“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth, will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” – Og Mandino
Funny how things work sometimes… I was set to do an event in Atlanta in the early 90’s with Jim Rohn and another famous speaker. Well, the other famous speaker had to cancel due to an unforeseen challenge. I went searching for a replacement that would be as well known, accepted, available and yes, in my budget.
My search led me to the author of The Greatest Salesman In The World, The Greatest Miracle in the World and The Choice (just to name a few), Og Mandino.
I had a lot of brushing up to do now promoting the author of over 10 best-selling books. What I did not know was this former Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine and student of W. Clement Stone had overcome many, many personal challenges and obstacles before launching his own path to success in his late 30’s.
Og by his own admission was a recovering alcoholic and he had, at one time, been close to taking his own life.
I think that is one of the reasons Og’s message (when speaking and in his books) was so compelling. He had been through hell and back and come out the better.
His 10 scrolls in The Greatest Salesman In The World is a must read (email me if you would like a PDF of the 10 Scrolls).
I had the chance to work with Og multiple times after that first event in Atlanta. His story inspired me and seeing all the people who had experienced changed lives through his message encouraged me to share it with others.
Og unfortunately passed away 5 years after I first met him. It was a sad day for the world and for me.
In his honor, here are a few more Og-isms:
It’s an honor to say one more time, Thank You Og!
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He’s worked with the top names in the personal development industry including his 18 year biz partner, friend and mentor Jim Rohn, as well as Og Mandino, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Darren Hardy, Robin Sharma and many others.
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