Has anyone ever heard the quote, ”Don’t major on the minors?” How often do we find ourselves caught up in our busy schedules and forget about the things that really matter. Coming back from the Team winter leadership convention reaffirms the need to return to the basics, caring for people and getting them into an environment where they can thrive. There were some profound moments at the Kentucky major leadership conference. Looking around the room, you could see people were thriving. People were glowing. There was a special energy in the room. There was a celebration as people were being recognized for the talents they had that would’ve never been discovered in the subways of life.
After returning from the leadership convention I am reminded that there is an art to our world as well as a science. Last week I did an internet hangout with some twelve and thirteen year olds who were taking a leadership class in school. I asked them what they felt really mattered at their age? They said: “Family, happiness, friends, relationships, health, and love.” Notice they didn’t say, “Money, career, or the Organic Table.” I reflected on their statements. Are we filling our world with cold hard facts while forfeiting the life skills that are necessary? It reminds me of a story I used to tell when I taught an American Indian Medicine class. After the patient had been seen by his Doctor the Indian Medicine Man came in to treat him. When asked how he felt the patient replied, “The Doctor comes in and puts a cold mettle device on my chest, asks me to breath, and leaves, but the Medicine Man comes and shakes rattles all over my body while he sings to me.” “I feel much better after the Medicine Man is done.” When the student said “Love”, it caused me to reflect about that story. Of course we need the wonderful piece that science offers mankind, but are we forgetting the art side of human relations? Love has a different result on people. Like a budding flower people thrive in an environment of love. For example, we discuss the control of guns but never get to the heart of the problem which is the moral decline of a nation. People are more than careers and a paycheck. People are so much more and will show it when placed in the right environment.
If the ‘8 F’s’ are important to you why wouldn’t you want to share that same product with others? How can it be that some people would not want to get out of their comfort zones to share the idea of the LIFE business and build a compensated community? There were many highlights coming out of the convention that reaffirmed that what’s really missing is a ‘leadershift’. The Power Player parade and those qualifying for the trips gives everyone the picture they need to cement the belief that they can achieve the success they desire. However, it’s always special to see the PC ceremony and this weekend was no exception. The service on Sunday by Chris Brady was the best I’ve seen. The talks given by all the speakers are a testimony to the unique quality of the products. Of course there is something special every time anyone gets to hear top leadership expert and best selling author Orrin Woodward. Is it time to major on life? If that’s true then make LIFE a major. God Bless, George Guzzardo