Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~Jim Rohn
When teaching us about building our network marketing business, Jim Rohn tells his story. He said he was a skilled farmer first before he decided to make his fortune.
He knew he was good at farming but it didn’t pay much. I am a mother and know I’m a good one, and that doesn’t pay much either (my husband jokes saying, “I’ve paid you well.” – and he has, but it’s not a fortune!)
I’m ready to make my fortune.
When I hit my speed bump of MS, I knew I had to look past my plans of returning to work after the kids were in school. After three years of studying and searching online, I’ve found a way to make my fortune!
Listen to Jim Rohn’s words in this YouTube video. If you’re a hard worker, willing to learn the necessary skills and are ambitious success will be the end result!
“Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.”
Jim gave us a ton of information in this talk! I’ve taken notes as I listened and the following are Jim’s words:
“Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living and that’s fine. Profits make you a fortune which is super fine.
“I’m working full time on my job but part time on my fortune.
“I found a way to make my fortune.
“Right now I’m working full time on my job, part-time on my fortune.
“If you’ll really concentrate on the 10,12,15 hours a week it won’t be long if you really do it right and learn some of the skills I’m going to teach you.
“One of the greatest recruiting tool is working part time. Working part time gives you a classic invitation for someone to listen to what is changing your life.
“It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your fortune, it’s the set of the sail.
“Opportunity mixed with difficulty.
“For things to change, you have to change. Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom. Accept the challenge, develop wisdom to overcome the challenge. You can do the most remarkable things no matter what happens.”
“Discovery of unique product that you can believe in.
“Law of averages
“If you do something often enough a ratio will appear.
“If you talk to 10 people and 1 says yes, the ratio has begun 1 out of 10. Talk to 10 and get one.
“Once it starts it tends to continue if you talk to 10 and you get one chances are if you talk to 10 more you’ll get another one, talk to 10 more and you’ll get another one.
“Now the Competition Begins! You can beat anyone! If you compete with a sales person who can get 9 out of ten, you can still beat them! If you can get 9 out of ten and I can get 1 out of 10 I can beat you! If you talk to 10 and get nine. I’ll talk to 100 and get 10. I’ll beat you.
“When I’m new I make up in numbers what I lack in skill.
“Law of averages can be increased. If you repeat over and over, you get better and better, and we all can get better!
“We don’t have to bat 1000 to make money. Three out of 10 is sufficient to make you rich beyond imagination. The way Jim went after his friends and family, I have started a new business and I’m getting about 3 out of 10 to join. I don’t care if you don’t want to join, just come to the meeting and be one of the seven.
“Story of the sower
Had excellent seed (product)
First part of the seed fell by the wayside and the Birds got them. The birds are going to get some.
“Don’t chase the birds you leave the field if you do. Which will distract from your future, not add. Isn’t that interesting?
“Sower kept on sowing because he knew that he could sow more than the birds can get.
“There are only 10 miserable people in the whole world that are miserable people.
“Now the seed falls on rocky ground where the soil is shallow starts to grow then withers and dies.
“Hot weather gets him. Isn’t that interesting. Some don’t stay. Cooperate with the way things are set up.
“Discipline your disappointment. You didn’t set up the set up and some are not going to stay
“Sometimes the seed falls on thorny ground. As the seed grows the thorns choke it to death.
“The thorns are going to get some. And that’s not of your making.
“Don’t sign up for this ‘why is this class’. It is the way it is!
“Sower keeps sowing the seed, giving an invitation.
“Finally the seed falls on good ground. It always will if you share a good idea long enough, it always will fall on good ground. Some of the good ground did 30%, some 60%, some of the good ground did 100%
“Skills; Getting a customer, making a sale. Sharing something with someone else and sharing it well enough that they want to join you.
“Simple art of sales
“Making sales, recruiting, learning how to give a good presentation and following up.
“Nourish it like a mother and protect it like a father.
“Nourishment ~ ideas like a mother and protection, help defend your new life against encroachment of outside voices that would try to talk them out of it.
“Be the bridge from the shadows to the sunshine. The most exciting part of network marketing, help people cross the bridge out from discouragement into recognition.
“You’ve got the answers, they’ve been looking for the answers You see something in them before they can see it themselves. You assure them that they can be more than they are. They can have more than they got, have more than they possess.
“Find a way to serve the MANY because service to many means greatness.
“Help people with their problems and you’re disappear. Same product difference is ambition.
“Serve as many people as you would like. Service to many leads to greatness.
“Don’t ask what people can do for you, ask what you can do for them. Money isn’t everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.” ~Zig Ziglar
“If you help enough people get what they want you can have everything you want.” ~ Zig Ziglar
“If two or three people agree on a common purpose, nothing is impossible.
“We all need to belong to something bigger than ourselves.
“I did it again and I did it again and I did it again.” “Don’t be lazy in language.
“Help people see themselves as they are. Then help them see the person that they can become.
“Learn to work with the people who deserve it not the people who need it. Teach people how to deserve your time. You try, I try.
“The greatest value in life is not a bank account, a car, a home to live in. The greatest value in life is this: Living a good life.” 1. Productivity 2. Good friends 3. Spirituality: Study, practice, teach. 4. Don’t miss anything. If you live well, you will earn well. 5. Take care of the inner circle, take care of them and they’ll take care of you. 6. Ask for God’s help. We have a chance as human beings to participate in the miracle processes.”
Jim Rohn passed away December 5, 2009.
“He left indelible foot prints behind.” Darren Hardy said at his tribute. His life and legacy of inspiration and business philosophy was captured in the books written and notes taken at his events that will be passed on for generations.
I have learned from Jim Rohn and will continue to study, learn and practice all that Rohn believed and taught. I will follow in his footsteps until I too have made a fortune!
Remember just as Jim said, “If two or three people agree on a common purpose, nothing is impossible.”
Has Jim Rohn influenced your life like he has mine? Let me know in the comments below!