“Why You Must Challenge Yourself” (Jim Rohn Personal Development). Widely recognized as a personal development legend, he possessed the unique ability to bring extraordinary insights to ordinary principles and events.
About Jim Rohn
Emanuel James “Jim” Rohn (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry.
Jim was born in Yakima, Washington, to Emanuel and Clara Rohn. He started his professional life by working as a stock clerk for department store Sears. Around this time, a friend invited him to a lecture given by entrepreneur John Earl Shoaff.
In 1955, Jim Rohn joined Shoaff’s direct selling business AbundaVita as a distributor. In 1957, Jim Rohn resigned his distributorship with AbundaVita and joined Nutri-Bio, another direct selling company.
It was at this point that the company’s founders, including Shoaff, started to mentor Jim Rohn. After this mentorship, Rohn built one of the largest organizations in the company. In 1960 when Nutri-Bio expanded into Canada, Shoaff and the other founders selected Jim Rohn as a vice president for the organization.
Jim Rohn shared his message with more than 6,000 audiences and over 5 million people all over the world. He received numerous industry awards including the coveted National Speakers Association CPAE Award and the Master of Influence Award. Jim’s philosophies and influence continue to have worldwide impact.