Chris Widener is widely recognized as one of the top speakers in the world. He’s a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers, and NYT and WSJ Bestseller.
Chris had what can only be described as a rough upbringing that included living in 28 different homes and a High School teacher who told Chris he would never amount to anything. Hardly the kind of words you would expect to be directed at man who went on to work closely with
two of the legends of the speaking world Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar. Chris and Jim co-authored the Jim Rohn One Year Success Plan and the international best seller The Twelve Pillars. Zig Ziglar, considered to be the greatest motivational speaker of the 20th Century, personally chose Chris to co-host his television show, True Performance. You can still catch episodes of that show on Youtube. Along with co-hosting True Performance, Chris also hosted his own show, Made for Success, where he interviewed some of the top business achievers and thought leaders of our time.
We had a wide ranging discussion that touched on:
- The journey that took him to work with Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar
- Buying the house he had dreamed about owning for 17 years and what he learned from the experience
- His thoughts on the role and value of 4 year degree programs (he likens the student debt crisis to the housing market pre 2008)
- The communication and leadership challenges that result from conflicting worldviews (boomers vs millennials)
- His concerns that in the future we may have a society made up of all leaders and no followers who are willing to accept authority
- The work he does with his clients in helping them design a plan to have lasting impact
- And much more
This episode is packed full of thought provoking ideas. Enjoy
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