Jim Rohn: He Taught Us How To Live

Our friend, mentor and inspiration to millions, Jim Rohn, graduated from this life on Saturday.

My great friend, Bill Rosselle, introduced me to Jim in the 1990’s through a tape set that he loaned me. Needless to say, my life hasn’t been the same since.

Like so many, it was Jim’s simple wisdom that always spoke to me so strongly. And having had the privilege to spend some time with Jim personally, it was the kind of wisdom he lived. Unlike so many of the so-called heroes of today, this hero — an icon of the grandest sort — walked his talk.

I once calculated the time he would have to spend to travel, prepare and speak to the more than 6,000 audiences and 4 million hungry souls worldwide that he reached; and I concluded that he literally gave his adult life to help others find that “day that turns your life around.”

I was almost 50 years old by the time I met Jim, but he’s one of those kind of people that you feel like you’ve known your whole life. Nothing apparently pretentious about him. No need to impress. It was some of the highest points of my life when we spoke together at our Claim Your Power Now event in Dallas and he appeared again at our Claim Your Power Now event in Atlanta.

But I will always cherish above those, the interview I got to do with him for our Goals 2 Go TV show. We recorded it on the first day (I think it was the second show I did that day) and I was fighting a major cold, nervous and excited all at the same time. But he was Jim. Acting like the guy who had spoken to 6,000 audiences, it was just another day at the shop to him. And that, along with his quiet encouragement, put me at ease.

I want to share that interview with you below, in the hopes you will get as much from watching it as I got from doing it. And if you wish, please leave your comments about Jim below (and please feel free to DIGG this and otherwise pass it along to others starving for this kind of message).

I have no doubt that as Jim was greeted upon arrival at his next stop, you could hear the praise ring out, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

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160 thoughts on “Jim Rohn: He Taught Us How To Live”

  1. My husband and I were introduced to Jim via one of his CD’s just this year. He was an incredible speaker and we liked him because he was so down to earth. Just heard about his passing, nice of Vic to post this tribute to him. Wish more people were like him.

  2. Wow, que buenas palabras de M r. Jim. Gracias Vic por ayudarnos a desarrollarnos como seres humanos. Lorecordaremos siempre.
    Very good words of Mr. Jim, Thanks Vic for share this video, we going to remerber for ever.

  3. Vic, Thanks for this video. Jim Rohn was such a voice of inspiration to us all. I think you have the abilities and heart to take this torch now, and help light the path for others as Jim has done for so many years. I am sure he heard the words you have quoted: “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”

  4. I heard my first Jim Rohn tape on December 26 last year, just a few weeks after he passed away. Even after listening to his seminars for just 4 short weeks he has changed my life immeasurably. He really was a unique and extraordinary person.

  5. I’m so thankful for the technology that has preserved Jim Rohn’s message. The man may have transcended this world but not before leaving it and all those who hear his message just a little bet better for his having been here. I wish that I had heard his message when I was a child… that might have saved me many years of pain. But then maybe I needed that pain so I could better understand the sufferings of others… so that I might minister to them.

    Thank you Jim… R.I.P.

  6. Just watching this interview again for the sixth time or so and I marvel and thank God for the blessing of Jim Rohn in my life. The ideas and knowledge are the things I need for a great life and these are the very things I will teach my wife, son and future son (on the way). Just as he said if you go searching, you will find. A family friend told me about “As A Man Thinketh”. The very minute after the phone conversation I googled “As A Man Thinketh” and found your site Vic. I then got the free sample of “Challenge to Succeed” on Mp3. I let my wife listen and said to her I wanted to buy this and she said: “What are you waiting for !”. We bought it on download from your site and Jim Rohn has been there ever since. Vic just a word to you if you read this message; keep the link open for as long as you can; indefinitely would be great !- I just love the way Jim explains so much about his journey in succinct and clear language; he communicates so well !.

  7. Wow! I had been hearing about Mr Rohn for a good while now, but never heard HIM. Thank you so much for this interview Vic! I definatly will be on the lookout for his work!


  8. Vic. I was a joy to see you and Jim together. I miss him very much. I used to promote Jim and we had special times together. I always wanted to arrive at my destination and hear Jim say “I’m proud of you Roger” My journey has taken longer than I wanted but Jim’s words still affect me. While I cannot prove myself to Him he inspired me to look higher. It was then I realized he was GOD’s influence in my life. I look forward to the day I can hear “Well done good and faithul servant” from GOD and “Hello Roger – you did good” from Jim. Not sure how much longer the journey will be but because of Jim’s influence I know that the journey will continue to be worth it. Hope you can keep this video going indefinatly. Upward & Onward and remembre to Always Fly Right! Roger

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