An entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Jim Rohn inspired and won the heart of millions during his lifetime and beyond, through his speeches and books. For more than four decades, he advocated for the power of self-discipline and delivered countless seminars. He was also known to be Anthony Robbin’s mentor. By 31 years of age, Jim had become a self-made millionaire and authored dozens of books.
Let’s take a look at Jim Rohn biography and the inspiring life journey that he led.
Jim Rohn Biography
|Born||September 17, 1930|
|Died||December 5, 2009|
|Spouse (s)||Judy Rohn (1972-1978) Yvonne (1984)|
Jim Rohn Career Journey
- After just one year of attending college, Jim left and went on to work as a human resource manager for the department store Sears.
- In 1955, he enrolled in Earl Shoaff’s direct selling business AbundaVita and worked as a distributor.
- Jim then joined another direct selling company, Nutrio-Bio in 1957 and worked there under the direct mentorship of the company’s founders which included Shoaff.
- By 1960 when Nutri-bio had expanded to Canada, the founders of the company recognized Jim’s competence and appointed him as the vice president of the organization.
- However, Nutri-bio went out of business in the early 1990s and Jim began working as a motivational speaker. His first public seminar was held in 1063, the Beverly Hills Hotel, California.
- Besides his career as a speaker, he also actively participated in the personal development business, Adventures in Achievement, which featured live seminars and conducted personal development workshops.
- In the early 2000s, Jim forayed into audio programs, through which he reached more people.
Some of Jim Rohn’s mentees and people he has had an influence on are:
- Mark R. Hughes, founder of Herbalife International
- Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational speaker
- Tony Robbins, life strategist
- Mark Victor Hansen
- Everton Edwards
- Todd Smith
Famous books by Jim Rohn
- Twelve Pillars
- 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness
- Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle
- Seasons of Life
- Lessons on Life: How to live a successful life
- My Philosophy for Successful Living
- Leading an Inspired Life
- Movers, Shakers and Changemakers
- Rising to the top: A guide to success
- Good gifts from the home: Oils, Lotions
- The Art of Exceptional Living
- The Treasury of Quotes
- The Power of Ambition
- Cultivating an Unshakable Character
- The Day that turns your life around
- Take charge of your life