Living in 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.com, Positive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss pricing and scheduling.
Come on, y’all!
Let’s do L.I.F.E. together.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.