Oh Next subject personal development some
of the things mr. shelf taught me starting at age 25 some things came
quickly some things came easily setting goals that was easy we’re gonna talk
about that later on but this one I had to struggle with personal development it
was hard for me to give up my old blame list it was so comfortable blaming the
government and blaming my negative relatives and the company company policy
unions wage scale economy interest rates prices and circumstances and all that
that was difficult for me to give up that was quite a transition for me to
make and blaming myself but mr. show-up started out with something very very
important let me give that to you he said it’s not what happens that
determines the major part of your future it’s not what happens what happens
happens to us all he said the key is what you do about
it’s not what happens it’s what you do about it and he said if you will start that
process of change do something different the next 90 days than you did the last
90 days like picking up the books to read do something different like the new
health disciplines relationship with your family whatever it is doesn’t
matter how small it is if you’ll start doing different things with the same
circumstances since we cannot change the circumstances but we can change
ourselves we can change what we do and then he gave me another secret to
success when he said what you have at the moment mr. own you’ve attracted by
the person you’ve become what you have at the moment you’ve attracted by the
person you’d become few little simple principles here once you understand
these it starts to explain so much now sometimes it’s a little tough to take
blaming yourself instead of the marketplace taking responsibility
instead of putting it off on someone else
those step transition sometimes is a challenging mission and this one was a
little tough for me he said mr. Owen you’ve got pennies in your pocket you’ve
got nothing in the bank the creditors are calling you’re behind on your
promises he says here’s how that occurs you’ve attracted up until now you’ve
attracted the things to you because of the person you’ve become
now I said well how can I change all that he said very simple
if you will change everything will change for you
you don’t have to change what’s outside all you’ve got to change is what’s
inside to have more you simply have to become
more and then he said don’t wish it was easier wish you were better don’t wish
for less problems wish for more Skills start working on yourself making these
personal changes he said it’ll all change for you so let’s talk a little
bit about personal development that extraordinary adventure I undertook
starting at age 25 and I’ve never ceased that adventure I’m still going for it in
the 90s I want to get better and better I want my craft to get better my
business operations to get better the things I do to get better because once I
the simple formula I’m telling you it’s easy to figure out where the problem is
if you go to work on it now let’s talk about personal development and in
helping kids understand personal development I always start with money
now money’s not the only place to start money certainly isn’t the only value but
we’ve all got to start somewhere and money something you can count right kids
are interested in money okay a lot of things are a little tougher to measure
but economics is pretty easy right because you can count okay somebody says
how are you doing so I don’t know let’s count now this is not the only
count I understand that there’s a lot of other things to count but to see if
there may be some errors in your judgment and lack of disciplines in your
life we might as well start with money because it’s so easy to count so let’s
just start there and see whether or not maybe we have messed up okay so here’s
how I explained it to kids we get paid for bringing value to the marketplace
key to understanding economics we get paid for bringing value to the
marketplace Marketplace’s also described as reality reality the marketplace
now it takes time it takes time to bring value to the marketplace but we don’t
get paid for time it’s very important for kids to understand as well as adults
we don’t get paid for time mistakenly the man says well I’m making about $20
for an hour not true not true if that was true you could just stay home have
them send your money no it’s not true you don’t get paid for the hour you get
paid for the value you put in the time so we don’t get paid for time we get
paid for value now since that’s true here’s one of the key questions of the
afternoon is it possible to become twice as
valuable and make twice as much money in the same time is it possible to become
three times as valuable as you now are and make three times as much money in
the same time is that possible of course if you want to really emphasize
something that’s a good phrase story of course of course okay now all you have
to do to earn more money in the same time as simply become more valuable
America is unique it’s a ladder to climb it starts down here what about $4 an
hour big argument last year in Congress about the starting place should be 5
should be 5 should be 5 well no it doesn’t need to be 5 why not start with
4 it’s a ladder right there’s not a bed this is a ladder it’s a ladder decline starts at $4 now something central
should be five should be five well maybe if you’re gonna stay at the bottom for
the rest of your life it probably should be fine but that’s kind of a pitiful way
to live start and not grow start not change start and not become more
valuable hey the whole scenario of life is to start number one and what become
more valuable number two so America is a ladder to climb it starts at $4 an hour
and the more valuable you become you just keep moving up the ladder top
income last year what 52 million guy that runs Disney what a company pay
somebody for one years work fifty two million dollars and the answer is of
course this is one of those of course places of course if you help a company
make a billion dollars would they pay you fifty two million the answer is of
course it’s chicken feed I mean it’s not much money now why that much money
because he has become so valuable now why would we pay somebody only four
dollars an hour they’re not very valuable to the marketplace now we got
to make that distinction to the marketplace might be a valuable brother
am a valuable member of the community valuable member of the church valuable
member in the sight of God to the human family of course those kind of values
but to the marketplace which is called what reality reality is if you’re not
very valuable you don’t get much money those are called the facts I mean that’s how that is well then how
do you get more money simple answer somebody says we’ll all go
on strike for more well here’s a major problem with that here’s a major problem
with that you can’t get rich by demand somebody says well I’m waiting for a
raise I’m telling you it’s easier to climb then to wait for a raise
why not just become more valuable rather than wait I’m telling you that’s the key
to all good things becoming more valuable why would we pay somebody $400
an hour they’ve become more valuable to the marketplace see how this works I’m
gonna this stuff is so easy this is America this is a ladder
how far is it from four to five I’m telling you it’s not far four to five
dollars an hour if you work for McDonald’s haul out the trash they’ll
pay you five dollars an hour if you whistle while you haul out the trash
they’ll pay you five dollars an hour I’m telling you you’ll get an extra dollar
just for a good attitude yay McDonald’s where the Hat five dollars and then you just keep
becoming more valuable more valuable more valuable I got a telephone call
five years ago company said we’re ready to expand
internationally we need some help I was sort of semi-retired I looking for the
next exotic beach they said no no mr. Owen we got a project for you right
gonna expand internationally we could use your help next little while we’ll
add some millions to your fortune make it worth your while
I said okay I thought later isn’t that interesting
that they called me my second thought was of course they call me who else
would they call I mean you know I could get the job done now how come how come I
got a telephone call worth millions I had become valuable now I’m a farm boy
from Idaho I was raised in obscurity one year of college and I thought I was
thoroughly educated made all kinds of mistakes galore at age 25 the creditors
are calling me saying hey you told us the check was in the mail I got pennies
in my pocket I got nothing in the bank I’m behind on my promises
how come I get a telephone call five years ago and it’s worth millions I
changed I changed I turned my life around
is it possible to become worth millions speaking economically now there’s a lot
of values to become but let’s just talk economics is it possible to become that
valuable the answer is of course of course now let me give you the secret
show said here’s a secret mr. own learn to work harder on yourself than you do
on your job once I got that it turned my life around learn to work harder on
yourself than you do on your job he said if you work hard on your job
you’ll make a living if you work hard on yourself you can make a fortune if you
would have known me at age 25 you would have said Jim Roland’s a hard worker if
you’d have known me yuda said that i’m the guy i don’t mind coming a little bit
early stay a little bit late I don’t mind that you’d have said well Jim Rohn
is a hard worker you say well how come he’s got pennies in his pocket and
nothing in the bank and behind on his promises well I was a hard worker but I
was working hard on my job not on my cell I’m telling you if you’ll learn
that simple little principle and start the process today
ladis tomorrow I’ll give you tonight to think it over and start this whole process of personal
development work on yourself make yourself more valuable to the
marketplace I’m telling you you can so dynamically change your income and
economics is the least of the values that you can start earning in terms of
equity if you’ll start working harder on yourself than you do on your job work
hard on your of the skills work hard on yourself and develop the graces all of
the stuff necessary to become more valuable to the marketplace I’m telling
you your whole life can explode into change promotions no problem
becoming more valuable to the company I’m telling you no problem money no
problem economics no problem future no problem
if you just go to work on the right thing not get things out there to change
don’t try to change the seed don’t change the soil don’t change the
sunshine don’t change the rain don’t change the mix of seasons let the
miracle of everything that’s available work for you and start working on the
inside work on your philosophy work on your attitude work on your personality
work on your language work on the gift of communication work on all of your
abilities and if you’ll start making those personal changes I’m telling you
everything will change for you