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Information –> Actions –> Results

This small formula is causing success or failure in your life. The 90 Mental Fitness Challenge was developed to challenge your thinking and give you new information. New information leads to new actions, and new actions lead to better results.

So many people get stuck in the action phase, not liking the results, instead of changing, just stay busy doing more of the same.  Albert Einstein is quoted as saying “the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result.” Unfortunately, many people, spend all of their time in the wrong actions because they feel they do not have time to get new information.

The MFC was designed with you in mind, made in small bite size pieces you can easily work into your day. Read 15 minutes, listen to some audios on your way to work, school or maybe playing in the background while you work around the house, and find ten minutes to watch a video by leadership experts Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady.

Ideas have consequences, are you happy with yours? Take the Mental Fitness Challenge today and start to build a better tomorrow!

God bless,

Dan Hawkins

Living the LIFE you’ve always wanted using the Mental Fitness Challenge!

How is your fitness?

If you are like most people in our country you instantly thought of your weight, figure, or body image! Somewhere we have lost sight of our mental fitness! There is no shortage of diet plans, weight loss products, new exercise programs, or techniques.

Here is the problem with all of the fitness challenges, they all require mental fitness or they don’t work!

Let me explain. Every year in the beginning of January health clubs around the world have record enrollments and jammed parking lots! Only a few weeks later many of the new enrollees are gone and you can park right up front with no trouble.

Why? You see the health clubs, exercise equipment, and diet foods have always been there waiting for you to make a mental decision to use them! New Year’s resolutions are just decisions based on a new year, but most resolutions fail not because they are a bad idea, but because the person lacks the thinking and discipline to carry it out.

The Mental Fitness Challenge is a program designed to give you the life you’ve always wanted through better thinking and better association. You see, it will never be a better product, piece of equipment, or the latest craze that changes you, only your thinking can do that!

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

You can read thousands of quotes from successful people all stating that the key to success is learning better ideas and applying them in your life. This MFC program is designed to give you the thinking it takes to succeed in any area you chose to improve. Maybe you want to lose weight, be a better parent or spose, or maybe improve you financial situation. The key to better results are better ideas!

Here is a short summary of the Mental Fitness Challenge from best selling author Chris Brady:

What is it? A life-changing package of information, including three best-selling books, a bunch of CDs, an online environment for tracking progress, a video library which accumulates for future viewing as videos stream in through email on a regular basis, a self-assessment test, unlimited 360 feedback, accountability partners, goal and tracking sheets, and more! This product encompasses years and years of learning how people change and maximize in their lives in all the 13 areas of resolutions from Orrin Woodward’s best seller RESOLVED.

I dare you to take the 90 Day Mental Fitness Challenge and begin to live the life you’ve always wanted!

God bless,

Dan Hawkins

The story that is being written is a story that will fill history books of the future. Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady began their leadership journey and partnership about 20 years ago and are just getting started. In the latest release of the Top 30 Leadership Gurus both Orrin and Chris climbed higher on the chart for I believe the 3rd year in a row, now claiming the #6 and #11 spots respectively.

Orrin and Chris are writing a remarkable story that started in two very different places. Here is what author Tim Marks had to say about Orrin Woodward:

Orrin Woodward grew up in Columbiaville, Michigan, a town where the word “vision” wasn’t something you’d hear pop up at the average dinner table. His brilliant mind and work ethic were quickly noticed by his superiors at work, and his amazing engineering genius resulted in four engineering patents to his name by the age of 25. He was on the fast track to corporate “success”. But he was eventually exposed to some new business information, and he decided to go against the grain. He ignored the 95% advice of his friends, family and co-workers, and he plunged head-first into his first entrepreneurial venture.

Success didn’t come easily to Orrin. We might watch him speak on stage today in front of thousands of people and forget that he failed a public speaking class in college. We might read the chapter on conflict resolution in his incredible book RESOLVED and puzzle that this great man describes his younger self as a “no-people skills engineer.” We might see the tens of thousands of people at a Major function and forget that he struggled for several years to build a business community past 200 people. And we might look at his lifestyle, his homes in Florida and Michigan, and his yacht, and not realize the massive battles that Orrin and Laurie have waged behind the scenes on our behalf.

From humble beginnings Orrin Woodward has risen to elite heights in business and leadership, he has now been voted the number 6 leadership expert and claiming the #1 spot from the IAB.  Probably the biggest impact Orrin has had is not in what he has accomplished but the people he has helped along the way. I am so thankful that Orrin has chosen to pursue his purpose because in pursuing his purpose he has given me one as well.

Chris Brady has been introduced many times on stages across the globe as a man who could have succeeded anywhere. Here is what leadership expert Orrin Woodward had to share about Chris.

In truth, Chris Brady has been a dreamer and doer for as long as I have known him. For example, when I was working a full 12 week assignment in Wichita Falls, Texas, I lived in an apartment provided by the AC Rochester plant (one of the reasons I agreed to go to Texas, since I was dead broke.) :) Chris was assigned to Wichita Falls for a six-week term to help launch a new product. Since the plant was already paying for an apartment, Chris crashed with me and several other students during his time in Texas. It was my six weeks with him in Texas that solidified by belief that Chris was different from the rest of us students. Specifically, when comparing his purpose and vision to the rest of ours. Simply put, I had never met anyone so young who was as driven to break free from mediocrity as Chris Brady. His determination and confidence was scary for a low self-esteem person like I was at the time.

However, with that said, his boldness and direction intrigued me as much as it intimidated me. Why did this guy believe so strongly in his purpose? How did he achieve this magical elixir so young? Whatever it was, Chris’s drive led to massive achievements throughout college. In fact, he finished second in his 1990 graduating class at GMI-EMI (not too shabby considering it is a school filled with brains.) :) More impressively, after graduation, he qualified for the coveted GM scholarship program. GM selects only a few of the elite graduates for an all-expenses-paid masters program. Chris chose the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon Institute and graduated with a masters in manufacturing systems. Little did Chris know, however, that beyond his degree, he would gain something much more valuable – the love of his life, Terri (Estes) Brady, whom he met at Carnegie-Mellon.

With such an impressive start in life it is not a surprise that Chris is making such an impact with his newest venture called LIFE. Chris is now the author of numerous best selling books and was recently named the #11 leadership educator in the world!  He continues to learn, grow and teach across the globe to help people achieve the life they have always wanted through better ideas and information.

Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady are just warming up and are on their way to the top of the leadership and personal development field. Their business LIFE has only been in operation since November 1, 2011 and they are already getting national attention for the quality of their products and the growth of the business. The friendship and partnership of Orrin and Chris will go down in history, along with the stories of the thousands and soon millions of people they are impacting in a positive direction.

Thank you Orrin and Chris for allowing us all to pursue our purpose in LIFE!

God bless,

Dan Hawkins

I can hardly wait for the LIFE/Team convention! More incentives in the LIFE compensation plan are headed your way! Make sure you are at the convention with

 your entire team and even people considering joining your team to catch all of the details and excitement.

 

I have reposted a great article from Chris Brady about the compensation plan and the upcoming major, enjoy!

God bless,

Dan Hawkins

 

 

 

 

 

Life Compensation Plan

by Chris Brady

When the LIFE company was established, one of the primary goals of its founders was to accomplish something in the area of compensation that hadn’t been done before. The heart behind this was to offer financial rewards that would truly be based upon performance.  But there was more.  It was also desired to put a heavy emphasis on revenue sharing with the field – this is “corporate speak” for not letting the company keep most of the profits.  While many (but certainly not all!) pay plans appear to be at least somewhat fair in terms of how the money is split amongst participants in the field, what often is NOT fair is how much money finds it way back to the corporation. The result is a subtle but real conflict of interest between the company and its field operators.  Therefore, right off the bat, LIFE designed its financial plan in such a way that most of its profits flow to the people who are actually doing the work to make the revenue happen in the first place. Right out of the gate, the percentage of gross revenue paid back to the field in commissions was structured to be in the (estimated) 65+% range.  This, as far as we know, is an industry high. Then, after just two months in business, LIFE announced its One Time Cash Award program, which put even more money into the field. It is still too soon to know the exact figures (as some of the qualification periods for these rewards don’t end until the end of 2012), but we believe this will put the percentage at something approaching 70%.

How can this be done? How can a group of founders establish a company on such lean terms? The answer comes from the strong belief that the best leadership for this type of company can be provided by those who are actually doing what they are teaching and expecting others to do.  THIS, as far as we know, has never been done before: corporate founders who deliberately establish the financial incentives in such a way as to keep themselves in the game, out in the trenches, and thereby providing the means by which most of the profits flow to the field.

And now there’s more.  On April 27th, at the Spring Leadership Convention in Columbus, Ohio, LIFE will announce  an additional incentive program representing even more new money being put into the compensation program. This will be a reward package that will be attractive to new participants and attainable early in their experience with the business – in other words, something they can qualify for in the near-term, not “someday.”

All of this, in the LIFE compensation plan, is in addition to LIFE’s groundbreaking position between the four industries of Personal Development, Home-based Businesses, Life coaching, and Community building, and takes advantage of LIFE’s high-value position in the market of personal development materials, wherein its products are among the lowest priced in the marketplace (in some cases hundreds of percent cheaper than its competition).  And, don’t forget, all of LIFE’s products are backed with a 30 day money back guarantee.

When LIFE founder Orrin Woodward says, “We don’t promise easy, but we do promise worth it!” the LIFE founders have done their best to structure a compensation plan and reward system that shows his statement to be much more than mere rhetoric.

I hope this helps!

Sincerely,

Chris Brady

Recently I began to reread the book Launching a Leadership Revolution. I have read this book many times but every time I pick it up I learn so much more.  I cannot believe the amount of teaching in this book that gives us everything to build a huge organization.

The video I have attached is Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady from Team discussing The Third Level of Influence: Leading.  I love this chapter because this is where some big things start to  happen in a group when this level is applied.  The new leader has learned to be a hungry student and apply the knowledge being learned and puts in the activity and moves to the second level and gets results.

At level two or  performer level the leader can get results through personal effort.  They are continuing to be a hungry student and are now getting personal results. Now they start to add more tools to their belt and step to Level 3.  This is where you continue to learn and perform, but you add leading to the mix.  You start to develop and orchestrate other leaders who are stepping into level two.  You begin to multiply your efforts and explode the effectiveness and productivity of your group.

I encourage you to watch this short clip by Orrin and Chris and jump back into your copy of Launching a Leadership Revolution and start to lead! God Bless, Dan Hawkins

LIFE Founders Chris & Terri Brady

Chris & Terri Brady – LIFE Founders Part I

Posted by Orrin Woodward on February 24, 2012

When I met Chris Brady in the AC Spark Plug lobby, we were 18 years old – kids fresh out of high school. Both of us had dreams, ambitions, and a willingness to work. After a brief introductory meeting with our student advisor, all of the students was sent off to various facilities for their specific assignments. Who could have predicted then what God had in store for two young men in that meeting? Even so, Chris and I met for the first time on that summer day in 1985, eventually leading to a business partnership that would launch a leadership revolution to change the world.

My second recollection of Chris was in our first semester of GMI-EMI, when I sat in front of him in our history class. I heard a young man behind me speaking boldly about the steps he had planned to climb the corporate ladder and achieve his goals and dreams. My first thought was: What 18-year-old already has his life plans laid out in that detail? Curiosity got the best of me, however, so I turned around to see who was speaking. Looking at Chris, I knew I had seen him before, but couldn’t recall where. One things was for sure. I knew then that Chris, at 18 years of age, was focused on moving ahead in life and leadership.

In truth, Chris Brady has been a dreamer and doer for as long as I have known him. For example, when I was working a full 12 week assignment in Wichita Falls, Texas, I lived in an apartment provided by the AC Rochester plant (one of the reasons I agreed to go to Texas, since I was dead broke.) :) Chris was assigned to Wichita Falls for a six-week term to help launch a new product. Since the plant was already paying for an apartment, Chris crashed with me and several other students during his time in Texas. It was my six weeks with him in Texas that solidified by belief that Chris was different from the rest of us students. Specifically, when comparing his purpose and vision to the rest of ours. Simply put, I had never met anyone so young who was as driven to break free from mediocrity as Chris Brady. His determination and confidence was scary for a low self-esteem person like I was at the time.

However, with that said, his boldness and direction intrigued me as much as it intimidated me. Why did this guy believe so strongly in his purpose? How did he achieve this magical elixir so young? Whatever it was, Chris’s drive led to massive achievements throughout college. In fact, he finished second in his 1990 graduating class at GMI-EMI (not too shabby considering it is a school filled with brains.) :) More impressively, after graduation, he qualified for the coveted GM scholarship program. GM selects only a few of the elite graduates for an all-expenses-paid masters program. Chris chose the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon Institute and graduated with a masters in manufacturing systems. Little did Chris know, however, that beyond his degree, he would gain something much more valuable – the love of his life, Terri (Estes) Brady, whom he met at Carnegie-Mellon.

Chris and I went our separate ways after graduating from GMI-EMI. Basically, it wasn’t until after I began seeking another career path to success that we were reacquainted. In truth, I was not planning on contacting Chris for my community – not because I didn’t think he could do it, but rather, knowing his drive and mission, I believed he already had his path to his dreams. Providence, however, intervened. Thankfully, when I began community building with another engineer, he strongly recommended we share our plan with Chris. He said he could line up lunch together for the three of us.

When Chris and I met for lunch, it didn’t take five minutes for Chris to begin dream building me on the possibilities of getting out of corporate America. Hold on a minute, I thought! I am supposed to be dream building Chris on our options, and instead, he has me imagining flying around the Caribbean, talking about owning a local island business, and living the high life. What gives? I was so discombobulated, that I never showed him anything. Only later did I realize that Chris had recently returned from his honeymoon, and no longer wanted to sell the best 50 years of his life working for someone else. Corporate America’s rose-colored glasses, in other words, had been cracked for both of us. Eventually, Chris and I had another lunch appointment that formed the foundation for a life-long business partnership.

Even though our businesses didn’t grow that fast, our friendship and trust for one another did. To be sure, we worked hard, but we never seemed to get the growth we expected from working so hard. Indeed, after nearly five years of tireless effort, both of us combined could barely gather 200 people within our community. Those were less than overwhelming results, to say the least – especially compared to our business today, since we recently had a brand new couple accomplish more in fifteen months than the Brady’s and Woodward’s did in five years! This couple went from zero to over 300 people in their personal community, achieving the RT level in just fifteen months. In Chris’s and my defense, however, it was a different era. We had to deal with overpriced products, an under-rewarding compensation plan, and a meddling myopic management team.

Our businesses may not have grown, but we did, both personally and professionally. We both came to faith in Jesus Christ during our five-year desert experience. It is immeasurable the impact this has had on both of us in all areas of life. Actually, looking back, I am thankful our businesses didn’t grow during this time, because if they had, we might have been inclined to take the credit. Instead, we struggled for years, building and replacing groups repeatedly. The lessons we learned about ourselves and others, realizing not all people follow through on what they say, were essential for our future success. In reality, many people start in community building with selfish motives, but over time, if they stick around, we see them change and grow into servant leaders. Chris and Terri chose the change and growth route, becoming top servant leaders.

Stay tuned for Part II. Sincerely, Orrin Woodward

What does it mean to be a leader? Am I qualified, does leadership matter in my life? When I first was introduce to the-life-business.com and the-team.biz these questions ran around my head. Why would an auto mechanic and a day-care provider need leadership and life coaching in our lives?

Everyone is called upon to be a leader sometime during the course of their life. Listen to Chris Brady bring a dynamic talk on what a true leader really is! Leadership is about making a difference, small or large, in the moment, or in the future. Take initiative and become a true LEADER!!

Enjoy the video from leadership expert and founder of LIFE Chris Brady!

God bless, Dan Hawkins

LIFE - Will you?

We are back in Wisconsin after an amazing leadership convention down in Columbus, Ohio. The stadium was packed with people ready to make changes in their lives in 2012. I am always so impressed with the hunger that is displayed both from the people in the audience and the speakers on the stage.

LIFE is changing lives for the better and making a difference. I love to meet people in the hallways of the stadium and the hotel to hear how the weekend is hitting them.

“Thank you and the other founders for making this possible, LIFE has already made a positive difference for me.”

“I was not sure if I should come, but now I will never miss another one.”

“I have never experienced something like this, this is awesome.”

“I love this community.”

“I have learned so much that I can apply right when I get home.”

“We have talked more as a couple this weekend and cannot wait to get home and start working on our marriage.”

“The ride down was worth the money just to have fun with true friends.”

“This community is going to change the world and protect our freedoms.”

I could continue for the rest of the day sharing the feedback we heard this weekend these are just a few I wrote down to share with you.

While walking through the hotel with my two oldest daughters I was stopped more times than I could count with people sharing their stories of the things they were learning this weekend. Endless people thanking me and my daughters for helping to launch LIFE. My seven year old looked up at me and said, “Dad you are like a movie star, that’s awesome!” After a good laugh I explained that was surely not the case, I have just been blessed by God to be used for His glory.

LIFE founder Chris Brady shared on stage that if you even improve one life, help one marriage, lead one person to truth in any of the 8F’s, you have done something of eternal significance.

You can make a difference in someones life, start with your own today and show by your light that there is a better way to live LIFE!

Will you is the question?

Please comment and share what impacted you the most this weekend in Columbus at the major!

God bless, Dan Hawkins

Wow the weekend is almost here! Talks are being prepared, people are packing, planning and procrastinating. 🙂 Goals are being chased heading for the finish line.

Major Leadership Convention in Ohio!

LIFE/Team Leadership Convention

I cannot wait to see the LIFE leadership community this weekend. This is the first official LIFE major and it is set to kick off 2012 with a bang.

If you have big goals for 2012 with the LIFE/Team this convention is a must. You are going to receive incredible inspiration and instruction to explode your business and improve your life.

Some of my best memories are from major convention weekends. The road trip down, cramming way too many people in a hotel room, late night pizza, friendships built and powerful information shared to create change. This is community and we are coming together to connect and make changes, both in ourselves and in this country.

You can expect to have your cup over flowing with information with all of the LIFE Founders in attendance to share from experience, failure and major success. We will have top leadership Gurus, Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady speaking this weekend to inspire you to lead where you are and make a difference with leadership in your community. Orrin Woodward was recently awarded the #1 leadership spot from the IAB and he will be speaking to us!

When I speak all over North America I ask this question: Who here thinks there is something wrong in this world, maybe you cannot put a finger on it but you can feel it, something is not right? In every room every hand goes up. Albert Einstein said, “we cannot solve our current problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”

If we truly want to see lasting change in ourselves and our countries it is time to do something. Begin to learn and grow, get new information so we can have new ideas. Join the LIFE community and start working on a new level of thinking so we can start to solve some problems!

See you in Ohio (or California if you are on the West Coast)!

God Bless,

Dan Hawkins

I first heard this quote from top 10 leadership expert Chris Brady at a Team leadership convention. Isn’t it amazing that when you hear the truth it just makes sense.  So many people skate through life never giving 100%. Is it fear of failure, fear of success, lack of confidence, lack of courage or are they just stuck in todays mediocre mind set?

We have all been given talents and gifts that are waiting to be opened and used. One of my favorite pieces of being part of a leadership team is the community. It is much easier to become a winner when you surround yourself with winners. I love the video Steve placed on his blog. One of the biggest things I noticed was the constant encouragement he received from his coach and teammates to become his best.

Who is in your cheering section? Who is on your mental committee? You will become like who you associate most, choose wisely!

Enjoy this great article from one of the great leaders in LIFE, Steve Leurquin.

God bless, Dan Hawkins

Are You Giving 100% In LIFE?

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I was listening to a leadership recording the other day by Top 10 Leadership Guru and best-selling Author Orrin Woodward in which he gave a great example from his youth about doing his best. As a high school senior cross country runner he was content with the status of being the second best runner on the team. Then, the race came where a freshman on the team was attempting to pass Orrin. That didn’t sit well with him as he had a rule that freshman do not beat seniors. He unleashed his best not only holding off the freshman but passing the team number 1 runner finishing first-team all district.

It got me thinking to how many times in my life I have settled for less then my best thinking that was all I had to give. A great movie scene from Facing The Giants shows a young man who because he is holding back his best, hurts the whole team’s performance.

“God’s gifted you with the ability of leadership, don’t waste it.”

Sometimes I shutter in one of those cold, hair standing on the back of the neck feelings, thinking about who in this world I am hurting by playing it small?

I think of Great leaders like Tim MarksDan Hawkins, and BIll Lewis. All men that lead thousands of people now but at one time were faced with the question, do I continue on my current path or do I follow the leadership road less traveled so that my light will give other people the courage to do the same? I’m glad they chose wisely!  Enjoy the journey, Steve Leurquin 

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