The Impact Code - Live the Life you Deserve
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"The future of Britain's self-esteem is safe in Nigel's Hands. He has an awesome presence which touches and transforms people's lives."
—Jack Canfield, Co-author, New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series

"I believe that Nigel Risner is the best speaker in the world. He excites, he challenges and most of all, impacts the lives of thousands of people to take action."
—David Taylor, Author of The Naked Leader

“YOU made the difference Nigel and Wow!”
—Kriss Akabussi MBE, The Akabussi Company

“Not another self-help book?” I hear you cry. Well, for once no, definitely not just another self help book. You've probably tried, and more than likely been disappointed, by self-help books in the past. Why is that and why is this one different?

Well here's the truth; the fault doesn't lie in the books you have read before, it lies with you. Only you can make a difference. It wasn't the books that failed to make an impact, it was you. Get over it.

The Impact Code is a beautifully simple approach to life. So simple you will wonder why it never occurred to you to do it before. So, it's time to get off your butt and start living for yourself, for your dreams and for your life. Nigel Risner's approach is direct, sincere and devastatingly honest. If you follow the code, you will see and feel a difference in your life and the life of everyone around you. Your life is waiting for you to get started. All you have to do is crack the IMPACT Code and the world will, quite literally, be yours. The choice is yours; it always has been.


Nigel Risner’s inspirational and empowering messages excite audiences throughout the world. He delivers over a hundred talks a year in his unique, energetic style to corporations and associations. Prior to motivating audiences, he ran a successful finance company, being one of the youngest CEO's in the City of London at 26 years old. Nigel has developed a unique style, which is much loved by the tens of thousands of people who have seen him deliver his IMPACT presentation or have purchased one of his self-published books. As the only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from both The Academy of Chief Executives and The Executive Committee, Nigel is a respected author, television presenter and a prolific speaker.  Nigel’s workshops and keynote speeches are results-oriented, challenging his listeners to expand their horizons, embrace the opportunities that await them, and dare to dream of achievements which seemed impossible before.





How to use this book.

What’s the big idea?

Chapter One: I = In the room.

If you’re in the room, be in the room.

The past.

Take the good things from the past.

What is the brain?

The engram square dance.

Small stone, big ripple.


Get back in that room!

Tempus fugit.

Real time IMPACT.


Chapter Two: M = Model from the best.

Learn from the best.

Get the right kind of help.

The principles of successful modelling.


Mastermind your success.

Setting your objectives.

Why should I set goals?

Picking your team.

Quantum-leap your results.


Chapter Three: P = Passion & purpose.

Passion and purpose.

Chase your passion, not your pension.

Finding purpose in all that passion.

Surround yourself with passionate people.

Tell the total truth faster.

Who says you can’t?


Chapter Four: A = Action.


Get ready for action.

Light a candle or two.

Small action, big change.

Start with yourself.

You can’t aim a duck to death.

Far-off shores.

Sense and sensibility.


Chapter Five: C = Comic relief.

Comic relief.

You get what you play for.

It’s a jungle out there.

Know your animals.

Who’s grooming who?

Something to smile about.

The Risk Poem.

A friend in need.


Chapter Six: T = Trust.


Judge for yourself.


Make yourself trust, make yourself believe you can do it.

Trust yourself.


Chapter Seven: What next?

Keeping the code alive.

Six ways to keep the IMPACT code alive.

The IMPACT Poem.

More words of wisdom.

More exercises.

Solutions to the dot puzzles.

Further reading.

About Nigel Risner.

Praise for Nigel.

Other titles by Nigel Risner.



"If you aspire to a better life you'll enjoy The Impact Code..." (Newark Advertiser, August 2006)

"...tough questions...words of wisdom..." (Business Life, October 2006)

"This book is a haven, a sensible and calming 'place to go' when all around you is chaos, madness and pointless. It is something of a talisman...will provide ideas for leading a better quality of life.... This book will help you realign your internal compass." (Personnel Today, November 2006)

"Lots of good advice, words of wisdom, and salient points." (First Voice For Business, May 2007)