Alex Nickerson

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Just Do It

This video was brought to me a few years ago by Orrin Woodward and Claude Hamilton. Every time I hear it I get goose bumps. This is a great video explaining how to win in LIFE.

We are at a time in LIFE right now where the competition is so high. I feel like I am back in High School playing hockey and every shift counts so much. This is the most exciting time I have had so far with the LIFE community, we have something for everyone.  These next few weeks are the most critical of the year. These next few weeks will determine the Top Gun Power Player for the past 3 months of community building. This has been an epic battle so far.

Whats on the Line:

KCB: Does it mean: Kick Claude’s Butt or Kiss Claude’s Butt. Only Time will tell

24 Hour Mentoring Session with the #6 Leadership Expert in the World: Mr. Orrin Woodward (Is sure to determine a Policy Council next year)

The Top Gun Power Player Trophy: This is the toughest and most meaningful award to win on the TEAM.  Previous Winner: Terry & Ann Franks

All the excitement and drama will unfold in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of October 26-28 2012. It is sure to be the most impactful weekend we have had so far with the LIFE community.  If you are looking for ways to get there to see all the action, talk to someone who is going and we will make sure we get you down there.

Let’s make these last 10 days counts for Kaizen, Go Power Player.

Just Do it, and Do it and Do it. 😉

All the Best in LIFE,

Alex Nickerson

Ontario Explosion – New Turbo 50s – Paul & Tara Ferrusi

How’s everyone doing on this fine June afternoon. I am excited to announce the newest Turbo 50s on Kaizen Dynasty.  I met Paul and Tara Ferrusi a little over 4 years ago and we hit it off right away. I have watched this couple go from being totally consumed with their everyday lives to going out and serving people throughout Ontario.  Paul and Tara have become some of the best students in our whole organization. They are both in their late twenties and you wouldn’t notice as they are wise beyond their years. I am excited for everyone to hear their story on stages around North America.

The Ferrusi’s

Here is an article that the Ferrusi’s have written about their time so far in LIFE.

What a simple concept, learn from other people’s mistakes and don’t do it.  Learn from other’s success and apply it.  Who ever thought it would be so simple.  Since we have been plugging into the Life information it has benefited us in numerous areas.  It has astonished us on how much the Life information has guided us down a path where we have focused on individually growing in our relationship.  By focusing on ourselves, it has allowed us to grow together as a couple.  Because of our growth in different areas we have watched our children grow and strive to be the best people they can be.  What we love about the Life information is not only seeing the growth in ourself, but watching other people improve their lives in all 8F’s.  The best of all is being able to pay it forward to everyone you meet by giving them access to information on having a better marriage, to be great parents, to grow individually and to have better financial knowledge.  We would have not be able to offer this to anybody, if it wasn’t offered to us.  So thank you Alex & Leighann Nickerson and Claude & Lana Hamilton for providing us with an opportunity to “Live the Life we have Always wanted!!”


Paul & Tara Ferrusi

Jonathan, Paul, Tara, Aiden Ferrusi

Leighann and I are so proud of this couple for their continued fight for a better future for themselves and the people around them. Turbo 50 is just a stepping stone for this couple and they are just getting started. Next for Paul and Tara is Round Table and freedom for the whole family.  Look out it will be here before you know it. If you know this couple and they have made a difference in your life in any way please leave a comment at the bottom.

All the Best in LIFE,

Alex Nickerson

The Life You Have Always Wanted!!!!

We just got back from an amazing and inspiring weekend in Columbus, Ohio.  Here is an introductory video that my wife Leighann is in.  This video explains a little about what we do on a daily basis to improve the lives of people in North America.

I would love to hear your feedback on this video. Also if you atteneded the weekend in Columbus, what was your favorite part? Who were your favorite speakers?  What were the highlights for you?

All The Best in LIFE!

Alex Nickerson

The Five Levels of Leadership

 I have been studying material which I have received through our LIFE business and have come across something I have been sharing with a lot of people in the past two weeks. I thought I would give a few examples on the levels of leadership. The following information has come from John Maxwell’s book, Developing the Leader Within You and his new book The 5 Levels of Leadership.

The 5 Levels of Leadership

The 5 Levels of Leadership

1. Position/Rights

This is the smallest form of leadership, which is usually followed up with a title. A lot of people think just because they have a great position at work or in a business that it makes them important and they can call themselves leaders. Most people who have a position are actually managers rather than leaders. This level of leadership is usually given to people rather than earned by their talents and abilities. People will not follow positional leaders any further than their title.
A great quote from Maxwell referring to this level of leadership is, “When the Leader lacks confidence, the followers lack commitment.” I see this a lot in business where people find themselves wondering why they can’t move on. They say things like, “I have told everyone what to do,” or “My team won’t do anything.” Always remember, the speed of the team is the speed of the leader. One main reason why people get stuck at this level of leadership is they may have trouble developing meaningful relationships with people. In other words, people may not like you. The key to moving on here is developing your people skills and learning to genuinely care for other people.

2. Permission/Relationships

This a level where people will give you permission to lead them based on your relationship. The saying, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” applies here. The deeper, more solid relationships you have, the longer you’re able to lead someone. You can love people without leading them, but you can’t lead people without loving them. Just because you care about someone doesn’t mean you’re able to lead them.

A lot of times people get stuck here in business because they have a hard time getting to the next level of leadership, which is performance. In our business, you may be able to lead someone for 1, 3, or 6 months on a good relationship but if you don’t show them progress, it’s probably not going to go much further than that. The key to moving on is seeking a mentor that can help you hone your skills to be able to develop results and be hungry for the knowledge.

3. Production/Results

This is the level where great things begin to happen. This is where you help people get positive results in LIFE or business and create momentum.  Here, people are focused on results, having a lot of fun and are full of excitement. This level is where people get together to accomplish a purpose.

When you can lead people to this level you are destined to lead for a long time and make a great impact on many lives. Anyone can get to this level by just learning and being persistent and not ever worrying about failure. Some fail to arrive here because they give up just short of being consistent enough.

The biggest downfall to this level is, when some people hit it they think they have arrived and sometimes can develop an ego. Always remember, your organization can only get a certain size when you are the only leader. The main key to moving on to the next level is identifying and developing up and coming leaders by mentorship and coaching.

4. People Development/Reproduction

I once heard that a success without a successor is failure.  This is one of the most rewarding levels of leadership because the only way to get here is to empower others and help them grow personally. This is where a lot of your time is dedicated to mentoring and coaching other people to excel in their careers, lives, or business. The only downfall is sometimes people may think you’re a positional based leader. The way around this is always be leading new people through all these stages of leadership by mentoring and coaching. Most importantly, show them how to move through each level by being out in the field with them.

5. Pinnacle/Respect

This is the level I aspire to reach in the future. Only a lifetime of proven leadership will allow a person to gain the rewards of such a purposed filled life. At this level, you have spent decades mentoring and molding leaders. Your greatest joy is watching others grow and develop into better leaders. This is where your leaders become loyal to you forever. This is where you are nationally recognized and are sought out by others to be their mentor. A great example of this level of leadership, in my opinion, is Orrin Woodward. Today in the world when it is popular to be average, Orrin stands up as an individual that has spent the last 12 years of his life dedicated to reaching a million people and improving their lives. I totally believe within the next 10 years Orrin Woodward will be on the cover of Time Magazine as one of the greatest Americans this world has ever seen.

What level of leadership are you at? Are you striving to get to the next one with everything you got? The TIME IS NOW!!

All the best in LIFE,

Alex Nickerson

The Family Unit – Purserving the Future for our Grandchildren

Orrin Woodward – Leadership Expert

The information I have been learning through Orrin WoodwardClaude Hamilton and the LIFE materials is creating a huge call to action and a sense of duty is being instilled within me. This is a post I felt compelled to write after an amazing conversation I had with my dad and his wife a few nights ago. Feel free to comment on my thoughts.

Today we are living in a society where the badge on most people’s shoulders is “I’m too busy.”  In contrast, the television ratings seem to be higher than ever. Today I was listening to a CD and reviewing some research done on, “How much time the average father in North America spends with their children on a daily basis.” What they mean by this is quality time; looking into the eyes of their child and communicating effectively. How much of this quality time would you guess is spent? Two hours, one hour, 30 minutes, 15 minutes? The sad truth is that in today’s age, the average father will spend 37 seconds of quality time with their children a day. I was shocked beyond belief when I heard this. After looking at all the surveys and intense research done in this field, the speaker on the CD went on to talk about how today’s culture is preparing for a future where we will eventually lose all of our freedoms. Men today are seen in the media as being over weight couch potatoes that watch football and drink beer. That needs to change. I saw the movie “Courageous” a few weeks ago and it simulates a real life story about the family unit in today’s society. I believe this movie should be seen by every family and will cause a ripple effect to make people see how important the family unit really is. It’s one of those movies that you buy for yourself and watch over and over again. It’s about a call to action for all men to change their families for the better. Here is the movie trailer. 

The majority of parents today have the thought in their mind that they want to provide a better life for their kids. I can understand this for sure; however, the word “better” is actually replaced by the word “easier.” Back in “old school days,” as my dad would say, he was raised in a society where the family unit was the main thing.  Families ate dinner at the dinner table; they prayed together and were thankful for all that they had, no matter how little. Back then, you knew everyone in your community. If a project came up like building a barn, house or church, the whole community chipped in to help. Everyone valued each other and lived by the golden rule, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Parents would instil their world views, principles, morals and ethics onto their children.  

What is it like today? These principles are slowly going by the wayside.  Many parents are ‘too busy’ to instil their beliefs onto their children. They expect our education system or day care providers to do this for them. In today’s age, our children are getting their morals and beliefs from the media and are learning how bad the world is way too early in life. This, in turn, causes a negative world view in their lives. When is the last time you saw a young person help someone they didn’t know, whether it be an elder in their community or a peer?

Today we are taught or educated in a field where the person or business (university or college) doing the teaching has no personal investment in making sure you succeed. I was reminded of this about six months ago when I was in Antigonish going through the drive-thru at a fast food establishment. I noticed the guy that handed me my food had a St. Francis Xavier University ring on; he had graduated from the local university and as a result, he gets to work for minimum wage. A very high percentage of graduates don’t even work in their field of study. Education today is way more about socializing than learning. Back in the “old school days,” you had a mentor that would teach you in your chosen field and this person had an invested interest in making sure you were successful. What happened to the days where people always seemed to have mentors in their life that truly cared for your well-being and wanted to make a difference in this world? They really are few and far between. I really feel blessed that Claude Hamilton and Orrin Woodward have come into my life and challenged me in all the 8F’sand taught me “how to think” instead of “what to think.” 

Oliver DeMille

I had the amazing privilege of listening to one of the top 10 freedom fighters in the world, Oliver DeMille. He gave a talk on what it will take to restore the freedoms in our countries. I was in a crowd of about 18,000 people who were on the edge of their seats the whole time he spoke. He asked for volunteers in the fight for freedom; he knows he can’t do it alone. He finished up by saying that if only 3% – 5% of the people in our countries would stand for freedom, then we would go into a Freedom Shift that will preserve a better future for our grandchildren then what their fate is now.

Will you be part of the 3% – 5 %? Your grandchildren are counting on you!

All the Best in LIFE, Alex Nickerson

Team, Life and Leadership!!

 When I look back over the past five years of my LIFE it is still hard to believe the changes that have taken place. Five short years ago, I was graduating from university and thought I was going to excel at this thing called LIFE. When I got into the “Real World,” I quickly realized it wasn’t all it was cut out to be. I was told as a young boy to finish high school, go to university and then find a great company to work for, with benefits, and I would be set. This is exactly what I did. I took a job working for a Fortune 500 photocopier company and figured within a year I would be living the good life.

Sadly to say, everything went downhill after that. I took everything I had learned thus far in my life and started going into debt–fast. I started living by the all too common rules of today, “Your Richer Then You Think,” “Ho-Ho-Hold the Payments,” “Borrow to Get Ahead”.  Student loans started to pile up, with all my payments reaching over $900 dollars a month. After six months of going backwards $1,500 to $2,000, I had began to start losing hope that it was ever going to get any better.

Then one faithful night, I received a call from my sister offering an opportunity to gain control over my life again. I had no clue what she was talking about but was willing to do almost anything for a change. A couple of days later, Claude Hamilton came into my life. He sat down with me and began to draw out a way to regain control of my life by concentrating on eight main areas called the 8F’s: Faith, Family, Finance, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friends, and Fun. At first, I must say it all sounded too good to be true but then he started to give me information in those areas and everything began to change.


Baileigh, Marik,and Jaxon

Baileigh, Marik,and Jaxon

I went from living for the weekend to living a life for excellence. It was amazing to see things that I had learned in university become outdated as fast as it took me to graduate.  I have learned more in the last four years about how the world works, people skills, freedom and purpose in life then I did in the first 25 years put together.  I am so glad I got introduced to the LIFE Leadership Company.  Through the principles, teaching and mentorship from Claude Hamilton and Orrin Woodward a lot has changed.  In the last three years, I got married to the woman of my dreams, had three amazing children and was able to regain control of my time, walking away from my day job after 23 months of studying and applying the principles from this amazing Life Leadership business.

I am writing this blog for anyone who is tired of ‘living for the weekend’, ‘living paycheque-to-paycheque’, ‘mediocrity’ and who wants to gain some information on how to live a more prosperous life in the 8F’s. Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady are in the Top 15 Leadership Guru’s in the world, best selling author’s and have developed this system called Team and LIFE along with Tim Marks, Claude Hamilton, George Guzzardo, Bill Lewis, and Dan Hawkins. All of the information provided in this blog will come from this Leadership and Life training system. I have never claimed to be an expert in any field and I certainly am not here either, all I am striving to be is the best possible student I can be. I hope the information shared here will be a blessing in people’s lives as much as it has been in mine.

All the best in LIFE,

Alex Nickerson

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