1. It’s not going to be fair (leaders often carry an unfair load)

  2. Leadership is an inside job (nobody is responsible for motivating you, but yourself)

  3. Expect obstacles and problems (remain calm, remember it’s not what happens but how you respond, remember the axiom “This to shall pass” and stay commited to the purpose)

  4. Success is never easy

  5. It’s a long climb from the bottom and a short drop from the top” (don’t get cocky, and don’t stop doing what you did to get success in the first place)

  6. Winners play hurt (remember the phrase “Doesn’t matter, Doesn’t matter, Doesn’t matter,….)

  7. It’s always worth it to be a hero ( you’ll never regret the times you gave yourself to others)

  8. To be tough, you must find the source of your courage

  9. Being tough doesn’t include being mean, cold hearted, bossy, or abusive

  10. The role of leadership requires the uniform of thick skin

  11. Purpose is the key (you must be tough in the name of something. Find your purpose and live your life serving it)


Other points:

  1. To make a difference, you’ve got to be different.

  2. To make a stand, you’ve got to stand out.

  3. You will be remembered for something what will it be?


When our nation calls for real leaders. When our Community calls for real leadership. Where will they be?


Will it be those few who took the time to educate themselves.

Those few who pushed thru all the problems and criticism when everyone else was serving themselves? Real Leaders bridge the gap between what it is, and what it should be.

 Great Quotes from great leaders

Ben Franklin

Winston Churchill

Thomas Jefferson


Freedom Matters

I was deeply moved today after listening to Oliver Demille’s talk on Freedom Matters. It makes me stop and stare at the ground and wonder what am I willing to do, life will not be the same in the future. I can’t just ignore the thought of some future time, looking into my childrens eyes and saying, yes it happened on my watch. Tough times make tough men. Oliver so clearly lays out a road map of what to do, he says to read these five books, there are six but I can’t remember the one. Here are some he mentioned.

*Freedom Shift  -by Oliver Demille          *Thomas Jefferson Education -by Oliver Demille       *Rascal   – by Chris Brady     *Resolved   -by Orrin Woodward    &  *The Federalist Papers      

He talks about the coming world shift which we are already in the beginng, he says it will only determine whether we have enough people who have prepared themselves for it. He refers to three skill sets that need to become a habit of those that will be a part of the shift. And we need 1.5 to 2.5 percent of the population to swing the shift. Here are the three skills one must master to play an active part in getting our country into what he calls a freedom shift. It’s really interesting to study how roughly every century every nation in history went through this shift and then you look at how the generations start out strong and then go through a cycle and end up in complacency it becomes very clear why we have a shift every century or so, the last around 1913 being a force shift. We need a freedom shift but are running behind in percentage up until now. Dig in and do the research and master these three skills.

1.  Be an entrepreneur

2. Be a veracious reader and independent thinker

3. Built a tribe

It is time to stop talking so much about what kind of leaders we want, to give less lip service to what Washington or Wall Street or Hollywood should do, and to act a lot more like citizens who actually deserve freedom.— Oliver DeMille

Oliver Demille and Chris Brady just came out with a new dvd

Freedom Entrepreneurs to the Rescue