Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jim Rohn's 12 Pillars of Success

This post contains a brief biographical sketch of Jim Rohn and his 12 pillars of success, based on my notes from a webinar.

Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn (1930-2009) was an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. During the 1950s and 1960s he became involved with a couple of direct selling businesses, eventually resulting in promotion to vice president of one company. After the company closed, Rohn was invited to speak at a local Rotary club. More organizations started inviting him to speak about his personal story and leadership principles. Rohn developed his company, eventually speaking to over 6,000 audiences and 5 million people around the world. He also authored several books and audio training series.

I wrote previously about using a paper-based planner. For 2009 I used a Jim Rohn lined journal for my planner. This planner is no longer available through Jim Rohn's website, which is one of the reasons I began using Moleskine journals.

12 Pillars of Success

In reviewing my notes on Yahoo Notes, my primary app for notes prior to smart phones, I came across a list of 12 pillars of success from a webinar by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener, dated 2006.

  1. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
  2. Live a life of health.
  3. Give to relationships.
  4. Write down your goals.
  5. Control your time.
  6. Surround yourself with the best people.
  7. Be a life-long learner.
  8. All of life is sales.
  9. Income seldom exceeds personal development. Work full-time on your job and part-time on your fortune.
  10. All communication is the foundation for successful relationships.
  11. The world can always use one more great leader.
  12. Leave a legacy by teaching others the pillars of success.

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