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Orin Woodward Team – Thoughts on Life circle

Orrin of has come up with another great illustration to describe the 8F growth process.  I have seen a simliar diagram used to visually show improvement in a persons golf game.  These kind of diagram are great because they give an immediate feedback on how you are doing.  bill lewis

Chris Brady and I flew up to Atlanta for a 6 hour mastermind session on Tuesday. Here is one of many concepts that were generated from brainstorming together. Generating ideas with Chris Brady is like drinking water from a firehose – fast and furious! :) I love our 17 year business partnership! LIFE is something special and I have never felt as good about community building as I do today. Laurie and I started a new leg 10 days ago and it is now over 10 levels in depth! The LIFE Business is good because it helps people become good in their Circle of LIFE. Here is Brady’s article explaining what our products do in a person’s life. Sincerely, Orrin Woodward

I had a very engaging conversation with my friend and co-author Orrin Woodward today.  As usual, we kicked around a ton of stimulating ideas and pieced together something that, in our estimation, will immediately convey greater understanding as to the purpose of the LIFE business.  (See the inset diagram).

The Circle of Life picture

In each of the 8 F categories of Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friendship, and Fun, one can imagine a certain grade based upon how one is doing in that category. In the diagram the center represents horrible, as in, you are totally “stinking up the joint” (as my kids say) in a certain category. Working your way out from the center to the outer ring in any of the categories represents a stronger grade.  So someone with a dot near the outer ring is doing well in that category.  By connecting the dots on your subjective personal estimation of your life at this moment in each of the categories you can come up with a shape that roughly represents your life right now in each of the 8Fs.

Quite simply, the LIFE business supplies life-changing information to help you increase your score in each of the 8Fs.  The goal is to take someone from the not-so-good black shape represented toward the center of the diagram to the much improved (and happier, we would think) life represented by the red outline toward the outer ring of the circle.

Who doesn’t have at least a category or two, or three, or eight, in which he or she would like to have a better score? Who wouldn’t want to transform his or her life from the tiny blob (and who among us hasn’t felt like a tiny blob from time to time?) in the center to the big wheel (and who hasn’t wanted to be a big wheel at least once in his or her life?) toward the outer ring?

That’s it.  From little blob to big wheel.

But all kidding aside.  This CIRCLE of LIFE is the snap-shot diagram to which people can easily relate when it comes to understand the goal of LIFE and the life-changing information we offer.  We will help people learn and apply truth in each category and thereby improve their shape.

LIFE: Because leadership is for everyone!

Your Life Can be Great

Since this is my first blog, I thought I would give some information on how I arrived at this point and some basics on what it takes to start moving to great. It started when I was introduced to and  As this blog progresses my intent it to help many people to

1. realize that they can be great

2. give them some direction on how to accomplish that

3. start to achieve it by really believing it

Dont get me wrong. I am not stating that I am great or that my life is great but I do associate with great leaders and read great books. As Charlie “tremendous”Jones says, ” you will become like the people you hang around and the books you read. ”

I was going through my life and was being very average. I was good at a lot of things but never focused my time to try to become great at something. I wouldn’t have even thought about it that way because I was convinced that the people in life that have succeeded did so because they were blessed with something that I was not blessed with. So because of that thought process, any time I was ok at something, I didn’t know that other people were just ok at things but then they really applied themselves and put in the 10,000 hours of mastery that Malcolm Gladwell talks about.

All of that changed when I was introduced to a group of leaders that where do nothing else except striving for greatness by being excellent in every area of life. Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady were the 2 gentlemen leading the charge with this community of people striving for greatness. As soon as i was exposed to this group I could tell that something was different. I wasnt even qualified to tell what it was but I could feel it. They were talking about things that were the exact opposite of what conventional thought would say and I was hooked. It is very intoxicating to be around great people. Anyone that has ever been part of a winning team knows what I am talking about. Their best-selling leadership book Launching a Leadership Revolution outlines what they were doing and is the foundation for the incredible organization they have put together called Team.

We are now on the verge of launching what I believe will be one of the greatest business ever put together, LIFE. I believe that because the process that started to work on my own pre-suppositions of thought, like, success is for them, this is just the way that I am, Im just not good at things, I didn’t have a dad, we are just broke people, I am a minority. All of the things that held me back before, I now know is a bunch of hogwash, whatever hogwash is.

I want as many people as possible to experience the trial and tribulations of striving for greatness and even if you don’t reach the greatness that you pictured. Because you did strive you at least know what it feels like to give your all to something and in the process you and your family will better humans, better parents and better friends. Please visit the links of my friends and get their perspective also. Whatever you do, find something and give your all to it and don’t let people who are happy with good keep you from being great.

God Bless