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Mark and Laurie Tallio just got back from their FREE trip from LIFE Leadership.  The travel agents were very helpful and let them do a customized trip to Arizona because they have family there.  Mark and Laurie are a great couple and we are glad they were able to earn this trip through the LIFE Leadership company.  Laurie has been a dominate force in building these communities.  She has been strong on this journey when we were going through a bunch of changes.  I really appreciate her determination and professionalism,  she is a real blessing to a lot of people.  jeep tour

Laurie sent me this as a recap of their trip:

We were able to take our six for six trip through LIFE Leadership in January.  Getting notification from the Office and then receiving a call from the travel agent is pretty exciting!  Elisabeth, our travel agent, was wonderful.  Costa Rica was my dream location, but time with my grandson that I hadn’t seen in 14 months was way more important and my real dream.  Elisabeth was so patient as we talked through the possibilities, but ultimately, she said this is your trip and if you want to go someplace that travel agents deal with frequently, we can do that. So …. off to Arizona, temps in the low 70’s, a poolside room with a sliding glass door to the outdoor patio area with heated pool and hot tub …. a blast for my grandson.  Four wheel jeep riding over the red rock country in Sedona (we brought his little buddy and they were wide eyed the whole time), a trip to a wild west town where Trevin could ride a burro and pan for gold, days of bike riding in state parks and on the irrigation canal trail system, mini golf (using the rules of a four and a half year old), all culminating in a trip to Sky Dive America (no, we did not take a four and a half year old sky diving!).  Here they have a tunnel with 160 mile hour winds, allowing you to experience weightlessness and free falling – what an amazing experience!  As his parents and my husband had all gone sky diving in the past, this one was for Trevin and I. Trevin was nervous, but so proud afterwards, and I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face (but sky diving is still not on my bucket list)!  My favorite memory ….. “Grandma, you can live here all the time if you want”.  THANK YOU LIFE Leadership for awarding us with a trip early in our LIFE journey, and thank you to Elisabeth for hearing my heart!

More pics from the trip:

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I hope as a reader, you realize that a FREE Trip like this could be earned by you also.

thanks for reading,

Steve Morgan

Beth and I are so proud of this couple and what they have achieved.  They are doing a great job of developing others and building a community.  They sent me a write up about their trip and I thought I would put it on here to share with the rest of you.  This couple is a great example of what people should be like.  They are great servants and love helping people.210115383

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Teresa and I choose the Sandals Grande Riviera resort in Jamaica for our vacation earned through the Life Leadership co.  With four vacation destinations to choose from, we had a hard time deciding which one to take. Elisabeth, the travel agent, was great about asking questions to help us discern which vacation was right for us. 

 We have never had an opportunity like this before.  There is something about “FREE” that makes it very unique and special. When all the arrangements are made and everything is paid for, it created the freedom to just sit back, relax, focus on one another and marvel at all of God’s beauty that surrounded the resort.  

 Sailing on the small sail boats was one of our favorite things to do each day. I joked that we should sail all the way to Cuba and back. However, after going out a few miles and starting to lose sight of land, Teresa said it was an idea just not a good one.  We had a great laugh! 

 I would say eating must have rated right up there with sailing because we ate five times a day.  It’s amazing how much of an appetite you can work up with a rigorous daily regiment of walks on the beach, dips in the ocean and reading A Month of  Italy by Chris Brady and The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz in a hammock under a palm tree. Actually to be more truthful the portions were just the right size to pull this off without feeling “stuffed” all day.  The food was absolutely wonderful! 

The thing I have missed the most after coming home was the housekeeper who would tidy up our little cottage every time we would leave. We sure wish we had one of those at home! (Dream solidified!) The care and friendliness of the entire staff at Sandals was great. They made you feel like royalty, as if we were the only ones there that mattered to them. 

 In closing, we would like to thank Steve and Beth Morgan and all our Band of Brothers family who have always lead the way and never stopped believing in us. We also want to thank the Life Leadership Co. and its founders for creating an opportunity for anyone who just wants a shot at life like Teresa and I. Like Orrin Woodward says: It’s not easy but it is worth it and this vacation was a much needed rest stop on the road to achieving more of our dreams. God Bless!

 

Thanks for reading,

Steve Morgan

Success is a choice,  and if you are looking for something for nothing, this will not be the Business for you.  It is a business after all. When people go to college, many times they go into a field and don’t know anyone that is in that field.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am not against education, I’m against people being painted in a corner and not having a way to get a job in their field after graduating.  So at best, they are guessing on how they want to spend the rest of their lives.  Now using college as an example, lets run it through the LIFE Business is a Scam filter.

If I enrolled in college and never went to class,  was college a scam? No

If I went to class but never studied and failed, was it a scam? No

If I tried hard and didn’t get a 4.0, but used the info in my life moving forward and my thinking was shaped for ever, was it a scam? No

If someone goes to college and spends a bunch of money, and doesn’t take it serious, it doesn’t mean the college was a scam.  It means the person shouldn’t have wasted the colleges reputation.

I do think that college is highly over priced.  Many people get stuck in huge student loans that they can never pay off.  I heard a statistic the other day that College tuition is inflated 500% since the 1990’s.

When someone comes to a LIFE event they get to meet people that are succeeding at the program they are going to get involved in.  Just like anything that someone wants to be a professional at, they are going to invest time and money to master whatever program they choose. LIFE Leadership is no different in that area.  When people get involved they are staring a BUSINESS and taking on some new responsibilities.  When you make that commitment, you are taking a chance that you aren’t going to give yourself YOUR best effort.  Remember, YOU started a business.

I think its funny that someone can join our company for around $100 and someone is going to help them.  I, many years ago, could have started disparaging the people online that didn’t come through on their end.  What I mean is that they didn’t try as hard as they said they would.  Instead I decided to keep moving forward and find people that would do what they said they would.

Questions to ask someone that says LIFE Leadership can’t or won’t work.

1. Do they understand how team approach works?

Team Approach is a business building style where we all work together to build a common and consistent market flow of products made up of other business partners and customers that they connect with.  Also with team approach you build with people that are brought into the community and you probably didn’t even know them before you got started. The fact that you can benefit from marketshare that you personally didn’t produce, that is pretty amazing.

2. How many meetings have they attended and what was their activity level?

- Most of the time they haven’t came to much and if they did, they were really bad students.

- This one is funny because people tend to see themselves as very committed.  (A crooked line doesn’t know it’s crooked until compared to a straight line.)

3. How many times did they go Power Player and Go Getter?

4. How can they say it won’t work when it is working for so many?

Maybe they, like many, don’t want to do the work.

5. Do they know that the Founders are field leaders?  Which means they don’t get a special deal and pay each month.  They get paid the same way as everyone else in the field.

6. Have they ever owned a conventional business before?

People that own conventional business’s usually understand the cost of doing business.  LIFE Leadership is a very cheap business to own and operate.

I know the Pyramid thing comes up many times.  Also I know that most networking companies have done some really goofy things over the years.

In a pyramid- you can’t make more $ than the person that brought you in, you don’t really have a product, and you make $ on the process of signing up people.

The intentions of the Founders of the LIFE Leadership Company were to run a legitimate business that would last longer than them.  If you see how LIFE Leadership builds teams, and you are motivated, you will love it.  The LIFE Leadership Company looks to find the performers and pay them.

So as I said at the beginning of the article, “If you are looking for something for nothing, this is not for you.”   Life Leadership, just like any business, is going to take some effort,time, & money.  The results you get here are where the difference is.  It’s a way to finally get your time spent at something to pay you more than once.  In almost all small business, the owner is the magic.   In LIFE Leadership the System is the Magic.

thanks for reading,

Steve Morgan

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

 

In this day and age, you need to be willing to go for it with an idea you believe in.  We live in times where people are turning back to entreprenuership as a better way of life.  I wanted to highlight a young lady that is doing just that.  Alexa Bach is an ambitious young lady that is not only creating, but giving young people hope to go out and do something big.

She has had a few really cool press releases done about her new app/company.  As any sibling would be for another, I am super proud of what my younger sister is doing.  It takes guts to take a risk and create something. Here are a couple of the write ups she has had so far.

Traverse City Business News

Recent college graduate Alexa Bach of Kingsley has created a new App for keeping track of your schedule: Schedg-It. The scheduling system allows service professionals to enter appointments and then immediately send reminder alerts to clients via the application, text message or email. its ultimate purpose is to link service providers and clients in a way that reduces missed appointments. it is able to sync with other personal calendars on the client’s mobile device, eliminating double-booking and improving efficiency.

Service providers pay a small fee to use the technology, but the service is free for consumers.

Bach says guiding the business from the initial idea through the final launch was excellent hands-on experience. “This is classic application of everything I have learned from my business degree,” says Bach. “Including getting my brother to provide financial backing before he went into the Air Force.” Schedg-it.com

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Alexa Bach has created an App that may transform the way appointments are scheduled. Schedg-It was created out of necessity after she missed a dentist appointment because of a misplaced reminder card. Bach’s business degree enabled her to manage everything from inception to launch. Office employees simply add a client’s appointment to the software. It is sent and stored in the client’s Schedg-It App. The App can sync with other calendars on the client’s mobile device, eliminating double-booking and improving efficiency. www.schedg-it.com

Way to Go Alexa!! We are super proud of all that she has done so far and is getting ready to do in the near future with her new and rising company.

If you or anyone you know is in the business of using appointments on a daily basis, this could be the solution to their constant missed or no-show appointments.

You can check it out at:

Link to website: www.schedg-it.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/schedgit
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/3101767?trk=tyah
Twitter: @Schedg_It
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8V4MZhDdDc
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Leave some comments of encouragement for Alexa. I’m sure she would appreciate them.

Thanks for reading,

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:
Sweezer Family Disney Trip
“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

I believe that this could be a great exercise for someone to figure out where they are spending the most time in their life.

I love this title because it explains what most people deal with on a regular basis. We deal with that struggle between good and great. I grew up around people that always talked about the grass being greener on the other side. Which just meant they were dissatisfied with what they really were put here to do.  So they were constantly in a struggle, or they were constantly looking for something better, and they’re always dissatisfied.

Have you ever had the pleasure of being around a person that is totally dissatisfied and they spend all of their extra time looking for something new rather than making what they’ve got good?
I was talking to somebody on the phone one time and he explained a very interesting thought, he said “the grass is always greener where you water it.”   I thought this was an interesting scenario. Most people can relate with this because its something that is outwardly noticable.  It’s summertime in Michigan and it’s very warm this year with lots of days of no rain & 90° weather. Many lawns are just burnt up and brown and you can tell the people that run the sprinklers and those that dont.  So I will add a photo to this blog to to show the comparison of watered grass and unwatered grass.
Have you ever met somebody that doesn’t water the so-called grass of their marriage, their children,their finances?  I’ve met many people that didn’t want to be accountable for the results in their life. If it was as simple as looking at what grass is green and what grasses are burned in life , you would sure be able to figure out where people are watering things in their life.  Can you imagine seeing someone out in their front yard holding the hose over weeds and giving them all the water they could need?  I believe many people do this unintentionally.  Either way it doesn’t lead to better results.
I know for Beth and I,  we have really placed a lot of value in certain areas that we’ve wanted to get better.  We’ve called it intentional growth and we’ve made it intentional to grow in those areas just like putting a sprinkler on certain parts of your lawn. We used to think that people were either good or not good in areas, like: finances, raising children, faith or whatever.  What we found was that when people place that intentional learning into their lives in those areas, there so-called grass of that area got much greener. What are some areas that you think that you could either get better or have gotten better, and what are some ways that you’ve done so?
I know now that results in an area of life don’t come quickly most of the time.  I like the saying, “the sweets not as sweet without the sour.”  I think in this case , the greens not as green without the burnt.  It’s ok to have spots in your life that are brown grass, but hopefully they are the ones that don’t matter.  I have decided to try and water the most important areas of my life.
Here’s to your grass being greener in the areas that matter in your life,
Steve Morgan

If someone was a teenager and hadn’t grown since they were 10yrs old, there could be a chance for alarm. It’s so easy to see issues of growth physically but most people aren’t looking for growth internally.  Learning is an area in someones life that they don’t have limitations.  I know that if I wanted to get ripped physically I would eventually plateau.  Each of us has a DNA that limits us to certain potential levels physically.  On the contrary, you can be a life long learner.  The problem that most people, me included at a point, encounter is useless learning.

I hope that you have a way to measure your growth and a mentor to keep stretching your thinking.  A mentor is someone that is much better than you at the thing you are trying to get better at.  Many times you shouldn’t even understand the level of thinking the mentor is expressing, because they are talking from a whole different vantage point.  Everyone that achieves greatness refers back to someone who really stretched them at one point.  The worst part of that is they know that it took someone to help them get to that level of success and sometimes they won’t reach for the next mentor.  For example, John Wooden always talks about his father who set the bar very high in his life.  John Wooden became a historical icon.

In Hebrews 5:12- It sums it up.

12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13[For every one that useth milk ] is[ unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.] 14[But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, ] even[ those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

I take this as, over time we should become more proficient at what we are doing.  I remember hearing Orrin Woodward say that many people have one year of experience  thirty times, instead of thirty years of experience.  I want to encourage you to dig into your own growth and gain some ground.  Find someone to stretch you and help you achieve what you want to.

Here’s to your growth,

Steve Morgan

We have the pleasure of working with the #7 Orrin Woodward & #12 Chris Brady, Leadership Guru’s in the world.  I would say that the journey has been amazing.

Why did I pick this title?  Because when you decide to start learning from others that have more results in certain areas than you do, you put yourself in a position to feel uncomfortable about needing to change.  Over the years I think the word CHANGE is the killer of what could have been in many peoples lives.  I, like many, don’t like change that much either.  Change is the factor that can make everything different in someones life.

For example, if you read a: marriage, leadership, faith, or people skills book, you will hit some point in the book where it will (or should) make you look internally and say “man I’m not very good at that.”  That is a very hard comment to say, we all want to think we are great at everything.

For me personally, I have had to change a bunch, and still need to change more in my life.  The thing about change is that when you get better and look back at the old you, your glad you got better.

In the book Resolved, by Orrin Woodward, he has many great chapters in the book that I like.  The chapter that I wanted to talk about in this post, chapter 4, Programing Elephant.  Over the years I have been intimidated many times by people that dressed nice and smelled nice, but had stinking thinking.  By reading this chapter you will find that he says “By identifying what a person is feeding his elephant, one can accurately predict his future.”  That’s a powerful statement.  Most people let others feed their elephant and end up where someone else wanted them to.  I say, take the responsibility of feeding your subconscious (elephant) and end up in life where you wanted to.

Leave a comment of the most impactful book you have read.  I would love to hear the titles.

I heard Orrin Woodward say “its not about being perfect, its about striving for perfection that leads to greatness.”

Here’s to Learning- Cheers

Steve Morgan

Orrin of the-team.biz has come up with another great illustration to describe the 8F growth process.  I have seen a simliar diagram used to visually show improvement in a persons golf game.  These kind of diagram are great because they give an immediate feedback on how you are doing.  bill lewis

Chris Brady and I flew up to Atlanta for a 6 hour mastermind session on Tuesday. Here is one of many concepts that were generated from brainstorming together. Generating ideas with Chris Brady is like drinking water from a firehose – fast and furious! :) I love our 17 year business partnership! LIFE is something special and I have never felt as good about community building as I do today. Laurie and I started a new leg 10 days ago and it is now over 10 levels in depth! The LIFE Business is good because it helps people become good in their Circle of LIFE. Here is Brady’s article explaining what our products do in a person’s life. Sincerely, Orrin Woodward

I had a very engaging conversation with my friend and co-author Orrin Woodward today.  As usual, we kicked around a ton of stimulating ideas and pieced together something that, in our estimation, will immediately convey greater understanding as to the purpose of the LIFE business.  (See the inset diagram).

The CIRCLE of LIFE

In each of the 8 F categories of Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friendship, and Fun, one can imagine a certain grade based upon how one is doing in that category. In the diagram the center represents horrible, as in, you are totally “stinking up the joint” (as my kids say) in a certain category. Working your way out from the center to the outer ring in any of the categories represents a stronger grade.  So someone with a dot near the outer ring is doing well in that category.  By connecting the dots on your subjective personal estimation of your life at this moment in each of the categories you can come up with a shape that roughly represents your life right now in each of the 8Fs.

Quite simply, the LIFE business supplies life-changing information to help you increase your score in each of the 8Fs.  The goal is to take someone from the not-so-good black shape represented toward the center of the diagram to the much improved (and happier, we would think) life represented by the red outline toward the outer ring of the circle.

Who doesn’t have at least a category or two, or three, or eight, in which he or she would like to have a better score? Who wouldn’t want to transform his or her life from the tiny blob (and who among us hasn’t felt like a tiny blob from time to time?) in the center to the big wheel (and who hasn’t wanted to be a big wheel at least once in his or her life?) toward the outer ring?

That’s it.  From little blob to big wheel.

But all kidding aside.  This CIRCLE of LIFE is the snap-shot diagram to which people can easily relate when it comes to understand the goal of LIFE and the life-changing information we offer.  We will help people learn and apply truth in each category and thereby improve their shape.

LIFE: Because leadership is for everyone!

I love this wheel.  My LIFE wheel used to have flat spots on it, big one’s.-Steve Morgan