Charlie "Tremendous" Jones
About Being Tremendous
People called Charlie "Tremendous" because he called everyone else tremendous. If asked how he got the monicker, he'd blame it on a limited vocabulary: When someone told him they were having a child, he'd say "Tremendous!"... When someone got a promotion "Tremendous!"... When someone got married, succeeded at something, met a great mentor... all "Tremendous". And pretty soon, everyone realized Charlie was "Tremendous."
For over 50 years, Charlie "T" Jones had a simple, yet powerful mission: To help people improve their lives through reading. Charlie entered the world of business, in the insurance industry at just 22 years of age. By age 23, he was awarded his agency's Most Valuable Associate Award. In typical fashion, he dismissed this saying it was only "because everyone else gave up and quit" - then turned it into a lesson on commitment. 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. Thousands of audiences around the world have experienced nonstop laughter as Mr. Charlie "T" Jones shared his ideas about life's most challenging situations in business and at home.
He is the author and editor of several books, including Life Is Tremendous of which more than 2,000,000 copies have been printed in 12 languages. He has been featured in numerous other speakers' books and training programs including: "Leadership by the Book" series with Ken Blanchard, "Excelling in the New Millennium" with Jim Rohn, and many more.
Charlie Jones was one of the leaders in the personal and professional development industry. His legacy lives on through the countless people he has positively impacted, and through the written words shared and the countless presentations he gave.
Quotes by Charlie "Tremendous" Jones ...
"You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read."
"Leaders are readers."
"No one is a failure until they blame somebody else."
The Price of Leadership