Who Was Charlie “Tremendous” Jones?

Charlie Jones was a top motivational speaker and adviser. He inspired thousands through his books and speaking. We have featured some of his work here on the blog.

Charlie Jones began selling insurance at age 22. At age 23, he was awarded his agency’s Most Valuable Associate Award. Ten years later, he received his company’s highest management award for recruiting, manpower and development, and business management. In 1965, he founded Life Management Services to share his experience through seminars and consulting services.

Mr. Jones addressed thousands of audiences around the world where he spoke of his ideas about life’s most challenging situations in business and at home. Two of his speeches, “The Price of Leadership” and “Where Does Leadership Begin?” have been enjoyed by millions.

Jones is the author and editor of nine books, including Life is Tremendous with more than 2,000,000 copies in print in 12 languages.
He is featured in the “Leadership by the Book” series with Ken Blanchard, “Excelling in the New Millennium with Jim Rohn,” “Dynamic Achievers World Network” series, “The Automotive Sales Training Network” satellite training service, “Insights Into Excellence” training series, Nightingale Conant’s “Executive Treasury of Humor” series and two thirty minute programs by Salesmasters, “The Leading Edge” and “Learning – A Tremendous Experience.”

Jones was a guest lecturer at Emory University, Goizueta Business School; University of Southern California, Purdue Life Insurance Marketing Institute, L.S.U. Insurance University, University of Tennessee, Lamar College, Harding University, Southern Missionary College, Dickinson College, Palmer College, Logan College, Life College, Parker College of Chiropractic, Pensacola Christian College, Executive Management School of the America Management Association.
Charlie Jones was a President of Life Management Services Inc, Executive Books and ToolsCart.com. He sat on a number of advisory boards and committees.

Jones was well known for his great enthusiasm and was nicknamed “Tremendous” because of his frequent use of that word. Many of his smaller books use that title, as in Books are Tremendous.

Jones was a firm believer in the importance of reading and study throughout one’s life. He sold millions of books and gave many away.
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones most famous quote was undoubtedly: “You are today what you’ll be five years from now, except for the people you meet and the books you read?

Sadly for us all Charlie Jones passed away on October 16, 2008. However he left us with a rich library of books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and other materials available through his websites.

You can read more about Jones and his work at:


You can visit his book business, Executive Books, and get great deals on books by Jones and many others at:


Jones favored many of the classic books and approaches to success literature. There is a lot to be learned from this tried and true collection of books. Many are small, very affordable and make great gifts. Check out Charlie Jones’ site and his materials. His enthusiasm will make you smile.

Wishing you well,

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

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