Jim Rohn –
My father has always said that Jim Rohn is like the father every person needs growing up. His simplicity in speech and the way he breaks down the principles he lives by are incredibly easy to understand and follow. He makes people look at something in their life and say “Oh yeah, I guess I never looked at it that way.” His best example of this? Jim Rohn asks the question, ‘How can two people working the same job, with the same opportunity, and pay structure earn a completely different amount of money?’ He answers this by saying one individual has found ways to make him or herself more valuable in the marketplace. Jim Rohn claims it is possible to double your income by making yourself more valuable by learning everything you can. He says, “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
By working more on yourself you will become more valuable in the marketplace and people pay more for those that can offer more. He says to read every book you can, learn as many languages as you can, earn all you can, give all you can, and be all you can. The philosophy is to stretch your potential in all areas of your life. Humans are the only species on this earth that are okay with settling with less than our greatest potential. Jim Rohn is a great speaker to listen to over and over again until the principles become ingrained into our psyche and his words translate into instincts.
Tony Robbins –
Many people have a lot of varying opinions on Tony Robbins. I’ve heard that people say he’s fake and unrealistic and uses showmanship to blind his audiences. The way I see it – Truth is Truth. I’ve been listening to Tony Robbins for years and I have yet to hear him say something that isn’t true and applicable to my life and everyone else’s life. All his tactics and strategies are ones that have been talked about before, he just combines them and conveys them in a different way to help people see how they could potentially help their own lives.
My favorite Tony Robbins principle? Raise your standards. Tony Robbins talks about this a lot. This goes back to what we believe should be done versus what we believe must be done. “I must make time for my marriage.” “I must make 10 cold calls every day because I know at least 1 will turn into a sale.” If we raise the standards we have in our lives than we’re able to experience fulfillment and our highest potential on a level that most people will never know. Raise the standards you have on the people you hang out with, the people you date, the individual you’re looking to marry, your income, and your overall happiness. If you decide that you must be happy then you are going to do everything in your power to figure out how to make it so. If you have any problem that must be solved you’re going to figure out how to get it done because you have made the decision to raise your standards and not settle for anything less.
Les Brown –
I love listening to Les Brown. In my opinion, he is one of the best speakers to listen to constantly to help shift an individual’s mindset and attitude. Growing up Les Brown was labeled ‘Educable Mentally Retarded.’ Today he is now known as one of the greatest motivational speakers across the world. My favorite principle of his? Believe in yourself. So many of us have a hard time believing that we are able to accomplish what is we believe would make us happy. We have a hard time believing that our lives could ever amount to something like we read about or see on Television. Les Brown is here to remind you that “It’s possible.”
“Don’t let someone’s opinion of you become your reality.” Les reminds us that we are just like every other human being on this earth in that we all have something inside of us that could be used to accomplish something great in our lives. No one and nothing around us determines our future. Not our family, our circumstances, or our situation will determine where we will end up or what we will do with our lives. The only thing that determines that is our own minds – and that we have 100% responsibility over. Les Brown and I both implore everyone to believe in yourself, believe you can accomplish whatever it is you want to accomplish, and believe that you can have and do so much more than you think is possible.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”. ~Winston Churchill