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TJ Catalan

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Does SUCCESS mean Changing your Language?

This is an excerpt from one of the interviews made w/ Jim Rohn.
 I hope you will like and learn some nuggets of wisdom from him.
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 Here's the excerpt:

 I’d like to start out by defining the word.
What is being a success?
What does success mean to Jim Rohn?

W ell, I think the ultimate success, which I teach
in my seminar, is living a good life.
Part of it is income. Part of it’s financial
independence Part of it is objectives that you
achieve, dreams coming true, family, children,
grandchildren, good friends, productivity. It’s a wide

It’s all encompassing, the word “success”.
It’s not just your job, your income, your fortune.
Not just your paycheck or your bank account. But
everything. From all of your achievements during
your life to trying your best to design a way to make
it all give you a good life.

So, we’re talk about design.
We’ll get to ambition.

We’re talking about goals. We’re talking about planning.
You talk about something in your literature.
You mention that success doesn’t need to be pursued. It
needs to be attracted.
What do you mean by that?

So, we’re talk about design.
We’ll get to ambition.

We’re talking about goals. We’re talking about planning.

You talk about something in your literature.

You mention that success doesn’t need to be pursued.

needs to be attracted.

What do you mean by that?

That’s true.

I was taught, starting at age 25. when I met a
mentor of mine by the name of Mr. Schoff.
He taught me that success is something you
attract by the person you become.
You’ve got to develop the skills.

He talked about personal development: become
a good communicator, learn to use your own

He talked about the management of time.

But primarily developing yourself, your attitude,
your personality, developing your own character,
your reputation. Then developing the skills. From
sales skills to recruiting skills, to management skills,
leadership skills, how to work with a variety of
people. You know, the full list.

He taught me to work on myself, because I used
to work on my job.
He said, “if you work on yourself, you can make a
That turned out to be true for me.
He turned it all around and said, “success is not
something you run after, like a better job.” Although
that is to be desired.
You’ve just got to ask yourself, “am I qualified for
doubling, tripling, multiplying my income by three,
four, five?’
If I look at myself and say, “No, not really.”  Then
I need to ask myself, “Who could I find? Where can I
go that could pay me three, four, five times as much
Then, you have to say, “at the present there
probably isn’t anyone. I can’t just fall into a lucky
But, if I went to work on myself immediately.
Work on my attitude, personality, language, and
skills. Then that begins the process of attracting the
good job, the good people, and building a business
or creating a career that could turn out to make you
financially independent, perhaps wealthy.

Jim, so really what we are talking about is a change of
mindset. Of changing our thinking and getting in tune with
the universe.

Talk about something that you mentioned. Changing
your language.

Describe what that means.
There is the language that can fit.

You can use careless language around home
and around the community.
But, if you want to start stepping up, then you’ve
got to learn the language. The corporate language.
You’ve got to learn the sales language.

Then you’ve got to be careful not to be careless
with your language in the marketplace. It can cost
you too much.

You know, a guy that is inclined to tell dirty
stories, inclined to use a bit too much profanity.
It might be okay in the inner circle and at the bar
or whatever. But when you start to move into the
world of business and finance where you want to be
successful, earn a better paycheck, move up the
scale, you just have to be careful. So, one of the
major things is your language.

Not just that, but learning the language of
success. Learning how to treat people with respect.
Giving people inspiration when they need it,
correction when they need it.

The same thing as learning to work with your

Language opens the door for fortune. It opens
the door for help. It opens the door for better living. It
opens the door for a good marriage. It opens the
door for a stable friendship.
A big part of it starts with our thinking, our
attitude, and then a major part of it is the language
we use.

Okay, something that we are sharing tonight with people
worldwide now, is we are talking about an inner change,
then the outer result.
So many times people are trying to change the outer,
without changing the inner. Is that what we are talking

Yeah, that’s true.

The big part of it, of course, is to start with

Making mistakes and judgements can just cost
you so much in the marketplace, at home, with your
family, whatever it is. Errors in judgement can really
do us in. It can leave us with less of a life than we
could’ve had.

We’ve got to learn to correct those errors
whether they are errors in philosophy or something

My mentor asked once why I wasn’t doing well.
I showed him my paycheck and I said, “This is all
the company pays.”  He said, “well, that’s really not
true.  With that philosophy, you’ll never grow.”
I said, “No, no, this is my paycheck. This is all the
company pays.”  So, he said, “No, no, Mr. Rohn.
This is all that the company pays you.”
I thought, ‘wow, I’d never thought about that.’
He said, “doesn’t the company pay some people
two, three, four five times this amount?” I said, “well
yes.”  He said, “then this is not all that the company
pays. This is all that the company pays you.”
For your income to multiple by three, four, five,
you can’t say to the company, “I need more money.”
You’ve just got to say to yourself, ‘I need a correction
in my philosophy. I can’t blame circumstance. I can’t
blame taxes. I can’t say it’s too far, too hot, too cold.
I’ve got to come to grips with myself.’
That is really where it all begins. It’s corrections
of errors in judgement and in your own philosophy.
We’re talking about philosophy. Is it really like ironing
down a purpose?

You’re talking about the word “philosophy” to someone
listening right now and they’re trying to put it into actual

Someone right now that’s in a rut, lost, how do you go
about the process of putting together a philosophy that
excites you and that benefits others?

You start with the easy stuff.
Ask most people, “what is your current
philosophy for financial independence that you’re
now working on?, and usually the person says,
“Gosh, I never thought about that.”
Unless you have an excellent financial
philosophy that gives you guidance to correct errors,

accept some new disciplines, and make some
changes, you can forget being financially

Ask yourself, “What is your philosophy on good
health?” Is it to cross your fingers and sort of let it go
and if something goes wrong then you fix it?
The answer is, no. You should try to learn up

Ask yourself, “what is your cholesterol count?”
The average guy’s philosophy is, ‘I don’t know and I
don’t care. If something goes wrong, I will try to fix it.’
But, by then usually it’s too late. Now it’ll cost you
a fortune. It costs you time. Maybe even it costs you
your life.

If someone can help you with errors in
judgement, or help you correct your financial
philosophy, your spiritual philosophy, your
philosophy on a good relationship, that’s where it all

We go the direction we face, and we face the
direction we think.

It’s the things we think about and ponder. What
are your values? What’s good? What’s not so good?
What’s the better way? What’s the best way?
Unless we do some constructive thinking on that,
we usually take the easier way.

Easy causes drift, and drift causes us to arrive at
a poor destination a year or five years from now.
So, we’re talking about increasing our self-awareness.
We’re talking about philosophy.

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Press Release comments:

Thanks Jack, Leroy, Robin, Dev, Anastacia, Terri, Eldon, RobyandChris, Vincent, Jason, Randy, Glenda, Bob, Erik, huh this is long :-) hehe, Rafael, Keith, Herman, Douglas, Myrtis, Terrance, Bill, Paul, Angela and James for the compliments :-)

You'll get more of these in the coming days, i love these interview and learned a lot from it, hope you can get some nuggets of wisdom also. Have a nice day guys!
TJ Catalan

Success is different for each individual it is not something that is equal for all. Thanks for sharing.Jack Shea

TJ - it is the journey is another way of putting it - defining what you want to become then achieving it with honorLeRoy Engle

This is a thought provoking PR TJ, Success is all about you and your perception of yourself. You can make 6, figures and beyond you have put yourself in the mindset and take action to get it. Congratulations for earning FMOTD! I shared this.
Robin Robinson

Yes TJ I like your philosophical approach to master your inner self and prepare for the outward blessing to come your way. I Teach English and Spanish to my students in school. It is important in life as it shows how you perceive yourself and your respect for others. In business with the public it has tremendous effects. I clicked to view the supreme wealth link. Devy Brown

Wonderful press release TJ. Congratulations on being the FMOTD.Anastasia Venditti

Awesome press release TJ and I am a big fan of Jim Rohn, he is a wise and smart man. I did message you my answer and thoughts. I am not interested in your software. Thanks for the offer and congrats on being FMOTD and much success for you. ~Terri Pattio - MLM Coach/Mentor with a servant's heartTerri Pattio

Very informative TJ, Congrats on all your Success. Thanks for sharing. Robyn Pelzer

TJ, I enjoyed your PR very much. Congratulations on being our featured member!Jason Yost

Excellent PR, TJ. It reminds me of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart. A man's wealth was not measured in how much money he had, but how many friends. L&SGlenda Baker

Thanks for all your compliments guys, I will cherish them for life :-)

Have a great weekend, will add the continuation soon on this interview!

Let us learn, take notes and pass them to others.
TJ Catalan

Thanks for the very insightful article. It's always refreshing to get a philisophical slant on how one thinks about stuff.Bob Kimball

Happy IBO Saturday with a Like, Share and Page Bump for our wonderful associates! ~ this one for TJ!Roger+Pamela Foulks

Thanks for sharing this excerpt from Jim Rhon.Something to think about.Also congrats on being IBO's member of the day.Go IBO.continued success.erik badeaux

T J congratulations on being the Featured Member of the Day and thanks for sharing your Press Release with us! Rafael Cruz

Thank you for sharing wisdom of Jim Rohn with us TJ. Congratulations for being our featured member today. Enjoy it! Keith Boyd

Excellent release TJ, valuable content, thanks for sharing. Congratulations on earning FM of the day, may you have an awesome day and a wonderful week-end.Herman van Niekerk

Aloha TJ; Congratulations on the FMOTD; well; deserving; proven by the written word here. Mahalo for sharing.Douglas Kaapana

TJ, this is an excellent PR. It is very insightful and an interesting read. Thanks for sharing. Then too, congratulations again on being Featured Member of the Day. Myrtis Myles

Love your post!Terrance Collins

I have a friend and associate here in Albuquerque who worked for Jim Rohn for 10 years and tells great stories about the great man. Thanks for the reminder. Congratulations on being our featured member of the day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Your opportunity looks intriguing - I'll take a look.Bill Bateman

Thanks for sharing TJ :)Paul Conway

Thanks for the greets :-) Hehe my 1st time!TJ Catalan

Congratulations TJ for being Featured Member of the Day! Thanks for sharing the wisdom regarding Success in this PR. Liked And Shared.Angela Valadez

TJ, congratulations on being the Featured Member of the Day and thanks for sharing your Press Release with us! James Stevens