- 1 Short Bio
- 1.1 Successful Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur
- 1.2 Emanuel James Jim Rohn (17 Sept, 1930 – 5 Dec 2009)
- 1.3 My Personal Favorite Quotes by Jim Rohn
- 1.3.1 Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got
- 1.3.2 The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.
- 1.3.3 You cannot change your decision overnight, but you can change your direction overnight
- 1.3.4 “Don’t say, ‘If I could, I would.’ Say, ‘If I can, I will”
Successful Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Emanuel James Jim Rohn (17 Sept, 1930 – 5 Dec 2009)
Jim Rohn was born in Yakima, Washington, to Emanuel and Clara Rohn. The Rohns owned and worked a farm in Caldwell, Idaho, where Jim grew up as an only child.
Jim Rohn left college after just one year and started his professional life by working as a human resource manager for department store Sears. Around this time, a friend invited him to a lecture given by famous entrepreneur John Earl Shoaff.
In 1955, Jim Rohn joined Shoaff’s direct selling business AbundaVita as a distributor.
In 1957, Rohn resigned his distributorship with AbundaVita and joined Nutri-Bio, another direct selling company.
It was at this point that the company’s founders, including Shoaff, started to mentor him.After this mentorship, Jim Rohn built one of the largest organizations in the company.
In 1960 when Nutri-Bio expanded into Canada, Shoaff and the other founders selected Jim Rohn as vice president for the organization.
After Nutri-Bio went out of business in the early 1960s, Jim Rohn was invited to speak at a meeting of his Rotary Club. He accepted and, soon, others began asking him to speak at various luncheons and other events.
In 1963 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he gave his first public seminar. He then began presenting seminars all over the country, telling his story and teaching his personal development philosophy.
Jim Rohn mentored Mark R. Hughes (the founder of Herbalife International) and life strategist Tony Robbins in the late 1970s.
Others who credit Jim Rohn for his influence on their careers include authors Mark Victor Hansen(Everton Edwards) founder of Hallmark innovators Conglomerate company limited and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup book series), author/lecturer Brian Tracy, Todd Smith, and T. Harv Eker.
Jim Rohn also co-authored the novel Twelve Pillars with Chris Widener.
Jim Rohn was the recipient of the 1985 National Speakers Association CPAE Award for excellence in speaking. He is also the author of 17 different written, audio, and video media.