Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jim Rohn - The Passing of a Legend

This is some news I never wanted to hear! Very Very Sad. Take the time to at least watch the videos below.

To my Aunt Joan - These are the tapes I would always listen to.

To The M-Word - I remember going to see Jim live the first time in 2001 and coming home and not being able to stop talking about what I had learnd.

To Kevin - I am so glad to know you got to see what I saw in Jim.

To James Blakemore - I met you at a Jim Rohn event. Thank you for your friendship.

With great sadness we share that Jim Rohn, our mentor and friend, left us December 5, 2009 for a better place.

Jim Rohn Video Tribute

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.

The List
4. Jim Rohn - Philosophy - Started listening to him when I was about 17. I have met him 2 times.

Updated 12-2-09)
Jim has always said "Why do liars lie? You know I don't spend much time on that.  Liars lie because they're liars, that's what they do is lie. What else would you expect a liar to do other than lie." Sounds very much like common sense. But yet so true, and I forget to think of the simple things like that sometimes. Another thing Jim taught me which I still remember to this day is  what the word tip means. Like leaving a tip  at the restaurant.  Jim says the word tip stands for to ensure promptness. If you wanted to ensure promptness when would you leave the tip? You would leave the tip at the beginning of the meal. An example he gave was Jim and his lady friend went out to dinner and as the waiter seated them he pulled the waiter aside and said, "Listen, I would like to give you this $20 bill so I can ensure you will take excellent care of my lady friend and I." I have done this several times and it works every time and I think it is an awesome idea. 

Another thing that stands out in my mind is that Jim has always said "fundamentals are old." There are no new fundamentals. He would always say, "Beware of someone trying to teach you new fundamentals." It would be like someone saying they're opening up a manufacturing plant, and you ask them what are you manufacturing and they said antiques.
More to come.......


Anonymous said...

thnx john boy, One of the best things I remember about TPN was Jim Rohn. So creative and witty, he really made you wonder what was on the inside ... A very cool man, this makes you sit back and take a look at who you R and where u r going. THNX again for thinking of me and for letting me know. that means alot to me. Lets keep in touch, and hope to see u again soon. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season John Boy... Thnx again, Mike

Anonymous said...

Thanks Johnny! It was great breathe of air seeing his videos and tributes. Sad to hear that he has passed, but he will always live in each of us. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Rudy Munoz Jr.
Independent Associate

smithls said...

Listening to TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE in honor of Mr. Rohn.

Anonymous said...

Good job in giving a sweet and thoughtful tribute to Jim Rohn. He has certainly made your life rich. :)