Business 101 – Jim Rohn’s best quotes

Posted: 11/12/2010 in Business
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I was searching today about how to succeed in a new business. A friend advised me to read Jim Rohn. I loved his personal bio, how he climbed the stairs of success one step at a time. So,I would like to share some oh his best quotes I’ve found:

* Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. If you don’t feel well, tell your doctor, but not the marketplace. If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
* Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
* One customer well-cared for, a hunded in referals.
* Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
* Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
* Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
* If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
* You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.
* How long should you try? Until.
* The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.
* If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
* If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
* When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
* 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.
* Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
* There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that’s important.
* It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
* You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
* Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
* Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
* Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
* Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
* Make measurable progress in reasonable time.
* The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.

Good luck to all who want to start a new business.

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Comments
  1. Elie says:

    and what is this new business you would like to succeed in? 😀

    PS: There are 12 notes not 7 🙂 he forgot to count the half tones (and that is only true if we’re talking about the european modal music)

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