Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tribute to a Mentor and Success Coach: Jim Rohn

On October 05 2009, I was once again saddened by the death of someone I have never met and who doesn't even know I exist.

When I ventured into the path less traveled on October 2008, I started seeking mentors and people who would help me succeed. One of the few people who caught my attention was, Jim Rohn.

For more than 40 years, Jim Rohn has shaped the lives of many people and expanded their imagination of what is possible. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time.

Jim Rohn was born in Idaho in the mid 1900s. Het met his mentor Earl Shoaff at the age of 25 and a few years later, he made his first fortune. However, he remained discreet until he moved to Beveley Hills California, when he was asked to tell his success story. He entilted his success story - "Idaho Farm Boy Makes It to Beverly Hills." He made a successful speech and thereafter, he received invitations to share his story and he started getting paid for it. From sharing his story to small audiences, he started being guest speaker in seminars in 1963. This propelled him into the limelight and he has since then impacted millions of people (including me).

Below are some of my favorite Jim Rohn quotes:

  • When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
  • Take special care of the inner circle - family, close friends. Nourish them, they'll noursih you, inspire them, they'll inspire you.
  • If you'll change, everything will change for you.
  • We get paid for bringing valuse to the market place.
  • My mentor said, 'Let's go do it', not 'You go do it'. How powerful when someone says, 'Let's!'
  • Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things.
  • We must learn to help those who deserve it, not just those who need it. Life responds to deserve not need.
  • I used to say, "Things cost too much." Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, "The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you can't afford it." That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't "it" - the problem was "me."
  • Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
  • Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
  • Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living, profits make you a fortune.
  • Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
  • If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
  • Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
I can go on and on with my favorite Jim Rohn quotes but time would not permit me. Below is a tribute video for Jim Rohn:

Tribute Video Part II:

Jim Rohn always left his audience with these words: "I go with you in all the experience that we've had. But I promise you this as we leave here: I will not leave you behind. I'll take you with me in my thoughts and in my heart." May the legend - Jim Rohn rest in peace.

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