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"Chris Widener is one of the best speakers in America today. He is extremely motivational, funny, sharp and quick." -- Brian Tracy

"Jim Rohn is one of the most profound thinkers and mind-expanding individuals I've ever listened to." -- Les Brown

"Jim Rohn is the master motivator--he has style, substance, charisma, relevance, charm and what he says makes a difference." --Mark Victor Hansen

About the Author

Chris Widener
THE LEADER of a New Generation of
Personal Development and Leadership Experts

Chris Widener is an example of how anyone can overcome any odds to achieve a successful life and help others achieve the same. Chris has overcome many obstacles... living through his father’s sudden death when he was four, being sent away from his family to live with relatives at age nine and becoming involved with drugs and alcohol by the age of twelve.

Chris overcame those obstacles and has been speaking professionally since 1988 and has shared the stage with US Presidential candidates, nationally known television news anchors, best-selling authors and professional athletes. He has spoken on motivation and leadership to some of America's finest organizations such as General Electric, Cisco Systems and the Harvard Business School.

Chris has written over 350 articles, 5 books and has produced more than 30 audio CD programs on leadership and motivation. His articles appear monthly in close to 100 publications.

Chris is also a contributor to The Jim Rohn One-Year Success Plan.

Chris, his wife Lisa, and their four children make their home in a suburb of Seattle, Washington.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Jim Rohn International; 1st edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972626638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972626637
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By MQ on March 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
"Twelve Pillars" is a story about Michael Jones and a life changing experience he is about to have when his car breaks down on the side of the road. Michael a middle aged salesman, feels he works hard, has nothing to show for it and that his life is going nowhere.
Walking to the nearest house for help, he comes across the "Twelve Pillars Estate" and meets Charlie, the caretaker for the property. Twelve Pillars is a large beautiful mansion style house with twelve large white pillars on the front of it, which intrigues Michael. As Charlie begins to help Michael gets his car working and Michael begins to ask him about the homes pillars. Charlie tells him the pillars have significant meaning to the home owner Mr. Davis. They have made him a very wealthy, successful man and represent his method for success. Michael becomes more curious than even about the pillars and a relationship between him and Charlie begins.
Months pass since Michael's car had broken down and whatever he could he would make time to visit the estate to learn the story of each pillar from Charlie. Charlie always anticipated Michael's arrival and looked forward to their visits.
Michael had learned the importance of eleven pillars and six weeks would pass until he would learn about the twelfth one. The lessons he had already learned had made a major impact in his life so he was looking forward to the learning about the last one.
When Michael arrived that day to meet Charlie the gate of the estate was closed and he did not see Charlie anywhere in sight. He rang the buzzer and met Mrs. Davis, Mr. Davis' wife for the first time. Charlie was available but that day Michael learns the lesson behind the twelfth pillar and understands its importance.
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Jim Rohn has been imparting wisdom and sharing his success philosophies and principles for over thirty years. Chris Widener is a rather newcomer to the field of personal development compared with Rohn, but he has also shared the stage with some impressive people sharing his wisdom through speaking and writing. Now these two personal development professionals have teamed up to write a short little novel that contains a tremendous amount of wisdom in twelve secrets of success.

The book is short, only 120 pages, and very easy to read. It is a story of a young man named Michael. After his car breaks down, Michael meets an old man named Charlie. Charlie teaches Michael about the twelve Pillars of Success. The Pillars, or lessons, are very simple, but that does not mean they are not extremely powerful. If you really take what Rohn and Widener are teaching through this story to heart, you will undoubtedly achieve more and live a more productive and happy life. You will live a life that is much more fulfilling and be rewarded with more meaningful relationships.

Just because the lessons are simple, does not mean they are necessarily simple to incorporate into your life. However, if you have this little book there to remind you and keep you on track, you will surely become a more successful person.

I really enjoyed the story and I'm sure I'll read it again and again each time I need a quick boost and reminder of those things to focus on. It is such a quick read with so powerful a message, I'd encourage everyone to read it more than once. Let the lessons these two teach sink in and make sure you act upon them.

This book by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener will surely inspire you to take your life to the next level and beyond.
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This book is the starting point for the rest of my life. Within it are the seeds to launch any career or journey. Page 78 lists the 20 books from which I have created a wish list. Short, simple, yet exciting. I read it and will read it again and again. DO NOT SKIP THIS BOOK!
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If you want a book that introduces success principles in a quick, easy, and fun format, get this book. If you are a follower of Jim Rohn's material as I have been for many years, than some of it will be familiar, but introduced in a story form.
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I am not an easy sell when it comes to financial self-help books because many of them want you to do things that are improbable, or impossible, at certain times in your life. However, this books focuses on making you a successful person inside before starting the outside (material) successes. I really liked that because I believe many people think money will buy them happiness; this book shows that you must first be happy inside to be able to enjoy your outside (material) success. The only reason I gave it four stars is because I believe some of the financial advice may still be a bit impracticable for the character in the story. If he followed it exactly I do not know how he would have time for sleep!
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This book introduced exceptional life principles and inspired me to begin dreaming big dreams again. It's a simple read with profound impact... I definitely recommend it!
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A young man named Micheal has his junker car break down outside a posh home called the Twelve Pillars.
He gets help from the groundskeeper, Charlie.
Charlie starts imparting wisdom in Micheal that a Mr. Davis taught Charlie.
These principles are simple yet profound.
As Micheal applies these simple truths to his life, he sees changes in himself and family.
When he goes to visit Charlie for the last pillar of truth, he finds out Charlie has passed away, and Charlie was Mr. Davis.
He leaves Micheal with the final truth in a letter.
This is a very good book and has alot of wisdom in it.
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