The Longer the Impact, the Greater the Gift

Save a lot of money this year by remembering that Expensive gifts usually have short impact value.


Thanksgiving is upon us.

Christmas will be here soon.

This is the time of year when we reflect on the things that have had the most significant impact in our lives.

For example, we celebrate Thanksgiving to commemorate the Pilgrim’s first successful harvest in the New World, even though only 1/2 of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to enjoy it.

It had a long-lasting impact because it signified their survival – they had risked everything to enjoy the gift of freedom and the hope of prosperity, and eventually the effects of their success would be experienced over nearly 400 years by more than a billion others in the future.

It reminds us to turn our hearts in thanks to God for all that we have, even when things are rough. Here in America, we think about our Founding Fathers with reverence and gratitude, but seeds of freedom were planted with that first crop of the Pilgrim’s corn.

Christmas also celebrates freedom.

Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ, whose mission satisfied the eternal demands of justice, so that all people could become free from the heavy burdens that always accompany sin. There is no greater gift, because its impact is eternal… and a gift just can’t get any longer-lasting than that.

So as you look ahead and think about what gifts you will give your loved ones this season, think about the kinds of gifts that will have the longest impact.

The longer the impact, the better the gift.

What kinds of gifts can have long-lasting impact?

It might be finally having that healing conversation that’s long overdue. It might be seeking the help you need to give up an addiction that has brought pain and suffering to your family. It might be giving support to a loved one’s dream in a more meaningful way than you’ve given in the past.

But whatever it is, remember that the things that cost the most often have the shortest impact value. You can save a lot of money this year by thinking of “Impact Longevity”.

And if you want to help someone you love have a new dose of hope, joy, or peace of mind, then consider sharing the principles you’ve been learning here. Show them how they can find hope, joy, and peace of mind for the rest of their life, no matter what challenges may come.

If you do, the impact of your gift could save a marriage, restore someone’s faith in God, or strengthen a family, and the impact could literally be felt for generations.

And here’s some good news: I have a little bit of product left over from my last speaking engagement, and I’m going to clear it out at a deep discount on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving – the online counterpart to Black Friday).

So come shop in your PJ’s with some leftover pie or turkey on your lap, and choose a few gifts that could have an impact that lasts a lifetime or even longer.

Click Here to see what’s on the list – Leslie’s Cyber Monday Specials


When Your Purpose is Clear

It’s been on the to-do list for half a decade and I’m finally getting some of it knocked out… making shorter clips of some of my events so that they can be used as quick reminders of the principles.

Here’s one I recently posted on YouTube and Facebook, and I thought it would be good to include it here, so that I can also add some clarification afterward:

The event was more than 2 hours long, so a 2-minute snippet will understandably miss some clarifications. Here are a few that I want to make sure are noted, in case you don’t get a chance to see the whole thing:

  1. Just because you’re on the right track, and just because you have unseen help, it doesn’t mean that it won’t be difficult.
  2. The fact is, living your purpose will stretch you and test your faith. But knowing that you have unseen help can help you hold on and keep moving forward until you ultimately meet with success.
  3. ‘Soul purpose’ means whatever it is that you are focused on right now, specifically something meaningful to your soul. At times it may also be your ‘sole’ purpose.
  4. It will likely evolve throughout your life. Today’s objective may give way to something that is more meaningful to you tomorrow, because as you learn and grow, you become more fully prepared to accomplish the next thing you were put here to do.

(For example, 20 years ago my ‘soul purpose’ was to help struggling math students. It was my passion, my purpose, my love. It taught me to love teaching. 10 years ago it was to help struggling families with their income by teaching them success principles. Today, it is a combination of both, raising my kids and preparing them for college and life. )

Learn more about the books mentioned in the clip:

If you want to learn the formula for making money with something you’re passionate about, watch the full-length video here:


Meet Ken Carroll

ken-debbie-carrollKen Carroll is one of our FTMF Honors Graduates who went on to Mentor Training as well as Genius Bootcamp Facilitator Training.

He has overcome tremendous odds and conquered the roadblocks to go on to fulfill a dream he has had for a very long time. Because of his tenacity, we’re proud to call him one of our Official Certified Mentors, and strongly recommend his services. He has a unique talent for having compassion for those he mentors, while still holding them to a high standard of commitment to the principles and their goals.

To read more about Ken’s story, click here.

Thanks for all you do, Ken! It’s been a long road, I know… we’ve walked it together for several years now, but wasn’t it worth it.