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Module 3 - 5 Weeks

Learning Work Ethics & The Lessons Of Living Life
Going From Poverty To 200 Million A Year








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Hopefully by now ...

Hopefully by now you've noticed obedience and character are two of the keys of great leaders. 

Several other traits which make up character have also been expounded upon in several sections to this point:

Actually, there are principles on almost every page you have been on here at AGS Life Academy.  Have you noticed?  And taken advantage of them?

Now let's continue on that theme of great leaders and in this Module take it to greater heights.

The textbooks selected are perhaps outstanding to do just that from two different perspectives.  Yet, with the overall whole character development in mind.


Let's Continue

Also, hopefully and confidently by now the two textbooks for these still-learning foundational principles you have already ordered and received. 

There is a Volume 2 and there is merit to have and read it, but Volume 2 is not nearly as important as Volume 1, from the Academy's perspective.  

Get  ONLY  the 1st Edition - the 1986 hardcover edition as subsequent editions have been horribly corrupted.  Therefore, you should ask the seller for that specific edition ONLY.  If you can't obtain this explicit edition, write us and we know a backup source.  Check your local library as well.

Elbert Hubbard's classic 1899 essay, delivers the message that the real hero is the man who does his work well and without question—the man who carries the message to Garcia.

The essay is based on the true story of young Lieutenant Andrew Summers Rowan, who at the time of the Spanish-American War was sent to Cuba alone to carry out a difficult mission, which he did with ''sheer courage and indomitable spirit.''

One book is super short but very powerful and is a Classic well known for its message of work ethics and its outcome.

The second gets us back into autobiographies for a whole series of principles to learn. 

If you hadn't noticed, we do love autobiographies as usually, there are lots to learn from them and about the authors who wrote those works.  Therefore, with so many to choose from and time so short, one should select only great men to study from. 

Also be selective as too many leaders may teach the wrong principles.  I.e. opt for autobiographies of leaders from before 1960 when character meant something and the slide of mediocrity wasn't plummeting like lead in air since.


The 2nd Textbook Of This Module

The 2nd textbook is about a man and what he learned over the years.  And he learned a lot and shared a lot in his autobiography.  A master educator one could easily say.

He went from dire poverty for 28 years to generating in excess of over 200 million a year by giving everything away and without asking for anything in return. 

He has been invited and did visit more Heads of State in their respective offices worldwide than any other human being.  Many, multiple times. 

He became known throughout the world at the highest levels as An Ambassador without portfolio and An Ambassador Of Peace.

He has earned the right to share some of his secrets to the world.

Very uncommon autobiography and textbook for our studying and gleaning from.

As we said before we do enjoy autobiographies as they teach many principles you may not get any other way.  From any other source.

This one is a prime example as it gets people to THINK even more. 

How not to accept what you may have been taught before by ANYONE.  To be inquisitive.  To prove all things for yourself.  

Also, how to prevent future problems BEFORE they occur. 

So many foundational and super basic principles can be transferred to any profession or any industry or any individual or any couple. 

Especially, the self-employeds.  Every sales person, marketing person and several other professions should have this textbook dog-eared.

An awesome work ethic and human relations builder as well. 

Don't quit or give up when the going gets tough.

Basic how-to "Street Smarts" from a different perspective than the norm. 

YOU can go forward without crying over past spilled milk. 

These lessons that you can learn and implement immediately are powerful. 

An excellent all-around textbook.  One could easily spend multiple semesters on this one textbook, there really is so much to learn from it.  One college does just that.  One entire year of 2 semesters.

The dust jacket for this Volume reads:

"Herbert W. Armstrong was recognized and respected by leaders in government, industry and education around the world.  Until the time of his death in January 1986, he was pastor general of the Worldwide Church of God and editor in chief of the Plain Truth magazine which he began publishing in 1934.  In 1947 Mr. Armstrong founded Ambassador College in Pasadena, California.  He was also founder and chairman of the Ambassador International Cultural Foundation, known for its cultural, charitable and humanitarian activities.  Herbert Armstrong visited more than 70 countries proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom of God, and he was highly honored by heads of state in such critical areas as Japan and China, Black and South Africa, Israel and Egypt.  Even in his nineties, Mr. Armstrong continued to write, broadcast and preach the good news that God will intervene to save mankind in this generation!  Among his books are The Missing Dimension in Sex and The Incredible Human Potential, which explains the awesome plan God is working out in human life,  The Wonderful World Tomorrow - What It Will Be Like and The United States and Britain in Prophecy.  He also authored The Seven Laws of Success, as well as his Autobiography."


There is a Volume II and it is a nice read as well, but that is not nearly as important for our purposes as Volume I is.  Should you wish, you can obtain that Volume as well, but consider that Volume is on your own.  It is not part of the 6 Modules foundation formula.


Consider During This Module - Some Side Lessons

Mid way through this Module 3 and through this textbook, we suggest after the textbook's Chapter 15 "Launching A New Business", consider the whole subject of Biology and Science and Astronomy and the whole universe. 

Consider the details and how it was all formed and the marvels of it all.  The intricacies.  The beauty and how it is so incredibly designed and formed.  The majesty of the interaction of all the parts. 

Consider the shear beauty of things most people just take for granted.  How man is part of the whole and is totally dependant on other things beyond just man. 

Get to appreciate these other subjects of Biology and Science.  Not to change the parts but to appreciate what they all are and how they interact with man.

Click on this PowerPoint Presentation while turning up your speakers and consider the magnitude of what you watch.  EnglishAstronomie2.pps  

Don't know who to give credit for the presentation as it was sent to us in an email attachment.

A short presentation that should make you think.  Think about the universe.  About Astronomy.  About many other factors. 

There is a message at the end of that presentation AGS Life Academy is not endorsing fully, but it is part of the presentation and we don't know how to separate it.  

Remember, this is an international online educational Academy with the purpose of getting the student to think outside the "norm".  To discern. 

  • To discern the truth and learning to discern what is truth and what is fiction and what is deception regardless where something came from or from whom. 

  • To discern what is important and what is not. 

  • Not to trust any man, including us. 

    • Or, any fellow worker. 

    • Or, any leaders. 

    • Or, any company. 

    • Or, any organization. 

    • Or, any government. 

UNLESS ... they are truthful.  


Another Lesson

Another lesson to be learned here with this presentation in addition to how beautiful and incredibly awesome the universe actually is and how grand it is, is that many times, deception and lies start out sounding good and truthful sucking you into accepting whatever is presented unsuspectingly after the truth and commonly accepted as a continuation of the former "normal".

The outcome is  you were deceived  without knowing you were deceived accepting it all as it was presented.

That is, ... until you are made aware that you have been deceived. 

By the way, we ALL have been and still are in all too many ways deceived.  The question is what will YOU do once you realize that you were?

Don't you attempt to prove for yourself, what is right and what isn't to either deny or confirm the "new" information offered vs. what you had believed before? 

Is that what you do? 

You're not alone in that approach.

That is part of this program to get you to raise questions and ask yourself to prove all things that YOU believe. 

To confirm or deny your understanding of what you read, what you watch, what you hear, what you observe.

To look for the truth.  In everything.

What happens if it is true and you realize you were deceived?  Do you become angry and want to stand up and shout to others - we've been deceived? 

And know you have to control your emotions, especially after Module 2?

Are YOU learning to discern what is truth and what is a lie, deception, twisting, shading of the truth?

Can YOU begin to see the process of how you were deceived while "sounding good"?


... AND ...

After watching this short presentation, what are some of the other lessons you can take away from it? 

  • Considering the universe? 

  • Considering man and how important are the issues of man? 

  • How something spectacular can also have subtle issues attached? 


This presentation does get you to think how humble you should feel though, doesn't it?  And, how beautiful the universe really is. 

Wouldn't you agree?

A nice extended side trip of your Biology and Astronomical inserted digression to your principles-learning education would be a visit to the Hubble site -

Should blow your mind with beauty and awesomeness. 

A strong suggestion to visit this site. 

Take some time to explore the endless possibilities and ponder them in connection to YOU. 


Back To Your Principles Learning

As YOU continue with your transformation and back to and finish your Module 3 textbook, consider YOUR potential.  Your unique potential.  And how it all relates to you.

What can you incorporate into YOUR personality?  Your character?

We believe your education here at AGS Life Academy truly is untouchable.  Very unique.  Real special.  In so many ways.  That you, the student, will have addressed all 7 areas of life.

In only 26 weeks.

You will have been given the opportunity to tailor all the principles learned to YOU with YOU having done it yourself.  No one else.

Especially, armed with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom you are learning here you are destined to become or tweaked great.  You should not be feeling inadequate or worthless.


Reward Yourself

Once again, having completed the reading assignment for this Module, it is time for your Music Appreciation class.  Do you see progress in this area as well by now?

Now for the promised special Music Appreciation project.

Do an internet search on the Venezuela classical music the system known as "El Sistema".  This is a prelude to the next Module's special assignment I believe you'll love.

So, please learn as much about how this music program started by one man and 11 students and where it has gone since.  The past.  The present.  And speculate on the future.  Then, anticipate next month's special assignment.

And your regular end of the Module assignments:

  • papers - what YOU got out of this Module

  • self examination - relate the Module to YOU

  • journal - keeping track to look back later and be WOWed

  • 25 questions - instill it even further in you while learning to be a leader

  • quizzes - staying informed is important to be forward thinking

  • music appreciation - enjoy the finer things in life



There are hidden golden nuggets throughout the Academy, even on this page.  You will lose them by skimming.  Therefore, don't skim.  Read every word.

Take the last few days to once again review your overall progress. 

  • Where you were at the beginning of AGS Life Academy and where your are now. 

  • What have you done well?

  • What would you like to have done differently?


In other words, consider what YOU have gotten out of this section and overall at AGS Life Academy.  

Do this before you begin the next 5 week Module 4 section on role models of men, women, family and living life  more fully  in uncommon happiness & joy inexplicable

Now, it is time to go out to dinner and enjoy the reward.  You've earned it.  Make this one super extra special.  You are getting in the elite status of achievers.


An Extra

Now that you have considered YOUR progress in YOUR transformation, consider the following PowerPoint presentation.  Poor And Rich Friends.  Sorry, don't know who to give the credit to as it was sent to the President in an email.



Additional Reading Considerations To Do  After  The Initial 6 Months Program

Other works of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong you might consider:

Marlborough: His Life And Times by Winston S. Churchill



You Are Drawing Closer To Your "New YOU"

By this point, you are definitely on your way to your goals you established at the beginning of this Academy.  Hopefully.  Remember way back when?

If you wish, send us a quick note on how you are doing towards your "new YOU" that you wanted to see.  We'd really like that and appreciate hearing from you.  Not sure whether we can respond to each person, but do like the feedback and/or comments, suggestions, considerations or whatevers.

Thank YOU.
AGS Life Academy

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