Jim Rohn isn’t a household name for many people, most will most likely say they’ve never heard of him.
However, among people that listen to motivational tapes, attend seminars, and spend time planning and setting goals, he’s an icon.
He has millions of followers and even more listeners, that put on his tapes and listen to his calm, but inspiring, voice advise them on how to attain riches.
He has a varied past that involves being an only child, growing up on a farm, and then becoming a direct salesperson for health and nutrition products.
From there, Jim went on to be appointed as the director of a direct sales force for the entire country of Canada. He excelled in nearly everything he did because of his attitude and persistence.
Jim died at age 79, he made the lives of millions of people better, here are some of the highlights and how you can still pursue your own goals with Jim’s help.
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Jim’s Personal Development Seminars Are Still Relevant Today
When Jim Rohn began his speaking tours the very ideas of personal development and self-improvement were new and hadn’t been considered important by most people or companies.
After the quick rise in direct selling by Jim, it was recognized that a certain awareness, attitude, and the setting of goals could help a person change for the better and achieve more in life and on the job.
Many companies hired Rohn to make speeches to their employees and encourage them to develop their own talents and increase their potential.
This would make them more valuable employees, improve their quality of life, and point them on a path of realizing their dreams and aspiring for more in life.
However, as with most things in life, just one seminar won’t change the world, more repetition on a daily basis and a solid plan was needed to be followed to get the best results.
And, it would take time, even a lifetime, of pursuing goals to reach one’s dreams.
This led Jim to make cassette tape sets that could be listened to in the car, before bed, and while jogging in order to implant the personal development ideas firmly into the mind.
Jim was awarded the 1985 National Speakers Assoc. Award that is given annually to speakers for their excellence.
Jim spent nearly 40 years as a motivational speaker and influenced many others like Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, and T. Harv Eker among others.
There are direct salespeople by the millions that have benefited from Jim’s books, tapes, seminars, and workshops.
He also co-authored the book “The Twelve Pillars” with Chris Widner as well.
Jim Rohn Journal Emphasis
Jim used to say in his seminars that any life that was worth living should be adequately recorded.
He emphasized that by keeping track of what you did on a daily basis you could look back and realize that you hadn’t been as productive as you could have been and may have lost your focus on your goals.
So the solution, according to Jim, was to keep a daily journal of all of your activities and how they relate to your life’s pursuits.
He went on to write books and make seminars about the importance of keeping a journal and the best ways to get it done.
In his book “How To Use A Journal” he goes over all of the basics of what should and shouldn’t be included in your journal and how to use the information you’ve gathered to improve your life.
The Jim Rohn Journal method is still very relevant in its base form and only needs to be applied using the modern journal keeping methods that have been invented since the book was written.
Now, of course, everyone has an iPhone and there are many programs such as Evernote, Internet Syncing, and other digital journal systems that make everything far more easy to do.
You can now voice dictate your daily journal into your Smart Phone and have it automatically saved either as a voice file or converted into text for reading later.
Technology has changed the methods for keeping journals but the principles don’t change at all.
The book on Jim Rohn Journaling is now available on audio and digital media so you can listen and be inspired to start your own.
It is also recommended that you take the time to find “The Art Of Exceptional Living” on digital audio and listen to that many times over.
It connects quite well with Jim’s journal emphasis and many other parts of his development seminars too.
Whether or not you’re familiar with Jim Rohn and his teachings you should take the time to listen to some of his online seminars and see if they might be able to help you on your path to higher achievements.
Even though the seminars and other recordings are decades old, you’ll immediately see that they haven’t lost any relevance at all.
If you find that Jim’s teachings can help you, almost everything he’s ever written or spoken is still available online to buy.
Take some time to read the reviews in order to get the products that will help you the most in what it is you’d like to accomplish.
He has many books, almost all available in audio formats for those that like to listen in the car or on walks.
Jim has a very good speaking voice and you’ll grow accustomed to the firm calmness that he uses while explaining how you can improve your life by doing simple tasks that will change everything in your future.
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