When we look out at the world today what do we see? Do you see a world of happiness? In fact, I wonder if people really understand what happiness is. In the course of a week I see people hurried, under stress or with some type of conflict in their life. How many people are under some type of financial pressure? I witness people craving distractions from their current realities. People have used the media like T.V. and the Internet for a diversion. Many people use social vices like the bar scene where they can create a type of anesthesia.
Perhaps we might agree that happiness involves qualities like joy, peace, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, loyalty, and trust. Over the last 19 years working with best selling author Orrin Woodward, I have found those qualities in some very happy people who happen to be in the leadership industry. Although you might not list these qualities when you examine what a leader is, most of the leaders that I have met demonstrate them. Perhaps, that is why they are leaders. Wouldn’t you be more inclined to follow someone with those qualities? Would you want to be someone with those traits?
One of the beauties of the LIFE business is that I get to associate with people growing in those qualities every week at a live meeting. The genius of systems experts Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady is in evidence when you can hear testimony upon testimony about how people have used the LIFE products to enhance their personal and professional lives. In addition, we are witnessing the invention of a leadership business that is produced systematically similar to a franchise where compensated communities are built. Just think, a business in which people can grow those qualities systematically and then help others do the same. The thought of sharing an opportunity that can fulfill peoples lives gives me goose bumps in light of the fact that we are witnessing a false state of happiness take over our land.
Recently I had the good fortune to re read a best selling book with over a million copies sold that is available through the LIFE business. That book was the ‘E Myth Revisited’ by Michael Gerber. In that book he states some startling statistics. “Business Format Franchises (Systems) have reported a success rate of 95 % in contrast to the 50 – plus - % failure rate of new independently owned businesses. Where 80 % of all businesses fail in the first five years, 75 % of all Business Format Franchises succeed!” “To the franchiser, the Prototype becomes the working model of the dream, it is the dream in microcosm.” Powering the LIFE business is the Team system and Power Player is the prototype. Listen to what Gerber goes on to say. “What I’ve described is the thrill of apprenticeship, the learning and growing that you experienced …” “A second type of experience is when you begin to develop a certain type of mastery.” “The master is connected to the apprentice as though to her past.” “In much the same way, Orchestration builds upon that which preceded it, and becomes the foundation for that which is about to follow.” With this in mind, go back and listen to the recently released Team CD by Orrin Woodward titled, ‘MEO to 1 million’. He describes the process of being an apprentice, learning execution, and going on to orchestration using the Team prototype called Power Player.
It is exciting when you understand what is going on in this leadership model. A model that can duplicate itself in the leadership industry where leaders are produced is where this is going. We don’t need to be fixed by government. We don’t need to be told how to think by the media. We don’t need to be dumbed down by a false sense of happiness. We need LEADERSHIP! We need the qualities described earlier that are in every leader I have met in the TEAM. I believe that is why so many are in anxious anticipation of the release of Orrin Woodward’s new book, ‘Leadershift’. We can have a world of peace and happiness. It starts with our selves and then it expands as leaders begin to make a difference with their influence. Let’s share the happiness! God Bless, George Guzzardo