Zig Ziglar And The Healthy Leader: How Looking At The Wheel Of Life Can Make You Healthier

A Guest Article By Mark Timm, CEO of Ziglar Family

Zig Ziglar taught that in order to be truly successful in life, one should be experiencing some level of success and balance in each of 7 key areas of life: Physical, Family, Mental, Financial, Spiritual, Career, and Personal.  Mr. Ziglar called it the “Wheel of Life,” and it is what I keep in mind when I’m trying to create healthy habits to keep my life in balance.

Zig Ziglar's wheel of life will help you become a healthy leader

With that in mind, here are some habits I employ in each of these areas:


I have a history of going a little overboard with the “healthy physical habits” – for example, weekly fasting or excessive training for athletic competitions, etc.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized it’s actually healthier to strive for sustainable balance in this area, even if it means not being so rigorous. I now take the approach of disciplining myself to make those healthy choices as often as I can, without going overboard.