Another Great Round of Life Leadership Seminars

Hey gang we had a fantastic seminar here in Southwest Florida this past Saturday with double Life Coaches Orrin and Lori Woodward! They both gave such great vision for where we are going and how to help people’s business grow stronger and faster. Orrin threw out a goal for Florida to hit to get him and Lori back to Florida and we are going to play our part in helping that happen! I know there are a bunch of great leaders here in Florida who will also play a huge role in helping explode Florida and get Orrin and Lori back on stage here in Southwest Florida. Next month we have policy counsel Curtis and Debbie Spolar coming in, that shows that the Life Leadership PC sees whats happening here as we reach the tipping point of breaking all new Life levels.

 

Tonight in Fort Myers we have Life Coaches Tim and Amy Marks speaking at the night owl part of our open meeting!! What a great opportunity to get around them and introduce your teammates to some of the founders of Life.

 

I would love to hear from some of you out there that attended Life Leadership seminars this past weekend and how the experience is going to help you develop into the Leader you want to be.

 

Cheers,

Jim Martin


How to Think Big

Remember it pays in every way to Think Big!

I want to talk about 5 ways to help your self talk about yourself and how thinking big can change your life by implementing these 5 points:

1) don’t sell yourself short

2) use the big thinkers vocabulary

3) stretch your vision. See what can be not just what is.

4) get the big view of your job.

5) think above trivial things.

Most people define the word SUCCESS as synonymous with security. Can we risk turning our country over to people like that?

Why do people try to play it safe in everything they do?

Is it because they may fail?

The only way to move forward in what you do is to fail over and over but all along the way you learn what you could have done better.

How big we think determines the size of our accomplishments.

Ever ask yourself, “What is my greatest weakness?” Probably the greatest weakness is self-deprecation. That is selling oneself short.

How we overcome this

1) determine your five chief assets. Invite someone to help you someone close like a good friend or wife or at least someone intelligent.

Examples of assets, education, technical skills, appearance, great home life, good attitude, personality, go getter.

2) next under each asset write the names of 3 people you know who have achieved large success but who do not have this asset to as great a degree as you.

When you’ve completed this exercise you will find you outrank many successful people on at least one asset.

There is only one conclusion you can honestly reach: your bigger than you think. So fit your thinking to your true size. Think as big as you really are. Never never never sell yourself short.

2) Here are four ways to help you develop a big thinkers vocabulary

1) use big, positive cheerful words and phrases to describe how you feel. When someone asks you “How do you feel today?” And you respond with ” I’m tired” or I have a headache, I wish it was Saturday, I don’t feel so good. You actually feel worse.

Practice this: it’s a very simple point, but has tremendous power. Overtime someone asks you how are you? Or how are you feeling today? Respond with FANTASTIC!! JUST WONDERFUL!  Great!

At every opportunity that you say how you feel in a positive way you will begin to feel wonderful and bigger too.

2) Use bright, cheerful, favorable words and phrases to describe other people. Make it a rule to have big positive word for all your friends and associates.

When you and someone are discussing an absent third party, be sure you compliment him with big words and phrases like “He is always reliable” or “She always does a good job and is always on time”.

Be careful to avoid the petty cut him down language. Gossip always comes back to bite you.

3) use positive language to encourage others. Compliment people personally at every chance. Everyone  craves praise.

Praise sincerely given is a success tool.

4) use positive words to outline plans to others. When people hear something like this: “here is some good news” or “we face an exciting opportunity…..” Their minds start to sparkle.

But when people hear something like “we have a job to do whether we like it or not”. The mind movie is dull and boring, and they react accordingly.

Promise victory and watch eyes light up. Promise victory and win support. Build castles, don’t dig graves.

3) Stretch your vision. See what can be not just what is.

Big thinkers train themselves to see not just what is but what can be.

Look at thins not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck in the present.

Here is an example of a guy just seeing what’s in front of him and a guy that has long term vision because he thinks differently.

A few years ago young milkman came to the door to solicit  out dairy business. Explain to him that we already had milk delivery service and we were quite satisfied. Then I suggested to stop next-door and talk to the lady there.

To this he replied I’ve arty talked to the lady next-door but they only use 1 quart of milk every two days and that’s not enough to make a stop worthwhile.

That may be I said but when you talk to her neighbor did you not observe that the demand for milk in that household will increase considerably in a month or so?

There will be a new addition over there that will consume lots of milk.

The young man look for a moment like he had been struck and then he said how blind can a guy be?

Today that same 1 quart every two days family by 7 quarts every two days from a milkman who had some foresight. That first youngster a boy now has two brothers and one sister. And I’m told there’ll be another young one soon.

How blind can we be? See what candy not just what is.

That first salesman didn’t have any long-term vision the second salesman seen the long-term vision coming and capitalized on it.

Here is how you can develop the power to see what can be not just  what is.  I call these  practicing adding value exercises

1) Practice adding value to things ask yourself what can I do to add value to this room for this house or this business? Look for ideas to make things Worth more.

2) Practice adding value to people. As you move higher and higher in the world of success more and more of your job becomes people development. Ask what can I do to add value to my subordinates? What can I do to help them become more effective?

3) Practice adding value to yourself. Conduct a daily interview with yourself. What can I do to make myself more valuable today?

Visualize yourself not as you are but as you can be. Then specific ways for taming your potential value will suggest themselves. Just try and see.

4) get the big view of your job.

Big thinkers see themselves as members of a team effort as winning or losing with the team not by themselves.

They help in every way they can even when there is no direct and immediate compensation or other reward.

The fellow who shrugs off a problem outside of his own department with the comment “Well that’s no concern of mine let them worry about it”

that guy hasn’t got an attitude what it takes for top leadership!

When you make the company business, your business that’s when you will get promoted.

5) Think about trivial things. Focus your attention on big objectives. Before getting involved in a petty matter ask yourself is this really important?

Here’s an example of the little story about John the guy that got the smallest office and fizzled out.

Several years ago I observed small thinking about an office assignment destroy a young fellow’s chances for profitable career in advertising.

For young executives all on the same status level removed into new offices. Three offices were identical in size and decoration. The fourth was smaller and less elaborate.

John was assigned Fourth office. This turned out to be a real blow to his pride. Immediately he felt discriminated against. Negative thinking resentment bitterness jealousy built up. John began to feel inadequate. The result was that John grew hostile toward his fellow executives. Rather than cooperate he did his best to undermine their efforts. Things got worse. Three months later John slips so badly management had no choice to issue in the pink slip.

Small thinking over a very small matter stopped John.
In his haste to feel he was discriminated  against John failed to observe that the company was expanding rapidly and office space was at a premium. He didn’t stop to consider the possibility that the executive who made the office assignments didn’t even know which one was the smallest. No one in the organization except John regarded his office as an index of his value.

Small thinking about unimportant things like seeing your name last on the department route sheet  or getting the fourth carbon of an office memo can hurt you. Think big and none of these little things can hold you back.

Ask what’s really important

Grow by thinking big!!


Build Confidence and Destroy Fear

Yes fear is real. And we must recognize it exists before we can conquer it. Most fear today is psychological. Worry, tension, embarrassment, panic all stem from mismanaged, negative imagination. But simply knowing the breeding ground of fear doesn’t cure fear. If a physician discovers you have an infection in some part of your body, he doesn’t stop there. He proceeds with treatment to cure the infection.

The old “it’s only in your mind treatment” presumes fear doesn’t really exist. But it does.Fear is real. Fear is success enemy number 1. Fear stops people from capitalizing on opportunity; fear wears down physical vitality; fear actually makes people sick, causes organic difficulties, shortens life; fear closes your mouth when you want to speak.

Fear–uncertainty, lack of confidence–explains why we still have economic recessions. Fear explains why millions of people accomplish little and enjoy little.

All confidence is acquired, developed. No one is born with confidence. Those people you know who radiate confidence, who have conquered worry, who are at ease everywhere and all the time, acquired their confidence, every bit of it.

You can too.

Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand fertilize fear. Write it down gang, “ACTION CURES FEAR”! If you don’t start moving on what you are needed to do to succeed, the longer you wait to take action the more fear will build. The more fear builds the harder it is to start and the less confidence you will have. The good news is you can start at anytime, procrastination is the death of any success you may want to accomplish.

When we face tough problems, we stay blinded in the mud until we take action.Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories. Put the action principle to work. Next time you experience big fear or little fear, steady yourself. Then search for an answer to this question: What kind of action can I take to conquer my fear? Isolate your fear, then take action.

Here is a list of eight common fears people have and the action you need to take to change that fear into having confidence;

1) Embarrassment because of personal appearance. Action; Improve it, go to barbershop or beauty salon. Shine your shoes. Get clothes cleaned and pressed. In general, practice better grooming. It doesn’t always take new clothes.

2) Fear of losing an important customer. Action; Work doubly hard to give better service. Correct anything that may have caused customers to lose confidence in you.

3) Fear of failing an examination. Action; Convert worry time into study time.

4) Fear of things totally beyond your control. Action; Switch your attention to something totally different.

5) Fear of being physically hurt by something you can’t control such as a tornado, or an airplane out of control. Action; Turn your attention to helping to relieve the fear of others. Pray.

6) Fear of what other people may think or say. Action; Make sure that what you plan to do is right. Then do it. No one ever does anything worthwhile for which he is not criticized.

7) Fear of making an investment or purchasing a new home. Action; Analyze all factors. Then be decisive. Make a decision and stick to it.

8) Fear of people. Action; Put them in proper perspective. Remember, the other person is just another human being pretty much like yourself.

Use this two-step procedure to cure fear and win confidence:

1) Isolate your fear. Pin it down. Determine exactly what you are afraid of.

2) Then take action. There is some kind for any kind of fear. And remember, hesitation only enlarges, magnifies the fear. Take action promptly.

Successful people specialize in putting positive thoughts into their memory bank. Negative thoughts produce needless wear and tear on your mental motor. They create worry, frustration, and feelings of inferiority. Destroy negative thoughts before those thoughts become mental monsters. It is clear that any negative thought, if fertilized with repeated recall, can develop into a real mind monster, breaking down confidence and paving the way to serious psychological difficulties.

Whether the problem is big or little, the cure comes when one learns to quit drawing negatives from ones memory bank and withdraws positives instead.

Confident action produces confident thinking.                                                                                                                                                        

1) Be a front seater. Sitting up front builds confidence and displays hunger. Create a positive environment by being a front seater and invite others to join you.

2) Practice eye contact. Failure to make eye contact says, I feel inferior beside you. I’m afraid you. Or avoiding another persons eyes may say, I feel guilty. You say nothing good about yourself when you avoid making eye contact.

3) Walk 25% faster. When you know where your going, go ahead and get there. This shows others that your confident and confidence from others gives you a good self-esteem.

4) Practice speaking up. Make it a rule to speak up at business meetings and ask questions. Others will have the same question but are afraid to ask it so model the way and be bold.

5) Smile big. We all know that the person who is always smiling can not be in a bad mood and will always have something good to say. You should be that smiling person that brightens up the room when you walk in.

Don’t let fear hold you back from achieving the highest level of success that you want to achieve. Set your goals high and run towards them because if you thought it you can achieve it!

 


Whistlerblowers to Reformers

This article from Orrin Woodward so good I had to repost it!

Whistleblowers to Reformers?

What’s a Whistleblower?

Wikipedia defines a whistleblower as:

A whistleblower (whistle-blower or whistle blower) is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities (misconduct) occurring in a government department, a public or private organization, or a company. The alleged misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest such as fraud, health/safety violations, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).

Many have suggested an appropriate title for the last five years is Whistleblowers to Reformers. Not necessarily the easiest of assignments. :) Indeed, the website FAIR: Protecting Whistleblowers Who Protect the Public Interest describes the ongoing harassment whistleblowers routinely confront:

When whistleblowers find themselves in conflict with their bosses, they may be subjected to many different forms of reprisal. Occasionally they may be fired abruptly without explanation, but in countries that have labour laws this is rare: the employer is likely to use more subtle methods, making it difficult to fight back or even to prove that reprisals have taken place.

Thus forms of harassment, like bullying and mobbing, have become ‘weapons of choice’ for vindictive managers seeking to attack an employee. These methods are devastating to the individual targeted while at the same time providing ‘plausible deniability’ for the instigators, who can always claim in court that they didn’t know what was going on… it had nothing to do with them…

In fact bullying and mobbing are easily orchestrated by management, because once someone has been picked out as the target, other employees become fearful of supporting them or even being associated with them. A vicious group dynamic quickly takes hold in which the victim is shunned, isolated from colleagues and subjected to constant criticism, ridicule, belittlement and humiliation.

Almost no-one, however strong mentally, can stand up to this treatment indefinitely. Over time such harassment predictably leads to permanent injury, as initial reactions –such as stress, anxiety, and fatigue – progress into panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, deep depression and even thoughts of suicide.

This is the ideal outcome for the attackers, because the victim can easily be labelled as being defective in some way, thus lacking in credibility and responsible for their own plight.

People being targeted in this way need to recognize quickly what is going on, stop blaming themselves, learn about countermeasures, and figure out what they can do to end their ordeal.
Reformers

Interestingly, practically all meaningful companies have whistleblower/reformer histories, birthed to right a wrong, serve some great purpose, and hopefully help its stakeholders (shareholders, principles, employees, and customers) prosper.  In other words, to reform industries by creating companies that better serve the customer’s interest. This is usually born of a situation in which those who start the company fight for something they believe in (such as Billy Durant offering cars for different needs, Bill Gates offering software that turned toys into tools, and Steve Jobs making technology usable and cool, along with Sam Walton of Wal-Mart, Ray Kroc of McDonalds and Herb Kelleher of Southwest, to name just a few examples).

LIFE Introduction

In the case of the LIFE business, we felt that a significant opportunity existed in the space between four major trends (1. Home-based businesses, 2. Community building, 3. Life coaching, and 4. Personal development), out of which participants could not only offer an extremely important service to customers (personal growth, self betterment, and living the life they’d always wanted) but could also operate a profitable, personally owned business while doing so.

The Opportunity Between the Trends

In our opinion, there were things about each of these four industries that needed improving, and therein lay our opportunity.  Our goal was to establish a business in the space between these four trends, making a new combination that took the best of each trend while casting away the not-so-good portions.  Here is a brief explanation of what we thought we could improve in each:

1. Home-based businesses: the dominant force for this over the years had been “networking” or multi-level-marketing (MLM).  But the pay plans had not usually been lucrative enough to make participants in the field much money, and the cost of operation could creep to high levels by overpriced products and poor value training systems, producing few long-term results. (The Team fixed the training systems part back in 1999.)

2. Community building: is really more of a sociological phenomenon than an industry or trend.  Still, the mania of connecting socially through electronic means of communication (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) indicates the deep human need for real relationships.  Someone needed to come along and provide a “high-touch” to go along with the “high-tech.”

3. Life coaching: the very concept of obtaining a coach to point out one’s strengths and offer constructive inputs for improvement is sound.  However, much of the infantile life coaching industry (if it can yet be called that) is filled with people who are giving advice but have no results in life themselves from which to give it.

4. Personal Development: This has sometimes been called leadership development, self-help, or a rash of other terms, but the overall approach is to share life enhancing principles and techniques to people who are committed to betterment and achievement.  There are some great individuals and companies who have provided excellent content for years, but much of what is out there is extremely overpriced, and unfortunately, some is just plain worthless.

Enter the Antagonists

Opposed to our revolutionizing the industry is, of course, anyone who wants things to stay as they are in any of the above four trends.  This includes entrenched competitors and those who work for them or prosper by their position, who are, as is only natural, threatened by what we are attempting to achieve.  It also includes those who are charging too much money for what they do, those who are not providing enough real value to customers, and those who have themselves in a “sweet spot” of profitability that is really not fair (i.e. they are keeping a disproportionate amount of the profits and not sharing equitably with the field). What results is the most natural situation in which two different sides are battling it out in the marketplace for proof that their way of doing things is best.  As is so wonderful in the capitalistic system; the customer gets to decide.

What LIFE Offers to Customers

In this spirit, here is what we at LIFE are offering the customer:

1. World-class products that have proven worth in the marketplace. In other words, our information, principles, and techniques really do help people improve their lives. For instance, the Mental Fitness Challenge is sweeping the country.

2. A 30 day money back guarantee for any LIFE product if the customer is not completely satisfied.

3. High value, low cost pricing that pretty much undercuts anybody of any validity we know of in the marketplace.

4. Award winning content creators from the fields of leadership, financial management, relationship building, team building, and corporate turn-arounds (contributors include NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine best selling authors, US patent holders, decorated public speakers, internationally recognized leadership consultants, etc.)

What LIFE Offers to Members

And here is what LIFE offers those who join and become “members,” thereby making themselves eligible for compensation for moving LIFE products to customers and building groups of others who do the same:

1. An extremely aggressive compensation plan that pays approximately 70% of total points back out to the members in the field. We know of no other pay plan that even comes close.

2. Glamorous paid trips to exotic locations for early achievements in the pay plan.  People can qualify for one or both of these trips within the first year or two of participation.  We also know of no other opportunity providing this type of incentive.

3. World-class Team community training to LIFE members, helping LIFE to revolutionize the four above-mentioned industries. Specifically, Team provides two CDs/week and two websites – an Electronic Business Center and Personal Home Page for $15 per month. Furthermore, Team provides live and webinar training at Opens and Seminars for anyone on the LIFE Open and Seminar subscriptions at no additional costs. The total training price, in other words, for Team opens, seminars, CDs and websites is only $65 dollars per month!

4. LIFE provides some of the lowest cost, most effective personal development training available.

5. An electronic office that tracks all the member’s business activities, automatic deposit of earned bonuses on a monthly basis, and One Time Cash Awards for new levels of achievement.

If you agree with these principles and objective, then perhaps LIFE is for you!

The Reaction of the Antagonists

In the meantime, those who want to protect the status quo, for whatever motivation, behave by throwing stones, misappropriating the truth, mounting smear campaigns, and nearly anything else you can think of in the book of unfair play.  Don’t worry, however, because we are not bothered by it. We understand competition, preach it everywhere we go, and know that name calling, bashing, spreading false negatives, and the like are nothing more than what’s expected in war (as the marketplace certainly is). We would wish it to be gentlemanly and accurate, but know that in this world that would never be the case. No reformer is free from criticism. Shockingly, even Mother Teresa was violently criticized throughout her life!

Tomorrow’s Vision

Ignoring those who protect the past, we are committed to create the future of community building. Vision is tomorrow’s reality expressed as an idea today; accordingly, LIFE expresses our vision for the future. Indeed, true reformers, rather than endless criticism of the old, choose instead to create the new – hence LIFE. Time is on the side of the creators because, “People of integrity expect to be believed and when they’re not, they let time prove them right.”


Cure Yourself Of Excusitis

You will find that the more successful the individual, the less inclined he is going to make excuses. But the fellow who has gone nowhere and has no plans for getting anywhere always has a book full of reasons to explain why he can’t……..

Persons with mediocre accomplishments are quick to explain why they haven’t, why they don’t, why they can’t, and why they aren’t. Like any disease, excusitis gets worse if it isn’t treated properly. A victim of this thought disease goes through this mental process: I’m not doing as well as I should. The problem is when you tell yourself these excuses so long you start to believe them and your actions move you to failure mode and eventually giving up. I have seen this in my business for the past 12 years, people start out great and when things get a little tough they start to talk negative to themselves that they can’t succeed. In reality if we don’t listen to our own excuses and listen to people who have succeeded we can and will reach their level, BUT it will take hard work and discipline. Some people think of hard work as not worth the effort, in reality hard work and a solid committment is the recipe for success.

Association, past accomplishments or lack of accomplishments need to be all learning experiences. If we hang around people who make excuses for everything that takes a little work, we will become lazy ourselves. If you want to further yourself you must associate with people who are going forward in life and accepting responsibility to do so. Most people’s excuses really need to be turned around as to reasons why they should do what they are making an excuse not to do. This is a cause and effect here. Here is what I hear when people make an excuse, “when the going got tough, I quit”, or “because I’m not as good at this as others, it’s easier to say I can’t instead of how do I?”

There are two things that make people use an excuse 1) Belief and 2) Ambition

1) Belief; when someone starts a sentence with “I can’t” they have already sold themselves that they won’t succeed at what they are trying to do. What needs to be done is to find a way to make it happen or fix the problem. When I say “I can’t get people to listen to me” then everywhere I go the issue is ME. Here is the good news, I can fix me if I have the ambition to do so.  Or the “I don’t have any time because we’re so busy with the kids and work and………ect. The good news is with some time management skills we can teach people how to get more done in each day with more effectiveness and less mental energy. But all of that takes ambition which is number 2.

2) Ambition; People who lack ambition are always full of excuses. An excuse that is often used is “I don’t have any money” now when we are talking about succeeding people should be ambitious to come up with money to succeed! But in their next breath that same person that just said they don’t have any money is going out to eat, has cable television, and is talking about a vacation they are planning. Or when they are offered overtime at work they grumble that they are too tired. Call me crazy but this is a big reflection of their wrong thinking.

There is a solution to these problems but again most people are quick to make the excuse with no ambition for a solution. There is a great saying “You can make a million excuses or you can make a million dollars but you can’t make both”.

Gang I challenge you the next time you feel an excuse about to come out of your mouth, seek first to understand where it is coming from and find a way around it. Look for solutions not excuses! Be a problem solver and an excuse eliminator.

Go chase your dreams!!!


Thinking Big

If thinking big accomplishes so much why doesn’t everyone think that way?

All of us more than we recognize are products of the thinking around us. And much of this thinking is little, not BIG! Here is some of the things that I would hear at work and around my peers, “Whatever will be will be”, or “your destiny is outside your control that FATE is in control”. And another that is common “You can’t succeed at that, your just like us so deal with it”. They actually say things like “Forget those dreams, forget the bigger house, forget helping others just help yourself because you got a long life ahead of you”.

Who hasn’t heard the statement that “Success isn’t worth the price, you’ll be OK just doing what you’re doing, this ain’t so bad”. As if you have to sell your soul , your family life, your conscience, your set of values to reach the top.

But in truth, success doesn’t demand a price. Every step pays a dividend forward to achieving all that you are set out to achieve.

There is also an environment that tells us there is too much competition for the top spots in life. I can tell you this in the Life Business the only competition is you and your limited thinking. Life is too short to play little. So let’s attack some of that thinking and believe you can succeed and you will.

Success means Freedom; Freedom from worries, freedom from fears, frustrations, and failures. Success means self-respect, continually finding more real happiness and satisfaction from life, being able to do more for those who depend on you.

Success means WINNING!!

All success starts with Belief. You can win success by believing you can succeed. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops.

Believing it’s impossible to climb high, people do not discover the steps that lead great heights. Their behaviors remain that of the average person. But there are a small number of people who really believe they will succeed and they do.

They approach their work with the “I’m going-to-the-top” attitude, and with that kind of attitude the how develops and they reach the top. Believing they will succeed and it’s not impossible-these folks study and observe the behaviors of successful people and focus all their energies on doing the work and improving.

The “okay-I-will-give-it-a-try” attitude produces failure every time. Disbelief is negative power. When the mind disbelieves or doubts, the mind attracts reasons to support the disbelief. Doubt, disbelief, the subconscience will to fail, the not REALLY wanting to succeed, is responsible for most failures.

Think doubt and fail.

Think victory and succeed.

It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don’t worship him. Believe you can surpass, believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second best attitude are invariably second-best doers. Look at it this way, belief is the thermostat that regulates what we accomplish in life. Look at the fellow who is shuffling down there in mediocrity, he believes he is worth little, so he reasons little. He believes he can’t do big things and he doesn’t. He believes he is unimportant, so everything he does has an umimportant mark. As time goes by lack of belief in himself shows thru in the way the fellow talks, walk, and acts. Unless he readjusts his thermostat forward he shrinks, grows smaller and smaller in his self-esteem. And since others see in us what we see in ourselves, he grows smaller in the estimation of the people around him.

Now look across the way at the person who is advancing forward. He believes he is worth much, and he receives much. He listens to leadership cd’s, he gets positive thinking from associating with winners, and changes his thinking by reading books that are recommended from people who are farther in life than they are. He believes he can handle big difficult assignments, and he does. Everything he does, the way he handles himself with people, his character, his thoughts, his viewpoints, all say “Here is a professional, here is an important person”.

A person is a product of his own thoughts. Believe BIG. Adjust your thermostat forward. Launch your success offensive with honest, sincere belief that you can succeed.

Believe BIG and grow BIG,

Jim Martin


The Lesson of The Election

This comes from a great freedom fighters blog Oliver DeMille

This election was a surprise. Not because of the result, which I expected.2012electoralmapresultsfinal110812 300x194 The Lesson of the Election

Before the election I wrote several times that it would come down to independents in the swing states—especially Florida, Ohio and Virginia, but also a few other battleground states such as Nevada, Wisconsin and Colorado.

I was right about the states, but wrong about which voters would sway things.

I thought it would be independent voters, like it was in the elections of 2006, 2008 and 2010. But I was wrong.

In the 2012 presidential election the swing voters in these contested states were Latinos.

This is the big message of the 2012 election.

As long as the Republican Party is seen as the enemy of immigrants, it is going to continue losing elections.

The number of Latino voters will increase by the 2014 midterm election and again by the 2016 presidential election, and as long as the large majority of them see Republican candidates as natural enemies, Republicans should get used to losing.

The GOP has to find a way to appeal to Latino voters.

This shouldn’t be difficult.

The majority of Latino voters are family-oriented, supportive of family values, hard working, entrepreneurial, and love freedom.

They don’t want bigger government, which they tend to see as aristocratic rule by elites.

But it’s hard to blame them for voting against Republican candidates who seem committed to their deportation and disrespectful of their desires for freedom and economic opportunity.

The needed change will demand a fundamental transformation of Republican beliefs, not just some pragmatic strategy designed to recruit Latino voters.

Republican candidates and voters need to genuinely embrace the right of people to seek freedom—and to leave their nation if necessary to find it.

Republicans need to return to the viewpoint that America stands for freedom, that we invite all hard-working, family-loving people in the world to come and join the melting pot and use their freedoms to work hard and build a better nation for all.

The GOP needs to once again see itself as the party of freedom for all people—everywhere.

One difficulty is that many conservatives who vote for anti-immigrant candidates do so because they dislike illegal immigrants receiving welfare and other government benefits funded by taxpayers.

But the welfare state is the problem, not immigrants.

Get rid of welfare, and we’ll once again be an America proud to invite immigrants here to participate in freedom.

But unless Republicans become the party of Latinos, or at least manage to convince more than half of them to support its freedom-and-family-oriented policies, Democrats will continue to win—and the welfare state will swell beyond control.

Republicans lost the presidential election of 2012 because of the strong anti-immigrant rhetoric of the 2011-2012 primaries, and until conservatives embrace the many great benefits Latinos and other minorities have to offer and make them central to the Republican Party, the Democrats are going to run America.

It’s time for a new Republican Party that:

1-promotes the ideals of limited government rather than Republican big spending (the message of the Tea Parties and also of many independents)

2-is truly tolerant, respectful, genuinely celebrating and embracing a diversity of cultures, enticing to Latinos and other minority voters

3-is more frequently winning than losing

The third item on this list will never happen in the 21st Century unless the second occurs.

In short: It is time for a fundamental shift in the Republican Party (or the creation of a new party that embraces these very values), because a GOP that fails to effectively attract Latinos and other immigrants is going to remain out of power.

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odemille 133x195 custom The Lesson of the ElectionOliver DeMille is the chairman of the Center for Social Leadership and co-creator of Thomas Jefferson Education.

He is the author of A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the 21st Century, and The Coming Aristocracy: Education & the Future of Freedom.

Oliver is dedicated to promoting freedom through leadership education. He and his wife Rachel are raising their eight children in Cedar City, Utah.

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Orrin Woodward, A Man of Courage and Character

When a man of courage gets attacked, instead of getting angry Orrin goes to work. Orrin knows that millions of people indirectly are counting on him. What I mean by indirectly is that when a group of leaders are out educating people all over this continent that Orrin has developed thru a training system he has put together and when people research Orrin’s name and a bunch of negative comes up about him, some people will get scared away. What I want to do is shine a little light on the subject.

 

Orrin Woodward and the policy counsel of Team has created a business called Life. Life is a personal development business that provides information thru cd’s, books, and association. This information has been recognized as top leadership development content that helps people in eight areas of their life (Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friends, Fun). When you look at these eight F’s we know that everyone is hurting in at least one of these areas. I was hurting in just about all of them before I was introduced to this information. This is where I say that when people get introduced to Life and they go online to research “Life” and “Orrin” and they see untruths about Orrin and Life, they might get scared away and say that it is a scam. Most intelligent people will see right thru these negative untruths about Orrin because they can see “What can be negative about helping people that want help in these eight areas of their lives”. All of the awards given to Orrin from third party organizations are not wrong, the people that they don’t know who are writing these articles are wrong. I find it funny when someone believes a person online that can write anything about anyone and they believe it, but when you look at “Leadership Gurus” and see Orrin ranked number 6 in the world ask yourself, who is the more credible source? The guy you don’t know and won’t sign his name to his blog post or give you any real facts to uphold his negative content. Or the IAB (Independent Association of Business) that ranked Orrin the top award for 2011 that was voted on in January of 2012. We are all by nature drawn to negative things let me give you an example, if there were 2 screens in front of you and one was a picture of a rainbow and the other was a murder scene, which one would you stare at more? I will be honest and say the murder scene. But I understand the rainbow is a promise from God to never flood the earth again and the other is Hollywood and not real. So when people read the negative make sure you get the facts from a REAL person that will give you their time because they believe in you and not a drone behind a computer that is not trying to help you, they are only holding you back. 

I am glad that I didn’t let the negative person hold me back from a life of excellence, because it is always easy to blame others for lack of results, when in reality you can accomplish anything you want with the right people and the right information. Orrin Woodward is the right person and will lead you to the right information. How do I know, is because Orrin is also a man of character. I have been there when Orrin had to make tough decisions and he didn’t make them for himself, in fact the decisions he made cost him millions of dollars but benefitted others. That showed me his purpose is above his profits. His purpose as I know it is to save western civilization, when you have a goal that big you are bound to come under attack. As funny as it is his purpose will even benefit the person that is attacking him with negative untruths. I pray that some day these people will see that Orrin does what he does for this big audacious goal because they will also gain in the end. 

As for me I am with Orrin and the rest of the policy counsel to bring Hope to peoples lives through the eight F’s till the day I die because there is nothing more exhilarating than that!

God Bless,

Jim Martin 


The Mental Fitness Challenge by Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady

Well it’s been 2 weeks since I started the Mental Fitness Challenge that Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady launched in Columbus Ohio! I can tell you this, if you want measurable results in a reasonable time to develop the habits of reading and listening to educational cd’s, this program will set you on the right path. If you have always listened to educational cd’s and read leadership books this program will take you to the next level. The way that Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady developed the Mental Fitness Challenge is genius, from having your own personal website along with being able to take a self assessment test to identify the areas of your Life that you are strong in and the areas you are weak in helps you set your goals for taking the challenge. Inside the Mental Fitness Challenge web-site once you registered your kit you will get a few emails with some videos that explains the start of you journey, from there you can invite accountability partners so you stay on track, cause lets face it on my own I can let myself down but when I tell someone like Tim Marks (my mentor) that I am going to stick to listening to 2 cd’s a day, read 15 minutes a day, and watch the videos as they come in, I am going to do it because if not my character is on the line. Also inside your website you can get feedback from friends and colleagues by emailing them the assessment test for them to take about you, WOW only the brave will do that! But if you don’t want to be self-deceived I suggest you do this, the great part for the people you send it to is that the feedback goes back to the person as anonymous so you can be as honest as possible.

Ladies and gentleman I will say that the Mental Fitness Challenge will help you in your personal life and your professional, for people who are looking to improve their life and enhance specific areas of their life this program will do it. We have all heard of p90x, it’s a great work out for physical fitness, The Mental Fitness Challenge is like p90x for your brain, we all know the thoughts we have is from the information we have so lets put the right thoughts in and the right habits created will give you the life you have always wanted! So I challenge you to take the Mental Fitness Challenge today, you can get information and purchase it at www.martinsmfc.com

I would love to hear from some of you reading this to leave a short comment on how The Mental Fitness Challenge has helped you develop into the person you want to be.

God Bless,

Jim Martin


Goal Setting

Many people feel as if they’re adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don’t seem to get anywhere worthwhile.

A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven’t spent enough time thinking about what they want from Life, and haven’t set themselves formal goals. After all, would you set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination? Probably not!

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality.

The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You’ll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.

Why Set Goals?

Goal setting is used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.

By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you’ve set.

One easy goal to set for yourself and to raise your self-confidence is a number of cd’s that you are going to listen to, and a time limit that you are going to read each day. By doing this simple task each day and accomplishing the goal that is not dependant on what others do, you will raise your self-esteem by hitting the goal you set out for yourself each day.

As you set goal for you personal development you will also want to set goals for your business. In our business there are three indicators of how well the business is growing. Those indicators are 1)depth in an organization (meaning how many people are joining a organization on a monthly basis in-depth) 2)system (how many people are getting the information it takes to build a business) 3)tickets to seminars (how well is the organization leveraging the seminar and power of association). Each month Dolores and I set goals to keep ourselves motivated and on track to increase these three indicators and it also creates an urgency to hit larger goals we have set.

If your just starting your journey of setting goals for your life don’t just set goals in one area of your life. I did this in my plumbing business years ago and without goals set for my family, my family got way out of balance. We look at a well-balanced life is made up of eight areas 1) Faith 2) Family 3) Finances 4) Fitness 5) Friends 6) Following 7) Freedom 8) Fun. As you set goals you may get out of balance in one or two of these areas short-term, but looking at the long-term when you hit your goals your life will be balanced.

Life is too short to let things happen to you, winners make things happen! When you create an environment of goal setting and being accountable to someone like a mentor you will be exhilarated!!!

God Bless,

Jim Martin

 


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