Life Leadership Explained

27 08 2015

Sometimes it’s best to get information right from the horse’s mouth.  Not to call the top influential leadership mind in the world and Chairman of Life Leadership a horse……..well……….work with me.  In this interview Orrin Woodward explains why Life Leadership will become a household name over the next 10 years!  The ripple affect created from LIFE will change the world.  After reading this interview I know you will agree!

Enjoy, Steve Leurquin 

Life Leadership Interview with Chairman, Orrin Woodward

“Over the next decade, Life Leadership will become a household name in the financial, personal, and professional development fields as it reaches millions of people across the world.” -Orrin Woodward

Orrin WoodwardEveryone wants to be a part of something–the connectedness of like-minds, like-abilities and like-interests is what draws people together. In fact, the reason Life Leadership is such an attractive company is because of its people, its products and its compensation plan. In order to help readers understand why everyone should be involved with the company, we thought it would be helpful to ask the Chairman of Life Leadership, Orrin Woodward, a few questions. Enjoy!

(The italicized responses are quoted directly from Orrin Woodward)

If there is one product created by Life Leadership that you believe everyone in the world should have, what would it be and why?

The Financial Fitness Pack is, by far, Life Leadership’s best selling program. The reason for this is practically everyone needs help with the principles or the discipline to live debt-free. With average household debt in the USA surpassing $200,000 while the average savings is $7,000, one quickly comprehends how needed financial literacy is across Western Civilization.

We often hear you say, “If it’s not broken, break it!” What is the philosophy behind this statement, and how does it help a company?

Every great company must focus on the most vital issues; for one simply cannot work on everything at the same time. In consequence, identify what areas of your business drive the greatest improvements and focus there. “If it’s not broken, break it” refers to improving vital areas regardless of whether it seems to be good currently. Good simply is not good enough when the leadership team is striving for a great company. Every process can be improved; and if it is one of the key processes that drives long-term customer satisfaction, then it is not an option.

Cast a vision: Where do you see Life Leadership in 5 years? 10 years?

Life Leadership rewards people for applying and sharing life-changing information through compensated communities. While a few companies have great information and a few companies have great compensated communities, Life Leadership is the only company that has both. Over the next decade, Life Leadership will become a household name in the financial, personal, and professional development fields as it reaches millions of people across the world. Interestingly, the Life founders realized that few people are like the young Solomon, who prayed for wisdom and had all other things added unto him. Rather, most are seeking pragmatic answers to the financial challenges they are facing; but in the process, Life Leadership provides them not only with short-term answers, but also the long-term wisdom to apply into their lives. As a result, people are not just getting financially free, but are also gaining wisdom for life to set them free in all areas of life.

When did you know–and how did you know–that education and leadership would be so much of a niche market in networking that you decided to create a company around it?

There is a verse in the Bible that says, “Man devises his plans, but God directs his steps.” This is certainly true of the Life Leadership founders. We focused on leadership development to build compensated communities when I first started in network marketing. Hence, when we started our own company, it was only natural to stay within the niche where we knew we could be world-class. Many companies can produce good products, but we knew we could be the best at two aspects, namely, life-changing information and the most lucrative compensation plan in the field.

What has been the biggest turning point/shift in growth since the company has launched?

I believe this occurred when we recognized that promoting all of our products led to us promoting none of our products effectively. The financial messaging as shared in my new book the Financial Matrix has led to double-digit growth on a monthly basis since its release. Think about that. We have the same products and the same leaders; but with better messaging, our business exploded. Why? Because a person qualifies for Life Leadership if they want to live the life they’ve always wanted and are either in debt themselves or know someone else who is in debt. In other words, every single person needs what Life has to offer and the only question is, are they willing to step out of their comfort zone to live their dreams. In truth, the only thing they have to lose is their debt.

How important is the Life on Life Initiative?

Orrin WoodwardLife Leadership is about setting people free at three levels. For some, this is high-end wealth to live their dreams. For others, it’s about wiping out the debt that is enslaving them. Finally, for the last group, it’s about setting them functionally free. It’s estimated that over 21% of Americans cannot read at a 5th grade level. This is dangerous for all of our freedoms when nearly a quarter of the people cannot read and think for themselves. As an information-based company with cutting-edge materials, we believe we must play our part in helping free the minds of people who are enslaved by the inability to read the classic works or literature and learn to think, grow, and change. This is the Life on Life Initiative which is funded by Life Leadership donating one dollar for every Life Leadership subscription we sell to anywhere in the world in order to help fight illiteracy. In addition, Life Leadership donates 100% of the profits from its All Grace Outreach series to various charities focused on widows and orphans. We believe when a person is blessed, they should also be a blessing.

Why is it so important that a leadership company produce faith-based content?

Life Leadership is not a church and thus we do not exclude people from any faiths or even no faith. We do, however, expect everyone to follow the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. I believe its imperative for the community to know where its leaders stand on the key principles of truth, love, mercy, and justice. The All Grace Outreach Series provides gospel messages of hope to inspire people to ask themselves why they believe what they believe. We have seen so many lives change as light shined into darkness and transformed them by renewing their minds. Faith, cannot be forced, but rather is the work of the Holy Spirit upon the mind, heart, and will of individual people as they wrestle with truths in their own lives. The AGO series seeks to be the catalyst that starts that process in a person’s life.

What do you love the most about Life Leadership?

Life Leadership provides an opportunity and a community where people can achieve whatever success they are willing to work for. Life Leadership is not a lottery, where a person hopes he picked the winning ticket. Instead, it’s a systematic process where a person can start with no wisdom and no results, but by adding his/her hunger to change can begin a process of discovery. This process teaches the principles needed to live life based upon wisdom rather than pragmatism or self-centeredness. What I love most is when I see people display the courage to journey down the straight and narrow path and become the person God intended them to be. The greatest joy of each of theLife Leadership Founders is knowing that God is using us to provide the platform for people to live the life they’ve always wanted, but didn’t know where to start in order to achieve it.

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Now it’s your turn! What do you love the most about Life Leadership? Please leave a comment below!





PAiLS Part II

14 03 2014

Last week I did a write up on the book PAilS and how much it has impacted my life. I thought I would do a follow-up with a review from the top LIFE Leadership mind and best-selling author Orrin Woodward.

Enjoy, Steve Leurquin

Chris Brady Releases New Book: PAiLS

Chris Brady released his new book PAiLS at the LIFE Leadership Major Functions and it is already receiving rave reviews. Here is the Foreword I wrote for this powerful book helping one develop his game plan for the game of life.

Sincerely,

Orrin Woodward

Chris Brady: PAiLS

Chris Brady: PAiLS

When NY Times bestselling author and speaker Chris Brady notified me that he was sending a hardcopy of his latest book to me, I was intrigued.  For any time I read his works I find my mind expanded, my heart encouraged, and my resolve strengthened.  Although I have partnered with Chris for nearly twenty years, I still find myself marveling at Chris’s ability to communicate truth in a disarming fashion.  Further, he somehow does this while making everyone laugh hysterically.  Seriously, the only thing more fun than reading a Chris Brady book is having the privilege of sitting in the front row when he is speaking.

In any event, when I received the book, I devoured it in a matter of hours.  Thankfully, for me, no one was home, since there were several times when Chris brought me to tears – several times with his humor and other points with his poignancy.  If the reader has read Chris’s critically acclaimed book A Month of Italy, then he can relate to what I am saying.  Nonetheless, this book breaks new ground for the author as it addresses an important issue for today’s youth (and people of all ages, for that matter), namely, what is the best way to pursue one’s life goals and dreams?

In answering that question, Chris develops a framework for life and happiness that is both innovative and compelling.  In fact, Chris’s four-layer Ziggurat has become the basis for mentoring my own teenagers as they prepare for their journeys through life.  Starting with Preparatory Experiences and a Pragmatic Occupation, Chris then explains how these two layers can then be the foundation for chasing one’s Passionate Pursuit, culminating in fulfilling one’s Purposeful Calling. They say genius is the ability to make the complex seem simple.  Accordingly, the first chapter alone qualifies Chris for Mensa membership as he simplified one’s life into four layers that build upon one another.  Such insight is priceless.

Taking this information, I quickly reviewed in my mind the many people I have modeled, mentored, and studied to confirm the truthfulness of the life’s Ziggurat.  Every successful person utilizes the principles in this book whether they realize it or not.  Fortunately, with the writing of this book, Chris has provided the next-generation with a revolutionary approach to living that breaks down the half-truths and outright fallacies that hold people back from achieving their purpose in life.

Finally, when taking any advice in life, it is important to identify whether the person has “fruit on the tree” in the area he proposes to teach.  Having known Chris Brady since both of us were eighteen-year-old college kids, I have been blessed to watch Chris Brady build his life Ziggurat.  From his preparatory experiences in motor-cross racing to his pragmatic career as an engineer, Chris laid the foundation necessary to pursue his passion.  Indeed, after eight to ten hour workdays, Chris progressively developed mastery in the fields of writing, speaking, and leading.

After five years of toiling in anonymity, Chris broke into the mainstream with a string of bestselling books (having sold over a million copies in seven languages) and speaking engagements around the world in front of tens-of-thousands of people.  Moreover, he has supported numerous charitable works through his board position in All Grace Outreach Ministries.  In addition, Chris, and his lovely wife Terri Brady are nurturing parents to four entrepreneurially minded children.  To wrap up, I believe the best teachers model before they message, and Chris Brady’s life has authentically modeled the message he illuminates here.

Orrin Woodward

New York Times bestselling author

Founder of LIFE Leadership





Learning From The Past

21 01 2013

I found this article the other day on a blog written by Orrin Woodard. It is amazing to me how much we can learn from history when we look to the correct places. I found this article eye-opening and troubling as I learned the parallels to our times.

I will not comment on my thoughts as I do not want to sway your impressions of the article but I eagerly await to hear what you have to say about the thoughts from Dr. Mario Pei.

Enjoy, Steve Leurquin

 

 

Dr. Mario Pei, who came to this country from Italy in 1908, is Professor of Romance Philology at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of several distinguished books and numerous magazine articles. The Foundation was given special permission by the Saturday Evening Post to reprint the above article. Copyright 1952 by The Curtis Publishing Company

When I first came to America, many years ago, I learned a new meaning of the word “Liberty”—freedom from government.

I did not learn a new meaning for “democracy.” The European country from which I came, Italy, was at that time as “democratic” as America. It was a constitutional monarchy, with a parliament, free and frequent elections, lots of political parties and plenty of freedom of religion, speech, press, and assembly.

But my native country was government-ridden. A vast bureaucracy held it in its countless tentacles. Regardless of the party or coalition of parties that might be in power at the moment, the government was everywhere. Wherever one looked, one saw signs of the ever present government: in the uniforms of numberless royal, rural, and municipal policemen, soldiers, officers, gold-braided functionaries of all sorts. You could not take a step without government intervention.

Many industries and businesses were government owned and government run railroads, telegraphs, salt, and tobacco among them. No agreement, however trivial, was legal unless written on government-stamped paper. If you stepped out of the city into the country and came back with a ham, a loaf of bread, or a bottle of wine, you had to stop at the internal-revenue barriers and pay duty to the government, and so did the farmers who brought in the city’s food supply every morning. No business could be started or run without the official sanction of a hundred bureaucrats.

Young people did not dream of going into business for themselves; they dreamed of a modest but safe government job, where they would have tenure, security, and a pitiful pension at the end of their plodding careers. There was grinding taxation to support the many government functions and the innumerable public servants. Everybody hated the government—not just the party in power, but the government itself. They had even coined a phrase, “It’s raining—thief of a government!” as though even the evils of nature were the government’s fault. Yet, I repeat, the country was democratically run, with all the trappings of a many-party system and all the freedoms of which we in America boast today.

America in those days made you open your lungs wide and inhale great gulps of freedom-laden air, for here was one additional freedom—freedom from government.

The government was conspicuous by its very absence. There were no men in uniform, save occasional cops and firemen, no visible bureaucrats, no stifling restrictions, no government monopolies. It was wonderful to get used to the American system: to learn that a contract was valid if written on the side of a house; that you could move not only from the city to the country but from state to state and never be asked what your business was or whether you had anything to declare; that you could open and conduct your own business, provided it was a legitimate one, without government interference; that you could go from one end of the year to the other and never have contact with the national government, save for the cheery postman who delivered your mail with a speed and efficiency unknown today; that there were no national taxes, save hidden excises and import duties that you did not even know you paid.

In that horse-and-buggy America, if you made an honest dollar, you could pocket it or spend it without having to figure what portion of it you “owed” the government or what possible deductions you could allege against that government’s claims. You did not have to keep books and records of every bit of income and expenditure or run the risk of being called a liar and a cheat by someone in authority.

Above all, the national ideal was not the obscure security of a government job, but the boundless opportunity that all Americans seemed to consider their birthright. Those same Americans loved their government then. It was there to help, protect, and defend them, not to restrict, befuddle, and harass them. At the same time, they did not look to the government for a livelihood or for special privileges and hand­outs. They were independent men in the full sense of the word.

Foreign-born citizens have been watching with alarm the gradual Europeanization of America over the past twenty years. They have seen the growth of the familiar European-style government octopus, along with the vanishing of the American spirit of freedom and opportunity and its replacement by a breathless search for “security” that is doomed to defeat in advance in a world where nothing, not even life itself, is secure.

Far more than the native born, they are in a position to make comparisons. They see that America is fast becoming a nineteenth century-model European country. They are asked to believe that this is progress. But they know from bitter experience that it just isn’t so.

Milk on the Doorstep

“It is remarkable,” comments George Schwartz, an English writer, in an article in The New York Times Magazine, “how many people can see no sense in the existing order of Western society, the easiest criticism of which is that it is not order but disorder. With the milk on the doorstep every morning, the free economy is denounced as unplanned, uncoordinated, and chaotic.”

It is a valid observation. There are countries—notably Russia—that have all the necessary material resources but still can’t get the morning milk to the doorstep. Their society’s system of production and distribution is fully ordered, carefully blueprinted by government experts. But they have the plan and no milk while we have the milk and no plan.

The fact is, of course, that our economy does not exist in disorder. In the milk business, to take the everyday example mentioned by Mr. Schwartz, there are literally thousands of individuals—farmers, truckers, processors, and salesmen, and the thousands more who are their suppliers—who make the major or minor decisions that get the milk to the doorstep, and earn a profit in the process. No group of government experts could equal the input of knowledge, industry, flexibility, and efficiency that is the combined total contribution of all of these individuals.