Jim Rohn’s influence, transcends time.
Jim Rohn has been hailed over the years, as one of the most influential thinkers of our time. He was considered America’s Foremost Business Philosopher. He shared his success philosophies for over 40 years to over 4 million people worldwide. If you had not heard of him you, you probably heard one of his quotes. Jim helped motivate an entire generation of personal development trainers.
At the time of this interview, Jim was 75 years old. He said that part of him being a living legend was the fact that he was, still living. Jim wrote about a half dozen books but he lectured around the world more than a few times. He was known as a master motivator, author and living legend. I call him one of the world’s greatest wordsmith because he studied his craft so well.
Chris always asked his guest this question, How did you get to this point? Jim went back to when he was 25 and the Girl Scout knocked on the door to sell him some Girl Scout cookies. Jim listen to her excellent sales presentation, then he lied to her. He wanted to buy, but he didn’t have the two dollars, and he didn’t want her to know. He told her, they already had bought some, and they didn’t.
As she walked away he said to himself that he didn’t want to live like that anymore. He was married with family and he worked every day and he didn’t even have two dollars on him or in the house. It that moment, he made a decision that he would search until he found an opportunity that would change his life. To him it was a turning point. What is going to be YOUR turning point?
Shortly after he made a decision to change his life, he met his mentor. One of his quotes is, “When the student is ready the teacher will appear”, happened. He listened to his mentor for five years and over that period, he took action, and because of that action he became a millionaire. Jim changed the way he thought about life, and it changed his life for the better.
He developed the skills and the disciplines needed to move forward. If you want to enter the internet marketing world, be ready to put in some time and some work, period! It wasn’t until I came back from Miami Florida, that I really got plugged into the team. The opportunity is awesome but you, do needed a team in place, to help you, head in the right direction.
My focus has been on blogging about personal development because it is the key to my success. Jim Rohn also said that we get paid for the value we bring to the market place. As an entrepreneur, it’s always mind over matter. Napoleon Hill’s book the Law of Success was the book that started the transformation for me. When the prosperity team started to cover the book in the daily mastermind, I couldn’t have been happier. Napoleon Hill gave us a track to run on, and Jim Rohn, the master wordsmith, inspired me to be the engine that could.
What is it going to take for you to make a decision, to search and find something else? The economy is picking up, but people are making less. Will you settle for less or do you want more? Jim called it the mystery of the mind, as to why some will, and some won’t. He traveled so much over the years and he loved to hear about the people that made life changing decision, and how they were doing when he returned years later.
Earl, awesome post! I love Jim Rohn! He’s one of my favorite mentors. I love his Girl Scout cookie story. I’m blessed every time I hear it. When you get sick and tired of being sick and tired and you take the right action, then everything changes. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the post Earl. Love Jim Rohn…a man of wisdom who still impacts millions of lives today! Thank you!
What a great post Earl. Jim Rohn mentored Tony Robbins I believe, and he has been much a legend over the years. We are all lucky to have access to Jim Rohn and his work. He has certainly influenced many people over the years to become successful. Long may his memory last! What a great man.
Thank you for your comments. Jim really practiced his craft. When he first stated speaking and he was in the audience, waiting for his turn, he heard someone say this about the next speaker, approaching the stage, “That’s him, that’s the famous man.” Then one day, many years later as he was approaching the stage, he heard the same thing about himself. He then realized that he had come full circle.