Thursday, July 24, 2014

Can you obey?

The Law of the Farm


1.      The Law of the Farm says that if we follow a sequence of proven principles we get a predictable performance. 
     Did you know that a proven system produces a predictable performance?

2.      The Law of the Farm applies to everything we do in business and in life. 
     Have you thought about applying this powerful law in your life?

3.      The principles governing the law of the farm are perspective, planning, preparation, planting, prevention, protection and performance. 
     Can you imagine following these principles in everything we are involved with?

4.      The Law of the Farm brings to life the biblical law that says we reap what we sow. 
     Did you know that in one way or another we are all sowers?

5.      The Law of the Farm is a natural Godly law. 
     Did you know that natural laws supersede all man made laws?

6.      Farming is the most noble of all professions. 
     Have you thought about thinking like successful farmers do?

7.      My parents used the Law of the Farm not to raise animals or grow crops; they used the law to raise boys and girls. 
     Are you applying the law of the farm?

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yes YOU can

Limiting Beliefs


Find your limiting beliefs and shatter them.

1.      Don’t ever feed for one second the thought you cannot make a positive lasting impact in your world. 
What makes you think you cannot make a difference?

2.      Channel your energies from constant struggles to constant giving. 
What makes you think you cannot be a giver?

3.      There is nothing this world needs more than people uniting to fight evil. 
What makes you think you cannot be a warrior?

4.      Our actions ought to inspire others to become more. 
What makes you think you cannot serve others?

5.      Nothing takes place of deliberate practice towards self-mastery. 
What makes you think you cannot master your craft?

6.      Courage is to do the things other don’t think you are capable of doing. 
What makes you think you cannot do what you think you can’t?

7.      All champions in history learned from their mistakes and kept on trying again and again.
What makes you think you cannot be a champion?

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On Freedom

The Value of Freedom



1.      It is easy to lose the freedoms we don’t appreciate or don’t even know we have. Which freedoms are you willing to fight for?

2.      Those that are free and don’t fight for those that are not will lose their freedoms. What role are you playing in preserving our spiritual, economic, and political freedoms?

3.      Don’t think about price of freedom and success; think about the cost of apathy, mediocrity, dependence and bondage. Which direction are you heading?

4.      Don’t fight for your rights, fight for the freedom to take responsibility; there is less competition there. Are you forsaking the rights to solve your own problems?

5.      The wise always go beyond conventional wisdom, they swim against the current. Do you have the courage to go against conventional wisdom?

6.      Invest all you can in your character; your freedoms will trail. Are you investing time and money or spending time and money?

7.      All the rewards we need are found in the journey of living a free and significant life. Are you free to live the life you always wanted to live?

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy


Monday, July 21, 2014

Powerful Habits

Powerful Habits


We are the products of our habits. Choose good habits and become their slave. The principles to be successful in all endeavors are the same, be it in the work, home, church, or community fronts. The principles are available to everyone. All we need is to develop the right habits. Education helps us make a living; self-education helps us make a life.

1.      Reading. Reading the right books expands our minds and crystalizes our thinking. Those that can read and don’t read are no different than those that cannot read. Read the right books.
2.      Listening. Listening to audios is a powerful way to learn and generate ideas. We have two ears and a mouth for a reason; let’s use them in proportion.
3.      Associating. Iron sharpens iron. We become the average of those whom we associate with. The best way to learn is to learn from the experiences of others. Choose your associations wisely. Be part of a culture of learning. Always be in the lookout for learning moments.
4.      Sharing. Knowing and not doing is not knowing. Sharing is a great way to solidify what we know. Always be in the lookout for teaching moments.
5.      Goal setting. We can never hit a target we don’t have. It is far better to have a target and miss it than not having a target. Proper planning comes from the proper goal setting.
6.      Applying. Results come from the actions we take when we apply what we know. Wisdom comes from the application of knowledge and the reflections from the results we get.
7.      Scorekeeping. We can only improve what we measure. Think it, ink it, and track it. Plan, do, check, and adjust is the cycle of achievement of champions.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Power of Leadership

What is leadership?



Leadership is influence in a positive driven direction. Leadership is the fruit of our spirit.

1.      Leadership is not about giving handouts, it is all about character, duty and honor while giving hand ups in our communities. Leadership is also about building relationships to achieve the desired results.

2.      Purpose guides us to make our toughest decisions. Purpose is the culmination of our passions, potential, and possibilities.

3.      Vision allows us to endure throughout the implementation of our decisions. Vision keeps us focused where we are going.

4.      Significant lives are only lived by those who give a hand up to those in needs. A life of service is a life well lived.

5.      Become a better you and you will attract the right people in your life. We become the average of those around us.

6.      Strive to excel in the area you have been called to excel. The key to a great life is to detect our calling and work diligently to fulfill it.

7.      We owe to our Creator to serve those in need. No great life is possible without helping others to live better lives.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

Friday, July 18, 2014

No wonder

Where does wisdom come from?


1.      People with great homes usually have great libraries in them. How big is your library?

2.      The size of our legacy will be directly proportional to the size of the dreams we chase. Are you chasing a dream or are someone’s dreams chasing you?

3.      Study gives us knowledge but wisdom comes from the reflections on our experiences when we apply truth. Is what you know so?

4.      Get information from the right sources. Did you know you can be hurt by what you don’t know and what you know that it isn’t so?

5.      Apply truth in your life. It is only the application of truth that gives us results and wisdom.

6.      Mental toughness is what separates the HAVES from the HAVE NOTS. You can choose where you want to be.

7.      Always remember that while some of us are being entertained others are working diligently to protect our freedoms. Freedom is never free.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Myth and Reality

Myth and Reality

1.      The self-made man and the born leader are myths. We were all created to help each other out.

2.      The self-centered corporate cowboys only get short term results by fear and intimidation.  Dictators abuse their positional powers so in the long run they disappear in anonymity just like a strong bull.

3.      Great leaders persuade others in worthy endeavors to make the journey easier and more fun. People crave to be valued and appreciated.

4.      A high in life occurs when one decides in what to excel, what cause to pursue. A purposeful cause is a powerful force.

5.      Leadership is having others following you because you make them feel better about themselves. Give permission for people to love what they do.

6.      Our true level of education is determined by our decision and actions. Decisions compound over time.

7.      Excellence can only be achieved by constantly attacking what ails the status quo. We are all either going forward or backwards; there is no standing still. It takes deliberate action to go forward; it takes doing nothing to go backwards.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy