Recently a friend of mine forwarded a news story that was aired on CBS national news. Look at the image below and what do you notice about his office? Click on the image below to watch the 2 minute news clip of Congressman Billy Long.
What a great message about battling adversity. Watch it again and look at what books are displayed in his book cabinet. Did you see the LIFE book prominently displayed!?!
This post is not making any assumptions that Congressman Billy Long is involved with or endorses the LIFE community, or that the LIFE information has played any role in his current life victories.
However, this post is about life changes and how getting the right, principle-based information and associating with the right people can help us achieve and maintain life changes. The LIFE self-directed education is designed to do just that.
Fitness is one of the 8F’s that the founders of LIFE have included in this self-directed education. In regards to fitness, obesity has become a world health crisis. In December 2012 the results of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2010 were published in the British Medical Journal LANCET. One of the findings showed that obesity has become a bigger world health crisis than hunger. CNN Health recently reported:
The report [GBD] revealed that every country, with the exception of those in sub-Saharan Africa, faces alarming obesity rates — an increase of 82% globally in the past two decades. Middle Eastern countries are more obese than ever, seeing a 100% increase since 1990.
I believe most people understand the health concerns related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and eating too much. Yet, with all the awareness, why is the world heading into an obesity epidemic? Researchers from around the world are looking into the health crisis trying to find the causes and identify some solutions.
Not to oversimplify the problem, I believe the answer lies within the individual. In America marketing companies have multi-million dollar campaigns to program us on how and what to eat. Food is cheap, conveniently accessible and, in some cases nutritious. Also, we are programmed to live very busy lifestyles with Moms and Dads working outside the homes, always on the run, and not able to prepare meals for the family and oversee what our children are eating.
What if the LIFE self-directed education provided the right information to help individuals and families turn that scenario around? What if the LIFE income opportunity provided the means for Moms and Dads to become job-optional and stay home, lead their families, and still have the money coming in to support a healthier lifestyle? Would you join the cause?
I certainly did. And so have tens-of-thousands of individuals across North America. Men and women from every age group and ethnic background are uniting to spread the concept of “compensated communities” to the rest of the world.
Congressman Long’s story ties in so well with what Orrin Woodward and the LIFE business represent: real people setting goals, fighting real problems, struggling through the obstacles, overcoming and maintaining those life changes so they can achieve success over a lifetime.
2013 will be an amazing year for many people, in particular for members and friends that are a part of the LIFE community. At the end of January,there will be LIFE leadership conventions across North America that I encourage you to plug into. I am proud to represent a business that gives the average person a chance to become a winner and reach higher levels of success than ever before. Matt Mielke