Jim Rohn has been recommended by the author of the book I recently finished and it's pleasant discovery for me. I don't know how I have missed his books until now. Anyway, this very short book is fool of basic wisdom and I can't wait to read some other if his book.
My philosophy for successful living by Jim Rohn:
So this is my assessment of this book My philosophy for successful living by Jim Rohn according to my 7 criteria:
1. Related to practice - 5 stars
2. It prevails important - 4 stars
3. I agree with the read - 5 stars
4. not difficult to read (as for non English native) - 5 stars
5. too long and boring story or every sentence is interesting - 5 stars
6. Learning opportunity - 4 stars
7. Dry and uninspired style of writing - Smooth style with humouristic and fun parts - 4 stars
Total 4.57 stars
Here are some excerpts from the book that I find inspiring:
▪ For nearly 50 wonderful years, I have been in the business of sharing ideas.
▪ First and foremost, I want people to always feel as though they absolutely received value for the money that they spent. I want every participant to walk out of one of my presentations saying, “I certainly got my money’s worth!”
▪ My second goal in my presentations as well as in this book is that everyone feels that they not only got their money’s worth, but also used their time wisely.
▪ The bottom line is that time is more precious than money. You can always get more money, but you can’t get more time.
▪ One good idea can transform your whole future, ranging from your health to your finances to your relationships.
▪ the knowledge and inspiration you need to transform your life may not come all at once, but instead in pieces as part of a process.
▪ This is why we should all engage in the sharing of ideas. Ideas are knowledge.
▪ Over the years, it became increasingly obvious to me that when I inspired others, I too became inspired.
▪ we get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. The general idea is that no matter who you are, if you bring value to the marketplace, you will be rewarded.
▪ formal education gets you a job, but self-education is what makes you rich!
▪ Success is not something you pursue. Success is something that you attract by becoming an attractive person.
▪ Achieving wealth and greatness can be distilled down to helping others. Find a way to serve many people.
▪ For example, here’s the philosophy that ensures poverty: spend your money and invest what is left. The bottom line is that this strategy will make you poor
▪ On the flip side, here is the philosophy that will make you rich: invest your money and spend what is left
▪ Becoming a skilled communicator is one of the single best investments you can make in yourself. As a skilled communicator, you will be able to communicate your own needs and motivate your employees. Don’t underestimate the importance of this one.
▪ How you feel about your past and your future will influence your decisions and the paths that you select for yourself
▪ Taking the time to sit down and write out your goals for the present, the near future and the more remote future is a necessary part of transforming your life
▪ Andrew Carnegie said that he was going to spend the first half of his life earning money and the second half of his life giving it all away
▪ Having a strong core philosophy is one part of the equation, another is having the right attitude and the third part is “rolling up your sleeves” and putting in the work that is necessary to get the job done
▪ Remember being able to distinguish between danger and opportunity is one of the core elements that we are exploring in this book.
▪ what constitutes a good life?
1. Be Productive
▪ Your goal should be to produce something of worth and value for the world
▪ One way to find such meaning and purpose is to provide for one’s family and for others in the world
2. Value Relationships
▪ The second element necessary for living a good life is to have good friends
▪ Those who do not contribute to society often find that they pay a price in the form of solitude.
▪ Medical research is strongly indicating that relationships can actually increase your lifespan
▪ Just remember to make certain that the friendships that you do cultivate are positive ones
3. Respect your Origins
▪ The third element on our list is to know your culture, heritage, language and history
4. Spiritual Health
▪ Don’t leave those beliefs unexplored and unstudied
▪ It is this commonality of experience and shared identity that helps communities and countries thrive and grow
5. Build an Inner Circle
▪ Fifth, cultivate your inner circle and take the time to inspire your inner circle of friends and family
▪ No matter how careful you are and no matter how much you work towards spotting the difference between danger and opportunity, you may occasionally fail. When these moments or other unexpected events occur, it certainly is nice to know that you have friends and family to depend upon and rely upon
6. Plant the Seeds
▪ God says, “If you plant the seed, I will make the tree.” What an amazing arrangement. God doesn’t expect you to make a tree, he just expects you to plant the seed. This is exactly how the process of personal development and self-education works. If you plant the seed, God will do the rest