“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with a group of seventh graders from Berean Christian School. Their teacher, Kevyn Brown, had them read the Fred Factor and then we discussed the book over Skype. I was really pleased by how well they interpreted and understood the messages of the Fred Factor. This group of seventh graders truly got the concepts and were able to discuss them in an impressive manner. They shared with me their favorite messages from the book and I have chosen some of my favorites to share with you:
- The smallest things can impact people’s lives.
- Everyone makes a difference no matter how old you are.
- How to treat and make people feel good – It doesn’t have to cost a thing. A compliment can change someone’s world.
- You can be a Fred even without saying a word.
- Being a Fred means fighting the urge to be lazy.
- Be a Fred even when no one is watching.
- Do more for others than I do for myself.
- Be a Fred even if there is no reward given.
- Do things that are unexpected.
- I like being caught doing the right thing instead of the wrong thing.
- Being a Fred means being kind wherever you are.
Each and every student had a positive response to the book. These students now have some incredible tools to make a difference in the world as they grow and mature within it. I hope you will share the Fred Factor with students, of all ages, in your life.
What is your key learning from the Fred Factor?