My Greatest Mentor has Passed Away

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I'm sad to report that our friend, teacher and one of the world's greatest life and business philosophers, Jim Rohn, died last night at the age of 79.

For those of us who knew him, he will live on in our minds and in our hearts and continue to help us conduct our business and our lives with honor and integrity.

Other than my own father, no man has had more influence on me than Jim Rohn.

I first heard one of his audio programs over 25 years ago. Since then, I've listened and re-listened countless times to his many speeches. And each time I was inspired and motivated to be a better person.

My personal philosophy is to follow no one and learn from everyone. But if I WAS to follow one person, it would have been Jim.

I never met him in person until five years ago, but I feel like I have known him all my life.

And with the help of my friend Vic Johnson, I was able to realize one of my biggest dreams—to share the stage with Jim as a speaker. It was a great honor and I will never forget it.

Jim was a unique and talented speaker and we will miss him.

The Jim Rohn website has a touching tribute to this great man and his life. The video tribute linked there was done earlier this year and is well worth your time in watching. See for yourself what a tremendously powerful influence Jim had on so many people.

May he rest in peace. 

One of my many favorite Jim Rohn quotes:

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”