7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness by Jim Rohn

Book Review by Daniel R. Murphy

Title and Author:  7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness by Jim Rohn

Synopsis of Content:

7 Strategies is Rohn’s synopsis of his complete philosophy as it applies to wealth and happiness. He found the two inextricable. One could not likely find true happiness without some financial success and if done right, the pursuit of financial success can be fulfilling.

Rohn sets forth his core philosophy here of the fundamentals. He teaches you how to unleash the power of goals, the importance of continually seeking knowledge and why this is critical, and the need to learn how to change.

He teaches the importance of controlling your finances, mastering how you use your time, the importance of surrounding yourself with winners rather than whiners, and the art of living well.

In a mere 156 pages Rohn discusses all the fundamental skills, habits and beliefs that are required to succeed with money and to be happy. His last chapter, on living well, focuses on how to be happy without constantly seeking more.

This book is the summation of a lifelong search for the fundamentals, a word Rohn loved to use, which are essential to the genuinely good life.

Readability/Writing Quality:  

This is a very readable book. Rohn’s style is conversational, much like his audio presentations, and yet is concise.

Notes on Author:

Jim Rohn loved to talk about how he started in life as a humble farm boy in Idaho and came to be rich and famous. At 26 he was broke and going nowhere fast. He teaches how his first mentor, Mr. Earl Shoaf, began his education on these fundamentals. For over 40 years Rohn learned more and more about success and building wealth. He spent those years teaching what he learned to thousands of audiences and millions of people through an exhausting speaking schedule around the world, through his small books and mostly through is famous audio programs. Many of today’s success authors such as Anthony Robbins and Success Magazine editor Darren Hardy got their start studying under Rohn.

Three Great Ideas You Can Use:

  1. Surround yourself with people who will not tolerate mediocrity. Associate with people who are successful and who strive for success and improvement. This association will have a great influence upon you.
  2. Follow the wise words of Rohn’s mentor, Mr. Shoaf, who said, if you want to be successful study success; if you want to make money study the acquisition of wealth; if you want to be happy study people who are happy. Only by continuous learning do you open the doors of success.
  3. If you want to be wealthy and happy learn this well: learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

Publication Information:  

7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness by Jim Rohn

(c) 1985, 1996 by Jim Rohn

Published by Prima Publishing

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Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.