Thursday, March 31, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Cooperation and Caring

Most of the universe is characterized by order and harmony, yet we human beings must constantly struggle to achieve the same characteristics in our relationships. In fact, human beings seem to find it unnatural to cooperate with others.

Successful individuals, like Orrin Woodward, are those who have learned to swim against the current, to do the things that others refuse to do. And they have also learned how to work with other people, putting others' needs ahead of their own.

Achieving harmony in any relationship - business, personal, or professional - requires work. Take comfort in the fact that you’ll accomplish far more working with others than working against them.

If, like Orrin, you will demonstrate that you really care more about your teammates' success than your own, then you, like Orrin, will be successful.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Dreaming

Selected thoughts for the day....

"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'"- George Bernard Shaw

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."- Henry David Thoreau

"The most successful leader of all is the one who sees another picture not yet actualized."- Mary Parker Follett

All sorta point to Orrin Woodward in my mind!

Monday, March 28, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Wasn't Fooled

Saw a great article at the Napoleon Hill site today. The headline caught my eye:


"South African poet and painter Breyten Breytenback tells of a Black man named Freedom who was the property of a one-legged slave owner in the days before the abolition of slavery. Whenever the owner bought a new pair of shoes, he gave the left one, which he couldn’t use, to Freedom. Eventually, wearing two left shoes deformed Freedom’s right foot, and he was permanently crippled by the "generosity" of his master.

Don’t be fooled by people who attempt to further their own interests under the guise of helping you. Listen to advice from others, thank them for their interest, and make up your own mind about what is best. Follow their advice if it fits with your plan for your life, but don’t hesitate to discard it if it doesn’t. In all the world, there is only one individual who knows what is best for you, and that person is you."

Truer words were never spoken.

I'm glad that Orrin Woodward decided not to listen to the people that try to poison minds. As a matter of fact, I'm glad I decided not to listen to the naysayers who were "just trying to give me all the facts" and "keep me from making a mistake".

As far as I know, evry single one of them still go to a job every day and probably have good reason to worry about their pension and healthcare.

I decided to listen to Orrin, and it has made all the difference. I have no job and no such worries. Thanks Orrin, for showing me the way to a secure future.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Extra

Saw this by Napoleon Hill and it reminded me of Orrin Woodward:


It’s well and good to feel as though you have changed the attitude with which you render extra effort, but if that effort is in truth no more than anyone else’s, then you aren’t doing yourself much good.

You need to examine yourself and others to understand just what it is that will make you stand out. If there are standards, exceed them. If you’re fulfilling an agreement, make sure you do more than you promised.

You cannot confine extra-mile service to your work alone. You must make it part of your philosophy for dealing with every person you encounter. Imagine how others will be delighted to find that you are the type of person who not only does what is promised but even delivers more. The true benefit of going the extra mile is in teaching yourself to strive always for better and greater achievement in all that you do."

In all my dealings with Orrin Woodward, he has consistently "gone the extra mile". It's one of the secrets to his success. And it can be one of yours as well.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Orrin woodward of Team - Possibility Thinking

In any type of business, the most valuable ideas are those that make money, save money, save time, or improve the way things are done. Every improvement, however slight, is a step in the right direction. Being alert for opportunities to improve things is a function of a positive attitude.

Orrin Woodward is a great example of having a positive attitude. He has taken a good idea, fixed the difficulties and taken it mainstream. That's why the Team is exploding. Because one man refused to get stuck on the downside.

It is virtually impossible to think creatively about opportunities when your thoughts are concentrated on the downside risk instead of the upside potential. As you search for ways to improve, or to find a better, faster, or more economical way to perform a task or build a product, by all means analyze and minimize the risks but focus on the possibilities.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Vision

Students are just beginning to understand the mysterious ways in which the mind works, but successful people have long known how to use the power of creative vision to their advantage. Many "new" ideas are really nothing more than a new combination of two well-known products or ideas.

Combine a wheel and a chair, what do you get? A wheel chair? How about a Ferris Wheel? Unique combinations have often created fortunes that changed the lives of those who "saw".

Orrin Woodward saw just such a combination and created the Team.

Can you see it? Not everyone can. But those who do will be extremely well rewarded.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Shaping History

I just read a quote from Robert Kennedy that describes what Orrin Woodward is doing with the Team:

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."- Robert F. Kennedy

He was really speaking to all of us who are privileged to be part of the Team which in fact, is writing the history of our generation.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Conducting

Saw a couple of quotes that reminded me of Orrin Woodward who has put together one of the greatest business teams I've ever seen:

"Conductors of great symphony orchestras do not play every musical instrument; yet through leadership the ultimate production is an expressive and unified combination of tones."-- Thomas D. Bailey

"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."-- James Crook

When the crowd tells you something is wrong, it's often best to ignore them if you want to make beautiful music.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Architect

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."- Harold Wilson

The internet is here to stay. The industrial age is over. I hope you realize that.

The change is happening now, and I feel bad for those who don't know how to take advantage of the greatest transfer of wealth the world has ever known.

I guess I feel worse for those who, for reasons of ignorance or pride, reject the Team and the invitation of men like Orrin Woodward to take the greatest advantage of that change.

Seneca was right when he said, "It is part of the cure to wish to be cured."

I guess change happens to some people and for other people. Glad I decided to link up with an architect of the future, Orrin Woodward.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Taking Others Along

Enjoy the following words from Napoleon Hill:


When you take the initiative, you become a de facto leader whose success will depend in large measure upon your ability to inspire others to work with you. They will follow your lead when they have confidence in you and when they know they will share in your success.

Few of us are good enough or lucky enough to achieve great success completely on our own. We need others to help us. When we give more in return than we ever ask of our friends and associates, not only will be able to accomplish much more in life, but it will also make the entire experience much more enjoyable."

The line, " more in return than we ever ask of our friends..." describes Orrin Woodward. That is the "secret" of his success - and it can be yours as well.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Perseverance

Orrin Woodward of the Team is a great example of the following quote: "Little strokes fell great oaks."- Ben Franklin

While many, many others failed, just because they quit, Orrin just kept on going and going and going until he and Chris Brady created an incredible team. And there's no stopping it now.

Orrin is the consumate example of perseverance. Once he sets his mind on a goal, you can count on it being accomplished. I like that in a leader.

As Walter Elliot said: "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."

Month after month, one short race after another, the Team grows. A million people is on the horizon. Be a part of it!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Fair

Orrin Woodward has a saying - "In this business, your pay raise becomes effective when you do."

I don't care who you are, that's fair.

Do you ever get tired of being one of the 20% that does 80% of the work, but not getting 80% of the pay?! If so, you'll LOVE the Team.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Right

“Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Great quote by a great man.

Describes what we do on the Team; inspired by a great leader, Mr. Orrin Woodward.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Living

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."- Dale Carnegie

"If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard-enough problems. And that's a big mistake."- F. Wikzek

Mistakes are a part of life. The part that is designed to teach.

Start living. Go for it. Make some mistakes. Learn, grow, get better, give thanks. That's what Orrin Woodward has done since the day we met. And I appreciate his example.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - What Do You See?

What sort of people join the Team? What sort of people see the opportunity?

Give this some thought:

Once where a prophet in the palm shade basked.
A traveler chanced at noon to rest his miles.
"What sort of people may they be," he asked,
"In this proud city on the plains o'erspread?"
"Well, friend, what sort of people whence you came?"
"What sort?" the packman scowled;
"why, knaves and fools."
"You'll find the people here the same," the wise man said.

Another stranger in the dusk drew near.
And pausing, cried, "What sort of people here,
In your bright city where yon towers arise?"
"Well, friend, what sort of people whence you came?"
"What sort?" the pilgrim smiled,
"Good, true and wise."
"You'll find the people here the same," the wise man said.

-- Edward Markham

Thanks Orrin Woodward, for being the kind of person who looks for the good and the true, and for being wise. Thanks for sharing the opportunity and making it available to me and my family.

Dear reader,

You get to choose the people in life from whom you will take advice.

Will you listen to the positive encourager or will you listen to the embittered critic? Be careful. Be discerning.

Your life is on the line.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Orrin Woodward of Team - Service

Here's an interesting thought from Napoleon Hill:

"Psychologists who study human behavior have concluded that we are happiest when we are striving to achieve success. It is the act of striving, not the successful completion of the task, that provides the greatest psychic rewards. When you strive to achieve success through service to others, you multiply the benefits to yourself, and you ensure that whatever road you choose in life will ultimately lead you to success and happiness.

There is no occupation or profession that will not benefit from a concerted effort to better serve others. But the greatest benefit will be to you, in the form of the self-satisfaction that comes from knowing that you made a difference, that without you, others would never have received the service you provided."

That pretty much sums up Orrin Woodward and the Team. Our motto is "Have Fun, Make Money and Make a Difference". Those aren't just words. As long as I've been a part of this team, that's what Orrin has done. He's made a difference in my life and now I am privileged to pay it forward. So are others on the Team. Check out this blog by one of our top leaders.

We add value to people's lives by our service to them. It's a great way to make a living. It's a great way to live.