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An Important Message that Stands the Test of Time

BestThingsAudioBy David Sawicki for

“Life has NO guarantees!”

While that statement may provoke serious contemplation, it also serves to underscore the need to live each day full-out and goal-oriented.

That is just one of the inspirational messages from Internationally-acclaimed speaker Jim Tuman. Tuman’s message has resonated with over 2 million people of all ages, world-wide, for the last 40 years.

“How do you want the people in your life to remember you?” – putting a spotlight on the superficiality of a materialistic-driven society – is another.

Now in his mid-70’s, Mr. Tuman continues to urge his audiences to take a serious look at the path they are on and to put “people first, things second.” His message certainly resonated with one woman, who is now a mother that decided to share it with her own child:
“Hi Jim, I remember when I heard you speak 25 years ago.  I was in junior high at the time and we had a self-esteem week.  I was really moved by your “The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things” speech and then immediately got your cassette with the same title.  Your booming voice and poignant stories really affected me.  I have a daughter who is now at my same junior high and I am going to have her listen to that old cassette tape.  I still have it.  We will also listen to your “You Are Not Alone” video on your website and whatever else you have.  Please know that you really did change my life and after 25 years I am passing on your message to my children. Best to you.” —KA, Santa Barbara, CA

There is good news for this mother, and those that have experienced the effect of Mr. Tuman’s presentation: that cassette is now available on CD and digital download. CD Baby, the world’s largest distributor of independent music, now carries the CD. Digital distribution partners include: CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and many more. The Apple Music Store will also carry the work for download.

This recording is based on concepts that will affect every person at some time in their lives. It is intended to inspire and motivate people to complete unfinished business and pursue their dreams, goals and wishes before one’s time is up.

“The reason it is so powerful is that it happens everyday, all over the world,” Jim states. “The fact that life can change in a phone call, for everyone on the planet, helps the listener to understand that NOW is the only moment they have to tell somebody they love them. If we don’t say it, we could carry the weight of regret- ‘I wish I would have said it’, one day!”

Jim Tuman has appeared on broadcast TV, including: ABC, NBC, CBS National News, the Today Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has also been featured in leading publications, including: Newsweek, USA Today, Business Week, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, and the New York Times.

He founded the Jimmy’s Kids charity, a Christmas (and now year-round) Program serving over 30,000 children who would not otherwise have a holiday. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of CD’s and digital downloads will benefit this non-profit organization. Visit for more info.

To underscore this powerful and relevant message is the inclusion of an original song, “Time”, by accomplished musical artist Karl Anthony (Track 7). Click the link below to make this remarkable work your own:

PLEASE NOTE: For the maximum experience, we recommend listening to this program, in it’s entirety, from start to finish. Track separations have been assigned for your convenience- to pick up the program where you may have left off- and by no means are designed to separate the presentation.