Ed Foreman has personally influenced some of the greatest motivators of this generation, including Les Brown, Brian Tracy, and Zig Ziglar ' as well as hundreds of corporate clients.
Former United States Congressman Ed Foreman is the only person in over 150 years to be elected to Congress from two different States. He is an interesting study in the power of positive thinking. From a poor farm kid to an oil field roughneck, he became a millionaire by the age of 26 by being alert to the world in which he lived and finding a way to make it better. A visionary free-enterpriser, he worked his way through engineering school as a construction worker, section-hand for the railroad, surveyor, and a variety of jobs while also utilizing an athletic scholarship to achieve a degree in Engineering.
Upon graduation, instead of accepting employment in the construction industry, he opted for the experience of oil exploration work. He discovered a method for drilling oil wells faster and safer than previously done in the West Texas Permian Basin, negotiated contracts with exploration companies, and built a highly successful network of oil and gas related businesses.
In addition to his unique status as a successful business organizer-operator, he was elected to the United States Congress from Texas at the age of 28, and from New Mexico at 35. As a Republican and the youngest member of the 88th Congress, he developed close mentee-mentor relationships with prominent Congressional leaders on both sides of the political aisle…became friends with Presidents, and gained an understanding, appreciation, and participating role in international relations.
He left Congress to continue his business development in Texas and New Mexico in ready mix concrete, sand and gravel operations, trucking, oil field equipment, petroleum exploration, farming, ranching, and a variety of related business investment opportunities. Although active in community and civic affairs, his attention was directed toward building a sound business base and away from politics.
Early on, he began a personal life enrichment experimental program for the employees of his companies, helping his team members, and himself, to enjoy and appreciate life, both on the job and in their personal lives. He was a graduate and part-time instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course. He became a student of, and friends with, Earl Nightingale, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Dr. Kenneth McFarland, Jose Silva, and other positive leaders.