One of the many reasons that the LIFE business is exploding is because of the systematic way the business is built. Supported by the Team system, this model grows exponentially through a program called Power Player.
The history behind its success is largely based on the fact that systems experts Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady came together and found a way to systematically build what is now called ‘Compensated Communities’. Their background as systems engineers gave them the insight to find flaws in processes and bench mark ways to turn them into strengths. They learned their craft in the fuel systems division of GM but used the same principles in the networking field. Using their knowledge in systems, they created a prototype model in the community building industry. After years of analysis they found that leadership was the difference maker in a world where technology used to hold the competitive advantage. They realized that it’s not long before any company can acquire the opposition’s technology secrets. Just look at the nuclear programs from Iran and North Korea. The smart phone industry is another example. What has surfaced is that the difference maker is leadership. Enter the minds of Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady to use their genius to develop a business that systematizes leadership.
There is an old wives tail that leadership in inherent, that leaders are born. Not so. For example, leadership traits like loyalty, trust, confidence, integrity, vision, and responsibility can be learned. Would you want someone around you that exhibited these traits? What would happen if family members, business partners, or politicians grew in these traits? What type of world would we live in where people had the opportunity to learn and grow in these areas? We are currently witnessing a decline in these qualities around the world. What if there was a shift or a ‘Leadershift’? The LIFE business is specifically designed to help people develop these qualities in their personal, professional, and business development. What if leadership was the solution?
In the book E Myth found in the LIFE products, Michael Gerber writes about a prototype that can be developed and assembled at very low cost. “These components could be constructed so that the resulting business system could be replicated over and over again.” “The secret is a Franchise Prototype.” This is exactly what the Team system is. It is a way to replicate a leadership development business. The basics are based on what is known as ‘Power Player’. There, one learns how to be part of a team in an apprenticeship role. They can learn how to build their business systematically. The information is delivered through audios, books, association, and mentors who have become competent using this system. What if a leadership development business could become ‘Turn Key’? This is a major breakthrough from working on a business to working on a pipeline that supports your business. How many of us have met someone who begins to innovate the Team system not knowing that innovation is the enemy of duplication. You should be able to check off anything you do from the power player check list similar to what a pilot does during pre flight. Anything else outside of the power player check list is a nose dive for your business.
Author Clifford Pinchot wrote, “Effective leaders today use tools of community building to create an environment in which many leaders can emerge.” “The organization of the future will be a community of entrepreneurs.” Leadership is born when purpose is discovered and destiny is understood. This conviction stirs a passion inside when we encounter others inspired by a vision of a business that provides the one element essential to our needs at this time, leadership. It’s leadership in our own lives, our relationships, our homes, our businesses, our communities, and our country that really matters right now! All great teams, talent being equal, find that they win when their passion is stronger than the opposition. The great Benjamin Disraeli wrote, “The spirit of the time, to know it and oneself is the secret of success.” It’s time to develop systems thinking and fill the need of our time. God Bless, George Guzzardo