The Race You Run is Yours to Choose
Impact is an interesting phenomenon.
In some ways we all impact each other. But the more important question is what type of impact are we creating? And is that impact big or small-positive or negative?
Throughout his career as a successful businessman, Jim Akers created impact upon the people he loved, the teams he led, and the causes that stirred his heart. Jim distilled decades of personal and professional lessons into this resource Tape Breakers. It's a proven plan that will increase your impact because it shows you how to:
- Identify and focus on achieving success that can't be lost or taken away.
- Avoid the trap that will rob you of vital time, energy and resources.
- Increase your impact on and influence with the most important people in your life.
- Surround yourself with the people and resources that high achievers use to stay focused on running the races that give you the greatest opportunity for impact and influence.
- Employ effective tools and ways of thinking to get back on track when you are feeling empty, frustrated and disillusioned.
Blending a mix of stories, research and personal experience, Jim shares a race plan that will guide you to finish strong-to positively impact people you love, teams you lead and causes that stir your heart.
Isn't it time you ran the race of your choosing-one that changes lives, inspires hearts and unlocks exciting new possibilities?
What they are saying...
"Jim is inspiring and motivating. Tape Breakers is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed."
-Teemu Selanne, Stanley Cup Champion, 10-time NHL All-Star, six-time Olympian, four-time Olympic medalist
"For anyone who really wants to live life the way the Lord created us to live-one filled with "Purpose" and "Impact"-Tape Breakers shows you how. Jim has provided an awesome framework to help guide and motivate you towards what matters most in life - People!"
-Scott Westering, Head Football Coach, Pacific Lutheran University, member PLU Hall of Fame, All-American on 1980 NAIA national title team
"I have known Jim for a decade and have experienced the impact of his leadership in business, with his family and in his community. In Tape Breakers, Jim lays out the path to lasting success. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to spend time with Jim has learned from him and his example of servant leadership. You will live a life with more impact after reading Tape Breakers and following his advice!"
-Tom Koos, CEO, Weber-Stephens Products
"Just finished and LOVED IT...Wow...Brilliant"
-Stephanie Smith, Wife, Mother, Community Leader
"Wow!! So delicately personal and emotionally stirring. I just couldn't put it down!"
Nancy Christofferson, Marketing Manager
"Jim Akers does an extraordinary job in finding an appropriate way to influence and help his audience. I say appropriate because I am usually a bit wary of motivational texts and speeches. I often feel like they lack real substance and lasting inspiration. Rather than giving the reader a short-lived sense of purpose or excitement, Tape Breakers offers real wisdom. The principles and advice in the book prompts readers to evaluate their lives regardless of where they are in their own races. Jim leads readers to a place of understanding and clarity, empowering them to lead impactful lives."
-Ben Reidy, Student, University of Washington
"Tape Breakers is one of the most compelling and impactful (not to steal a phrase from you) reads I have enjoyed in recent time. Jim's ability to tell and send a message is natural. Life as you say is a journey of races-some more difficult than others. A must read."
-Bob Milner, CEO, Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands
Foreword by Kary Oberbrunner, Author of "Day Job to Dream Job", "The Deeper Path", and "Your Secret Name".
About the Author: Jim is the founder of ImpACTful Notes. Jim earned his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, was named V. P. of Sales for a $500MM distribution company at the age of 29, and was a Group Vice President at International Paper. Jim is the author of How to Win the Achievement Game and 14 Strategies for Breakthrough Performances. Jim met his wife Kristi at Washington State University. They live in Southern California where they raised their sons Matthew and Andrew. Jim earned his B.B.A. from Washington State University, an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a graduate certificate from Stanford University. He has earned sales leadership and performance awards with Northwestern Mutual Life, Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Kirk Paper Company, International Paper and xpedx. Jim was named Vice President of Sales for Kirk Paper Company at the age of 29. Jim lead sales growth from $350MM to $500MM leading to this privately held company to be acquired by International Paper/xpedx in 1994. Jim finished his corporate career off in 2013. As Group Vice President at xpedx Jim lead a $1BB distribution business with 21 locations in the Western U.S. and serving customers around the globe with packaging, custom packaging design, facility supplies, and printing papers. If you have touched an iPad or iPhone you touched work Jim's team pioneered. Jim founded ImpACTful Notes in 2013. ImpACTful Notes is a web based service that delivers a unique text message to your smart phone five days a week. Each note is crafted to encourage, inspire, and motivate recipients to live with passion in everything they do.