Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur turned author and motivational speaker. Many know him from his presentations, books, and seminars. Few realize that he got his start in the health supplement business. After attending a lecture by John Earl Shoaff, Rohn joined AbundaVita and began working as a distributor, achieving millionaire status by 31. In 1957 Shoaff and best friend Rich
Shnackenberg formed Nutri-Bio, which grew quickly. However in about six years, the company went bust and so did Jim Rohn’s net worth. After rebuilding his fortunes and telling his life story at luncheons and rotary clubs, a former colleague asked him to host recruiting and training meetings across the country.
For more than 45 years, Jim Rohn honed his craft like a skilled artist, helping people the world over sculpt life strategies that expanded their imagination of what is possible. Those, like me, who had the privilege of hearing him speak can attest to the elegance of his life-changing words and common sense success philosophies.
Some of Jim Rohn’s best-known ideas include:
“Don’t borrow someone else’s plan. Develop your own philosophy and it will lead you to unique places.” —Jim Rohn
“Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better.” —Jim Rohn
“Enterprise is better than ease.” —Jim Rohn
“We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are.” — Jim Rohn
Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don’t use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.” — Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn authored 17 books, numerous audio and video programs. Many of today’s top motivational speakers such as Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy, T. Harv Eker, and Jack Canfield credit Rohn’s mentoring with helping them achieve success.