jim rohn (6)



00:00 Chapter 1: 5 Major Pieces of the Life Puzzle
27:28 1. Philosophy
48:00 2. Attitude
53:38 3. Activity
1:03:33 4. Results
1:12:46 5. Lifestyle
1:24:24 Chapter 2: Personal Development: The Proven Principles
1:28:10 Money [Value]
1:38:20 Life is Like the Seasons
1:41:37 1. Winter
1:45:35 2. Spring
1:48:09 3. Summer
1:55:10 4. Fall
1:56:20 Physical
1:58:45 1. Appearance
2:00:07 2. Spiritual
2:00:58 3. Mental
2:05:12 4. Library
2:20:28 5. Keep a journal
2:29:50 Chapter 3: The 5 Abilities
2:30:10 1. The Ability to Absorb
2:32:17 2. Learn to Respond
2:39:25 3. The Ability to Reflect
2:48:55 4. Ability to Act and Take Action
3:05:53 5. Develop the Ability to Share
3:11:54 Goals
3:25:35 1. Don't Set Too Low
3:27:00 2. Don't Compromise, Don't Sell Out
3:31:15 Chapter 4: Financial Independence
3:42:01 1. Keep Strict Accounts
3:43:00 2. Develop a New Attitude Communication
3:49:00 4 Steps to Communication
3:51:38 1. Have Something Good to Say
3:56:39 2. Saying it Well
4:00:58 3. Read Your Audience
4:06:47 4. Intensity Conclusion
4:10:35 Master Negativity
4:13:25 The Day That Turns Your Life Around
4:19:25 The Greatest Challenge in Leadership
"If you will change, everything will change for you" 
I met Jim in the fall of 1993, the year I got my investment and life licence. I attended his presenation in Ottawa at the Congress Centre, decided to sign up for his weekend study, took lots of notes, got me thinking, inspired,  got me journalling, turned my life around. I studied  his teachings , his recordings, and attended and met him in  future seminars. I considered him my mentor. I enjoy listening to him to this very day, I circle back for a refresher at least once a year. I hope his lessons can help you as well. ~ TLR

“Don’t say, ‘If I could, I would.’ Say, ‘If I can, I will.’”

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”

“How long should you try? Until.”

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

1. “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”

2. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

3. “Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”

4. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

5. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

6. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

7. “We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.”

8. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

9. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

10. “To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?”

11. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

12. “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.”

13. “Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.”

14. “It isn’t what the book costs; it’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”

15. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”

16. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”

17. “Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.”

18. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”

19. “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”

20. “You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”

21. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”

22. “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.”

23. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”

24. “Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”

25. “Life and business is like the changing seasons. You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself. Therein lies the opportunity to live an extraordinary life–the opportunity to change yourself.”

26. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”

27. “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.”

28. “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”

29. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.”

30. “Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.”

31. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”

32. “You cannot make progress without making decisions.”

33. “Don’t say, ‘If I could, I would.’ Say, ‘If I can, I will.’”

34. “No one else ‘makes us angry.’ We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.”

35. “Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.”

36. “The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.”

37. “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.”

38. “The more you care, the stronger you can be.”

39. “Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing.”

40. “How long should you try? Until.”


"The beauty of being in business is that your business engages all aspects of your mind, I think that is why you become successful, business challenges you to be more than you are, and that is where the miracle takes place." Timothy Ross, May 2004



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Formula for Burnout

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Received this email on Monday, as i'm going through my feeds, I thought interesting, people might like this and it's a reminder of the dangers we all face. Some good questions to ask yourself ~ TLR



Is this the path you’re on?

Burnout wipes out a lot of businesses every year. I heard a clinician say that being in a high stress state all the time literally ages your body faster. Terrifying.

Here are the ingredients required to burnout, pretty much guaranteed.

(if you recognise the ingredients here, I’d recommend re-thinking the recipe you’re using to run your business, before you start to show symptoms… it is not pretty if you don't take stress seriously)


1. A large dollop of ‘hussle’: I just need to work HARDER. There’s a difference between knowing the value of hard work when needed and work for work's sake. The glamour of wanting to feel busy all the time doesn't last

2. A dash of ‘do-everything-myself-itis’: to get this ingredient, refuse to automate or outsource anything. This is an important part of the burnout recipe as you need all moving parts on your shoulders, and your shoulders alone

3. Start every processes from scratch every time: Refuse to standardise any of your repeated admin tasks. No templates. No systems. This way you duplicate as much work as humanly possible for yourself

4. Do everything possible to get more quantity of work than you can handle... regardless of the quality: the more hours you can work in a week, the more successful you are, right?

5. Learn nothing: no iterating, no reviews, no course correction. Just keep your head down and keep going wherever you’re currently headed


You’re ready for a full meltdown!

In all seriousness, please don’t do this. It’s incredibly bad for your health. Especially your heart.

Here’s a quick insight into how you could fix your course…

List out everything you’ve got going on in your business. I mean everything (it wont take as long as you may think).

As a thought experiment answer the following question:

If you had to work no more than 2 hours a day and still had to get 80% of the same output, what would you do?

It may involve outsourcing some tasks.

It may involve removing a lot of things from your to do list that aren’t actually impactful.

It may involve learning new technology to automate things.

The answers to this question can open the door to working less.

Working less means you have more mental resources.

You’re more likely to stay healthy, and far less likely to burnout.

‘Till tomorrow

Roger 'work smart not hard' Knecht

President, Universal Accounting Center  https://universalaccountingschool.com/


It's a training school in Utah , some different rules in US vs Canada, however, prinicpals apply around the world and are transferable amongst industry, so if your in business or want to improve your employers business and your own life by bringing more value, there might be something here for you. 


"We must learn to apply all that we know so that we can attract all that we want." ~ Jim Rohn



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Benefits of the Library

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The Japanese word describes piling up books to save for later ... even if you'll never actually read them.

"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity."



I started my library in a serious way back in 1993 after I met Jim Rohn. I have read most of the books in my library’s , and now I have a word for those that are waiting and willing to share their pages with me. TLR

3651436470?profile=RESIZE_710xAre you one of us? A master of tsundoku? Mine takes the shape of the aspirational stack by my bedside table – because I am going to read every night before bed, of course, and upon waking on the weekends. Hahaha. My tsundoku also takes shape in cookbooks ... even though I rarely cook from recipes. And I think I most fervently practice tsundoku when I buy three or four novels to pile in my suitcase for a five-day vacation. Sometimes not even one sees its spine cracked.



My traveling bag of books currently on the go, including a couple rereads for the journey ahead. 

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The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs


A great blog on finances from the UK. 

I found this resource when I was searching for the story about taxes and how taxes relates to the care and feeding of the golden goose and how that goose does perhaps eat too much. Jim Rohn spoke about it back 1993 when I first met him.  The text is below and a link to the article that inspired the search of the memory bank. ~ TLR

Jim Rohn on Taxation – The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs

One of the original Financial Fairy Tales – The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs tells the tale of a farmer with a steady and reliable stream of passive income. Sadly he gets greedy and ends up killing the source in the search for instant gratification.

In this article, one of my mentors Jim Rohn uses the Golden Goose story to discuss taxation. Here’s what he had to say:-

I realize that the topic of  taxes may seem like a strange place to begin the discussion of creating wealth.  And yet throughout our lives, whether young or old, we must learn the necessity  of paying taxes. And as soon as they have any money at all, our children, too, must  learn that when they spend money they immediately become consumers. And all consumers  of goods and services, no matter how young, must pay taxes. Why?

Because we have all agreed  to live as a society, and for that society to function properly, there are some  things we cannot do for ourselves alone. For example, we cannot each build a piece  of the street. The machinery would be too expensive, and it would take too long  to learn how to use it. So we have a government. And a government is made up of  people who do things for us that we cannot or do not want to do ourselves. Because  the streets, the sidewalks, the police, and the fire department must all be paid  for, we’ve agreed to add some money each time we buy something and give it to the  government.

We then move on to federal  taxes. Here is a good way to explain federal taxes. I call it “The Care and Feeding  of the Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs.” It’s so important to feed the goose-not  to abuse the goose or tear off its wings-but to feed and care for it.

What’s that you say? The goose  eats too much? That’s probably true. But then, don’t we all eat too much? If so,  let not one appetite accuse another. If you step on the scales and you’re ten pounds  too heavy, you’ve got to say, “Yes, the government and I are each about ten pounds  too heavy. Looks like we both eat too much.” No question about it. Every appetite  must be disciplined-yours, mine, and the government’s. Hey, we could all go on a  diet!

My mentor, Mr. Shoaff, urged  me early on to become a happy taxpayer. Now, I must admit it took a while, but I  finally did become a happy taxpayer. Part of this transformation occurred when I  began to understand the function of taxes and that it is right for everyone to pay  his or her fair share.

I finally decided I didn’t  mind picking up my share of the tab for defense. It’s so necessary for our safety  as a country to keep the bullies away. Some people say, “Why bother with all that  expensive equipment? They won’t come over here.” Obviously, those people haven’t  been reading their history books.

Others say, “We’re not about  to pick up the tab for defense.” Well then, I suggest they go to a place which doesn’t  offer defense as part of the package. If one is going to enjoy the benefits, one  should pay a share.

Now, let me add this: Don’t  pay more than you should. By all means take advantage of the incentives. They were  given to you as a reward for channeling your money into areas the government thinks  helps the economy.

All I’m saying is that when  everything has been computed, all legitimate deductions have been taken, and you  reach that last line on your income tax form, whatever the amount, pay it. And pay  with happiness, knowing that you’re feeding the goose that lays the golden eggs-the  golden eggs of freedom, safety, justice, and free enterprise. Some goose! Some eggs.


And while here, check out the think tanks other thoughts, I am sure there is some gold nuggets in there !

Bonus ... Goose or Eggs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjF2SvzlOm0&list=PLhhVyaUmOQupT95UiO_74c0-wATcRxceV&index=15

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Thanksgiving Memories

As I'm going through my email today and yesterday, I received a number of encouraging  messages and thoughts about being Thankful and Gratitude.

I'm going to list the last one I got here. I  think we can all use a little thanksgiving in our life and be motivated by that. At Brock Shores Financial, we are all about #ImprovingFutures ,  building on a foundation of thankfulness.

Tim Ross, CEO & Founder

From Suzane Hart, Suzane leads a dynamic health networking home based business, she does consulting in this area and has some great marketing ideas. Her message "Fit,Fab & Fulfilled" just inspires.  Now ee met several years ago at a BNI meeting at Buds on The Bay in Brockville. My family joined her network and we built a little team, unfortunately we never stuck with it. In a network marketing business you have to stick with it, I had other priorities in my business,  by not sticking with it, I did loose out on potentially a lot of dollars as many people I know eventually got vested into that company and they enjoy the products and the income it generates for their families, it's a lot of work, and you have to stay for the long term. So I get little reminders and ideas from Suzanne through out the year. Here is her thankful message and a little gift that can help you.   


As I woke this morning I was filled with gratitude.  I was present to all the ways both big and small that my life has been blessed. As I watched the sun come up from living room window I gave thanks for all the people who have touched my life.  So in the spirit of gratitude on the beautiful thanks giving day, I wanted to say thank you Timothy, for blessing my life.

Here is a link to her gift, a great assessment tool to help you be a more dynamic productive leader, check it out

If you ever decided to start a business, be it a network marketing business or a more traditional business, touch base with us here at Brock Shores Financial, we love the creation of a business and the entrepreneur spirit that you need to have. Setting up properly gives your business a great chance to thrive and capture all the tax advantages that a small business offers.


What is on a Leadership Scale ?







Solution Focused


Guiding Principles







Attitude of Gratitude


Self Mastery



These are some of the heavy weight items on the scale, download Suzan's tool and see where you are at. Then you can make better decisions moving forward. be sure and make any comments below that you would like to add, this is a community that we wish to inspire and build people up, so your future is improved. It's not all about the money, as Jim Rohn would say, money is just easy to count if your keeping score, it's not the only value, some things are priceless, yet hard to count.~ TLR

Jim Rohn Bibilical Leadership Lessons : Motivation Infusion #1  



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