Rohn was invited by a friend to come and tell his "rags-to-riches" story to his rotary club. Jim took to their teachings like a fish to water and built one of the largest organizations in the company. " The talk went so well that soon others began asking him to speak at various luncheons and other events.
His rags to riches story played a large part in his work which influenced others in the personal development industry. Emanuel James "Jim" Rohn (September 17 1930 – December 5 2009) was an American entrepreneur author and motivational speaker.