Are You Developing Shepherds, or Leading Sheep?

There is a world of difference between leading, and developing leaders.  “Leadership development” has become an organizational buzzword over the last fifteen years, or so, but few people are truly doing it.  Many pay it lip-service, but few are investing time and resources into it.  Too many “leaders” mistakenly think that training people to competently perform a task is the same thing as developing leaders.  That is why these organizations constantly have so many problems.   If everybody acknowledges that leadership development is important, why are so many leaders not doing it?  Why are the efforts of the ones who are trying to do it so ineffective?

Those two questions are actually intertwined and lay at the heart of the matter.

First of all, the biggest reason many leaders aren’t doing it at all is because it is not urgent.  They all acknowledge that it is important, but they are so distracted by matters that are urgent, yet unimportant, that they never discipline themselves to implement a program to develop to their people.   They are too busy putting out fires to develop a staff of fire marshalls who are capable of preventing the fires from happening in the first place.

The other reason is that people don’t understand how to do leadership development effectively.  Most people think that it is expensive and time consuming…and it is if you do it the archaic way of corporate America:  expensive weekend seminars, hiring consultants to be on location for months, no follow-through, no ongoing education system, and I’m sure you could list several more.  All of these things take your people away from their work, they are usually really expensive, and the results rarely last very long.  This is why so many people are scared of leadership and with leadership development they make it way more complicated than it really is.  The more simple the educational program is the more effective it will be.  This is just as true for developing leaders within you organization as it is with educating your children.  Simple is always superior to complex.

The solution:  do it the way LIFE Leadership teaches.  Small, bite size, doses of education over time.  My personal preference is to use the LIFE Leadership programs in conjunction with weekly, or bi-weekly, leadership challenge groups.  This is the process that is taught in the 90-Day Mental Fitness Challenge and I have found it to be the most effective way to inspire life-long growth and permanent change.  The system is so simple anybody can implement it into their life, if they will just turn off their t.v:  read 30 minutes a day, listen to at least 3 educational audios every day, and regularly associate with people who are also plugged in to a self-directed education and are going somewhere in life.  In a nutshell, this is the leadership education model.

I know this solution will seem ridiculously simple to many of you, probably to all of you who are products of the conveyor-belt school system, but this is the way that real leaders have always been developed (except for the audios…they didn’t have digital downloads 2000 years ago).

I encourage you to get plugged in to a self-directed leadership education and start pursuing your life’s purpose.  Stop making excuses and get to it.

God bless                                                                                                                                                Jason Fredrick

A Sense of Urgency

Tonight I found myself, as I often can be found at the end of the day, watching a movie with a notebook and pen in hand.  Originally the pen and notebook were to simply write out an outline for a book that is merely an idea, currently.  Something unexpected happened as I watched the last half-hour of the movie with two questions written before me:  my thoughts turned to my son.  I started thinking about how he lives every day.  He turns 4 next Monday, but he tries to live every day as if it might be his last.  He literally tries to get every second of playing out of every day.

What I started wondering is:  at what age to we lose that sense of urgency to live every second, of every day, to its fullest?  Why is it that a four-year old lives his life as if today is his last day, yet at 40 years old I can get caught in the trap of living today as if tomorrow is guaranteed?  What happened to my sense of urgency?  I remember being a boy and having that same approach to life that my son lives his life with.  I was so productive…so creative.  Where did that urgency go to, and how do I get it back?

Action and communication are the key.  Action is the key to feeling alive.  When you’re doing you don’t have time to over-analyze everything and to talk yourself out of doing it.  At some point you just simply have to get to work.  Even if what you’re doing is wrong, at least you’ll know.  It’s much easier to make corrections when you’re doing something wrong than it is when you’re not doing anything at all.  Action is where you feel the clock ticking and experience a rebirth of urgency.  That rebirth of your sense of urgency will make you more productive than you have been in a long time. Welcome to the ZONE!

Communication is the critical component.  Start talking about your ideas with anybody who will listen:  your spouse, a parent, a sibling, your best friend, any friend, anyone who will listen to you.  Talking about your ideas helps you to find like-minded people who are going in the same direction as you in life.  When you identify these people bring them together in a Mastermind group (see Think and Grow Rich-N. Hill).  Meet together regularly, I prefer once-a-week, but you do what works for you.  Discuss ideas when you meet with your Mastermind group.  Help each other bring the best ideas to life.

The other advantage to talking about your ideas is that it gets you out of your head.  When you hear yourself speak ideas out loud you hear them differently than when they’re kicking around inside your head.  Getting stuck in you own head is the quickest way to kill action and your sense of urgency.  So I encourage you, start talking about your ideas, even the bad ones.  Just open your mouth and let them start flying out.  Unleash your ideas on the world, I Dare You!

God bless

Jason Fredrick

The Institution of Marriage

What is marriage?  Why does every culture have marriage, in some form?  Why do pagans, homosexuals, and Christians all feel compelled to make a relationship legitimate through marriage?

So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found.  So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.  Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said, ” This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.  The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. (Genesis 2:20-25) NIV

Marriage is when a man and a woman join together and become one flesh.  Notice how God created a woman out of the flesh of man, not another man.  God created a woman out of Adam’s flesh because Adam needed “a suitable helper”, he needed a mate.  So God gave Adam his wife Eve because a woman compliments a man.  Man was not created with the ability to give birth, so man needed a female to compliment his maleness in reproduction.  So right from the beginning God set the guidelines for sex:  it is to be between one man and one woman, that man and woman are to be married, and it is God’s gift to married couples.

This is why every culture around the world practices marriage.  It’s the reason why pagans (all non-Christians), homosexuals, and Christians all desire marriage with their life partners; because humans were created, by God, with the desire to be whole.  People are complete when they join together with a member of the opposite sex, in marriage, to become “one flesh”.  This is the reason why divorce is such a traumatic experience:  divorce tears that ‘one flesh’ apart.  It is absolutely devastating to both people- spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally.  Divorcing your spouse is no different from cutting off your own arm or leg.  When the ‘one flesh’ is torn apart, neither individual is ever the same.  The scars are deep and permanent.

The final aspect of becoming one flesh is the leaving of the parents.  When a man and woman marry they are united to each other.  That means that each has to shift their loyalty and allegiance from their parents to their spouse.  Neither spouse can keep running back to their parents every time there’s trouble or conflict.  When you are married your spouse is your primary relationship.  All problems must be worked out between the two of you.  If need be an unbiased counselor can be utilized to help you work through problems, but never a parent and rarely is a family member the best choice for in-depth marriage counseling/mentoring.  The bottom line is that you are both on the same team.  Competing against each other hurts both of you.  You can never truly win a competition against your spouse, it’s like competing against yourself and trying to claim a victory.

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.-Ephesians 5:22 (NIV)

Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.- Ephesians 5:25 (NIV)

God bless

Jason Fredrick

2016 Change the World Book List

Financial Fitness Workshop

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  2. The destructive force of Fiat Money!
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The Financial Fitness Program

LIFE Leadership has recently expanded the tools available with the Financial Fitness Program.  It is now more than just a pack of information.  Interestingly, with just the Financial Fitness Pack it was already the premier financial program in the world.  Hundreds of people, over the last 3 years, have gotten debt free and financially free just by using the tools and information found in the Financail Fitness Pack.  Now with the whole program in place, the amount of debt that has already been eliminated is in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

What does the Financial Fitness Program offer?

  1. FREE debt management tools.
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    1. Financial Fitness Book
    2. Financial Fitness Workbook
    3. 8 audios from the LIFE Founders
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    1. Totally digital product
    2. 6 Videos
    3. 16 Audios
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    1. Budgeting tools (for personal and business finances)
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If you are serious about getting out of debt and taking control of your finances you need to get started on the Financial Fitness Program.  Get started for FREE.  If you need more help than just the proper tools, we’re here for you.  You don’t have to figure it out on your own.

God bless

Jason Fredrick

A Way Point For Freedom: Independence Day 2015

As we finish celebrating the Independence Day weekend in the United States there are some serious questions that need to be answered, and some serious topics that need to be addressed if Freedom is to win out over the next 18-24 months.

First some questions:

  1. How much more damage can the Obama administration do to freedom?
  2. How much more damage do they intend to do to freedom in America?
  3. Why is the agenda of every grade school and high school to funnel you, or your children, into a four-year college that is only going to get them a tremendous debt burden?
  4. How long will American families continue hitting their head up against the wall when it comes to education?  Continuing to do what doesn’t work will never get you the results that you’re looking for.

Unfortunately I don’t really have any answers for questions 1 & 2.  I guess the only real answer for those two is:  They will do as much damage to America and take as much from the American people as we will allow them to.  The only reason Big Government, Big Banks (Federal Reserve), and Big Business continue to destroy America and plunder Americans is because the American people are too lazy to do anything about it.  It’s much easier to sit back and wait for “somebody” to do “something“.

Well guess what, somebody is doing something.  The somebodies are:  Big Government, Big Banks (Federal Reserve), and Big Business.  And what they are doing is stealing your wealth and turning you and your children into slaves.  Welcome to the Financial Matrix!

The answer to question 3:  Because the government owns the public school system and the majority of the collegiate conveyor belt schools.  The monopoly of schools is a huge weapon that the state is not going to just give up.  The schooling system is a crucial piece of the puzzle to turning a once-free people into a nation of voluntary slaves.  If the purpose of American schools is to provide an education for the masses, how come 75% of Americans are functionally illiterate?  75% of Americans cannot read well enough to fill out a job application.  If you have the courage to open your eyes, you will see that nearly 60% of college graduates, today, will never work in the field of their college major.  You don’t have to look very far to see that state-run schools DO NOT deliver what they promise.  But make no mistake, they do have an agenda for you.

Question 4 is another tough one to answer with any real definitiveness.  Unfortunately, Americans will continue to set their children up for failure in education for as long as the media tells them to do so.  Sadly, most people don’t understand who is controlling the messaging of the mainstream media (see the answer to questions 1 and 2 above).  As long as Americans deaden their brains with entertainment instead of investing into their own self-directed education, the head-banging will continue.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  There are real solutions already available to all four of these social crises.  This is what the JFL Leadership Academy was created to do:  offer a real, affordable alternative to the state-run conveyor belt schooling system.  We will start working with students as young as 8 years old.  There is no ceiling on how old of students we will work with.  We currently work with students as old as 68.  We are dedicated to helping anyone who truly wants to make an impact on the world and pursue their God-given purpose.

God bless
Jason Fredrick
JFL Leadership Academy

A Revelation: It Is Time

After taking a break for a couple of days with my family and some other reflection this week, I am committing myself 100% to LIFE Leadership.  The Dream Giver (God) has asked for my dream back, and I have finally decided to stop hanging onto it so tightly.  After all, it was never really mine…it was always His.

I have been called to play my part on the LIFE Leadership team.  God has given Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady the vision of where He wants His people to go and I will humbly play my part in that vision.  I will be backing away from all obligations that can potentially distract me from fulfilling this calling.  I will continue to share the lessons I am learning, here.  And I welcome anyone with the guts to join me in this mission- 1,000,000 People!

LIFE Leadership is how FREEDOM wins this battle over tyranny.  We don’t have a lot of time left.  Time is running out on Freedom.  Come join LIFE Leadership!

God bless

Jason Fredrick