“Just as every journey begins with a single step, it also ends with a single step.”
In 2011, Jim founded Awake My Sole, a motivational speaking company geared toward inspiring, challenging and equipping people of all ages to discover their God-given abilities and to use them well.
However, it was in 2007 when Jim ran 32 miles for The Bridge, a transitional house for women and children in Northwest Iowa. It was the first time he connected his passion for long-distance-running with helping others. The following year, he ran 62 miles for The Bridge. After this run, a friend encouraged him to consider running and motivational speaking as a career. Three years later he risked it all, quit his job and set off on the yearlong journey across the state of Iowa.
Jim is currently writing a book about his Awake My Sole journey. All profits will be donated to nonprofit organizations that provide housing for homeless families.