I was blessed to interview Jim Stovall for my Journey To Success Radio show.
I also read his book 'The Ultimate Gift' and it is now in my list of top 5 books I have ever read. I cried 5 or 6 times as I read the book over a 3 day period.
The Ultimate Gift has also been made into a major motion picture starring James Garner, Drew Fuller, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Cobbs.
Jim is the bestselling author of 15 books including The Ultimate Gift, The Ultimate Life and The Lamp which have been made into major motion pictures.
Jim Stovall has shared the stage with: Zig Ziglar, General Colin Powell, Christopher Reeve, Tony Robbins, Dr. Denis Waitley, And more...
Jim has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought after author and platform speaker. He is the author of the best selling book, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin.
Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes magazine, says, “Jim Stovall is one of the most extraordinary men of our era.”
"Thank you for the most inspiring speech I've ever heard
in my life!!"
~ Harvie DeBaron Million Dollar Round Table
Here is a very brief summary of the 12 Gifts in the book:
1. The Gift of Work
"He who loves his work never labors"
2. The Gift of Money
"Money is nothing more than a tool. It can be a force for good, a force for evil, or simple be idle"
3. The Gift of Friends
"It is a wealthy person, indeed, who calculates riches not in gold but in friends"
4. The Gift of Learning
"Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you grow"
5. The Gift of Family
"Some people are born into wonderful families. Others have to find or create them. Being a member of a family is a priceless privilege which costs nothing but love."
6. The Gift of Problems
"Problems can only be avoided by exercising good judgement. Good judgement can only be gained by experiencing life's problems."
7. The Gift of Laughter
"Laughter is good medicine for the soul. Our world is desperately in need of more such medicine."
8. The Gift of Dreams
"Faith is all the dreamers need to see into the future"
9. The Gift of Giving
"The only way you can truly get more out of life for yourself is to give part of yourself away"
10. The Gift of Gratitude
"In those times when we yearn to have more in our lives, we should dwell on the things we already have. In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing.
11. The Gift of a Day
Life at its essence boils down to one day at a time. Today is the day!"
12. The Gift of Love
"Love is a treasure for which we can never pay. The only way to keep it is to give it away."
What would you do to inherit a million dollars? Would you be willing to change your life? Jason Stevens is about to find out in Jim Stovall's The Ultimate Gift.
Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family.
"Although to date your life seems to be a sorry excuse for anything I would call promising, there does seem to be a spark of something in you that I hope we can fan into a flame. For that reason, I am not making you an instant millionaire."
What Stevens does give Jason leads to The Ultimate Gift. Young and old will take this timeless tale to heart.