How much do I want to read more? 8/10

I never read or heard any Jim Rohn's content that I don't like.
This is a short book.
I like the beginning already: we are here to be inspired by others, get transformed, and inspire others in turn.


it was Jim’s simple wisdom that always spoke to me so strongly.
Unlike so many of the so-called heroes of today, this hero — an icon of the grandest sort — walked his talk.

I once calculated the time he would have to spend to travel, prepare and speak to the more than 6,000 audiences and 4 million hungry souls worldwide that he reached; and I concluded that he literally gave his adult life to help others find that “day that turns your life around.”

I’ve met very few people in my life who could put life in the simple perspectives that Jim could.

Vic Johnson

Introduction: Emerging From Your Cocoon

the most important purchases that we make are not with our dollars, but with our time. This is a fact that many forget, but I always keep this concept firmly fixed in my mind when making presentations.

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.

you always need to spend your time wisely and get the best value for your time that you can.

one good idea can effectively change your entire life. Stop and think about that for a moment. One good idea can transform your whole future.
you might make a million dollars from a book that only cost you $9.95.

you never know when or where you are going to find that resonating idea that radiates out and changes everything for you and your life.

Both the written word and the spoken word are what we use to convey those priceless ideas that can change our lives. This is why we should all engage in the sharing of ideas. Ideas are knowledge.
When we share knowledge in the written or verbal form, amazing things can happen. When one person conveys knowledge to another person, two things happen. The first is a transformation of the person who listens to a presentation or reads a book or article, but another transformation takes place as well, namely in the speaker or author.

Over the years, it became increasingly obvious to me that when I inspired others, I too became inspired. In this way, there was a remarkable and empowering feedback loop of inspiration that is infectious, inspirational and never ending.

All human beings have the ability to transform like a caterpillar emerging from its cocoon and taking to the sky. This is the essence of personal development: taking information in, becoming inspired by it and allowing yourself to be transformed and, in turn, inspire others as well. Seeing what you can become and what you can help others become is the major challenge in life.

Chapter 1 - The American Economic Ladder and Girl Scout Cookies