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Jeff Daniels, American Freedoms & LeaderShift

Jeff Daniels, American Freedoms & LeaderShift

Posted by Orrin Woodward on March 22, 2013

Jeff Daniels, playing Will in his TV show, believes America is in decline. In fact, he believes this so emphatically that some of his language in the video is not children-friendly. I apologize in advance for some of the wording in this video. However, the points he makes and the discussion around it are so valuable that I decided to post it. Mr. Daniels has pinpointed the effects of the Five Laws of Decline upon American society. Nonetheless, identifying the effects and solving the issues are not one and the same thing. The Five Laws of Decline must be rooted out of our culture, ending the plunder of working citizens on both sides of the political aisle.
http://orrinwoodwardblog.com/2013/03/22/jeff-daniels-american-freedoms-leadershift/

 

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Winter leadership LIFE!

My husband and I and our two youngest children just got back from Life Leadership conference in Louisville Kentucky Freedom Hall ! It was an amazing weekend! Thank you so much for all the time and effort that went into planning this event! Wayne and Raylenes’ policy council ceremony and their talk was definitely the highlight ! The relationships built in the Life business are like no other and no amount of money could buy! Each speaker brought their message with such relatability! Just some of the things that stood out to me were- Lana Hamilton ” you cant go back and make a brand new start but everyone can start from here and make a brand new ending! And don’t wait to do something until you are motivated just start and you will become motivated” Laurie Woodward talked about Living a disciplined life creates real peace! Terri Brady “when you encourage you are actually putting courage in someone!” Chris Bradys talk on How to Speak Life could totally transform our work place, home, church etc! Lisa Hawkins talk on “Sometimes you have to shift gears” was a great analogy for life! Also loved Orrin’s talk on subway vs metropolitan was very impactful and so true – “There is a broken heart inside of everyone who will take the time to listen to them!” Thanks again to the policy council of life ! One million is just the first stop! Sincerely Beth Ober

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Turkey Tastes Better Without Lily Pads – I love how the leaders of life choose to be vulernable and allow God to use their lives to help us all learn valuable lessons! This story reminds me that as a parent we should be more concerned about our children’s hearts than their current actions and if they are making us look bad! Shepherding a child’s heart is a great book to help us stay on the right track also! Terri Brady is a great example of a mom who strives to do just that!

Dave Ober Leadership:

I love how the leaders of life choose to be vulernable and allow God to use their lives to help us all learn valuable lessons! This story reminds me that as a parent we should be more concerned about our children’s hearts than their current actions and if they are making us look bad! Shepherding a child’s heart is a great book to help us stay on the right track also! Terri Brady is a great example of a mom who strives to do just that!

Originally posted on Letters to Lindsey:

Dear Lindsey,

The westerly wind blew little waves into our lake, like marks of a knife on a frosted cake. It wasn’t enough to cancel our beach day with my friend Sheri and her teenage girls, but it was enough that our normal boating and fishing were deterred.

We owned the entire perimeter of the forty-acre body of water that provided homes for bass, pike, bluegill and countless turtles and frogs. The homemade sandy beach was perfect for fun family picnics, business events and girlfriend days like this one.

“Can I go kayaking?” my 5-yr-old son asked. Kayaking was a newly acquired skill, and he was always one to love the kudos people gave him for being so athletic so young.

“It’s windy. I don’t think it would be much fun to have to fight it,” I tried to detour the request. “Do you want to show them the trails?”

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A Leadership Revolution for the Next Generation

A Leadership Revolution for the Next Generation. What an awesome example of a next generation leader! Great job Kristen!

 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS IN TODAY’S WORLD!


MONEYWATCH
Why success is all about relationships
March 14, 2012
by CBS News.com

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Now more than ever, there never seems to be enough time to get things done. Why that is, I don’t know. But I do know that, in an era of social networking, telecommuting and virtual meetings, when it comes to work, the one thing that gets sacrificed is relationships.

Big mistake.
If you want to get somewhere in your career, in management, in business, the worst thing you can do is just focus on work, work, work. Success is all about relationships. Relationships with your management, boss, peers, employees, customers — everyone in your immediate work ecosystem, if you know what I mean.
And I’m not just talking about working relationships; I’m talking about your personal relationships with these people, where you break through the workplace persona people use for whatever reason and actually connect with the human being beneath.
Just to be clear, this isn’t about wasting people’s time. That’s a bad idea because, as I said before, that’s the one precious commodity that nobody has enough of these days. But if you do it right — if you’re genuine, open and sensitive to people’s boundaries — you’ll do fine.
Here are seven reasons why your success depends far more on those all-important interpersonal work relationships than you realize:
Any CEO, VC, or entrepreneur will tell you that their network is their biggest asset. It’s where opportunities come from. And when it comes to networking, doing it old school is a major distinguishing factor versus social networking. When you have a personal relationship with someone, that creates a level of trust that sets you apart from the virtual hordes.
Strong relationships make it easier to get information and information is power. It could be about a major project, a key customer, budget cuts or an upcoming promotion opportunity. When it comes to important stuff, you have to give to get, and you’re not going to get anything valuable from somebody who doesn’t trust you.
Relationships get people through tough times. Long ago I learned that, all things being equal, a personal relationship will help you keep your job, win the business, whatever it is you need, it can make the difference when times are hard. It also means you have someone to lean on. Try leaning on someone you hardly know. Bad idea.
The higher up the corporate ladder you climb, the higher the stakes, the bigger the deals, the more important everything becomes. And that means people have to look you in the eye and feel confident that they know who they’re looking at, that you’ll do what you say you’re going to do, get the job done, whatever. And vice versa.
These days, companies have to be lean and mean, and that means having fewer, stronger relationships. No kidding. It’s the same reason why manufacturers minimize their number of vendors, suppliers and components. Because it’s more cost effective that way. Also, there’s a cost associated with bad business because you didn’t know the person as well as you should have and he failed to meet a commitment, for example.
It may be easier than ever to work and communicate virtually, but all that does is level the playing field, meaning there’s nothing that distinguishes your relationship with an individual. There’s no real connection, no real bond, and when push comes to shove, you can’t expect that person to do anything special or go the extra mile for you.

Personal relationships are more important in just about every nation on the planet than they are in the U.S. Why that is, I can’t say. But I’ve done business in dozens of countries on five continents and just about every culture devotes more time and energy to personal relationships than Americans do. And the more global our markets become, the more important it is to get with the majority program.
                   LIFE!
What if there was a company that could teach you how to have successful relationships in a community setting ( not theory only) but then would also compensate you as you all learn and grow together in growth groups all across the country!
This is why the LIFE business is going to be the next Walmart,Microsoft,apple etc. but instead of creating another billionaire it will create many millionaires and financially free families! www.the-life-business.com  Life # 61235149  www.daveoberleadership.com
The business of the information age our product is information! Welcome to the future! 
 

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What is leadership and why does it matter?

Dan Hawkins : What is leadership and why does it matter?.

 

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FRIENDS and FUN!

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Two of LIFE’s 8 F’s is FRIENDS and FUN!

Over the holidays Beth and I have had the privilege to spend time with our business partners and friends in St. Pete Beach, Florida.  We spent time laughing, sharing funny stories, reflecting back over the past year and strategizing for the new year.  Those awesome people were Denny and Donna Smith, Mike and Lynnette Parr, (and son Brayden), Tony and Sharon Hoffman, (and daughters Maile and Madison), and Kolynn and Lynn Kelly.  It was the first time we have ever celebrated the new year on the beach.  With the 75-80 degree weather, sunny days with powder-like sand… it was a grand way to relax, re-charge, sharpen the ax (lots of reading) and get ready for an awesome 2012!  Being from Pennsylvania, the vitamin D really felt good!

As LIFE continues to grow, and as I meet with more and more people and companies… I’m finding with the economic climate FUN and FRIENDS is something that people really need to work on.  Many times executives express the opinion that business owners and executives are under so much stress that they don’t have fun.  With trying to meet quotas, keep stock-holders happy, board of directors… going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark, conflict, turn-over, etc… these executives go home many times so stressed they shut down and in-turn cause relationship issues with family.

Executives absolutely love the holistic approach to improving LIFE in all areas because all areas are inner-woven.  If you are having problems at work, it can affect relationships at home, and vice-versa.

Having a master-mind group of trusted friends, (like the ones listed above) is also extremely important.  It provides a safe environment so that you can share thoughts, ideas, and gain perspective and not feel like you are being judged.  This also provides much-needed accountability which keeps you on track and allows for continuous course correction and adjustment.

Find trusted friends and create times of fun in 2012.  Work hard, Play hard!

Sincerely,

Dave Ober

 
 

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