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The late Jim Rohn was America's Foremost Business Philosopher. Subscribe to the free Jim Rohn Weekly E-zine. Also review the complete Jim Rohn archive of articles, vitamins for the mind and Q and A. Copyright © 1999 Jim Rohn International. All rights reserved worldwide.


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The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes.    The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. Here’s the ultimate expression of life in my opinion, and that is living a good life. Here’s what we must ask constantly, “What…

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Here is a good question to ask yourself: Where are you going? Ten years from now you will surely arrive.   The question is, where? We don’t want to kid ourselves about where; we don’t want to kid ourselves about the road we’re walking. At 25, shortly after meeting my mentor Earl Shoaff, I had a…

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When it comes to meeting and conquering the negativity in your life, here is a key question: what can you do, starting today, that will make a difference?  What can you do during economic chaos? What can you do when everything has gone wrong? What can you do when you’ve run out of money, when you don’t feel well and…

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Two thousand years ago on April 15th one of Jesus’ disciples came to him and said it was time to pay taxes (that’s how I know it was around April 15th), but they had no money. In response to his disciple’s statement Jesus said “no problem”.  Now why could he say “no problem”? Well, word…

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Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action.   Action is the ingredient that ensures results. Only action can cause reaction. Further, only positive action can cause positive reaction Action. The whole world loves to watch those who make things happen, and it rewards them for causing waves of productive enterprise. I stress this because today I see many people who are really…

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The process of human change begins within us. We all have tremendous potential. We all desire good results from our efforts. Most of us are willing to work hard and to pay the price that success and happiness demand. Each of us has the ability to put our unique human potential into action and to acquire a desired result….

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All of the books that we will ever need to make us as rich, as healthy, as happy, as powerful, as sophisticated and as successful as we want to be have already been written. People from all walks of life, people with some of the most incredible life experiences, people that have gone from pennies to fortune and from failure…

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Somebody said you have to love what you do, but that’s not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the opportunity. The opportunity to build life, future, health, success and fortune. Knocking on someone’s door may not be something you love to do, but you love the opportunity of what might be behind that door. For…

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An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life. To…

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My mentor, when I was 25 years old, dropped a phrase on me that changed my life forever when he said; “Profits are better than wages.  Wages will make you a living, profits can make you a fortune.” You know it is a bit difficult to get rich on wages, but anybody can get rich…