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“A shrewd, inspiring and practical blueprint for anyone determined to find greater and deeper satisfactions in life.”

Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker.

Taming Tigers (Random House)

You know the Tiger: The force that stops you in the moment of bold action; changes the your body chemistry; increases the heartbeat; starts the negative chatter in your head.

And we all know, deep down, that we have a choice: Learn the skills to go past the Tiger’s roar, seize the pen and write the story of our lives or permit the Tiger to write our story for us.

Taming Tigers provides the tools to pick up that pen…

ABOUT THE BOOK

Voted 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

Everybody has a Tiger: the evolutionary survival instinct that makes humans wary of uncertainty, change and risk.

But without facing that uncertainty, change and risk we lose our growth and progress we are unable to write our unique and powerful story.

In Taming Tigers, Jim Lawless introduces the reader to their Tiger and explains ten practical Rules for recognizing and overcoming this universal human experience. 

The Ten Rules are tried and tested – and not only by high performing individuals and companies around the world. The author tested the principles himself by becoming a Jockey in 12 months and taking the British freediving record, becoming the first Briton to dive deeper than 101m on a breath.

Jim’s experiences in testing the Rules himself are woven through his explanation of the Rules – as are case studies from people who, after following the ten rules, have changed their lives or their company. From the CEO who turned Northern Rock around to a courageous front line nurse and a US Naval Officer. 

Amazon/Audible Reviews:

“Absolutely compelling… A clear instruction manual.”
“Must be the fifth copy I have purchased – when I tell my friends about it they ask for a loan.”
“An inspiring and life changing book.”
“A no nonsense and grounded assessment without pretending that it is easy.”

PHILOSOPHY

Our stories all have different beginnings. But there comes a point when we can seize the pen and write our story.

Taming Tigers doesn’t offer short cuts or quick fixes. It offers everything you need to find the desire, confidence and courage to do things you never thought you could.

To test Taming Tigers, Jim went from overweight consultant to televised jockey in a year and he has entered the record books as the first Briton to free dive below 100m.

The Ten Rules have been used in companies from San Francisco to Bangkok, from Apple to Virgin.

Now it’s your turn.

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Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading motivational speakers and a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift. He has inspired and empowered over half a million people on five continents.

What differentiates him, besides having proven his highly effective methodology personally, is his immense personal 1-1 connectivity with people in audiences of all sizes.

He brings passion, energy, interactivity and amusing elements to the stage creating an engagement that transforms mindsets with ease.

Author of the bestselling ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House), Jim has taught the skill of change in Fortune 500 companies, Olympic and Paralympic teams, business schools and government for two decades.

In Taming Tigers Jim elaborates on how to use his highly practical rules to overcome your fears and do things you never thought you could – in both your professional and private life. Reinforced with case studies and Jim’s experience of grabbing his own Tiger by the tail!

Your people’s ability to deliver a fast, agile, courageous response to disruption (whether you’re making it or responding to it) is mission critical.

Successful teams create the clarity, cohesion and consistency to deliver bold change at pace. To do that, a new mindset and infrastructure must be consciously constructed by its members.

Jim’s unique team coaching process and the team contract it produces have enabled senior teams around the world to build that mindset and infrastructure and deliver the transformation.

Join Jim’s community of those passionate about bold, fast change.

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I am being approached all the time with new ideas and challenges from those who heard you speak … I love it!

John Rawlins

Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning, Vodafone

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Jim Lawless is one of the world’s leading motivational speakers, a pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift and author of the bestselling ‘Taming Tigers’ (Random House).

Join Jim’s community of those passionate about bold, fast change.

Subscribe for news and exclusive content


I am being approached all the time with new ideas and challenges from those who heard you speak … I love it!

John Rawlins

Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning, Vodafone