As you know, our mentor and friend Jim Rohn passed away December 5, 2009. I couldn't help to get a little choked up about the idea that my mentor had passed away after helping me to not only look at ways to improve my business rather how he helped me look at who I am and how I want to be remembered when the good Lord decides that it is my time to do his work.
I remember being at a crossroad financially and spiritually. I was handed a CD by a friend. I popped it into my car CD player. This was the beginning of a new me. I listened and at every word, this old wise and gentle man was speaking the very experience I was going through. I listened to Jim Rohn CD 100's of times. At every day I was feeling a bit de-moralized, unmotivated, or was in need of a kick in the pants, Jim would tell me like it is. He told me that "To be successful you don't need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well."
This may not be the best place to tell you (a stranger) this but to understand how Mr. Rohn affected me and thousands of others is to not leave any empty spaces in the story. I was on the verge of divorce (for all the wrong reasons, financially in the dumps, spiritually.. well let's just say I had a long hard talk with the Lord and he came up winning. Before that that day, I had no direction and personally I didn't care for any. Then I heard Jim tell me "You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight" He went on to tell me "It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go."
From that day forward, I worked on my marriage, my financial well-being, my relationship with the Creator and I found an immense reward awaiting on the othe side of the road. Jim's words helped me improve the person I was and he is directly a part of who I am today. I realized many things by his help but importantly, that the world was in no need of someone who did not need the world. For what do you have to offer if you want to live your life with no direction, no value to mankind or more importantly to your family and peers? This ladies and gentlemen is the secret to a rich life.
Funny! My 40 year mile marker of my journey was changed by a man who I never met.
God Bless you Jim and may you continue changing lives, one soul at a time!
AZ Residential Lender