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The State of Michigan has a unique event that they put on each year.  It’s called the “Mentored youth hunt.”  I chose this year to involve my two older kids in this event.  We got all geared up and prepared them by shooting the gun and seeing how they would handle that.  That went much better than I ever expected.  Accuracy was on and they were not scared of the gun, which is a big factor.  So on Friday night we headed up north and stayed with family.  IMG_1210

Since there were two kids, one Dad ,& one gun, we had a problem.  So we had to decide who was going to hunt at the different times and who would sit out.  Chloe, our oldest daughter, offered for Ty to hunt first.  Ty is two years younger than Chloe, but I thought it was a nice gesture on Chloes’ part.
The next morning Ty took his first shot at a deer, he did great and got a great shot on it.  We looked for a good period of time, but due to undergrowth in the woods, we were unsuccessful in finding his deer.  Ty had a great attitude about it though.  That night we sat out again and this time it was Chloe’s turn.  A doe came through quickly and Chloe felt the pressure of the hunt and couldn’t even get the deer into the scope.  I was hoping that she wouldn’t let discouragement set in.  That will ruin anyone on any endeavor.  As we were sitting there waiting for more deer to come through, Ty dosed off and Chloe leaned over to me and said ” Dad I have prayed so many times this week for GOD to give me Courage to do a good job when I see a deer.”  I said,  ” Chloe I am so proud of what you prayed for, most people pray for a big buck to come through.  But you prayed for the right thing.”  I didn’t realize the fears of a nine year old.  She seemed to be thinking about her fear more than her excitement of the hunt.  I think many of us do this in most things that we do in our lives.
Fast forward to the last night of hunting,  we are bored and ready to leave.  I am keeping them out in the woods for quite a while each sit.  They were both done at this point.  Then I got a text from the house, “they are coming your way.”  Now we are in game time.  Chloe ends up spotting the doe at the end of the field in front of us.  She gets the gun set and Ty & I standing back.  She takes her time and pulls the trigger.  BOOM!! To my amazement, the deer drops to the ground at 170yds.  (I have never even shot a deer that far away)
I jump out of the hunting shack and put my arm in the air and said ” you are awesome Chloe!!!”
She responded, “I didn’t even feel like I aimed.”
I knew right then that she had an answer to prayer.  She was given Courage in the scary moment.  I am more proud of my daughter for praying for the right thing than I am about her getting a deer.
Just remember on your journey through life it will help if you pray for the right things.  God doesn’t care if you get a deer, but I believe that he can be glorified in a moment like this through a young girl asking for Courage in that moment.
Here’s  to those that seek courage like my daughter did.
Steve Morgan

 

Jason and Kelly are an amazing couple that we get the pleasure of working with.  They are such a blessing to so many people.  They recently had the chance to go on a FREE vacation provided to them by LIFE for their achievements.  I love it when a couple can get something this cool to share with there family and not have it be a working vacation.
Here is what they had to say about the trip:
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“It was worth it, Dad”!! That’s what the kids said everyday we were at Disney World. We knew right away that was the trip we would choose when LIFE introduced the incentive trip rewards. The three younger kids and Kelly had never been there before, and had talked about going for a long time. LIFE photomade it possible. We got to take our entire family on a 6 day, 5 night trip, with airfare in May 2013. We all had a blast. We didn’t have to do anything the whole time, except spend time together and have fun. We got to enjoy a great hotel with pool, resort benefits-like extended park hours, and great food. Thank you Steve and Beth Morgan for helping us achieve this dream trip, and to the PC for making it possible!!
I hope that everyone that reads this picks out what vacation you want LIFE to send you on as you achieve your way forward.
Here’s to the FREE trips,
Steve Morgan

Hey Readers,

We just got back from our 200 Club for the people who did 200 points in volume thru their LIFE business.  What a fun event.  We decided to do canoeing and tubing,  what a fun day it turned out to be.  It was in the mid to high 70’s and the sun was shining.  We filled that river with a whole bunch of great people that want to make a difference in the world.  These events are gonna become a huge lever, they are so much fun.  We had a great turnout at this event and set a goal to 3x or 4x the attendance at next month.

I know there are many other 200 PV Clubs going on in other locations.  If you haven’t been able to get to one of these yet, do whatever you can to get to the next one.  Just an FYI- remember to bring your sun screen.  I forgot to put mine on my head and I got a little more out of our party than I expected.

If you attended one of the 200 Clubs please leave a comment and let us know how much fun you had.

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thanks for reading

Steve Morgan

As you may know, in the LIFE company we don’t have any paid owners.  This gives us the chance to play and PAY at a level other companies can’t compete with. All of us that want to make money have to perform the same way.  Networking has always had a good smell to it but usually the closer you get to it the worse it is.  With LIFE we aimed to create a company that would actually have the money to pay people that we said would be there.  Most companies give world class trips to the elite in the company, but these people can already afford them.  We created incentive trips intended to reward the up and coming leaders and give them a chance to go some place that may be a once in a lifetime trip.

The featured couple today is Pat & Linda Birtles.  I really appreciate the partnership and friendship that we have with this couple.  By working hard and helping others they earned their first free trip.  Pat sent me a review of the trip and I wanted to share it with you.

Patrick & Linda Birtles’ 2013 Costa Rica Trip

Pat & Linda in Costa Rica

Pat & Linda in Costa Rica

Pat:

We left for our LIFE “6000 for 6 free trip” in frigid March weather in Michigan. We flew to Liberia, Costa Rica where we were picked up by transport vehicle from the Allegro Papagayo Resort where we would be staying for five relaxing fun filled days and nights. The resort is located on the mountainous coastline of a very large bay off the Pacific Ocean. Our room had a balcony that overlooked a gigantic swimming pool and the bay. The resort was all inclusive with unlimited food and drink from the restaurants that were beside and even in the center of the pool. The temperature was over 100-degrees everyday which made the pool very refreshing in the afternoons before dinner. There was abundance of wildlife, with White Faced Monkeys, Coati and Iguanas everywhere. We also saw Sloth and Howler Monkeys on our side trips. During one of our side trips we zip-lined from tree top to tree top of mature trees with the Howler Monkeys swinging through the trees beside us. On another, we hiked steep mountain trails in the rain forest, crossing several long swinging bridges that spanned large gorges. We met several interesting people from England, New York, Canada, Texas and of course Costa Rica.  We especially enjoyed our time together for wonderful days in this beautiful country. It was an awesome vacation and as Brady would say, “and the best part of the trip was it was FREE!

Thanks Pat for the great recap of your trip.  I cant wait for you to go on the 2nd trip and for people reading this to qualify for their trip.

Here’s to free trips & LIFE,

Steve Morgan 

In todays world of internet traffic and social media profiles, I often wonder if people know that they are leaving finger prints all over.  What I mean by that is, everything online is there forever.  It may seem funny in the moment but in 10 yrs will it still be funny?  Many times today if you want to figure out who someone really is, just visit their personal page online and read what they have been saying.  Even bold comments on media pages can never be taken away.  They will hang there forever.  You can either make a good fingerprint of yourself online or a bad one.  Its your choice.

Sometimes as I look back on my life I think that in the moment when I said something, it was funny, but years later I regret it.  We have never lived in a time where this much info per person is being documented, good and bad.  When I read certain peoples stuff I am reminded of the old song “True Colors.” Im not sure if that is the actual name of the song but it goes,  ” I see your true colors shining through.”  It always makes me laugh when I think of that song.   I hope that we don’t go too far and wish years down the road that we would have kept a little more for the imagination for people.  I also remember the old saying, “Better to be thought a fool than to speak up and prove them right.”

I heard a gentleman talk about a principle he called “memorialize.”  He went on to explain that it meant, anything that could come back and haunt you later on.  For example, an email, text, or photo.  I am careful that when I am speaking to tell people not to video record or voice record.  Technology is so good today that they could put pieces together and make it sound like you said something that you didn’t.

700-86706 © Boden/Ledingham Circuit Fingerprint with Binary CodeI hope this brings a little thought about what people are doing and saying online, it could come back to haunt you.

thanks for reading,

Steve Morgan

This is a post for a good laugh.  I saw this and laughed so hard.  Every company is trying to get something to go viral.  I am not posting this to promote the product but the laughter that it will generate in next few minutes for you.  Leave some comments and tell us what you think about the video.  Jeff Gordon Video.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Steve

I think many people are alike, they have limiting beliefs.  I know that growing up I developed limited thinking.  The way that I overcame this personally was through the information in the LIFE business.  We have worked with Best selling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady for a decade of our lives now.  It made all the difference.  They say that over the next 5 years you will be the same person except for the books you read and the people you meet.  I have asked people for years, “if we recorded you talking to yourself would you be embarrassed if we played it for others to hear?” They always say yes.  I can’t believe that we talk so negative to ourselves, but we do.  What I have found by reading the right books, is that you can do anything you put your mind to.

photoI put this picture of this horse on here to show a visual example of what most peoples obstacles look like.  Most of the time they have just learned to submit to them.  I say we break our limitations and run for the things we really want to accomplish.  Henry Ford said ” either you think you can or you think you can’t, but either way your right.”

One of the best books that I have ever read to help with this kind of thinking was The Magic of Thinking Big.  If you have never read this book I highly recommend it.

If you are tired of the same old results you should get involved in an audio education, listening to people that have had success in areas you want to win.  What you find is that you spent a lot of time comparing your weaknesses to their strengths and you hurt the way you see yourself.

My mentor Bill Lewis has one of the best stories that I have ever heard.  He grew up in a rough area in Saginaw Michigan and through getting different information and plugging into new association, is now hugely successful.  Not only is he successful in business but also in his personal life.  Thanks Bill for showing us all whats possible.  Another American success story. You could be the next.

 

Thanks for reading,

Steve Morgan