Posts Tagged ‘Leadership Guru’

Character and Integrity Win Out in the End

Back in January 2013, a question was raised as to the legitimacy of Orrin Woodward’s and Chris Brady’s Top 30 ranking on the Leadership Guru website. We knew from the beginning that the website’s claims were false and their disqualification was unjustified, but we also knew that the truth would prevail over time. Remember, people of integrity expect to be believed and when they are not, they let time prove them right. So, please find below a copy of the website’s apology and retraction…


We are so blessed to be following men that have character, integrity, morals and ethics like Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady…don’t find that much in today’s society.

We are in good hands, so dare to go after the life you’ve always wanted…LIFE Leadership.

God bless and have a great week everyone!

Eric C. Blomdahl

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

Congratulations – 2012 Off to a Great Start for Orrin Woodward

Happy 2012 to all! Some amazing news…we are only a few days into 2012 and the new year has already started off great for Orrin Woodward. The Independent Association of Businesses (IAB) has selected Orrin Woodward as its top award winner in the leadership category for 2011! The IAB award is further proof that the leader and co-founder of LIFE and TEAM is definitely emerging as arguably the world’s greatest leader of modern times. Congratulations!

Although this is an incredible individual accomplishment for Orrin Woodward, it is equally as incredible for everyone associated with LIFE and TEAM. With every level of national recognition and every prestigious award that Orrin Woodward receives, the credibility of everyone associated with Orrin strengthens; while the credibility of the critics diminish.

With as strong as 2011 ended and 2012 has begun, I can’t wait to see what this year holds in store for each of you. I hope everyone has established a game plan for success over the next 12 months. Your future awaits…go make 2012 your year!

God bless,
Eric Blomdahl

Best Business Ever! (Part 2)

LIFE Launch in Columbus, OH

Orrin Woodward has been talking about how incredible the LIFE business was going to be for the past six months. The critics claimed it was all hype and that the business wouldn’t work. Well, the results are in…and they are SWEET! Orrin Woodward’s latest blog post titled, “The LIFE Business Results”, says it all. Here is a brief excerpt:

“One of the points that I love about free enterprise is the ability to serve customers and produce results. Businesses thrive when the customers needs are satisfied. All the rhetoric for a business is worthless if the customers are not being served. Similarly, all the rhetoric against a business is worthless if the customers are being served.

The LIFE TEAM is passing the customer’s test. In fact, based upon the first month’s data, LIFE has received a huge validation of its business plan. From the customer’s perspective, there is finally a company that provides world-class monthly leadership materials at a price that anyone can afford, especially with its three for free program.

The TEAM community has been serving leadership communities in network marketing since 1999. As part of our training, we created a CD of the week program, which quickly established us as the top community building organization in the US market. By 2000, we were routinely hosting major functions with thousands of people in attendance. Indeed, many of the top leaders within network marketing have benchmarked our processes and systems to improve the leadership culture within their own communities.

However, even with this solid foundation, nothing could have prepared me for LIFE’s launch. In its first 30 days, LIFE added over 4,000 new leadership subscribers! I’m not talking about sign-ups here, I am referring to people who signed up for our monthly subscription program. Let me explain the magnitude of these numbers. The LIFE business, in other words, has added more new CD and book subscribers in its first month than the TEAM community has ever added in its best year!

Remember the saying, “In God we trust, all others must have data?” The above data confirms something the LIFE founders believed in their hearts – that high-quality, low priced, monthly leadership information is a huge customer need in this intensely competitive marketplace.

However, don’t take my word for it. Try the products for yourself. Over 800 customers, people not involved in building the LIFE business, are enjoying the leadership information. Most of these customers sold themselves by listening to the leadership materials, enjoying the product and eventually requested a monthly subscription. That is the beauty of the model, members do not have to convince customers against their wills. Instead, members only have to provide the customers an opportunity to hear the life-changing information for themselves.”

Make sure you check out Orrin Woodward’s full post.

With the great results of the first month, I can’t wait to see the results after the first year.

Your future awaits…go get it!

Have a great day and God bless, Eric Blomdahl

Orrin Woodward’s New Book a Big Hit!

Orrin Woodward’s new book, “RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE”, is already proving to be a big hit. The following are two great reviews from Orrin’s blog worth reading:

“Dana Collins is one of the top leaders in the networking profession. She is a student of leadership and is constantly learning. In fact, she was one of the keynote speakers at Art Jonak’s last MasterMind Event. Tens of thousands of people around the world are part of her community. She sent the Networking Times editorial staff the following email when asked what books she was reading:

Great idea, Josephine. I am reading “Resolved” by Orrin. This book, I believe, will be a classic. I bought a copy for each of my key leaders. Each week we have a call to discuss a chapter. It is a playbook for building a foundation in yourself that can build a tremendous culture in your family, team, and community. Incredible book! And btw, this is not a paid endorsement!


Oliver DeMille is one of the most respected educators in the country, having written the classic book, Thomas Jefferson Education. This book initiated a revolution in the home schooling movement. His talk at the LIFE major impacted thousands of people, being one of the highlights of the entire weekend! I have met few people who read more books than Oliver so when I received his thoughts on my new book, I was honored. When a principle-centered man and friend of his caliber is impacted that lets me know my labor wasn’t in vain.


Sorry I’ve been out of it all week. I got a really bad flu. Anyway, I’m back. I love your new book. It is fantastic! A true home run! I love the cover. Wow, that painting is so perfect with your title and message: Resolved. You nailed it.

I loved each of the 13 resolutions. Perfect. In the perfect order. And it builds on Benjamin Franklin’s and George Washington’s personal resolutions. I loved that you included these in the appendices. This book is so excellent. I really like the way each chapter emphasizes a resolution, a character trait of leadership, and highlights of a leader who followed it. It hits the reader on so many levels. This is your best work yet! It’s a magnum opus. Wow!

I like that you used Lou Holtz. I’m a real fan of his stuff. And I once again felt so connected to your work when I read the Will Smith chapter. Will is a really great leader. He and his wife Jada use TJEd with some of their kids and Rachel and I have been in their home and had dinner and social events with them. Will had me speak to a group of his friends in his home, and during the Q&A he talked as much or more than I did. Someone would ask a question about TJEd and before I could answer it Will would say, “The answer to that is on page XXX,” and he’d turn to that page in TJEd and read the answer. He had the whole book underlined, highlighted and marked up in multiple colors. He knew the page-by-page details of my book better than I did. Anyway, Rachel and I had a similar experience with Will and Jada as with you and Laurie—you both read my book and contacted us and eventually we ended up at your home and speaking to your friends and discussing important principles of freedom and education. I thought it was really cool that you had him as your example of programming the elephant.

I really loved that you gave Sam Walton 2 chapters. What a great leader. I think Steve Jobs bears a similar study—maybe a future writing project for us. Also, the section on New England fiat money is brilliant! The 5 laws of decline are wow! This book is just outstanding. As I said, another home run!

Well done!

I’ve only read this once through, so I’ll more to say when I read it backwards and really try to milk out more detail. But I just had to gush to you about how good this is! It’s fantastic. I just wish I had read it before the Ohio speech so I could have it on my top 6 (7) book list. Oh well, next time!

This book is just plain transformational! Thank for sending it! I’m so excited to read it again.


I encourage you to get a copy of Orrin Woodward’s latest work. “RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE” is a “must have” for your library.

Your future awaits, go get it!

Have a great day and God bless, Eric Blomdahl