If you don't stand for something,
you'll fall for anything!

My job as your coach, advisor, and consultant is to help you stand for something that will stand the test of time, and create the freedom and lifestyle you desire. 

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ~ Victor E. Frankl

From the Desk of Jeff Barnes

Dear Fellow Leader,

My name is Jeff Barnes, and most likely you haven't heard of me until very recently. You were likely directed to this page by one of my peers, colleagues, clients, or staff members because they saw something in you that warranted an introduction.

Before you read any further, understand this: I am in a place in my life where I only want to work with the best - those who are motivated to create freedom, autonomy, and prosperity in their lives and leave a legacy. 

It is important for me to make a difference in this world, and to do that, I must create space to work only with the best and most ambitious people. 

For you to believe that I can do that for you, this letter is going to be long. If you don't want to work with me, aren't ready for harsh realities, or don't think that I'm the right person for you, that is completely fine, and I suggest you look elsewhere for help. 

In fact, when I told one Fortune 100 C-Suite Executive that I "have recently become a little too abrasive for most people," his response was "recently?" 

If you're looking for help with your life, your business, your finances, or your legacy, but can't handle a blunt and straightforward response to your challenges, then I'm likely not a good fit for you, and I suggest you don't waste your time reading any further. 

If however you can:

1. Handle the truth, even if you don't like hearing it...
2. Listen to another person's perspective without being easily offended...
3. Understand that your paradigms will be challenged and corrected...
4. Listen and modify your approach to just about anything we discuss...
5. Check your emotions and ego at the door...
6. And open your mind and be coachable...

Then there is a chance you and I could work together. 

Because here is the honest truth...

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."

~ President Ronald Reagan

If you truly want freedom in your life, & want to create a legacy then you must cast off every belief you have been 'given' and prepare to challenge every assumption you have!

If you continue reading this letter, realize that I want one thing and only one thing for you and your family...

Freedom!

What does Freedom mean to you? 

This is an important question to ask yourself, and then to try understanding if you are truly living that life.

For me, freedom means the ability to...

Do what I want...

When I want...

Where I want...

With whom I want...

Without being harassed, discriminated against, or obstructed...
As long as I am not causing harm or destruction to others or their property.
And sadly, I do not feel that is the life you are able to live right now. Nor is anyone else.

But what I FEAR is that many people do not see this truth.

Most people do not see that they cannot do what they want, let alone where or with whom they want because those basic liberties have been obstructed or eliminated entirely by the government.

And worse yet, the government has managed to instill such fear in the general population that even though you may not go to jail for doing what you want, so many people harass and discriminate against your decisions, you personally, and even your children that it makes it uncomfortable to even be out and about.

Imagine, if you will, a future worse than what we are dealing with today.

A future in which you are told what to wear, when you can go outside, which establishments you can frequent, where you can live, what you can drive, or any other number of limitations on your life.
Would you stand for that? Or would you rebel?
 
Would you sit idly by as more of your freedoms and personal liberties are destroyed?

What if the government began telling you what to put IN your body, not just ON your body!?!

Is that something you would be okay with?

What if they said what news you were allowed to see and hear, and prevented you from ever hearing or seeing dissenting opinions?

Would you feel free then?

At what point do you feel you are no longer free? 
Does it take having armed guards on every corner in America enforcing the laws for you to finally feel imposed upon?

Or what if every time you left your house you were worried someone might call the police because you didn't wear your government issued face coverings?

Would you feel threatened then?

What if you were told you could no longer travel outside of your own country or even state because you don't have a special injection in your blood?

What if you were being screened for everything you ever said, posted, commented on, or typed on social media, your emails, your phone calls, or anywhere else?

Would that be too intrusive? Or would you be okay with all of it?

What if they told you that you weren't smart enough to think for yourself or your children? That the government was the only appropriate authority when it came to how children were raised, fed, vaccinated, and schooled?
Would you believe them, or would you feel uncomfortable?

Well, my friend, guess what?

That future is already here! Just because you aren't going to jail yet does not mean that we are not already in that place.
 
Police are being called by neighbors because people are leaving their homes without a face mask, or having a backyard BBQ with ten people.

Small businesses are shuttering their doors because of lack of patronage and the government is not saving them.

Large businesses are surviving through government subsistence and enforcing mandatory face coverings for all who enter, regardless of whether you have a medical condition or not.

We are being threatened with forced vaccinations and proof of such to be able to travel or visit the locations of our choosing.

Schools are not reopening for fear that children or teachers MAY get sick.

Airlines are going to require proof of vaccinations, face coverings, or advanced medical screening before they allow you on their planes.
Countries, states, and even cities are beginning to close their borders to those who are not in compliance with their rules. 
Do you feel safer? Do you feel like you are doing what is right for you, your family, your friends, your children and their children?
 
Or do you think that maybe we should read that Declaration of Independence again? Maybe take another look at the Bill of Rights?

Or even just remember the National Anthem...

For unfortunately we are no longer the "land of the free and the home of the brave!"

It's a lie to make us feel good.

But I assure you...your grandparents, those who fought for freedoms around the world, and the founding fathers are rolling over in their graves right now...

Because most people just rolled over and took it without a fight.

All in the name of fear.

But the question is...

What do you do when your freedoms, liberties, rights, and everything you hold dear is being threatened by everyone around you, including the government?

Do you fight? Do you wield guns and weapons to keep the wolves at bay? 

What is the ultimate defense against such crimes?

How do you, as one person...

One individual...

One Father...

One Mother...

One business leader...

One LEADER...

How do you fight back?!?

The first, most obvious, most widely accepted answer is...

You Don't!

By the way, that is also the exact WRONG ANSWER!
Most people believe that they are being protected when a government steps in and takes away some of their freedoms.

"It's for the greater good" they say.

They believe there is actual safety in blind faith of their government and the authorities.

And 99.99% of those people will never be truly free or create a legacy in their lifetimes!

But that is not you.

You are not a sheep. You are not a person who will simply go with the flow and accept the status quo.

That is the only reason you are still reading this letter.

I assure you that 99% of the people reading this letter have already left the page and not read this far because they are either a) offended b) don't believe me c) think they are already free and correct or d) incapable of choosing freedom.

Luckily for you and I, you are not one of them. 

You have the ability to choose your own destiny and fight for what you desire!

Sadly, society has programmed us from birth to blindly follow orders and do as we're told. 

Most people never learn to actually think for themselves.

Think about it...

As toddlers we are told "No" more than any other word in the dictionary. Of course as parents we understand we are trying to protect our children from harm.

For example, "No! Don't touch the hot stove!" Makes sense, of course, but it programs our brains early on to listen and follow orders.

Then in school, we are taught how to do everything. How to read, how to write, how to type, how to add and subtract, and even how to think!

Doing things differently than our teachers explain causes their heads to explode because they just can't comprehend a different way. 

So again, we are taught to blindly follow orders.

Then after high school, typically one of two things happens:

1) You go to college
2) You join the military

At college you are told more of the same- how to write, how to think, how to act, how to behave, and how to complete your courses.

In the military (as I was), you are told EXACTLY WHAT TO DO, let alone how to do it and how to think.

As an adult, you likely watch or listen to the news, and if you only follow one media company, then you are literally being told what to think! They don't give you a choice or just the facts anymore...

It is all just a nonstop barrage of their own political agenda.

Don't believe me? Consider this...

Over 90% Of all mainstream media is owned by SIX corporations!

- 1,500 Newspapers
- 1,100 Magazines
- 9,000 Radio Stations
- 1,500 TV stations
- 2,400 Publications 

All owned by a tiny minority of the world!

When the smallest minority of people in the world control the total flow of information, you can see WHY we are all taught and told the same things...

How to act, how to think, how to live, and on and on.

Which is exactly why attaining true independence and freedom is nearly impossible!

Nearly...but not completely!

It is up to you to ensure your own freedoms remain intact. No one else is going to do it for you.

No one else in the whole world cares as much about you, your freedom, or your legacy as you do.

But I haven't answered your question yet, have I?

How do YOU SPECIFICALLY obtain true freedom and create a legacy that you can pass on?

Well, here they are. Here are...

The Seven steps to ultimate freedom and prosperity in your life!

Over the course of my lifetime I've had the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds in the world, and have been a firsthand witness to what it means to lose your freedoms as an individual.

I have also determined what it takes to be free, and the steps to make it happen. 

Before you read on, please realize that this is not an easy task, nor will it happen over night. 

But it is necessary to follow these steps if you ever hope to create lasting freedom and leave a legacy in your lifetime. 

Before we get started, please realize that a lot of these freedoms do coincide with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but it goes well beyond that.

Further, please realize that as you go through these steps personally, you will be attacked, vilified, and lambasted by even those closest to you, let alone acquaintances and the general population.

If you are ready for them, then let's dive in...

1. Freedom of Thought

The first and most important freedom is Freedom of Thought. 

The ability to think for one's self is far and above the most important character of humanity one can possess.

Freedom of thought precedes all other freedoms because it is what is between your two ears that makes you human and allows you to follow your heart's desires towards other freedoms.

Freedom of thought allows you to be first and foremost free of other people's opinions they push upon you as fact and lets you make up your own mind as to what you would choose.

From now on, whenever you are posed with a so-called "solution" to an answer, or hear two sides of any debate, stop to think for yourself what the answer ought to be before listening to anyone else's. 

2. Freedom of Will

Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded. Free will is closely linked to the concepts of moral responsibility, praise, guilt, sin, and other judgments which apply only to actions that are freely chosen.

Free will can only occur after you first think about potential outcomes and consequences, and then you can act upon those desires. Free will is the defining difference between us and animals.The ability to think about what we are thinking about, and then act accordingly. 

3. Freedom from fear

After you have a chance to think and decide, you must then be free of fear to act up on your decisions. This is far and above the hardest freedom to attain.

The following freedoms may seem harder depending on where you are in life, but freedom from fear is undoubtedly the hardest for most people to attain. 

Why? Because they feel it is out of their control.

Fear is something that others would impose upon us. Fear is not something easily ignored.

However, in order to obtain the ultimate freedom, you must learn to overcome fear in all its fashions.

Do not misunderstand me...danger is real. There is always danger lurking around the corner. But fear of that danger is largely unjustified. 

4. Economic Freedom

5. Freedom of Expression

6. Freedom from Constraints & Limitations

7. Freedom to change