Here are some “Honorable Mentions” of some of the original mentors that trail blazed the way on helping the leaders of today, some still with us, some passed on, but their lessons and their teachings are still very much applicable and the base to excel.
March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989
Earl was revolutionary with his radio broadcasts with his profound, overall outlook on our very existence, Earl grew up with his single mother in a “Tent City” located in California, in later years survived the Pearl harbor Attack as a Marine on the USS Arizona. Earl has faced much and inspired millions! The lessons he taught and the information he gave told the world what it takes for a person to be a non-conformist and leader, wherever he may be.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale
Les Pursued a career in radio broadcasting, which later launched him to become a representative for the state of Ohio, and was famous for his speech “You Deserve” is a reflection on yourself and to not to sell yourself short in life and not limit your mindset or your abilities. Les Still teaches today on the importance of “staying hungry.”
“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”- Les Brown
September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009
Jim was mentored by John Earl Schoaff, and through his mentorship became a self made millionaire before the age of 31 years old, he attributes that to self discipline and the power of the mind, he is known for being an Idaho farm boy turned millionaire. Thanks to Jim’s example he was able to mold a young Tony Robbins.
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012
Zig Ziglar excelled in Sales, and traveled the United States with seminars helping corporations become fortune 500 companies in the 1960’s, he is a big proponent in helping others to help yourself. Zig Ziglar helps people realize what is truly important in life.
“You don’t have to be great at something to start, but you have to start to be great at something.” Zig Ziglar
October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970
One of the men who changed it all, the author of “Think And Grow Rich” the infamous book that is a result of Napoleon picking the brain of Andrew Carnegie, the lessons of the book are timeless and life changing, Bob Proctor claims a lot of his success to merely putting into practice it’s words.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882
Ralph was well known as a poet and a philosopher, he explored topics of the importance of individuality, freedom and the spirit. He become one of the precursors on the idea that every man should be free, and explored what he called Transcendentalism, which is basically everything is a part of something bigger.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emmerson