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July 13, 2012

Local CEO commits $10,000 cash for not doing 3 things

EDMOND — Local author and CEO Tom Pace has committed to give away $10,000 in September in an effort to make a difference in people’s lives by NOT doing three things: complaining, gossiping or lying.

“A friend of mine gave me a book called ‘A Complaint Free World,’ by Will Bowen,” Pace said. “It sat on my desk for weeks before I picked it up. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down until I was finished.”  

“It gave me the answer to improving my life and provided a simple system to improve my behavior.”

The 3PointCommitment is designed to remind people of those behaviors — complaining, gossiping and lying — and help break those patterns. How it works is, you place a wristband on your wrist, and it stays on that wrist until you do one of those three things, complain, gossip or lie. If you do, you move the wristband to your other wrist and start over on day one.

It’s not as easy as it seems. Pace started this process in mid-December of 2011. So far, he has made the commitment for 7 days, twice, but is confident he can make it 10 days without complaining, gossiping or lying.  

“My energy level and my overall attitude have improved immensely,” Pace said. “I want to encourage other people to change the world by joining me in the 3PointCommitment.”

Pace has committed to giving away $10,000 on Sept. 7 to people who have completed the 10-day commitment. When founding the program, his goal was to make the process simple, so he developed a website for people to get more information and to watch inspiring videos about the 3PointCommitment.

Pace said you can wear a wristband already in your possession or 3PointCommitment wristbands can be purchased for $1.50 at

“Just wear something as a reminder to help improve those behaviors. Just setting a goal and achieving it is a great reward. But knowing there is a $10,000 cash drawing, makes it even better.”

Once the 10 days are completed without doing those three things, go to and click “I Did It” to be eligible for the $10,000 cash drawing on Sept. 7.

“My goal is that this will take off nationwide and thousands of people will participate. Can you imagine what this world would be like if everyone participated? We could really change the world just by not doing these three things,” Pace said.

Pace is the founder and CEO of PaceButler Corporation (, which he launched in 1987.

For more information, or to order a wristband, go to: Or contact, Tom Pace, 5915 N.W. 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73127, or call 755-3131, ext. 229.

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