“We Get Paid For Bringing Value To The Marketplace” – Jim Rohn

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I heard Jim Rohn say this statement so many times, however, it took me years before I really understood what he meant by it.

Why Do We Get Paid

If you have been following some of my posts, you have seen my search for the true value of money verses “fiat currency“.  It really had me thinking, “Why are some people so wealthy and abundant, while others struggle?”.  This was a question I thought about a lot in 1995, when I decided to “take the leap” and learn to become an entrepreneur.

Changing Our Values & Beliefs

As an entrepreneur, I realized I had to be willing to change my values and beliefs if I wanted to master being an entrepreneur.  This wasn’t always easy. It was simple, but not easy.  For example, as an employee, we want to “fit in” not be the “odd ball” who “sticks out”, however, as an entrepreneur, you must be the “odd ball”, you must be willing to be “different” from everyone else.   😯 Another example is that I wanted to be financially independent and I wanted total freedom of my time.  As an employee, I wasn’t financially free and I had no freedom of time, I had to work when my boss told me to work. These were totally opposite sets of values, therefore, if I wanted to be financially independent and have total freedom of time, I had to learn to “become valuable to the marketplace” without being dependent on a paycheck.   🙄

BEcoming Valuable To the Marketplace”

Fortunately, we were blessed because our network marketing company had the best mentor and World Renowned Philosopher, Jim Rohn.  We had many opportunities to be trained by Jim Rohn and we have hours and hours of trainings with him.  His words echo in my mind everyday of my life and I now understand when he said “We Get Paid For Bringing Value To The Marketplace“.

I recorded a video to explain what Jim Rohn meant by these words:

It totally makes sense doesn’t it?  And that’s why wealthy and abundant people get paid so much, and the good news is that it has become an equal playing field.  Today as information is accessible and free almost everywhere, it’s really up to each individual to decide how valuable we want to become, and how much we want to “give back”.  We will then get paid for the value each of us bring to the marketplace.  Pretty simple huh?  😛

Here’s some of my favorite Jim Rohn Quotes:

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”

“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begin”

“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.”

What do you think about Jim Rohn’s philosophies? Have you studied his words of wisdom also?  We would love to hear your memories of Jim and how you felt about our blog post.  May we also ask you to click the “f share” button at the top of the article, to share on Facebook or “retweet” this on Twitter?

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23 Comments For This Post

  1. Shannon Tecson Says:

    This is great Kellie! Thank you…What you said gave me an “aha” moment. You said as an employee, we want to fit in and to be an entrepreneur, we have to stick out and be an odd ball. I went back into my memory to realize that what you said is correct. As an employee, I remembered wanting to fit in, and wanting to be liked and going with the crowd and that is because everyone else was doing the same thing.
    Now as an entrepreneur, I realize and understand that I’m no longer going with the crowd, rather blazing my own trail. Of course having a great vehicle which has a blueprint to follow, I can stay on my path, without comprising what I value and believe in today.

    Thank you for your everyday inspiration of pointing me in the right direction on how to become more valuable and bring value to the marketplace by increasing my education and application.

    Your favorite student,
    Shannon 🙂
    Shannon Tecson�´s last blog post ..How Oprah Changed My LifeMy Profile

  2. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Shannon,
    My pleasure! We are so happy you had an “aha” moment! You are doing so wonderful and you are truly making a difference in people’s lives! Much love & gratitude 🙂

  3. Ryan Biddulph Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    Rohn is one of the masters of motivation, a king of inspiration.

    The man knew what we was talking about. Give before you get. The more freely you give the more freely you get.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan Biddulph�´s last blog post ..36 Reasons to Become a Sponsor with The Peoples ProgramMy Profile

  4. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Ryan,
    Thank you for you wonderful comments about Jim Rohn! He was truly a treasure and his legacy will live on forever. Much aloha 🙂

  5. Debra Agoo Says:

    Continually sharing the lessons and skills you’ve learned as an entrepreneur and as a student of Jim Rohn truly makes you valuable in today’s marketplace. Thank you for bringing Jim’s concept to life for me. Become valuable by bringing value, not just trading hours for dollars like I used to do at the job.
    Like Jim said, To earn more, we have to become more…become more by constantly learning and getting better, and passing it on ~ just like you are doing. What a concept!

  6. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Debra! So nice to see you again. Thank you for your kind words. We were all so fortunate to be trained directly by Jim for so many years. We also have his treasured audios and videos to keep on playing forever. Much aloha 🙂

  7. Aloha - Lani Says:

    Aloha Kellie, awesome post and video clip with great words of wisdom. It is an amazing thing when we are becoming more of what we should be, by being inspirational, encouraging and giving back to others because you gave that Love to you and what you earned within you. The rewards of course may manifest by monetizing abundance, our spirituality and the core value that others recognize and receive from you. I see it with you and find you to be a person with value. Glad I came by and thanks for sharing! Mahalo, Lani 🙂

    Ps.. great to be connected on fb and now you inspired me to get my thing going.. Lol

  8. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Lani,
    Awww, you are so kind and I value your words. Thank you for your comments and I am glad you are inspired to “get your thing going”! LOL! You are truly awesome Lani. All of the qualities you see are a reflection of you. Much aloha & mahalo 🙂

  9. Donna Merrill Says:

    Thank you Kellie for this wonderful gift of introducing me to Rohn. I know he is a great mentor because you are always there giving so much value to us.
    When I was young, I was an employee for about 10 years and it never made any sense to me that I only was allowed a certain amount of time (vacation and sick days) to be FREE. I felt like a slave, so I did a little business on the side. It made sense to me. Since then, I’m rocking and rolling.
    Having our own business takes time and responsibility. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I AM FREE!
    Donna Merrill�´s last blog post ..Personal Growth and Development Tune UpMy Profile

  10. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Donna,
    I am so glad you found Jim Rohn, Donna! He is truly one of the best and his words will be a part of history forever. Thank you for visiting our blog. It’s always so wonderful to see you again. Congratulations on all of your success in your business! It is total Freedom! Much aloha 🙂

  11. Ken Pickard Says:

    Bring more value to the marketplace… priceless!

    Jim Rohn was truly a master at helping people to discover the foundational building block to success. However I’ve often wondered why we make it more difficult that it needs to be.

    Following the examples that you share really highlights the fact that we learn by doing.

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad
    Ken PickardÃ�´s last blog post ..11 Networking Strategies From The “Unstoppable Entrepreneur” EventMy Profile

  12. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Ken,
    Long time no see! Thank you for visiting our blog. I an glad you enjoyed our post on Jim. He’s the best! Much aloha 🙂

  13. Michaelé Harrington Says:

    Aloha Kellie,

    I’m quite a fan of odd balls myself!
    Jokes aside, you’re so right, you can’t become a successful entrepreneur using the same thinking that bought you success in the corporate world. And the upside is, once you change your thinking and work on becoming more valuable with a sense of passion and purpose, your subconscious mind always steps up and delivers.

    I loved the way you kept using the word ‘I’ in your video as it shows complete ownership over ‘you’ taking control rather than leaving it to some outside force.
    Michaelé HarringtonÃ�´s last blog post ..Alpha Influence Leadership Program ReviewMy Profile

  14. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Michaele,
    Ah, no wonder we get along so well! LOL! Yes, our subconscious mind does truly step up and that’s when all the “magic” happens! Thank you so much for visiting! It’s always a pleasure to see you my friend! Much love & aloha 🙂

  15. Kathleen Goldson Clarke Says:

    Hi Kellie,
    For me I carry the pocket “Treasury of Quotes” with me and in between time i read. I am working on organizing better to get more out of my day. As Jim Rohn says ” Never begin the day until it is finished on paper”
    Kathleen Goldson ClarkeÃ�´s last blog post ..So You want To Lose Weight… Be ConsistentMy Profile

  16. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Kathleen,
    Great idea! That little book is one of the best isn’t it? You got it Kathleen! Thanks for visiting us and for commenting. Aloha 🙂

  17. Steven Suchar @ StevenSuchar.com Says:

    Hi Kellie!

    Thanks for inviting me to your Blog…from The Blogging
    Mastermind Comment Tribe’s page. 🙂

    We must always maintain our own uniqueness & never lose
    touch with our inner child. Also, your article has confirmed
    it, I am Entrepreneur material…when others ZIG, I like
    to ZAG, lol.

    KUDOs on your fine work here!!

    Have a highly inspired day…your tribal friend Steven Suchar
    Steven Suchar @ StevenSuchar.com�´s last blog post ..Increase Your Personal Value Be A Learn It All!!My Profile

  18. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Steven,
    Great to see you here on our blog! Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed our post. Congratulations on becoming an entrepreneur! It’s the best decision you’ll ever make! Aloha 🙂

  19. Gregory McGuire Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    I keep Jim Rohn’s words with me at all times. I’ve read many of his books 2 and 3 times, and I learn something new with every new reading.

    You’re absolutely right, in that entrepreneurs do stand out, while employees simply blend in. Some people are uncomfortable with standing out this way. Personally, I’m more uncomfortable with blending in.

    Very insightful post. Thanks for sharing!

    Gregory McGuire�´s last blog post ..Finding Inspiraton In Your DemonsMy Profile

  20. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Gregory! Thank you for your comments. I’m with you! I tried to “fit in” for so long and it just didn’t “fit” me! LOL! Thank you for visiting us and for your very kind words. Much aloha 🙂

  21. Stella | Speedy Online Success Says:

    Hi Kelly:
    I’m a big fan of Jim Rohn. You’re so lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from him, closely. He’s a wise man – his quotes are super, super awesome.
    Stella | Speedy Online Success�´s last blog post ..Rapid Profit Formula Bonus: More Bonus Value At No Extra CostMy Profile

  22. Kay Wilson Says:

    Great article Kellie, and you hit the nail on the head because I have always known I was different, but in a good way.;) Helping people all my life has given me great value to the marketplace and teaching people to trust me is so important as I work at “branding’ myself.

  23. Alecia Stringer Says:

    How empowering and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge on this subject. It gave me a new outlook.
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