Friday, December 21, 2007

Chuck Goetschel's post on Personal Mission Statement

I highly recommend that everyone go to Chuck Goetschel's BLOG and read his post titled "Personal Mission Statement." This article was very insightful and has helped add some direction in my life. In this article, he helps the reader create their own Mission Statement.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Orrin Woodward and the Power of Focus

With the rapidly changing times that we live in today and the competitive unsecure workforce that our country is engulfed in, it is important to grasp a hold of a business model that will produce passive residual income to create stability, security and options. The Teams business system is available to those who are looking for a way to produce additional monies on top of their current job, and the system will enable many to leave their jobs if that is the mark they are shooting for. The system is an immaculately created machine that is churning out financial free independent business owner’s time in and time out. The key ingredient to this system is focus. Orrin Woodward has designed an impenetrable business model that will work so long as the individual works it. The IBO has to zero in on their goal and submit themselves to the system daily to attain the victories that are awaiting them. Learning to “see it with your minds eye,” is required for any IBO with a dream looking to advance themselves or other people in their teams through the Teams training process. Many new IBOs to the Teams business model are not readily equipped with this trait as they have been spawned by the media in America to lead lives that they cannot afford to live. Americans have been trained to think that “if they want it, they can have it,” after all, that is why they invented credit cards is it not? Americans are quick to take out a loan on a boat, or finance a computer due to their lack of will to wait until they have the disposable income to pay cash. This instant gratification mentality has swooped across our nation and the result is an average of $8,000 of credit card debt among the average American family. The Titanic is sinking, and we are straightening the chairs on the deck. In order for anyone to achieve success in this lifetime, they need to do a 180 with their thinking habits and learn to focus their thoughts and energy in the opposite direction.

Orrin Woodward teaches people that ‘delayed gratification’ is the only way to the top in any field. Think of your wealth as a snowball that you are starting to roll to create a snowman: When you first start to roll the ball of snow, it takes a while to build and increase in size, and after consistent effort and patience, the snowball will eventually reach a point of no control where each roll of the ball yields 100 times the effort put in at the early stages in the beginning. Orrin Woodward has explained that those who do not practice delayed gratification are those who take breaks and eat the snow while the ball is just beginning to take shape. This kills all chance of momentum and will undoubtedly create stagnation and undesirable results in ones life. The Teams system, if applied, will develop skill sets that are totally different than those that are developed and promoted via the mass media outlets in America. Everywhere you turn your head, whether on TV, the Radio, the Newspaper, a Magazine, or an Internet advertisement, we are told that we can have this and that with ‘no money down.’ We are programmed to believe that we deserve a new snowmobile, and we are taught to think that we have earned it with all the hard work we have done. The fact is this; if you do not have cash to pay for the new toy you are dreaming of, then you have not earned it. Living your life in debt will create unwanted stress and a lack of happiness will surely develop within your family starting with you spouse. “Unhappy wife, unhappy life.” Not to say that money can buy happiness, because it cannot. However, it will prevent stress due to the accumulation of interest that hits you month in month out due to all of the plastic you store in your wallet. The next time you feel an urge to make an emotional purchase for a new toy, car etc., creeping up inside of you, turn your thoughts on the Teams training system and focus your efforts on the results that you are shooting for. Once attained, you will be able to purchase all the toys money can buy, have the freedom to wake up to the sound of your kids playing at the foot of your bed, live stress free (aka: debt free), and have the time and money to help other people achieve the same results as you.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Orrin Woodward Team - Men of Character

Saw a great post about another man of character - George Washington and his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. This reminded me of Washington's School Exercises: "Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation". These maxims originated in the late sixteenth century in France and were popularly circulated during Washington's time. Washington wrote out a copy of the 110 Rules in his school book when he was about sixteen-years old and I have heard Orrin Woodward refer to them occasionally. As I am exploring the subject of character, I thought it appropriate to capture these maxims again, both for my own self-improvement and for the edification of others who may be interested. Here goes. This exercise, now regarded as a formative influence in the development of Washington's character, included guidelines for behavior in pleasant company, appropriate actions in formal situations, and general courtesies, such as: "Superfluous Complements and all Affectation of Ceremonie are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected" (#25); "Think before you Speak" (#73); and "Rince not your Mouth in the Presence of Others" (#101). Among the hundreds of volumes of Washington Manuscripts in the Library of Congress, two contain the school exercises of George Washington, written before he had reached the age of sixteen years. The one devoted to mathematics exhibits a wide range of subjects, combined with sureness and accuracy in working, and clearness and neatness of presentation. Few graduates of colleges to-day, unless they specialize in mathematics, become so well trained in that subject. The problems in surveying show that at sixteen Washington was fitted to earn his living in the field. The second book begins with legal forms, such as every planter should know: bills of sale and exchange, contracts, conveyances, deeds, leases, and even wills. The middle portion contains a Christmas poem, and also one entitled "True Happiness," which strongly suggest that the boyish love poems attributed to his pen were taken from some book, now unknown. Probably they expressed his feelings at the moment, and he copied them. The remaining ten pages of the second book are occupied by one hundred and ten "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," about which much has been written and little is known. These maxims were so fully exemplified in George Washington's life that biographers have regarded them as formative influences in the development of his character. During the days before mere hero worship had given place to understanding and comprehension of the fineness of Washington's character, of his powerful influence among men, and of the epoch-making nature of the issues he so largely shaped, it was assumed that Washington himself composed the maxims, or at least that he compiled them. It is satisfying to find that his consideration for others, his respect for and deference to those deserving such treatment, his care of his own body and tongue, and even his reverence for his Maker, all were inculcated in him early on, by precepts which were the common practice in decent society the world over. These very maxims had been in use in France for a century and a half, and in England for a century, before they were set as a task for the schoolboy Washington. Oh that we could rekindle a passion to once again consider these precepts "common practice in decent society"! I happen to believe that is in large measure what Orrin Woodward is doing with his Team - restoring character to society and I say: Bravo! More on the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation" in my next post.

Friday, February 16, 2007

an orrin woodward case study - fred harteis

“Fred Harteis is doing one of the toughest jobs in the nation. And Fred’s doing it as a volunteer. This spirit of volunteerism and Fred Harteis’ generosity of spirit should serve as an example to us all. It requires great strength of character of put the interests of the group ahead of your own. Fred Harteis has that character. Fred is president of 2004 Independent Business Owners Association board.” – Orrin Woodward

Woodward: Fred what do you see as the primary role of IBOAI?

Fred Harteis: (IBOAI), Independent Business Owners Association Int’l, is dedicated to representing the interests of IBO’s, independent business owners powered by Quixtar.

Orrin Woodward: Was IBOAI founded in 1999 with launch of Quixtar Inc?

Harteis: Independent Business Owners have been represented by this board for more than 45 years, Orrin.

Orrin Woodward: That’s a little before my time, Fred.

Harteis: 45 years, means the IBOAI and its board dates back to the time of Rich DeVos, the founder of Amway Corporation, Orrin.

Orrin: Fred, I’ve heard your focused leadership style compared to Vince Lombardi’s.

Fred Harteis: Lombardi is an excellent role model in sports and business.

Orrin Woodward: I understand the sports analogy. The concept of TEAM is very important to me, too. But why in business, Fred?

Fred Harteis: Lombardi’s work ethic is as critical to business success as it is in building teams, Orrin.

Woodward: You have an incredible recall of motivational ideas, Fred. What’s one of your favorite Lombardi motivational reminder?

Harteis: Work comes to mind. Lombardi said that the only place success before work is in the dictionary. And he’s right. That thought gave me great encouragement when I was a young business man. I wasn’t sure that I was the smartest person who ever chose to go into business. But I knew that I could make the decision that no one would out work me.

Orrin: Why was that important, Fred?

Harteis: Because that was something that was within my control. It’s self deception to expect your ship to come in, if you haven’t sent one out.

Woodward: Any other team leadership wisdom to share, Fred?

Fred Harteis: Yes, Orrin. Faith, hard work, mentorship along with the right business vehicle - anything is possible in America. The American Dream lives.

Bonus Statement

Harteis Information: Harteis owns several global companies like Harteis International and a powerful technology firm, Biznet Productions.

Orrin Woodward Information: Orrin Woodward is co-founder of TEAM

orrin woodward develops other leaders...

One of the biggest features of Orrin Woodward's leadership is that he invests the time to develop other leaders. Performing in business is admirable. Leading in business is impressive. But developing other leaders while performing and leading is incredible, and explains much of Orrin's success so far in the journey. Keep leading Orrin, the world needs it!