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Jim Rohn – Leadership Personified

The Wisdom of Jim Rohn

America's Foremost Business Philosopher

Jim Rohn was affectionately called, America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, and was one of the most upbeat and positive people I’ve had the pleasure of listening to.  His uncanny ability for getting right to the point of what matters most, made him highly sought after by leaders in all kinds of organizations.  However, his influence probably affected more people in the network marketing industry than any other.  Jim believed in the learning of business skills, and right there at the top of the list was leadership.

What is leadership Leadership is, as defined by Wikipedia, ” the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.”  Judging by that definition, and one’s understanding of the importance of teamwork  in network marketing, it’s not hard to see why Jim Rohn resonated so well with networkers, especially in the are of leadership skills.  It was some time ago when I came across a post by  Twila Jacobs that I was impressed with, on the Seven Qualities of Leadership by Jim Rohn.  In this particular rendering, for the first 6, he used “be” and “but not” in combination to make his point.

Whether in print, audio or video, Jim Rohn had the knack for saying the right things that made you think.  Sometimes clever, sometimes humorous, always brutally honest when it came to imparting wisdom on leadership, and how to add value to yourself, as well as  those around you.  Of course,  Jim  himself, was also involved in, and a great advocate of, the network marketing industry.  In these times of economic unrest, I miss hearing his fresh, positive perspective on pursuing the American dream and the success it offers.

If you desire to be a leader in your organization, whether in network marketing or traditional business, you can’t go wrong if you study the philosophy of Jim Rohn.

Challenges to Pursue

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THE SEVEN QUALITIES OF LEADERSHIP

1. Be strong, but not rude.

2. Be kind, but not weak.

3. Be bold, but not a bully

4. Be humble, but not timid.

5. Be proud, but not arrogant.

6. Be fun, but not foolish.

And then he wrapped it up with

7. Deal in reality and truth.

Short and to the point, these are truly pearls of wisdom from a great gentleman.  Click the link below for more wit and wisdom from Jim.

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Leadership is a learn-able business skill, and one that Jim Rohn personified.  If you’ve been influenced by any of his books, audios, or videos, feel free to comment below.  Check the SUCCESS RESOURCE link at the top of the page for materials by Jim.

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Make the Right Choice – Always.

Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes it’s not.  Sometimes the right choice is obvious, and sometimes it takes research, discovery, or perhaps study.  And let’s admit it, the possibility of always choosing the right path is probably not going to happen, but as leaders, (whether in business, or anywhere else) we should always strive to make the right choice.

One should always strive to make the right choice.

The right choice strengthens your character and illustrates your integrity.  When you choose to do the right things, it shows those you are leading that “character matters”.  Making your goals and aspirations subordinate to those of others builds trust.

The right choice demonstrates responsibility.  When you realize that you are the one that is ultimately responsible for your own success, you set an example for those that are following you.

The right choice should always be in harmony with our values. Too often in the world today, decisions are made because they just affect others, but the real challenge is to always do the right thing, even when it’s uncomfortable, or negatively affects us personally.

For real leaders, the message is clear.  Make the right choice – always!

Relationships Are the Key

Newsflash!  Relationships are the key to success in any business endeavor.  OK,  not exactly an earth-shattering announcement.  But true, nonetheless.  In fact, one might argue that the statement is just common sense.  After all, regardless of the type of business or industry you’re in, how well you get along with people will be a big determining factor of how well you succeed.

But if your business or industry is in the networking or internet marketing arena,  the advice is even more pertinent.  And in fact, we can expand it to not only how well you get along with people in general, but specifically how you build relationships with the right people that can further your career and/or income potential.

Bottom line, the better your relationships with those that are a positive influence on you, the more likely you will be a business success story.

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Ten Right and Wrong Things When It Comes to Resumes

With more and more people finding themselves in the unemployment lines, it follows that a good portion of them are dusting off old, or creating new, resumes for a chance to re-enter the workplace.

I came across an article taken from a womens magazine called “More” that detailed 10 specific right and wrong things to consider when preparing your resume for submission.  Here they are, along with some of my comments.

First, the 5 wrong things

1.  Don’t  include personal informationExcept for your volunteer activites, they don’t need to know that stuff.

2.  Don’t make simple spelling mistakes.  Ever hear of spellcheck?

3.  Don’t falsely inflate your resume.  Those reading your resume aren’t that naive.

4.  Don’t use a silly screen name or email address.  Hotchick32@excite.com is certainly not professional

5.  Don’t use the exact same resume for everything.  Customize each submission for maximum effectiveness.

And now the right things to do:

1.  Do use supplements.  Not talking nutritionals here , although they might improve your health – rather, include relevant documentation.

2.  Do use bullet points.  Easier on the eyeballs, true?

3.  Do include relevant experience that covers only the last 10 yrs.  What you did 25 yrs ago may be important to you, but probably not to the hiring firm.

4.  Do quantify your skills.  Numbers count (no pun intended)

5.  Do make sure you have voicemail.  You don’t want to miss a potential employers’ call back.

So there you have it.  If your intention is to get back in the workforce, then these 10 points are worth considering, so that your resume stays on the desk, and out of the wastebasket.

On the other hand,  if you’d rather earn income working  from home, I invite you to fill out the form at the top of the page and get the free report.