Tim Allen Reveals Motto He Lives By and How it Inspires Him Daily

by Joe Rutland

“Last Man Standing” actor Tim Allen admits freely that there is a motto through which he does his best to live by each and every day.

Allen appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and host Kelly Clarkson reminded Allen and her viewers that a focus of the week’s shows was about motivation.

She asked Allen if he had a piece of advice that he lives by in life.

“I love motivational speakers,” Allen said. “It’s the only difference between thinking and doing and I remember a couple of different things I was told when I was really into Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins.”

Tim Allen Says Books Helped Him Change Behaviors

Allen said he read their books “about how to change behavior into activity.”

He said the piece of wisdom that he gleaned for his life was to “focus on where you want to be and not where you don’t want to go.”

“I remember when I was racing cars for many years, I’d be distracted looking and saying ‘I hope I don’t hit that wall, I hope I don’t hit that wall,'” he told Clarkson. “One of the instructors told me ‘If you keep looking at where you don’t want to go, you’re gonna go where you don’t want to go.'”

Allen is wrapping up the ninth and final season of “Last Man Standing,” which appears on Fox on Thursday nights.

Take a look at Allen chatting it up with Clarkson on her show.

Allen Talks About Filming ‘Last Man Standing’ Final Shows

Tim Allen talks about filming “Last Man Standing” with “penalty boxes” during a hilarious interview with Jimmy Kimmel.

It’s the last season for “Last Man Standing” after nine of them on ABC and Fox. While fans are sad to see the show end, Season 9 promises to be something special. Even if for no other reason than how “different” filming continues to be for Allen and the show’s crew during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

While appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC to discuss the show, the two veteran funnymen dive deep into how much the pandemic has changed their industry.

“It’s the same situation,” Allen begins with a smile, gesturing to Kimmel’s audience. “They’ve taken the ‘show’ out of show business. You’re just doing your work, and the lighting guy’s gotta come in and separate. It’s Disney protocols – and they’re doing it to save everybody’s lives,” he adds. “It’s just … weird.

“Our show is based on – it’s like theatre, but stand-up,” Allen said. “We have 200 to 300 people (in our) live audience. We love our live audience show. Not there!” he gestures meaning that the live audience they’ve filmed in front of is no longer present. “So we have a buncha penalty boxes,” Allen said.