When it comes to personal development, very few do it better than Jim Rohn. He’s a master in pushing people to find their true passion and calling, and reach their full potential.
What sets Jim Rohn apart from all the others is his practical approach. It’s not about deep philosophical theories or confusing psychoanalytical mumbo jumbo. It’s an approach that appeal to human common sense, one reason why his advice is always easy to comprehend.
Jim Rohn came from a farming family from Idaho. This is one of the reasons why, at a very young age, he was already ingrained with impeccable work ethics. He considers John Earl Shoaff, President and Chairman of the Board of Nutri-Bio, as his mentor. Tim was just 25 when he met Shoaff, but over the next six years, Shoaff’s influence allowed Tim to slowly build his fortune.
Of course, he wasn’t speaking publicly back then. It was after Nutri-Bio that his potential as a speaker started to show.
It all began when he was invited by the Rotary Club to speak about his success. He aptly entitled his speech “Idaho Farm Boy Makes It to Beverly Hills”, and it was such a huge hit that the invitations for him to speak and share more of his life story started coming in left and right. Eventually, people started paying him just to hear him talk. He was such a natural, people were automatically drawn to whatever it is he talks about.
Today, his name rings out through the entire industry as one of the, if not THE best. He has spoken to over 6,000 audiences to more than 5 million people from all over the world. Among the awards he has received are the Master of Influence Award and the National Speakers Association CPAE Award.
Jim Rohn has also mentored an entire generation of motivational speakers and personal development professionals. Some of the people he mentored are Tony Robbins (life coach) and Mark Hughes (Founder of Herbalife). And though he did not teach other influencers directly, a lot of them also acknowledge him as a major player in the way they shaped their careers. Some of them include Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Brian Tracy.
Jim Rohn died on December 5, 2009. Despite his death, his influence lives on to this day, mostly through the words of wisdom he has left behind. Here are some of the best Jim Rohn quotes: