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Local writes book about financial, personal success
Rockford native Paul D. Jones knows what it’s like to struggle, but he also knows what it takes to succeed in life. The son of a single mother who always sought to help others, he took that passion and applied it to his own career, and now he wants to empower others. His confidence and take-charge attitude led him to a successful career in marketing and sales, and paved the way for a series of self-help DVDs and books that he now uses to motivate others to overcome their personal obstacles and pursue their goals.
Jones is a self-made millionaire, financial expert and author of two books. His first book, Who Told You … You Were Broke, encourages readers to “start speaking life into what appears to be a dead situation,” he says, referring back to what God said to Adam, as recorded in the Bible. He says, “It’s not about what’s in your bank account, it’s what’s in your heart.”
Who Told You paves the way for Jones’ second book, Schedule for Success, due later this year. “The main foundation of this book is to get people to realize that nothing that is unorganized or in chaos can prosper, but if a person goes out and schedules himself for success, he will have success in that area,” explained Jones. He says the book teaches readers how to achieve success in all aspects of their lives. Now, in addition to his motivational books, DVDs and appearances, Jones runs JMG Net Worth and My Financial Worth, companies that specialize in credit repair, debt payoffs, credit monitoring, tax advice and daily budgeting.
As he continues to build his own empire and teach others how to build theirs, Jones says his ultimate personal goals are “to be the best dad, husband, friend and son that I can be” and “to leave financial wealth to my children’s children. But, more importantly, he says, he aims to make God proud of him and his work.
“If God’s happy with me, then I have succeeded,” he says.
Posted Jan. 30, 2013