The Principles of L.I.F.E.



Living new-headshot-ovalin the Washington, DC/Metro area has been one of the highlights of my life. Besides being a hop and a skip from President Barack and First Lady Michelle, I am also closer to family, friends and relatives. What more could a man want? But, for me, going through the relocation process is more than just moving from one city to another.  It also affords me the time I need to reflect, dig deep to catalog the messages that could potentially impact other people’s lives for the better.

As many of you know, I am passionate about entertaining, educating and enlightening others.  That’s why I founded Culturally Coded Content as a creative writing and strategic planning firm.  In the past, I have been known to speak out, and write, about various topics.  However, the two topics that I am most passionate about are Positive Youth Development and Prosperity (both temporal and eternal).

According to Wikipedia.comPositive Youth Development refers to “intentional efforts of other youth, adults, communities, government agencies and schools to provide opportunities for youth to enhance their interests, skills, and abilities.  And Prosperity, both temporal and eternal, is securely connected to the favor one receives from a transformative and merciful Creator.  When the two topics are meshed together, you craft messages that give children, adolescents and young adults the impetus for leading what I call independently fearless and empowered lives.

And that is what the first presentation in my new Jeffery Faulkerson | PRESENTS series is all about.  I’m endeavoring to speak to 100 middle and high school students within the next 5-6 months about The Principles of L.I.F.E. (Living Independently Fearless & Empowered). Too many of our young people are walking through life fearful and disempowered because they lack what I call an Adult L.I.F.E. Vision.  Without this Adult L.I.F.E. Vision, young people are destined to lead mediocre lives rather than excellent ones.

The first three Principles of L.I.F.E. are simple:

Principle # 1 (Behavior Management): Take every thought captive because your thoughts control your feelings, your feelings your behaviors.

Principle # 2 (Academic Achievement): Develop the maturity and discipline to make A’s in all of your classes, for scholarships are given to scholars not students.

Principle # 3 (College & Career Awareness): Take full advantage of opportunities to learn more about self, college and career.

There are four more.  If you would like to know what they are, and how youngsters can use all seven to do L.I.F.E. the right way, email me at to discuss pricing and scheduling.

Come on, y’all!

Let’s do L.I.F.E. together.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


3 thoughts on “The Principles of L.I.F.E.

  1. Pingback: The Principles of L.I.F.E. — Culturally Coded Content | J.A. Faulkerson

  2. Robert Smith

    Good morning, a friend of mine, Willie Chester, reached out to me about your efforts. My name is Robert S. Smith, National Vice Chairman of the organization of Concerned Black Men, Inc. Please email me, I would like to put you in touch with the DC chapter President.


    1. J. A. Faulkerson

      Mr. Smith:

      I visited the DC Chapter’s website, and I was quite impressed with the things it is doing to impact young lives. I definitely would like to sit down with the Chapter president to determine if his constituents could benefit from my services. My initial focus is on low-income, first-generation (to attend college) middle and high school students.

      Willie told me that he was going to reach out to you. I shared with him yesterday some of the things I hope to do in the future in the area of Positive Youth Development. Part of it has much to do about presentations for youths, but another part has something to do with serving youths and their families on a grander scale.

      I look forward to hearing back from the DC Chapter President. My telephone number and email address are noted below.

      Be blessed, and continue to be a blessing.


      Jeffery Faulkerson, MSSW
      Strategist | Author | Speaker
      Culturally Coded Content


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