If you want to know how to fight life’s battles with hope, compassion and wisdom, read this book! Tim knows better than most what it takes to win on and off the field!
Winner in two categories at the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Blitz Your Life is a collection of reflections and challenges from former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw. Shaw shares stories of ordinary people who have faced everyday challenges and accomplished extraordinary things, as well as from his his NFL days and support of ALS awareness. This fighter’s message is a courageous call to enjoy a purposeful life.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of something more in life, this book is for you.
Winner in two categories at the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Blitz Your Life is a collection of reflections from a former NFL linebacker on a life lived fearlessly and challenges from a man with a sense of urgency for impact. These powerful stories range from Tim’s time on the football field to the radically different life and goals that resulted from his diagnosis with ALS in 2014. Tim also shares stories of ordinary people who have faced everyday challenges and accomplished extraordinary things. Whether they sweep floors or rebuild neighborhoods or make music, all are living lives that make a difference.
At times funny and others serious, Tim encourages readers to write their own goals and stories while pursuing their dreams. Through his whiteboard challenges, he provides practical help that takes readers on a road to success. From his NFL days to his support of ALS awareness, this fighter’s message is a courageous call to find and enjoy a life with purpose.
As linebacker and Special Teams Captain for the Tennessee Titans, Tim Shaw was known for his speed, hard-hitting ability, and enthusiastic leadership skills. His seven years in the NFL included seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Chicago Bears, where he set a club record for special teams tackles. He was also named to the USA Today All-Joe Team, honoring the NFL’s unsung and underrated players. As a three-year starter and graduate of Penn State, Tim earned Academic All-American honors. He also holds an MBA from George Washington University. Now an entrepreneur and investor, Tim is a frequent motivational speaker and supporter of ALS awareness. Blitz Your Life is his first book.
Richard Sowienski is associate professor at Belmont University and directs the first undergraduate Publishing Program in the U.S. He’s held a variety of writing and editorial jobs, working for Better Homes & Gardens, Raising Teens, Country America, Successful Farming, and The Missouri Review. He and his wife Rola call Nashville home.
Author: Tim Shaw with Richard Sowienski
Foreword: Matt Hasselbeck
5.5″ x 8.25″ trade paperback, 224 pages
- Launch event on New Year’s Day, Titans vs. Texans game
- Full promotional support from the Titans franchise
- Coordinated promotions with the national ALS Association
- Targeted PR campaign to regional and national media
- Select book-signing events
- Social media ad campaign and promotions to Tim’s fanbase
KEY MARKETING & PUBLICITY EVENTS
- Local and National Media Campaign – coverage on ESPN; USA Today network (Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Coloradan); Scout.com; Land of 10; and more.
- Speaker at TEDx Nashville 2018
Significant Titans Promotions–broadcast, online, and featured New Year’s Game Day 2017 against the Texans. Feature story distribution to media outlets, broadcast interviews on multiple Titans shows, as well as collegiate papers in Penn State.
In April 2018, Dexterity won the Gold Award in both categories for Blitz Your Life at IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards—Best Cover Design/Nonfiction and feature award of the evening, The Bill Fisher Memorial Award for Best First Book in Nonfiction. See the full list of winners here: https://bit.ly/2GMTV4f #BFA2018