If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree. – Jim Rohn
This is one of the most famous quotes by Jim Rohn. He was a very influential man who won awards for numerous speeches such as, “The Power of Ambition”, “Take Charge of Your Life” and “The Day That Turns Your Life Around”. They are definitely worth a watch, in fact I’ll post one below that is short, but powerful – but he had a particular focus – making the most of your life.
It can be argued that real estate is not the be all and end all to a well lived life, but in many cases it can and is the catalyst that can allow someone to live a life they they thought only existed in their dreams. While wall street can earn you 5% in a good year, real estate can earn you well into the double digits or, and perhaps most critically, a consistent revenue stream that can empower you to reach your dreams.
While we all wish for the world seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation, where everyone lives in a utopia and no one is without (money or opportunity), our world is a little different. Money shouldn’t be the focus of your life, but managing what money you do have well, will always build to a greater opportunity. If you are driven by volunteering, think about how much greater your life could be if you could devote all of your time to it with regular income from a rental. If you are into helping people reach their fullest potential, like Jim Rohn, than you’ll need to manage your resources well so you can invest in your dream.
At the end of the day though, many people that I know, simply are not happy with where they are at. Granted, other circumstances can play into your day to day, but I’m talking bigger picture – about their deepest dreams and ambitions. It is one of the saddest things when people reach a conclusion that their dreams will simply not happen. Perhaps they think they are not smart, beautiful or rich enough, bu those are all lies.
Whether you have real estate ambitions or otherwise, know that you were made for greatness and greatness is in each one of us. Most of the time we just need to choose to MOVE! “If you don’t like where you are, move. You are not a tree.“
Rohn left college after just one year and started his professional life by working as a human resource manager for department store Sears. Around this time, a friend invited him to a lecture given by famous entrepreneur John Earl Shoaff. In 1955, Rohn joined Shoaff’s direct selling business AbundaVita as a distributor.
In 1957, 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 him. 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 Rohn as a vice president for the organization.
After Nutri-Bio went out of business in the early 1960s, Rohn was invited to speak at a meeting of his Rotary Club. He accepted and, soon, others began asking him to speak at various luncheons and other events. In 1963 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, he gave his first public seminar. He then began presenting seminars all over the country, telling his story and teaching his personal development philosophy.
Throughout the 1970s, Rohn conducted a number of seminars for Standard Oil. At the same time, he participated in a personal development business called “Adventures in Achievement”, which featured both live seminars as well as personal development workshops. He presented seminars worldwide for more than 40 years.
Rohn was the recipient of the 1985 National Speakers Association CPAE Award for excellence in speaking. He is also the author of 17 different written, audio, and video media, including “The Power of Ambition”, “Take Charge of Your Life”, and “The Day That Turns Your Life Around”. Many of his speeches are now available for free on social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram.
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