Turn-Around legend, Jim Rohn, passed on today. He is and will be missed by many. He was a master of the basics and an inspiration to all.
Jim’s story is a classic RoadTurn. He came from a rural town and modest means, dropped out of college to marry his sweetheart, then discovered that it’s tough to support a family on wages. Providence brought him to work under a mentor–John Earl Shoaff–and it was there that Jim learned the first secret of success: There are just a few things that can make a big difference in your life. Find those and concentrate on doing them.
Mr. Rohn went on to become one of the most celebrated professional speakers of all time and a millionaire by age 31. Following are a few quotes from Jim and from the memorial tribute on the Jim Rohn International website. May the Creator continue to bless and keep Jim Rohn and take special care of his family.
Harold Dyke, long time close friend of Jim’s for over 55 years said it best, “As Jim is ending one life he is simultaneously being birthed into a new life. One that he has talked about over the years and anticipated with great joy in his last remaining days.”
Someone once said “when you are born you enter the world crying while everyone else is rejoicing and when you die hopefully you have lived such a life that everyone will be crying while you are rejoicing”. Jim Rohn lived such a life.
Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.