Jim Rohn on Working Harder on Yourself Than Your Job

This episode is sponsored by altMBA.

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. It was a phrase that changed Jim Rohn’s life. As the legendary personal development speaker and author famously said: “If you work on your job, you’ll make a living. If you work on yourself, you’ll make a fortune.” In this clip from the archives, listen in to hear Rohn’s advice on building a life worth living, plus why you should strive for, but not expect, perfection.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the September 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

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  • In this helpful clip from the archives, learn why personal development is so important—not just for your career, but for your health, well-being and relationships
  • Your work is only a small part of who you are. Don’t invest more than you do in yourself.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“If you work on your job, you’ll make a living. If you work on yourself, you’ll make a fortune.”

—Jim Rohn

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