The Financial Matrix

The Financial Matrix, like the fictitious Matrix in the film, is a system of governmental money control designed to keep people in bondage to debt (control the flow of capital & you control the masses & a culture of borrowing).

This seven minute video peels back a few layers of the onion and, more importantly, offers real-time solutions.

The Financial Matrix 2

 

The Financial Matrix

Red or Blue

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LLR Corporate Subscription overview

LLR Corporate Development

The LLR Corporate Development Program (overview)

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[AR] Actual Reality (new tech!)

Absolutely amazing!

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GLS 2018 Highlight/Recap

More info on this, here.

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Is truth, truth?

Twisted, pretzel logic, alternative facts & opinion reported as “news”. . .  Pilate_What is Truth

. . . there is, apparently, nothing new under the sun . . .

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
~Winston Churchill

 

 

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More “more” & more “before” . . .

A sees MORE than others see & they see it BEFORE others see it.   GLS_2018

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Effective, Fervent Prayer

You’ve heard it said that “Leaders are readers”. The leaders I know are also pray-ers. Do you pray for your organization? For your leaders>? For the successful implementation of your policies, procedures & projects?

Wise men seek the Lord’s council as well as His blessing by praying to know His will. Before taking the business “battlefield” – try spending some time on your knees, seeking His wisdom for your next move.
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From Blackaby.net, July 9th, 2018

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
James 5:16b

God promises all believers that if we live righteously and pray fervently, our prayers will be effective and produce significant results. How do we treat a promise like this? We might argue, “But I do pray, and nothing happens!”  Our problem is that we do not hold ourselves accountable to the Scripture. God’s Word says that prayer ought to accomplish Effective+Fervent Prayermuch. If our prayer life is not accomplishing much, what should we do? If we are praying but seeing no results, should we conclude that this promise is untrue? Should we excuse this Scripture as impractical and unrealistic? Or should we examine ourselves to see if we meet its conditions?

James says that fervent prayer avails much. Could it be that we are not as fervent in our praying as we should be? Fervent prayer means we do not quit easily. Fervent prayer means we purposefully spend sufficient time in intercession. Fervent prayer means we cry out to the Father, sometimes in tears, with our heart and soul. Fervent prayer comes as the Holy Spirit assists us in praying with groanings too deep for words (Rom. 8:26).

According to James, our righteousness will ensure effective prayer. God’s standard of righteousness is different from ours, for He looks beyond our actions, even beyond our thoughts, directly to our hearts. How then should we hold ourselves accountable if our prayers are accomplishing little? If nothing happens when we pray, the problem is not with God. The problem is with us, for God’s word is absolutely reliable. If we adhere to what God requires, He will lead us to pray for things that align with His purposes, and God will answer our prayers in a mighty way.

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4 Essentials When Bringing New People on a Team

Very apropos, as I’m bringing on a new team member this week & scheduling another four members this month – and we’ve already started these processes:
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By LifeWay Leadership | By Eric Geiger

Growing up in the New Orleans area meant my mom became really skilled at cooking gumbo. It is amazing. While the roux is the part of the gumbo that impacts its taste the most, each new ingredient alters the taste. Add shrimp or crab and the taste changes. Throw in okra or a bell  pepper and the taste is altered.

In many ways, a team is similar to gumbo. Just like the roux, the culture of the team—the New Team Membersconviction and values that guide the team—impacts the team the most. But just as each additional ingredient impacts the whole pot, each new person who joins the team alters the entire team as well.

At times I have mistakenly approached onboarding new team members too casually in my leadership, assuming that the healthy team would easily ingest a new team member who was aligned in mission and values and skilled for the assignment. But bringing people onto an existing team requires intentionality and care. Here are four essentials in doing so:

  1. Remind Others on the Team to Pursue.

The leader who brings the person to the team is typically the first one to pursue the new team member, the one to share vision and values, the first one to establish a relationship, which will be important for working together. But a new team member is not only joining the leader; the new team member is joining the team. A healthy team will pursue relational connections with new team members, but the leader should encourage the team to do so.

  1. Assign New & Existing Team Members to Solve a Problem Together.

Solving problems together builds trust and unity more than trust falls and retreats. When a new person joins the team, assign a problem to the new person and others on the team to solve together.

  1. Invite New & Existing Team Members to Pursue a Goal Together.

Similar to solving problems together, pursuing a shared goal together will unite a new team member to those who have already been on the team. Because the existing team has been together, the new member is going to hear inside jokes, past stories, and important tales from the group’s history. If there is not a new goal, that is all the person will hear. So going after a new goal together helps the new person understand there is a place for him or her.

  1. Establish Early Wins.

When someone joins the team, have the conversation with the new team member about what the priorities should be the first few months. While there is nothing magical about the length of the “first 90 days,” leaders use that phrase for a reason—starting well is important.
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Eric Geiger serves as one of the Vice Presidents at LifeWay Christian Resources, leading the Resources Division. This blog post first appeared at EricGeiger.com.

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