Orrin Woodward’s LIFE and leadership breaking records!

Orrin Woodward has completed the first month of the the-life-business.com and Dan Hawkins blog comment sums it up well.

LIFE is the collected knowledge of over 100 years in the networking field producing one of the most exciting and successful businesses in history! What makes this so viable is the products LIFE offers are incredibly valuable inside and out of the network that markets them.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my journey in the LIFE business is the privilege of sharing life changing information with people.  I am currently reading the “friendship” chapter of Orrin’s new book – Resolved 13 Resolutions for Life.  I have learned more about being a true friend in the first handful of pages than I did through a lifetime of rough experiences.

A summary of Orrin’s Eight principles of true friendships.

  1. True friends share a common bond.
  2. True friends accept one another withholding criticism but abundantly spreading grace and forgiveness.
  3. True friends protect each others’ weaknesses while enhancing each others’ strengths.
  4. True friends encourage and serve each other.
  5. True friends listen with empathy, learning the hopes, struggles, dreams, and fears of each other.
  6. True friends celebrate one another’s success without a hint of envy.
  7. True friends are trustworthy (gossip separates the best of friends).
  8. True friends are loyal, respectful and will proactively defend the integrity of the relationship by addressing misunderstandings before they fester.

If only I would’ve read this 30 years ago.  How many mistakes I’ve made over the years, relationships I’ve wounded, bonds I’ve broken.  The good news, we have a God and a life that is full of second chances.

I have experienced more fulfilling friendships in the last 5 years with our journey in the Life business then I did in my entire life before the business.  I am so thankful for our mentors, and founders of the Life business, Dan Hawkins, George Guzzardo and Orrin Woodward, for their courage, wisdom, persistence, and principles that they live by and have taught openly to hundreds of thousands over the years.

The Life business is truly making a difference in the lives of individuals and our country as it brings back the pursuit of integrity, character and truth as something worthwhile and significant.  God Bless.  Matt

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9 Responses to Orrin Woodward’s LIFE and leadership breaking records!

  1. Tom & Claire Bauman says:

    Amen! Great post!
    I am a FIRM believer that RESOLVED, should be atop the mandatory reading list in our school systems. Can you imagine the difference that could be made in our nation’s youth if they learned truth and principle about their relationships at a young age? The long-term effect would be astounding!
    Thank you Matt for being a mentor of truth, and thank you Orrin Woodward for RESOLVED! A life-changing read!

    God Bless!

    Tom & Claire Bauman

  2. Nate Kuhl says:

    Thank you for sharing Matt. I check here every day to see what new things you’ve written for us to learn and think about. I saw this video online and wanted to get it to you and this is the only way I know how. This is an example of a true selfless servant.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzB1ATc7SFk . If the link doesn’t work, it is a video off of youtube.com called This is what a Patriot looks like.


  3. Larry Wieberdink says:

    Thanks Matt,
    Like Chris Brady alluded last night durning the open– a steady course wins over the jackrabbit. When we set a steady course to utilize information like Resolved in building the infrastructure of our world and life view we all win in the journey of LIFE.
    Keep up the great work Matt!!! I always look forward to reading your blogs.
    Larry Wieberdink
    Red Eagles
    First to Serve

  4. Penny Tahtinen says:

    Matt and Michelle,
    Thank You for STP to us and now being amazing metors and friends. I’m so proud of Michael tonight going to his first Men’s Leadership meeting vs. his company Christmas party. What a positive role model you have been for him Matt! Thank you! Michael’s watching and reading. We’re excited to be where we’re at in LIFE. Thank you Orrin and Chris for such talent in the books you write and the knowledge you share with TEAM.
    Penny Tahtinen
    Red Eagles

  5. johngraff01 says:

    Thank you Matt,
    Specifically, for your friendship to Penny and I as well as so many other team leaders who are not in your team. Yet we are friends just the same. I admire and respect the way you and Michelle continually conduct yourselves in a sincere, loving, encouraging manner – just as any good friend would.
    John Graff

  6. Heather Woods says:

    Thank you, Matt!
    I agree with Tom & Claire that this should be required reading! What would our relationships, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, churches look like if we all lived by that list of attributes of TRUE friends. After years of pseudo-friendships that never grew into any depth, I’ve found them here in Team and in the LIFE business. I’m so grateful for the thin threads that led me to this opportunity and I’m so excited about our future–our freedom, our finances, our friendships and every other of the 8 F’s (including fashion and footwear!). We are happy to follow you as you follow Dan as he follows Orrin and look forward to a following of our own.
    God bless,
    Troy & Heather Woods

  7. Matt,

    This is one of those books I just can’t put down!
    It challenges me on every front.

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