Time has more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

Jim Rohn

Let’s be honest, motivational speakers can be annoying. They share anecdotal tales of rags to riches and tell us we can do the same thing with minimal effort if we desired. Could there be a speaker worth tolerating? In my quest for personal development I found one man who led the pack  by using humor and kindness, his name is Jim Rohn.

Jim is no longer with us but has left an amazing legacy, which includes videos from the 1970’s forward. Those recordings are a mix of comedy standup and daily encouragement. Jim had one of the most distinct Midwest accents and a kind supportive smile that made you feel like he was sure you could achieve your goals.

Jim’s story always started with a tale of a girl scout coming to his door to sell cookies when he was flat broke. After lying to the girl scout that he had an ample supply of thin mints to not disclose his poverty, he decided he was sick and tired of being broke. He then outlines all of the excuses which we tell ourselves when we cannot achieve our goals; human behavior applied to simple principals of finance. Finally, he gives us the courage to be honest with ourselves and work harder rather than relying on excuses or resting on our failures.

Spend a bit of time with Jim’s talks and you will find his wisdom timeless. He tugs on the same chords we struggle with today as humans trying to eek out a secure existence. Jim’s wisdom is not just for those in business but for anyone who wants to enjoy their craft while living life to the fullest. Enjoy his talks.

Stay wise.

 

 

 

 

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