Jim Rohn: The Mindset And Attitude Of Thinking Wealthy

I am active in a Biblical Theology on Facebook. Most of the people in it are very passionate, opinionated and outliers. Some are doctrinally sound and others far out.

In response to some outlandish replies regarding this Jim Rohn video, one of the finest, grounded and best motivational speakers of the 20th century, very much in line with Zig Ziglar, and who was until his death a Christian, the best I can tell and you may gather from listening yourself.

I wanted to share my reply to this post and others replies about him be ‘new age’ and degrading almost anything and everything that isnt a scripture, which most dont agree on core fundamentals regardless. So here it is:

There are a lot of people in this group would benefit from heading the advice in this quote by Jim Rohn and content in the video…you know, the Bible is divine, holy and awesome and my favorite book that I read most everyday, however its not the only place to learn and find wisdom.

There are many laws that work only when applied and many secular people are using them for gain and many of you just want to argue about the same old stuff, which much of which is important, but only when applied. Like the parable of the talents.

Go out and do something amazing in the world. Its the only place we got right now.

If this post fits, wear it.
If it doesn’t, don’t.

And Kevin, Think and Grow Rich is a fine book. Its not the Gospel but there are a lot of good ideas in there we can use for His glory and our benefit. I personally like Laws of Success better by the same author, Napoleon Hill.

Bottom line;
take the best…leave the rest.

Go out in the world and be awe-some because God is awe-all.

5 C’s of an effective plan

An effective plan needs 5 C’s

  1. CLEAR – It needs to be clear. The objectives, responsibilities, roles and goals need to be clearly identified.
  2. CONCISE – Don’t pontificate too much. Make it simple as possible. Try to get it written to fit on one page. Direct and focused!
  3. COMPELLING – It needs to be exciting and connect to your WHY, your great purpose then you will always be motivated.
  4. CONSISTENT – Repetition and steadiness win the battle. Just let water sit overnight and it can soften a lot of hard stuff because it is consistent. Stead and consistent behaviour creates habit. Make them good ones.
  5. COMMITTED – Any significant endeavor requires unwavering commitment

One on one

I had two good conversations yesterday. 

One with our FedEx driver who is an African-American. We just discussed all the turmoil and that he’d be safe out there. We chatted for about 5 mins. It was just a good conversation you know when you get one on one with a person and help separate the divide amongst each other, that the media and extremist prey upon. 

And then my second conversation was with an IMPD police officer over at a Speedway gas station. He was kind enough to offer me some extra ice that he had. I guess they were going downtown to work the protests and I thanked him for that kind gesture and then I let them know that I fully realize that most of the police are good and do a great service to humanity and that we won’t let a few bad apples ruin the lot and then I appreciated what they stand for. 

Then he said, ‘it’s all part of the job’. 

I hope we realize that we are Americans! If we work together, we can accomplish amazing stuff.

Jim the Broom Man

I had the pleasure of buying a couple more brooms from Jim. He’s been selling brooms at the Castleton, Indiana post office for years, maybe like 20 or more.

See, Jim is blind but doesn’t let that get him down.

He told me, “God watches out for me so people help me take care of things. I have lived a good life and God and my wife love me and I them”.

A while back I heard the Post Office banned him from selling his brooms on their grounds.

Well, enough people heard about it, we’re upset and it went viral. According to Jim, the US Postmaster received over 10,000 letters but that wasn’t enough. President Obama encouraged the Post Master to heed the people’s will and his opportunity to sell brooms there was restored.

Props to President Obama and all the letter writers. Jim has a great attitude and go buy some brooms and be blessed.

Yes, Jim lives vibrantly by faith not by mere sight.

Be like Smokey

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;
And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.
As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire,
So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

My pondering: Fire has its purpose when controlled. No doubt, conflict is bound to occur when you do almost anything which is bold, new or daring. But we are wise to understand the difference between fodder and principle; between fools and truth seekers.

Any fool can start a fire. A wise man understands when and where it’s purposeful and albeit sometimes inevitable yet he picks his battle fires precisely instead of carelessly, which Smokey would certainly approve.

So if we remove the brush and kindling around us that so easily ignites forest fires in our hearts and others, we all are better off.

Clear the brush!