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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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Resolutions or Goals? Choose Wisely

Do you make resolutions or goals to start a new year?  Are they pretty much the same, or are they different?

People make resolutions – People break resolutions. People make goals – People break …, well maybe not.  The number one resolution each year has to do with weight loss.  But it’s also the one that is forgotten or given up on the fastest.

And for those of us in the home business arena, it’s important to know the difference between resolutions and goals, because choosing to create a goal can move you more toward business success.

Here are some articles that may shed some light for you.

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There is a difference between a resolution and a goal. Millions of people have resolutions, but very few in comparison have goals. Resolutions are often hastily-made preferences, brought about by the reflection we mentioned

Resolution Time – What’s the Difference Between a Goal and a

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Resolution Time – What’s the Difference Between a Goal and a Dream? Dec30 by RealStreet LLC. This slideshow requires JavaScript. by Dave Miller. It’s time for the age old tradition of making your New Year’s resolution. Do you really think

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Goals are the driving force behind all achievement. The person with defined goals knows exactly what they want out of life and how they wish to receive it.

And now words of wisdom on goal setting from Jim Rohn, one of my favorite business philosophers.

Jim Rohn Setting Goals Part 1

www.AsAManThinketh.net for a Free eBook of one of Jim Rohn’s favorite books. In this video the legendary teacher, trainer and mentor to millions worldwide shares some very simple yet profound steps we can take when setting goals. Part One.

So now you have some insight on the differences between resolutions and goals, and the importance of choosing to set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable and timely.  I wish you the best of success in 2012.

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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!

Listening For Success – 3 Power Steps


Are you listening for success? That might sound like a strange question, but I assure you, listening, in the right way, is a key to your success. Although these three steps work well in a normal everyday conversation, they can make a big difference in your business results when speaking with a prospect who may become a potential customer or business partner. Bottom line – if you improve your listening skills, you will improve your business. They say “the money is in the follow up” which may be true, but many distributors, because of poor listening techniques, or not listening at all, sabotage their recruiting efforts, and leave themselves with no one to follow up with. Has this happened to you? Is it still happening?

Good listening habits certainly take practice, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But the effort you put into developing skills for effectively listening to others can pay big dividends. Keep the focus of the conversation on the other person. If you are only concerned about “making the sale” or “closing the deal”, then you’ve got the focus on the wrong person. And you’ll consider any conversation that doesn’t result in a new customer or business partner for you, as a failure.

I recently read a book by Michael Oliver, entitled  “How to Sell Network Marketing without Fear, Anxiety, or Losing Your Friends!”  In it, I came across this quote, “let go of the outcome, and your income will increase.”  Makes sense really. By keeping the focus on the other person through listening effectively, and asking good questions, the people you talk to, will respect you, and (if and when the situation and time is right for them), will be more inclined to listen to what you have to say, especially if they feel you can provide a solution to make life better for them in some way.

So, what are these three power listening steps that you can take to improve your  chances of success?

1. Listen intently. The first of the three steps contains a double meaning for the word “intently”. It means not only the obvious skill of concentrating your full attention when someone else is speaking, but it also means listening with the “intent” to understand the other person’s situation. Only by learning and realizing what their current reality is, can you both come to a logical conclusion of whether or not, they’re looking for a solution to a problem, and/or whether you will be the one to provide that solution for them.

2. Listen fully. The second of the three steps for effective listening  involves disciplining yourself to tune out all distractions as you focus on just what the other person is saying. Distractions can be noise, sounds, even other conversations going on around you. But it can also be your own “selective” listening. What do I mean by selective listening? If you find yourself waiting to hear the other person say a key word, phrase, etc, just as a green light for you to launch into your “presentation”, then you’re guilty of practicing selective listening. One of the main pitfalls of many distributors is delivering the presentation too early in the conversation.

3. Listen openly. The last of the power steps to help you become a better listener means to keep a totally open mind when you are talking with a prospect or potential customer for your business. No preconceived notions allowed here. If you’re asking pointed questions designed only to get an answer you want to hear, without regard for what might be best for them, you’re jeopardizing your chance for long term success. Again, do not allow yourself to get off track.  Are you listening to what they mean, or just what they say? To be an effective listener, you must keep the focus on them throughout the whole dialogue.  After all, in the end, it doesn’t matter to them what you want out of the conversation.

The total business conversation is a balance of listening and presenting.  Keep these three power steps in mind, and work on becoming a great listener, and chances are you won’t have to worry so much about being a great presenter.

Reachin’ Out to Fellow Bloggers

Let me help you

I just discovered something pretty awesome. If you’re new to the world of blogging as I am, there is great help out there, especially from people in your niche.

I recently purchased a blogging course by Ty Tribble, the #1 blogger in my niche of network marketing, called MLM Blog Secrets. This is a great introduction to the world of blogging, and if you’re a marketer, how to make money from it.

But it was through one of his suggestions in the course that I made my discovery.  One way you get better is to visit and read other people’s blogs on similar subjects, and make meaningful comments on their posts.  I was doing this the other day and came across Heather Stephens for the first time.  This particular post was on the importance of copywriting, and she was offering her cheat sheet of favorite words and phrases.

The download was very helpful to me, (you can get it here for free) and after reading and commenting on another of her posts, this time about setting up a do-follow blog, she emailed me and helped me through establishing my own blog as a do follow.  She and others I have met through this routine, have demonstrated a sense of community and providing value to fellow bloggers.

It’s neat to be a part of that.   If you agree, feel free to comment, and tweet or share on facebook.

Would you like to know the secret to success in network marketing?

No, really??

I was checking out some blogs concerning network marketing recently, and came across a headline that read, The Biggest Discovery in MLM by Todd Falcone.

Having been in the industry for over ten years now has lead to a certain amount of skepticism about so -called “secrets”, but realizing that the industry is constantly evolving, I couldn’t help myself from clicking on the link.

“Hi, my name is Jack Koetting, and I’m a curious network marketer”

“Welcome Jack, we’re glad you’re here.  Our support group meets every Tues nite at 7”

Sorry – a certain vision just popped into my head.  Anyway,  as I was saying,  I went ahead and clicked the link anyway.  Why?  Although some might consider him brash at times, or perhaps a bit over the top, I was fairly certain of a couple of things.  First, it was going to be an interesting read, or in this case, view.  And second, it was going to be something of value.

I wasn’t disappointed.  I won’t tell you whether I already knew what it was or not.  Nor will I tell you what 3 words contained the secret.  I’m afraid you’ll have to go there yourself to find out.   If you do, then come back here and leave a comment.  Also would appreciate you passing it along on Facebook or Twitter.  Thanks.