Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Top Jimmy

"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become"

Jimmy was an Idaho farm boy who grew up during the heights of the Great Depression.

Before he was through, Jimmy had:

- Addressed over 6,000 audiences and 4 million people worldwide.
- Authored 17 different books, audio and video programs.
- Established himself as a Hall-of-Famer within his profession.

"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".

Jimmy was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

He was also instrumental in launching or furthering the careers of many others in the personal development industry, including Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield.

But, to millions he never got to meet in person, he felt like a mentor or best friend.

"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around".

In his mid-twenties, Jimmy found himself broke and going nowhere fast.

Then he pulled himself up by his bootstraps.

And started hitting the books.

"Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it".

Jimmy fought his way to the top, but his most recent battle which lasted 18 months was one he couldn't win. By the time he passed away on December 5, 2009 of pulmonary fibrosis, his legacy had been cemented as "America's Business Philosopher".

Jimmy was fond of saying,"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better". Thanks to a farm boy from Idaho, millions still have a chance to just that.

In the world of professional speaking, "Top Jimmy" will always be King.

"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour"
JIM ROHN (1930-2009)


1 comment:

Mike Shanks PSP said...

The last 1:30 of the video just kicked my ass.

The power of RESOLVE and working UNTIL you accomplish your goal.

That is truly powerful. Thanks for sharing Gair!!