#22: Lessons Learned Since Writing Jackrabbit Factor

I released the Jackrabbit Factor book in 2005, and then in 2006 the real life lessons began.

What I’ve taken from those experiences has been amazing, even though “thinking right” in the middle of it all was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.

I love the principles in Jackrabbit Factor. They’ve helped me and thousands of others reach goals that were previously out of reach…

But I must confess – I’ve learned some hard lessons since I wrote the book, and I’m going to share them with you in this special podcast.

Some of what you’ll hear has not been shared anywhere else,  and I hope I don’t regret doing this.  However, if it helps YOU avoid some of the pain I’ve dealt with, then it will have been worth it.

After you listen in, let me know what you think below.

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Originally published January 14, 2010

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Leslie is the award-winning, best selling author of The Jackrabbit Factor: Why You Can, Hidden Treasures: Heaven's Astonishing Help With Your Money Matters, and Portal to Genius (all FREE downloads!). She aims to help you crush every challenge, achieve every goal, and vanquish every monster under your bed. Above all, Leslie is a dedicated wife and mother of seven children.
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18 thoughts on “#22: Lessons Learned Since Writing Jackrabbit Factor

  1. I have just had the time to listen… and loved it. Wow, I thought I was the only one who had bad times. Thank you Leslie, I have been a fan for years. Wish I could put this on a CD and take it with me in my car. I have a 40 minute drive to work everyday and would love to listen while driving. Thank you for opening this up to me….I think it was time for me. Have listened to it twice alreayd!
    Thank you, Thank you

  2. I have been doing a lot of re-engineering of my life lately which has led me to many self-improvement programs, books, CD’s, teleseminars, etc., including you and your Mindset Mastery (FTMF) program. When you said that you and Trevan have put your $150,000 worth of workshops, knowledge, discoveries, and experiences into your FTMF program, and that you wanted to save us the time and money from having to do that, I am finding that to be very true. A person could literally spend tens of thousands of dollars going to these workshops, buying CD’s, hiring coaches, when they could have all of this for only $847 dollars in your program. It has been an amazing aha as I have spent many hours, days, and weeks reading, researching, listening, and studying this topic, and I saying to myself, “Yep, that’s what Leslie teaches. Yep, there’s another point that Leslie makes. Yep, I already learned that one too from Leslie….” You truly are saving people a lot of time and a whole lot of money with your program. If people truly approached your program with deliberate, focused effort they would advance their lives in huge ways at an extremely minimal cost in time and money. Now, I am confident that there is a lot I can learn from many people, but so far you have the best program that I have come across. Thank you!

    Doug

  3. Hi Leslie,

    I just listened to the replay of your call twice as I felt it comforting, motivating and inspiring. There were many things you said that I took note of two of which really jumped out at me that I want to share. You said that you and Trevan were “seeing it done, feeling it done, and moving your feet.” That is the Jackrabbit Factor in a nutshell (Believe, Dream, Create). The see it done, feel it done and move your feet has become a mantra of sorts for me. So, thank you for this.

    You also said, “If you wait until you’re perfect before you’ll help others, you’ll never help anyone…. Mentors aren’t perfect. Don’t expect yourself to be.” As I have been considering a profession of coaching, this gave me permission to move forward and allow myself to make mistakes.

    Your ability to weave pearls of wisdom into the stories of your life and career and make them so easy to understand and incorporate is uncanny – it sets you apart from so many others. Many speakers and authors lack the application aspect of their teachings. You show us how to apply what you teach, which is invaluable.

    I am stronger mentally and emotionally today because of the Mindset Mastery course. My faith, confidence and trust in God and in myself is greater today because of the FTMF course. I am moving forward with courage, confidence and trust at a higher level because of the principles and techniques I have learned through the Mindset Mastery course. God truly is helping His children through you.

    Thank you so much!

  4. Leslie,
    I am so thankful for the work you do and I am glad that you are allowing God to use you in such a powerful way. Your honesty is something lacking in the “life coaching” world. Thank you Leslie, for your transparency and honesty. Blessing to you and yours.
    Wanda

  5. Leslie,

    I wasn’t able to get on the call but I just listened to the replay and want to thank you! I agree with Blaine that I don’t think this was “dirt,” but rather teaching us from your own life example. As you know, I’ve been following you for quite a while now and it’s refreshing to hear that life isn’t perfect, even after learning the principles. I’m grateful for my own learning experiences and the opportunities for growth they provide. I look forward to more calls in the future!

  6. Hi Leslie,

    Lets see, you want to know if you should do more of this in the future. . . YES!!!

    This is the stuff of truly great mentors. To only offer the information and examples in your teachings that you think best support your claims and theories is censorship as well as being somewhat dishonest to yourself, since it implies a lack of faith on your part in your students’ willingness to accept your teachings.

    Besides, as you’ve taught us well, the hard lessons are actually gifts in the form of a ‘final exam’, that, once passed, allows us to receive the next “gift.”

    So “dirt”? Nope. Don’t think so.

    A year ago after watching the stickman video, I was trying to make it real for myself, and I emailed you, asking for an example of what you and Trevan actually did that entailed moving through the “terror barrier”. You were kind enough to respond with real life examples, not theory, which I was very grateful for, and I suggested that there were probably other people who’d really like to hear that as well.

    The fact that you had 1,000 people on the call last night leads me to believe I was on the right track 🙂

    The Mindset Mastery course is a lifesaver. God bless you, Leslie, and thank you.

  7. Thanks for the playback from last night’s “Hard Lessons Learned..”. I think I figured out why I could not get into the call. I was using a Magic Jack and it just kept saying that I was entering an invalid conference number. When I called in from my cell phone, it worked perfectly fine….but I could not listen very long because I was using all of my minutes up.
    Is there a different code that needs to be entered if using a Magic jack?

    1. Hi Kare’,

      I’ve done some research and apparently Magic Jack is intentionally blocking connections to the conference line. They are requiring their users to utilize their conferencing service instead of someone else’s. The problem is, you as the listener aren’t the one hosting the call. One site says, “Other Magic Jack users have been discovering the same thing, and Magic Jack’s customer service response has been hopelessly inept. They just keep repeating that you need to use their own free conferencing service, and if you finally find someone who understands that you’re trying to call into someone else’s conference, they just say sorry, you can’t do that.” If you do a Google search for “FreeConferencing.com” and “Magic Jack” you’ll see what I mean.

      Anyway, it looks like you’re going to need to access the recording from a regular land line.

  8. Thank you Leslie for shaing your dirt, however in the sharing it was incrediable teaching moments. Very timely as I am in a growing Challenge. I learned an amazing amount of information in my quest to become more, to help more. Thank you

  9. Hi Leslie!
    Great call. I really appreciate all you have to say. Thanks also for offering the Mindset Mastery Program… !!! I love it.

  10. Hi Leslie,
    I think it is good for the rest of us to know that the laws work, but that it doesn’t mean that life will always be perfect. I appreciate you telling us all. I read or listen to all of these people having this and that success and wonder “Why not me” or yes, this good thing is happening, but also this disaster and this other irritant. I have learned thru the years that everything turns out OK and that tomorrow is always better, but it helps to know that even the “perfect” people have their trials. And I am glad that you have pointed out that we need to look for the lesson in everything. We have a son that was in a car/motorcycle accident and the motorcyclist died. We have been and will be in court. It is nerve/wracking, but in the school of mastery I was just reading that in 10 years this will just have been a small irritant. My hope for that is making it bearable. I have asked the Lord to do what is best for my son and have the faith that that is what will happen. So now I am looking at this trail to see what lessons are in it for me and for my son, and for the rest of our family. I have learned the first, that I need to show respect for other people and what they are going thru.
    Thanks so much. I’m sure you were inspired to do this.

  11. I also looked in vain for the url to listen to the replay. Isn’t it available in mp3 format? Or at least via the internet as streaming? Costs and convenience are big issues in a busy schedule, and I’d appreciate being able to listen to the calls afterwards.

  12. Hello Leslie,

    Thank you for your time in hosting last nights conference call. My wife and I listened in and throughly enjoyed the principals you taught and your insights. You have a great gift for the world.

  13. Hi Leslie,

    Is there any chance of making that call available as an mp3 or via web streaming, please? A call from South African to a US number is ridiculously expensive.

    If not this time, would you consider in future using a webinar system to allow those of us further away to listen in online? (I don’t know the name off-hand, but recently attended a series of webinars run from Norway and could find out the name & costs etc for you if you’re interested. It seemed to work very well for all concerned.)

    Thanks for all you’re teaching us!

    Carola

  14. I shouldn’t expect life to be a bed of roses all the time. That learning comes through the struggle and I shouldn’t be afraid of challenges and want to avoid them– I should learn to see them as the growth opportunities they are, if I can just remember that instead of freaking out and giving up when things seem to be getting worse instead of better. I am really glad you shared that with us.

    Thank you,
    Heather

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