Some of our good friends were able to earn this great FREE trip.  We are really happy for their success and their growth as leaders.  To earn one of these trips, you must be willing to help others.  Nick and Deanna are a great example of people that are willing to serves others.
Congrats to the Nighbor Family on all of your success,
Steve & Beth Morgan
We just got back from our trip and man it was awesome. We were able to bring our two oldest daughters to Walt Disney World in Florida. I didn’t really believe the trip was real until we landed. Everything was taken care of; flights, food, resort stay, passes to the parks, everything. I asked Audrey what was her favorite part; and she said, “the tea-cups and Ariel.”
It is pretty amazing to know that as we help more people with their life, we are rewarded for those efforts. We have to thank Steve and Beth Morgan for all they have to done to help us and the founders of Life Leadership to even make these incentive trips possible. 
This was a long awaited vacation and it meant even more because there was true meaning behind it. My favorite part by far was being able to spend time with my wife and look into my kids eyes for 5 days straight and not have to worrry about a thing. I got to be an ever present Dad for 5 days!! 
We can’t wait to help more families earn their trip. These trips are for real! It was worth it!!
 
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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

 

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:
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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 

photoI had to buy my dog twice!
Let me start this post out with a story. 7 years ago we were having my daughters 2nd birthday party. After everyone was gone I started to wonder where our dog could be. He was a yellow lab that never did more than was necessary. I yelled for him from our porch, which usually worked. To my surprise, he didn’t come back. Later that day I drove up and down the road looking for him. No sign of him anywhere. I looked for multiple days after this and still nothing. I told family/neighbors to keep an eye out for him. In the back of my mind I wondered if he may have snuck off and died in the woods. I had always heard these stories of dogs doing stuff like that when they knew it was time.  Beth, Chloe and I were very sad, Winchester was like a family member. We kept moving forward with our lives and decided that he must be gone.  One day about a month after the birthday party my uncle calls me and said” I found Winchester, he’s at your old house.”  We had sold our house to some people about a mile from where we were currently living. Winchester had wandered back up to our old house. I got off the phone and called Beth to tell her to run up and get him. I was down in Indiana for the day. She went up and knocked on their door and as they answered there stood our 6yr old dog.  Beth was so happy and said thanks to the lady and called Winchester.  The lady stopped him and said ” he is our dog now and he’s not going with you.”  Mushroom cloud would best describe Beth’s feeling at that moment.  She couldn’t believe that someone would not give our dog back.  I received a phone call about 8 seconds after the door shut to our old house with our dog still inside.  She told me what had happened and I knew I was gonna have to play hardball to win this situation over now.
The following day, after getting back from out of state,  I made my way up to our old house. I knew they were heartless people that wouldn’t make this easy. As I knocked on the door I was thinking, I hope this goes good.  Lizard lady answered the door and in the nicest way I could, I tried to find a solution to recover our lost dog.  After she argued with me for a couple minutes I said, ” I really appreciate what you have done for us and our dog, the least I could do is pay you for what you have done.”  As I tried to kill her with kindness, she softened as we kept talking.  I paid her $250 for her time and effort.
I know that you shouldn’t ever have to buy your dog twice.  This situation taught me a lot about success.  Many times in your journey you will have to do more than you originally thought was necessary to achieve what you want.  Sometimes you need to do what’s necessary, not what you thought it would take.
The cool part of this story, is that we got our dog back and enjoyed another 5 years with him.  Looking back it seems like such a crazy story but, it worked out in the end.
I hope in whatever area you are trying to succeed in, you do whatever it takes to make it.
thanks for reading
Steve Morgan