favor
  • Give specific tips for how you can learn to best speak the language of your family members.

Click here to get started with Dr. Gary Chapman and Challenge number one

…and then get ready for another great message each day for the rest of the week!


7 Day Challenge

It seems like the majority of families that we encounter say that after faith, family is the most important thing in their lives. If that’s the case, then it makes sense that we would want to do everything in our power to intentionally develop our families into being, doing, and having our very best.

Although a lot of us are “doing ok” as a family —some better than others— we think if we’re honest, we all know deep down that we could do better, but it’s hard to know where to focus our attention to start.

That’s why we are so excited to share with you a great way to get your family focused on what really matters: the 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar Family!

Starting on March 27th, Mark Timm, CEO of Ziglar Family, and his team will be bringing to your inbox each day 7 leading experts sharing their proven, practical advice to help your family experience 7 specific “wins” in just 7 days!

You’ll be hearing from

  • Dr. Gary Chapman (relationships)
  • Michael & Gail Hyatt (communication)
  • Dr. Josh Axe (physical health)
  • Tony Dungy (work/life balance)
  • Brian Buffini (community)
  • Dave Ramsey (finances)
  • and Zig Ziglar’s own children – Cindy, Julie, and Tom (spirituality/faith).

This free, fun challenge is a free, fun, highly-motivating experience designed to help today’s families enjoy a more fulfilling family life.

Click here to learn more and join the challenge today!