Financial Fitness (Matrix Escape)

​Most financial programs only teach the Defensive principles, selling tons of programs but falling short of the advertised results because partial information, insufficient inspiration, and a non-existent community is a recipe for failure. As a matter of fact, even if another program did exist that taught the Financial Matrix playing field and the Defense/Offense, it would still fall way short of the mark because it lacks the “secret sauce” essential for any programs that requires habit changes, namely, a community of like-minded people going in the same direction.

  


  This is just a short segment from Leadership expert, Orrin Woodward’s recent blog. He goes on to describe LIFE’s best selling product, the Financial Fitness Program and why it truly stands alone. Check out the rest of the blog here: Orrin Woodward Leadership Blog

Do you feel strapped financially? Do you feel stuck with no way out? Do you feel the pressure of interest weighing down on you? Are you truly living the life you’ve always wanted? If not, we can help!

God Bless!

Jeremy Pethke

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Fighting Out of The Matrix

Hello!  It has been awhile since I posted anything. I came across this blog this afternoon.  It conveys a very powerful statement. This is a true testament to where we are today!  It does only take one to speak up to start a change. We as a culture need to wake up to what is being done behind the scenes today.  Sadly we have become so numb to our current culture that people don’t even see when they are doing things right in front of our faces. Truth is truth.  Sometimes truth can be painful but that doesn’t change the fact that it is still nonetheless truth. Our society is in one of the biggest scams it has yet come across! Best selling author Orrin Woodward calls it the Financial Matrix.  Check out Steve’ s blog post here and leave your thoughts.   Fighting Out of The Matrix.

God Bless

Jeremy Pethke

The Hourglass

Kristen’s words here are wise beyond her years. I have had the pleasure to know Kristen for a few years now, and she is one the youngest, most insightful, women I know. She has had many obstacles hit her life, and has more ahead of her. But she takes them in stride because she has a faith that many people never achieve. Kristen is influencing many lives already and I believe she is already creating a legacy, like a Jackie Lewis, whether she believes it or not.
God bless and enjoy!
Jeremy

Kristen Seidl - Living an Intentional Life

Sometimes I lay in bed at night and think about the day’s events and just wonder if all of this is real? I have to pinch myself just to make sure that I am alive. It’s on nights like these, when my mind will just not shut off, that I reflect on how strong God made man to be.

grandmaThis past Monday I had to bury my grandma. She was my last living grandparent and a woman who stole my heart while she walked this earth. We had a very special bond that I believe very few grand-kids develop with a grandparent. I never imagined living my life without her and now that she is gone, it has made each day just a little bit more empty. She lived her life as a reflection of who Jesus Christ was. She was self-less, loving and forgiving. She lived a full life…

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A Spy in Our Country!?

Hello everyone,

As I’m sure most of you are aware, the government can now watch and record just about everything you say or do. But what you may not realize is that this directly impacts your FREEDOM. While we may still have some freedoms for a short while, if we stand by and do absolutely nothing, we will lose them all! We as a nation need to realize and remember what happened to other nations that let the government protect them. It is our DUTY to stand up for our rights and preserve them…
New York Mayor Bloomberg recently suggested that Americans should give up freedom in exchange for a promise of security!! We are way off base today, and need Americans to realize that!

This is a post that best-selling author, sought after speaker, father, son, husband, and business leader Oliver DeMille posted this morning. Everyone needs to read this and understand it. This is no longer a time to stand by and watch the US slide into complete bondage!

Thank you,
Jeremy Pethke

Spy On Me?!

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 02:00 AM PDT

I am really angry. Upset. Surprised. Shocked.

Mainly angry.

I have been studying history, freedom, and current events for well over two decades now, and I don’t think I’ve ever been this upset.

I’ve built several businesses, taught thousands of people the classics of liberty and free enterprise, written a number of books, researched and given hundreds of speeches, built a twenty-four year marriage, raised a family of eight children, faced major health challenges.

In all that time I can’t remember ever being this angry.

My wife walked in, saw tears running down my cheeks, and asked, “What’s wrong?”

“I’m so angry I just can’t stop the tears,” I told her.

She looked at me strangely. “This is new,” she said softly.

“I mean, what kind of America are we living in today?” I asked her.

Then we talked. I slowed down, took a breath, and told her what happened. Here’s how it went:

I read an op-ed from the New York Times (“Bill Schools Barry on Syria,” June 15, 2013), which characterized the majority of the American people’s view of the government spying scandal as: “Spy on me.”

Individuals care when the government spies on them and uses it against them personally, but most Americans don’t care that the government spies on everyone.

Some feel that spying is okay if it helps national security, and many have just become cynical: “Of course the government spies of all of us,” is the new common response. “We’ve known that for years.”

“Whatever,” they say as they shrug their shoulders.

This is the very definition of apathy, and such indifference always comes toward the end of the historical pattern nations follow when they lose their freedom.

Maybe people are so tired of fighting for the 2nd Amendment that they just don’t have the energy to stand up against the Obama Administration’s attacks on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th Amendments.

In case anyone is counting, that’s seven of the ten Bills of Rights under direct attack — from the U.S. Government, the most highly-funded, most humanly powerful entity on earth.

For that matter, the Bush Administration started the attacks on Amendments 1, 4, 5, and 8, and the spying as well, so the momentum against freedom is growing.

If the majority of Americans don’t care that our government spies on us, then they don’t care if it unjustly arrests, tortures and imprisons citizens. And if we don’t care about these things, we don’t care about freedom.

That’s where we are as a nation.

Freedom is hanging by a thread.

Unless something changes, something big, we will soon lose our freedoms for good.

“It can’t happen here,” someone is sure to say.

But it always happens. It has happened in every free nation in history. And it is happening to us right now.

“I don’t really care what the government does. Just keep me safe. Spy on me.”

Really?

Really?

Maybe too many decades of relative peace and plenty have created an American citizenry that doesn’t realize just how precious our freedoms are. Maybe we’re too caught up in our own challenges at work or home to do something when freedom is being lost.

If so, we don’t deserve freedom.

An earlier generation of Americans refused to allow British tea to be unloaded on their continent because it would mean accepting a tax without representation. They drew the line on principle, and suffered greatly for it.

But it was worth it.

In contrast, we don’t even stand up for freedom when our own personal privacy is at stake.

“Forget the Bill of Rights,” our generation seems to be saying, “and forget the Constitution. Leave these things to the experts. We are too busy making a living and enjoying our freedoms to get involved in something as silly as the government spying on its people.”

When John Adams heard that the citizens of Boston had thrown the tea into the harbor, he wrote that he considered it the beginning of whole new epoch in history.

And when the great British leader William Pitt, Lord Chatham, heard that America was in open rebellion, he rose in front of the British Parliament and declared:

“I rejoice that America has resisted. Three million…people so dead to all the feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest [of the British Empire].”

I wonder what he would say about our generation finding out that its own government is spying on us all, including the press, and a majority saying, “Duh! Of course they are,” and going back to whatever they were doing without a second thought.

Three hundred million American people, a majority of whom are apparently “dead to all feelings of liberty,” is itself the beginning of a whole new epoch in world history.

“Spy on me”?!

Wow! How far we have come since, “Give me liberty, or give me death” and “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

When did the American people shift their motto from “Don’t tread on me” to “Spy on me”?

It is time for anyone who cares about freedom to take a serious look at our life. Are we really going to just sit back and watch freedom die?

If this sounds too melodramatic, then we don’t live in a nation where the majority can be characterized as choosing: “Government, spy on me.”

Yet we do. That’s how the majority of Americans now feel about our freedoms. That’s not melodramatic, that’s reality.

It’s time to get real: Freedom is being lost, and few people are doing anything at all about it.

Of course, I’m not suggesting violence. That won’t solve our current problems. Not at all. We need real solutions, not angry posturing or stupid violence. These would only make things worse.

What will actually work is for regular citizens to get outside their comfort zone and find ways to really influence our government.

This will be hard, but it will work. This is what I’m suggesting.

I’m suggesting activism. I’m suggesting getting angry, scared, or SOMETHING enough to get involved. In elections but even more between elections. I’m suggesting making your voice heard, and making a difference.

I’m suggesting not just going with the flow when the flow is headed off a cliff. And make no mistake: that is exactly where we are headed.

I’m suggesting that unless a lot more people stop being complacent and actually get involved — right now — in influencing government, we will witness the end of freedom. I’m suggesting that YOU are one of those people.

One thing is absolutely clear in history: People who don’t take a stand for freedom lose it. And people who don’t even care about protecting their freedoms enough to take real action lose it very, very quickly.

I hope you are angry, too. Have you shed some tears that we’ve come so far in losing our freedoms that a majority of citizens are okay with being spied on by the government?

Think about it. Cry. Weep.

Tremble for your country.

I know this kind of emotion is dismissed, even ridiculed, by many in the current press and academia, but this is a low point in America every bit as shocking as the Boston Tea Party was a highpoint against monarchies.

It’s a game-changer. Tears are appropriate. Freedom is dying.

When are regular people who care about freedom going to make their desire for freedom really known to our leaders?

DO SOMETHING.

Figure out how you can best, most wisely, effectively promote freedom and make a real difference. Be smart, be respectful, obey the law, and take action!

Don’t tear anyone else down — that doesn’t really help. Find a way to positively build freedom. Do something that will really, truly help the cause of goodness and freedom.

Do it soon.

Seriously, if you care about freedom, do something to promote it. Something good. Something uplifting. Something positive.

I don’t know what you should do, but put your talents, gifts, time and resources to work for freedom. Figure out the best way you can truly influence freedom, and do it.

The world needs you.

Now.

Oliver DeMille

A Life of Priorities

  priorities This morning as I was reading a post by Bob Rasmussen on his leadership blog, a thought popped into my head… How many people are really living a life of priorities over obligations? The thought struck me pretty hard because I realized that there were very few. What I have found to be true is that with the correct information and mentorship, someone can get themselves on track to live a life based on those priorities. Through the mentorship of Bob and Tina Rasmussen, and principle based information through the LIFE Subscriptions and the LIFE Training tools, Samantha and I have learned to start living a life focused on our priorities instead of our obligations. Many people today are too busy going home to work trying to collect a paycheck. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that, as long as it what you were called to do, but today most people are so strapped, that they have nothing else on their mind other than that paycheck. Because of what we were taught growing up, many of us have forgotten that this country was founded by entrepreneurs. It was by the labor of their back and the sweat of their brow that we are here today. But most of our founding generation built businesses that provided an income that didn’t require them to be there, which then allowed them to pursue their purpose and live their life closer to their priorities. Are you pursuing something of value? something worthy? something that can produce those type of results for you?  As you read his post I want you to ask yourself: What are my priorities and am I living my life based on them?Bob and Tina

God Bless

Jeremy

Here is the post:

Priorities or Obligations?

I became excited about 10 years ago when I was first introduced to a principle that others had adapted of living a life where my priorities would come first and obligations would be handled after the priorities were satisfied. This seemed like a wonderful way to live and at the same time a very daunting principle to establish and live by. Yet successful people I was studying and associating with were doing just that and wanted to teach me and my family how to do just that!!

The first step to implementing this lifestyle is to clearly define what my priorities are and ask the hard questions of what obligations stood in the way. The tools we used to start came from our LIFE business education system. A key component to begin is to create a mission statement for you and your family and clearly define what is important to you. I found the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey, instrumental for us to begin to clearly define our priorities. steven covey quoteCovey walks through a life changing process that will help change your thinking. One thing I have learned beyond a reasonable doubt is that all change and true success begins with a change in our thinking. You see my wife and I had been raised or programmed to believe that to chase the “American Dream” of material wealth and power was where true happiness or joy would be for us. That could not have been further from the truth!! It seemed every time we got that next thing or the next income increase we became further indebted to others and the short-term excitement wore off quickly and created a void which we then wanted to fill with the next material upgrade. Basically, I felt as though I had “sold my soul to the company store” and created a bondage to the bank which forced me to spend my time doing work more than any other activity. It is interesting that as we sat down to clearly define our priorities in life, that work ended up on the bottom of the list. We found that what we truly valued the most were centered around God and family, not work and wealth.

The real eye-opener for us was when we said okay these are our real priorities, how much time do we spend doing and/or living them on a daily basis? What I found for me was that my life was consumed in chasing the dollar to the point where somewhere between 70-90 physical hrs. per week were spent on the job and another 10-20 mental hrs. were consumed in running my construction business. Well assuming a 16 hr day, when not sleeping, I was spending about 100 of 112 available hours to the job and only 12 to my God and family! The LIFE business and TEAM leadership has taught me how to reverse those numbers and we feel so blessed to have experienced this change in our lifestyle.

The bottom line on learning new habits and changing our lifestyle to live out priorities instead of our obligations is learning to take a stand and lead. My mentor George Guzzardo, posted on 4/12/2013, in his blog article, “A call to stand up and Lead” , We see the philosophy of relativism becoming prevalent in our world. Cinematic, political, and journalistic influences distract us by redefining traditional values.  The classical theory of truth was held by virtually everyone until the nineteenth century. Today, post modernism and relativism rejects the theory of truth.

These influences have over time harnessed us and confused us and have torn away at the true core values that I believe most people have yet feel unable to really live. Today, I say to you take the time to evaluate the truth in your  life and stand up and lead your family to what you value as a priority for your future! Come join us in Madison WI, on April 16th, from 8-10pm, at the Alliant Energy Center to hear ORRIN WOODWARD teach us how to do just that! God Bless, Bob