The Right Information Does Matter!

Did you say, "Cleared to land three-one, or one-three?"

Orrin Woodward and the other co-founders of LIFE (Chris Brady, Tim Marks, George Guzzardo, Dan Hawkins, Bill Lewis, Claude Hamilton and Chris Mattis) have established a world-class educational system that provides individuals with principle-based information that helps improve the eight major categories in people’s lives (Faith, Family, Finances, Friends, Freedom, Fitness, Following, and Fun).

With today’s technology and the internet, access to information on just about any topic/issue/category is only a mouse click away. And in a society that has an ongoing love affair with the latest electronic gadget or technological advancement, this fact is viewed by the masses as an amazing thing. And in many cases it is, but in this article I want to share a perspective that many people may not be aware of and that may be having a bigger impact on the overall quality of their lives than they realize.

I recently made a list of random topics (news/media, automobiles, presidents of the United States, motor oil, Wal-Mart, Apple, Dell and toilet paper) and then went on-line and “researched” each topic. What I discovered was that no matter the topic, I found information that was positive about the topic; and conversely, I found information that was negative about the same topic. The results of my research, regardless of whether it was positive or negative, was very difficult to determine what information was truthful and what information was rumor/hearsay/popular opinion. The fact is that our society is inundated with misleading information about everything. When seeking information that is trivial in nature, this fact isn’t that critical. However, when seeking information regarding major issues in life, incorrect information and rumor/hearsay/popular opinion can have a drastic and long-lasting impact on people’s lives.

Early on in my personal development journey, I learned that there is a process that all of us follow which ultimately leads us to the results that we are experiencing in life. That process is illustrated below:

Information —> Actions —> Habits —> Attitudes —> Results

Oftentimes, at the end of this process people find themselves with results that they didn’t expect, nor want. By the time I was in my mid-30’s, my results included major financial debt, broken marriage, high stress and anxiety, poor health, failing job and having absolutely no fun in life.

Soon after meeting Orrin Woodward, he taught me that this process needs to be fine tuned and navigated with very specific intent. Otherwise, you will eventually find yourself in a place you don’t want to be. The fine tuned process is as follows:

Right Information —> Right Actions —> Right Habits —> Right Attitudes —> Desired Results

The first step is to determine your desired results. This requires us to do something that our society has given up on…daring to dream BIG! I recommend you check out Dan Hawkins’ blog article. He provides great insight on this topic.

Now that you know where you ultimately want to end up, the next step is getting the process started with the right information. It is so important to make sure the information you feed your mind is trustworthy and truthful.

Here are a couple of questions you can use to evaluate the quality of information you are getting:

1) Does the producer of the information have character and integrity? If you can’t trust the producer of the information to provide the truth 100% of the time, then the source of information should be avoided.
2) Is the source of information based upon Biblical principles? My worldview recognizes only one source of truth regarding principles to live by in this world. If the producer of the information does not use the Bible as a foundation, the information can not be truthful and should not be trusted.
3) What is the motive of the producer for providing the information? If the motive of the producer of information is self-serving and not focused on helping others grow, get better, and finding their God-given purpose, the information source should be pursued with extreme caution.

It is for these reasons that I have utilized the LIFE TEAM educational system for truthful and trustworthy information over the past 11 years. It is also the reason many TEAM leaders have given up watching television. With few exceptions, television fails all three of the above questions.

I strongly recommend that everyone subscribe to this LIFE TEAM information that Orrin Woodward has spent the last 18 years developing. I think you’ll find, like thousands of other people have found, plugging into the right information does matter.

Your future awaits…go get it!

God bless and have a great day,

Eric C. Blomdahl

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Don Fallis on January 13, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Eric: Isn’t it amazing how just one word can make all the difference in the world. In your example the word RIGHT. It is also amazing that the RIGHT SIDE of the quadrant is the desired place to land in the book CASH FLOW QUADRANT. ???
    I had better read that book again. :)))))
    Don and Jan Fallis


  2. Posted by Justin W. Meyer on January 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

    That 3 question system for controlling the intake of information that ultimately controls our outcome is crucial. What great guidance for life. Thanks for all that you do! Justin


  3. What a great exercise to understanding the value of information available on any topic! Thanks also for sharing such a thoughtful approach to analyzing information.


  4. Posted by Lisa Mangold on January 13, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I appreciate the information in this article. What I have found is that many people are swayed by information that is not credible yet they do not even realize it. Not only will these questions help me, but they will help me help others walk through the process of getting better results. BTW, I hope that is not a picture of your latest landing!
    Blessings, Lisa


    • Posted by Eric Blomdahl on January 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Thanks for your comment Lisa. For the record, no, this is not one of my landings.


    • You inspire me to set a goal to catrpue the potential in my children, as well as in my self (through LIFE Business) and my husband, whether it be designing blackboard ideas or just being ready for the next step with an open mind and a prayerful heart, giving all the glory to God. I passed this on to my family, hopefully inspiring them. Karyn


  5. Posted by Andrea Renkas on January 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Its amazing how much information is available on every topic out there. People, regardless of what they are looking for, need to utilize this approach to help them filter what should be trusted and what shouldn’t. Those three questions are the key, I will be utilizing this article for future referance! And I had the same thoughts as Lisa, that plane looks very similar to the one your leaning on! 🙂 Thanks for the clarification! 🙂


  6. Posted by Steve Ingersoll on January 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Great thoughts! It is amazing at the volume of information. Nice to have a safe reliable place to get solid info!


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