Free Stuff

Free stuff…

There are a lot of generous people out there. We want to counted among them. So, here’s a page with links to content etc. that we want to share with you, to encourage you, inspire you, and support you as you seek to make a positive difference in your ‘world.’


You’ve heard of IQ, EQ, SQ. We created DMQ™.

The DMQ™ Quiz will help you assess the nature of your ‘wake.’ It will help you understand what you can do to increase your Difference Making Quotient™ as a Difference Maker for Self and others.

We encourage you to take the DMQ Quiz at the beginning of your Self-leadership quest, and then again along the journey, and, if you read it, after you finish working your way through our book, 12 Steps of Self-Leadership: A Difference Maker’s Guide to Living and Leading on Purpose.

You can do the Quiz as many times as you’d like. There is no charge, no limit.

As soon as you complete and submit the DMQ Quiz, the results of your Quiz will appear on your screen.

Click on the image below to do our free online DMQ™ Quiz.

DMQ Quiz (Difference Making Quotient)


Difference Makers’ Manifesto

By Doug Lester (2015)

We are the courageous ones, the questioners, the dreamers
the explorers, the challengers, the dropouts, the seekers.

To us status quo is Latin for slow death.
We will not settle for win-lose zero-sum games and power politics.
We will create safe places where hearts and dreams are welcome.

We will leave the noisy debates and well-worn paths
and follow our souls and imaginations to new possibilities.
We will make our own way into a place of mystery and unlimited potential.

We choose to live and lead with total engagement
respecting diversity, with gratitude and creativity
embracing the freshness and vitality of the current moment.

Our WOW doesn’t have to be loud or showy because
we realize how much difference one small candle can make.
Sometimes our difference is subtle, quiet, and unnoticed by the masses.

We will love our struggles and our triumphs.
We will love our successes and our defeats.
We will love the people and opportunities in our lives.

We will live in the moment with openness and anticipation
leaning into the emerging future with hope and optimism.
We will stay nimble. We will stay curious. We will keep it fresh

We are committed to a life-long quest.
For us there is no finish line since
we will live on in spirit, hope, and courage
ever expanding ripples on the surface of reality.

We are the Difference Makers.


FREE Group Facilitator’s Book Study Guide for our book, 12 Steps of Self-Leadership
12 Steps of Self-Leadership Book Study

We, Doug and Cheryl Lester, periodically lead a Book Study Group for 12 Steps of Self-Leadership, in and around London, Ontario.

If you’d like to lead / facilitate your own 12 Steps of Self-Leadership Book Study Group, please submit the form below to receive a free copy of our Facilitator’s Guide – a resource document that provides tips for best practices in setting up a group, plus the theme, concept, and suggested discussion topics for each study session.

Book Study Facilitator's Guide
Please send me a free .pdf copy of the 12 Steps of Self-Leadership Book Study Facilitator's Guide.
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