I heard the very sad news today that one of the greatest Life & Business Philosophers of modern times passed away yesterday from Pulmonary Fibrosis.
If you have not heard of Jim Rohn then you have been missing out as he is a one of a kind in the world of public speaking and business philosophy and revered around the world by his fellow piers.
I was first exposed to Jim over 20 years ago with my wife Lois when I was about 18 or 19 and he had a huge effect on the way I thought about life and my part in it.
Many years later I was very fortunate to meet Jim in person several time at seminars he has held here in Perth. The first time I met him was on Saturday 13th of August 1994 at a 2 day workshop he was running in Fremantle Western Australia. I took 44 pages of notes that weekend, I know this because I still have them and look over them from time to time. I was one of the lucky ones that day and got to sit next to Jim at lunch and talk to him at length one on one about his life & his philosophies.
I attended several of his seminars over the years after that with Lois and we would quote him often with friends and business colleges over the years. His book “The Treasury of Quotes” is just brilliant and worth getting a hold of if it is still in print or you can read them all online at Jim Rohn Treasury of Quotes. There are many many videos of Jim Rohn on YouTube so do yourself a favor and go check them out, just brilliant. Also his home page has a very touching video tribute http://tribute.jimrohn.com/ by some of the best in the business.
RIP Jim and thanks for the influence you have had on my life so far and will no doubt continue to have in the future.