About Jim Lord

Jim is a former long-time radio personality, professional speaker, and columnist, who is directing his efforts toward the encouragement of young people. A parent of six children, Jim promotes the philosophy that positive personal vision is the single most important thought process of successful youth.

“If from the earliest years a person can clearly and realistically visualize his or her own future existence, life-altering decisions are likely to be made with greater care. I am merely attempting to predict to my youthful audiences what those choices may be and what consequences could occur, positively or negatively. I think it is important for a young person to seriously ponder the question, ‘What am I going to be when I grow up (career-wise)?’ But I think first and more importantly one should ask, ‘What kind of person do I want to be (character-wise)?’ I also address issues like personal appearance, work ethic, fad following, and attitudes, all of which are manifestations of character, and I try to encourage young people to think carefully before reaping long-term negative consequences.”

Jim writes and produces a  presentation for middle school and high school entitled, A Reflection of Your Future, a collection of “Life Lessons and Supporting Stories” packaged in easy-to-understand 60-second audio segments for broadcast over school intercom systems during morning announcements.

He also writes and produces The Beginning of a Hero™ and The Beginning of a FAMOUS Hero™, designed for students in grades K-6 as a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY / POSITIVE PERSONAL VISION / PROACTIVE BULLY PREVENTION program, and he follows up with personal appearances in live school assembly presentations. His programs are applauded as timely and effective tools for teaching character and personal vision.