LIFE Wheel: Is Yours Rolling Smoothly?

LIFE is good! Orrin Woodward has posted yet another great article on his blog titled, “The Circle of LIFE“. This article is the result of Orrin and Chris Brady meeting and brainstorming for 6 hours in Atlanta, GA the other day. Here’s a little “teaser”:

“In each of the 8 F categories of Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friendship, and Fun, one can imagine a certain grade based upon how one is doing in that category. In the diagram the center represents horrible, as in, you are totally “stinking up the joint” (as my kids say) in a certain category. Working your way out from the center to the outer ring in any of the categories represents a stronger grade. So someone with a dot near the outer ring is doing well in that category. By connecting the dots on your subjective personal estimation of your life at this moment in each of the categories you can come up with a shape that roughly represents your life right now in each of the 8Fs.

Quite simply, the LIFE business supplies life-changing information to help you increase your score in each of the 8Fs. The goal is to take someone from the not-so-good black shape represented toward the center of the diagram to the much improved (and happier, we would think) life represented by the red outline toward the outer ring of the circle.”

When you look at one’s life, there are eight major categories (Faith, Family, Finance, Fun, Following, Freedom, Fitness and Friends) that contribute to the overall quality of that life (for the purposes of this article, I am including fashion, firearms, fishing and food in the “Fun” category). If you would imagine an eight-spoked wheel with each spoke representing one of LIFE’s “8 F’s” and each “F” being scored from 0 (worst) to 10 (best) based upon how good that category is in your life. The first step is to score each category specifically for your life (it’s tough, but be brutally honest with yourself). I am guessing that you did not score all zeros; and I am also guessing you did not score all tens either (Jesus has been the only human to score all tens). So, it is a pretty sure bet that you are somewhere in between. Now here’s the true test…if your LIFE wheel was an actual wheel and you placed four of them on your car…how smooth would your ride be? That car ride simulates the quality of our life. I know for me, it was a pretty rough ride. Thanks to Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, and the other co-founders of LIFE (Chris Brady, Tim Marks, George Guzzardo, Dan Hawkins, Bill Lewis, and Claude Hamilton), the ride today is much smoother. Now we still hit “bumps” in the road, but because of the “Faith” category, today’s “bumps” are much easier to deal with because we have the proper perspective.

If your “ride” is bumpier than you prefer, check out LIFE. A smooth “ride” is available, no matter how bumpy it is today.

Your future awaits, go get it!

Have a great “ride” and God bless, Eric Blomdahl

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nic Manogue on November 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I have been looking for a good visual to describe the overall importance of the 8Fs and this morning when I read Orrin’s blog I was like…here it is. Eric thanks for highlighting the idea a bit more and steering us in the right direction in describing LIFE.


  2. Posted by Chad Sutkay on November 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm


    Have always loved this wheel you show, pulling it all together by putting 4 on a car and the quality of the car ride representing our quality of life is terrific!!

    God bless,


  3. LIFE lessons made easy by some great teaching. Thanks for the visual. With snow on the way, better get our ride smoothed out. Thanks Eric
    Don and Jan Fallis, Ludington, MI


  4. Posted by Patrick on November 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm


    Once again the Leadership is coming up with ways to help each of us explain and show the business.



  5. Posted by Jason & Chris Winkler on November 18, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Eric, thanks for sharing great perspectives and helping to inflate our tire to make it round!


  6. Posted by Sean Martinson on November 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    WWOOOWWW!!! Probably the best way I have hear it put, as far as the 4 tires of a car. It is really hard in everyday life to keep going when you have a bumpy ride. So let’s implement this knowledge start smoothing out the ride!!


  7. Just think about this world we live in and all the people who have been missing the journey Guides called LIFE/TEAM.


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