At eighteen years old, Michelle Prince was expecting to get a car for her birthday. Finally graduating from adolescence and moving into the adult world qualified her for the keys to a new convertible, right? It was time to change her life! Wrong. For her eighteenth birthday, Prince’s parents got her a ticket to a seminar. Still time to change her life – just not in the way she had expected. Prince had gotten tickets to a motivational seminar called “Born to Win”. At the time, Prince wasn’t exactly excited about the opportunity – but that was until she attended the three-day seminar and realized it would change her life forever.
The person Michelle Prince was when she stepped foot into the three-day seminar is not the same person that stepped out at the end. “Surrounded by like-minded people” was such a drastic change in Prince’s life, such a sharp turn from what she had grown accustomed to, that she really soaked up the information that the Ziglar seminar was laying down. “I was surrounded by people with goals who wanted more out of life… who wanted to make a difference”. With these like-minded people, Prince had her first glimpse into what would eventually be her future. While she “didn’t know it at the time”, Prince claims she found her passion that weekend during the seminar. She programmed her GPS that weekend, realizing that someday, somehow – she wanted to be helping people find their passions. “I knew that one day, somehow, some way – I was going to be doing something different”. Doing something extraordinary in helping people to find, pursue and reach their goals in life through their passions – and she was going to do it while working for Zig Ziglar.
So, with her GPS set and her newfound adulthood secured – Prince set off for college following the seminar. And promptly pushed to the back of her mind all of the promises she had made herself during the seminar.
Four years and a college diploma later, Prince landed her first post-graduate job. “I was selling copiers”. Determined and ready to take the world head-on, Prince realized she needed to make do with the job she had – but also “made a promise to [herself] to not work in sales ever again” after her job selling copiers was over. As Prince went door-to-door, business-to-business selling copy machines – she suddenly found herself somewhere familiar. Somewhere she had been four years prior. Outside of a building that housed the offices of Ziglar’s company.