What Zig Zigler Taught Us.

Posted by: Chris Marentis

What Zig Zigler Taught Us.

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Loved and sought-out motivational speaker Zig Zigler passed away yesterday at 86 years old.  Zigler inspired millions of people to be the best that they could be; in life and in business.  He emphasized that you need to employ four lessons into everything that you do and through them you will find success.  You only need to believe in yourself, always be learning, encourage and help others, and try your best.  He noted that to be a success in life everything must be balanced.  You can’t have financial success without a family or vice versa.

At Surefire Social, we have always admired and implemented Zigler’s teachings into our business and will continue to do so.  One of our favorite quotes among many is “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”  We will miss you Zig, and we thank you for your message.

Zigler’s passing has seen a tremendous outpouring of love and remembrances via social media outlets.  His name was one of the top trended subjects on twitter and Google, as a staggering number of people voiced their respects online.  He will surely be missed by all, and his memory will carry on.

Chris Marentis

Chris Marentis is a passionate entrepreneur and innovator determined to leave a legacy bigger than himself. Chris grew up in an entrepreneurial family with a father who owned a home contracting HVAC business. When traditional media was disrupted by the online world, empowering consumers to rely less on sales people and advertisements to make decisions, large companies with big budgets could afford to play the game, but the local entrepreneur, like Chris’s father was left behind. This disadvantage inspired Chris to write Surefire Social: the guide for local SMB’s to compete in the digital world. Chris was invited to speak at events and demand grew for ways to implement his ideas. Chris turned his vision into a reality when he started Surefire Social in 2009. Feedback was strong. Businesses began asking for help implementing their digital marketing and Surefire evolved into a SaaS and services business. The company’s dramatic growth came with only 1-2 sales people at any given time and a limited marketing budget, thanks to referrals from rabidly loyal clients. The company’s latest innovation Surepulse, an SMB’s Digital CMO, provides data insights and competitive tactics to marketing novices, giving them complete control over their online marketing activities. Chris has spoken at the following events: SMX, BIA/Kelsey, Hanley Wood International Roofing Show and Contractor Summit, NAILBA National Conference, Tech Summit, CCN, GAF Wealth Builders, Gutter Helmet National Dealer Meeting. Publications Chris contributes to: Street Fight, Search Engine Land, iMedia, Social Media Today, Franchising World‏.

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