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  • LIFE Leadership Opens for Business in St. Lucia August 1, 2015
    July 23, 2015 - LIFE Leadership Opens for Business in St. Lucia August 1, 2015

    As we make progress toward our mission of reaching a million or more people with our life-changing information, we continue to build up momentum, expand our operations into new territories, and widen our circle of influence. Wherever there are people looking to increase their leadership effectiveness, make a difference in the world, and live a better life, that’s where we want to be, providing the information and guidance they seek to help them make their dreams reality.

    That’s why we are ecstatic to announce that the newest location we are bringing into the LIFE Leadership fold is the exquisite eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia! We will officially be open for business in St. Lucia on August 1, 2015.

    St. Lucia has long been an ideal place to vacation. The diverse culture of the friendly locals is distinguished by African, Indian, Caribbean, British, Spanish, and French influences. The island boasts pristine waters, natural waterfalls, unspoiled rainforest, majestic mountains, volcanoes, secluded palm-fringed white-sand beaches, opportunities for adventure, relaxation, or romance, breathtaking views, and much more. And now it is a perfect place for Members of LIFE Leadership to do business as well!

    We are overjoyed to be able to welcome the people of St. Lucia into the LIFE Leadership community. So get ready to start building your team and making dreams come true on this tropical paradise island!

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  • DeMille and Hungerford’s Graphic Novel ‘The Big Meeting’ Reveals the Hero Inside Us All!
    July 06, 2015 - DeMille and Hungerford’s Graphic Novel ‘The Big Meeting’ Reveals the Hero Inside Us All!


    Attention all fans of superhero comics, both young and old alike: Check out this clever new graphic novel, The Big Meeting, written by New York Times bestselling author Oliver DeMille and illustrated by Eric Hungerford, and discover the superpowers you have within!

    Watch the characters Rascal and Obstaclés, created by New York Times bestselling author Chris Brady, battle it out for excellence versus mediocrity. Young Rascal and his best friends discover they have superpowers that enable them to see, hear, and feel things others can’t. As they embrace this revelation, they realize Obstaclés and his massive army of cloned mercenaries are out to turn the entire world into a land of mediocrity and that they must take the lead in the war against them.

    Bridge the generation gap and get wisdom for all with this fun yet profound story of the heroic spirit. Find out what happens as Rascal and his friends are tested to their limits in an epic battle to save the Land of Achievement. And learn how you can be a superhero in the ongoing saga as well!

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  • Ladder - From the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series
    June 02, 2015 - Ladder - From the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series

    Never Let a Good Slump Go to Waste!

    Have you lost some of your enthusiasm for life? Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions, repeating a vicious, monotonous cycle of drudgery? We all face slumps from time to time, but how we respond to them can make a big difference in how long it takes to get out of our slumps and what kind of impact they have on our level of success.

    A slump doesn’t have to make you feel like you are at your wits’ end and on the verge of failure. A slump can actually be your friend and help you to climb to higher levels of success. So stop listening to the negative voices that tell you that success is too hard and that you aren’t good enough, and start listening to the true message that the slump is trying to tell you: that it’s time for a change that will make your situation much better.

    With Ladder: Climbing Out of a Slump from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series, you’ll learn about the main kinds of slumps and the Six Rungs of the Slump-to-Success Ladder that will not only get you out of any type of slump but will also raise you to increased success. These steps are simple but powerful. Once you know the art of climbing the Slump-to-Success Ladder, you will have much more strength and control over where you end up. So when a slump comes, as great leaders do, you will smile and enthusiastically start climbing the Ladder right away, knowing that success is on the way!

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  • Networking Times Magazine Features Orrin Woodward!
    May 07, 2015 - Networking Times Magazine Features Orrin Woodward!

    One of the Founders of LIFE Leadership and a mentor for thousands, Orrin Woodward reveals to readers his own path to overcoming hardship with debt in this feature cover story of the May/June 2015 issue of Networking Times magazine. Even with his degree and great career, it wasn’t until he discovered network marketing and entrepreneurship that he was able to climb out of the proverbial black hole of debt. He walked the path of debt but had a very big promise that he needed to keep for a very important person in his life. Escaping the Financial Matrix is the mission, and Orrin and LIFE Leadership together are here to show the world exactly how it is done. Buy Your Discounted Copy Now for Only $4.95 ! You won’t find this price anywhere else; it’s a LIFE Leadership special!

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  • Two Obstaclés Press eBooks Win in the 2015 eLit Awards!
    April 28, 2015 - Two Obstaclés Press eBooks Win in the 2015 eLit Awards!

    We are very proud to announce that two Obstaclés Press ebooks are winners in the sixth annual eLit Awards! Orrin Woodward'sAnd Justice for All received a Bronze Medal in the Current Events (Political/Economic/Legal/Media) Category, and Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series won a Bronze Medal in the Self-Help Category.

    The eLit Awards are a global, industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing excellence. The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company.

    In And Justice for All, Orrin Woodward digs into the questions of why humanity's long quest for concord, that ideal state in which neither tyranny nor chaos reigns, has only ever had fleeting success and how we can reverse the current trend toward less freedom and prosperity. Get your copy of the ebook or print edition today to find out what actions you can take to stop the erosion of freedom and establish society on a firm foundation of freedom and justice for all.

    Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series showcases various people from all walks of life, political affiliations, and worldviews whose actions created not only a ripple effect but such huge waves that our world has been forever changed. Learn from these inspiring Wavemakers with your very own ebook or print copy how even the smallest pebbles (disturbances in the status quo) can sometimes create the biggest waves of lasting change for the better.

    Congratulations to our award winners! Click the "Read More" link below to see the full list of winners.

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  • Woodward Weight Room Challenge Helps School Raise Funds for Renovations
    April 23, 2015 - Woodward Weight Room Challenge Helps School Raise Funds for Renovations

    Orrin Woodward continually works to make sure today's youth have the information, resources, and tools necessary to achieve success. Always mindful of his roots, he has focused some of that energy on helping the students at LakeVille High School in Otisville, MI, where he graduated in 1985. In particular, in August of 2014, he initiated the Woodward Weight Room Challenge to assist with raising funds needed to update the school's weight room and to inspire the students to get actively involved in achieving this important goal. For extra incentive and maximum effectiveness, Orrin committed to matching all funds raised dollar for dollar.

    The LakeVille High students, staff, and community rose magnificently to the challenge, hosting various fundraising events throughout the fall, winter, and early spring. With all of their efforts and Orrin's matching funds, more than $26,000 total was raised. The renovations were completed over spring break, and the students are already enjoying, and will continue to benefit from for years to come, daily use of their new state-of-the-art weight room. And they have all seen firsthand how much can be accomplished with a focused team effort and proper motivation.

    For more details about this inspiring story, check out the following LakeVille Athletic Department website posts from Athletic Director Drew Johnson:

    http://lakeville-athletics.com/2015/04/20/woodward-weight-room-challenge-results-in-state-of-art-facility-at-lakeville-memorial-high-school/

    http://lakeville-athletics.com/2014/12/16/woodward-weight-room-challenge/?fb_action_ids=828391277226141&fb_action_types=og.comments

    Click the "Read More" link for an MLive news article about the Woodward Weight Room Challenge.

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  • Terri Brady’s ‘Letters to Lindsey’ Wins Bronze in Illumination Book Awards
    January 30, 2015 - Terri Brady’s ‘Letters to Lindsey’ Wins Bronze in Illumination Book Awards

    Congratulations to Terri Brady! Her first book, Letters to Lindsey, based on her blog (letterstolindsey.com), recently won a Bronze Medal in the Keepsake/Gift/Specialty Bible category of the 2015 Illumination Book Awards.

    Hosted by Jenkins Group, the Illumination Awards celebrate and recognize exemplary Christian books. Awards Director Jim Barnes says, "The Bible was the first 'self-help' book, filled with stories meant to show us how to live together in peace. These awards are dedicated to that spirit, and to books that help answer the simple question: 'What Would Jesus Do?'"

    As a speaker, Terri has been captivating audiences with her inspiring stories and humorous anecdotes for nearly twenty years. It was the encouragement of her friend Lindsey Spiewak in particular that prompted her to start a blog, written in the form of letters-thus the title Letters to Lindsey-from one woman "blossoming in motherhood and faithful living" to another on the same journey. The blog quickly gained popularity, receiving tens of thousands of hits per month with readers in 134 countries at the time of the book's publishing. Many people requested that she publish a book, but Terri dismissed the suggestion, saying that her husband, Chris, was the writer in the family.

    So Chris started the project without her knowledge, taking it "from conception to rough draft, including artistic layouts and concepts," in order to get it to the point where Terri could no longer humbly dismiss the idea. He says that once Terri accepted the notion of publishing her own book and got involved in the process, the "flair of her input" took the original concept "to entirely new heights" and turned the book into "a true work of art." In Terri's own words about the "letters" in her blog and book, the "letters are meant to vent, challenge, or simply entertain, but always to leave the reader and the writer changed."

    Letters to Lindsey was published by Obstaclés Press as part of LIFE Leadership's AGO Series. Get your own copy of this award-winning book here.

    Click the "Read More" link to see a complete list of the 2015 Illumination Book Awards winners.

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  • Orrin Woodward makes 'Inc.' Magazine's Top 100 Speakers List
    January 16, 2015 - Orrin Woodward makes 'Inc.' Magazine's Top 100 Speakers List

    The speaking prowess of LIFE Leadership's cofounder and Chairman of the Board, Orrin Woodward, is no secret to those in the LIFE Leadership community. He has been drawing large crowds and igniting a passionate fire in our Members and Customers for years. And recognition for his leadership influence continues to expand throughout the business world. Most recently, he was recognized for his exceptional ability as a leadership speaker and trainer by being named on Inc. magazine's list of " 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference ."

    But believe it or not, Orrin wasn't always such an excellent speaker. He readily admits that he had to work to overcome fears and limiting beliefs to get where he is as a speaker today. In fact, he says experiences with public speaking in high school and college left him feeling like a failure. But he had a hunger and passion inside him to run a leadership company and make a difference in the lives of others, and he knew that his dream and his limiting beliefs about speaking could not coexist. So he spent years developing his speaking ability and vowed never to give a speech again but, rather, to learn his subject so well that he could simply "speak extemporaneously for hours at a time." He says, "To this day, I don't give speeches; I merely share what is in my heart with others."

    The Inc. magazine list of recommended business speakers (and thinkers) was compiled by keynote speaker, bestselling author, and entrepreneur Kevin Kruse at the request of Inc. magazine contributing editor Jeff Haden. If you are looking for great speakers for an event, Haden recommends checking out the people, such as Orrin Woodward, on Kruse's list. And if you are considering going to a certain event, he recommends dropping everything to attend if one of these people is on the program.

    So if you haven't yet made it out to one of LIFE Leadership's live events to hear Orrin speak, we join Haden in highly recommending that you make it a top priority to do so. As Haden says, "You'll be glad you did."

    And if you would like some help with improving your own public speaking abilities, check out Orrin's blog post "Replacing Limiting Beliefs" and the book SPLASH!: A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series.

    Click the "Read More" link to read the Inc. magazine article and see the full list of recommended business and leadership speakers.

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  • Author Chris Brady Paints the Art of Leadership against a Colorful, Historical Backdrop
    January 13, 2015 - Author Chris Brady Paints the Art of Leadership against a Colorful, Historical Backdrop

    With the launch of his latest book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of a Fighting Sail, published by Obstaclés Press in December 2014, Chris Brady takes you on a voyage back to a time and culture vastly different from our own. Set sail on the open seas with the gallant and not-so-gallant leaders of the age of fighting sail and explore key insights into the art of leadership. Seafarers in this historic era faced enormous operational, tactical, and strategic challenges as they navigated rough waters and grappled with enemies in gigantic wooden ships. The need for leadership was tremendous. And it is in such extremely complex situations, when risk, challenges, and pressures are greatest, that the courage, heart, and fortitude of real leaders are revealed.

    Regardless of whether you are a history buff, there is a lot to learn from the dauntless souls who managed to rise above such demanding circumstances, achieve victory, and lead others to accomplishment as well. Who in this day and age has the wisdom, grit, stamina, and energy to stand up against mighty waves and storms, make the right decisions in the heat of battle, and defeat any enemy? Who will batten down the hatches and lead the crew to victory when others are trying to abandon ship? The answer is you. Discover that today on a journey through the seas as you peak into the minds of true leaders in history and find inspiration to tap into the boundless leadership ability within yourself.

    Purchase your copy today!

    Click the 'Read More' link below to read a blog written by the author, Chris Brady, that takes you on a journey of how he came to write this masterpiece.

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  • Freedom  Matters
    January 05, 2015 - Freedom Matters

    Freedom matters! It is extremely important. Unfortunately, freedom is declining in many free nations today. Most people have put their hope in government to fix the problem. But sitting around waiting on the government will not help. Government alone cannot resolve the issue and restore freedom to the people. So what else is needed?

    With his book Freedom Matters!: The Connection Between Career, Business, and Freedom, New York Times bestselling author Oliver DeMille reveals what can reverse the trend and increase freedom for all members of society. He pinpoints the seven types of leaders from key sectors of society that are necessary for freedom to flourish and explains the important role of each in preserving freedom and checking and balancing government, especially the vital role of business leaders in particular. In addition, he demonstrates how your career and business are fundamentally linked with freedom.

    Discover the difference between liberty and freedom and why freedom is necessary for liberty to endure. Learn about the three economies that exist, including an important one that is often ignored or avoided. Gain an understanding of the seven types of governments, including which is best, and how to know which system yours is following. And find out which nineteen values have been shared by most free societies in history so you can make sure you are focusing on the right values in your life and leading the way toward increased freedom in your nation. Your career leadership is a crucial component of freedom. Learn how and start making a difference for greater freedom today!

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  • Is Your Sensitivity to Criticism Limiting Your Success?
    December 18, 2014 - Is Your Sensitivity to Criticism Limiting Your Success?

    The downfall of many people is in worrying too much about what others think. Surprising as it may be to some, success attracts criticism. It naturally brings competitors, detractors, and critics. And if you aren't aware of this fact and prepared to deal with it, it can be a significant stumbling block on the road to success. Real leaders know this and prepare for this inevitability ahead of time so it won't distract them from their purpose or hinder their progress.

    But many people who want to be leaders but haven't yet endured the challenges that success brings think that success is easier to achieve than it actually is and that when they achieve it, they will automatically be loved, admired, and respected by everyone. But that just isn't the reality, and those who don't prepare themselves for such challenges often find themselves upset, distracted, and unfocused at crucial times when their leadership is needed most. Not good.

    Having thick skin is the exact ingredient that can help those who are looking to round out this area of their lives that often holds them back, and LIFE Leadership and Obstaclés Press have just the book, aptly named Thick-Skinned, to teach you how to develop a positive thick skin and the right view of criticism. And you'll find that criticism can actually be a blessing when that happens.

    Don't let thin skin trip you up and keep you from achieving your goals, dreams, and purpose in life or diminish the influence and impact you can have in the lives of others. Our thoughts control our lives, but the good news is we control our thoughts. So learn to take charge of your thoughts now. This LIFE Leadership Essentials Series book will help you figure out why you are thin-skinned, show you how to ignore the negative speak from others and focus on positive thoughts instead, and teach you ways to develop thicker skin so you can flourish without hesitation. Click the 'Read More' link below to purchase your paperback or e-book copy today!

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  • LIFE Leadership Cofounders Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Speak at Annual Mastermind Event
    December 11, 2014 - LIFE Leadership Cofounders Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Speak at Annual Mastermind Event

    The Mastermind Event, where network marketing professionals gather to take their careers to the next level, sold out the Orlando, Florida, hotel where it was held this year. Among the lineup of top industry leaders speaking at the annual event were 'New York Times' bestselling authors and cofounders of LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady.

    This year's network marketing Mastermind Event took place in Orlando, Florida, from October 31 - November 2. The event, which was the 10th annual gathering of its kind for network marketing professionals, boasted many industry-leading speakers. These professionals had worked months in advance to deliver informative content to their colleagues in an engaging manner. Among them wereChris Brady and Orrin Woodward, both of whom are 'New York Times' bestselling authors as well as cofounders of LIFE Leadership. Throughout the weekend, top leaders from around the world discussed best practices, shared helpful tools of the trade and inspiring success stories, and made lasting connections and friendships.

    The Mastermind Event, founded by networker Art Jonak, is a closed event for members of the network marketing profession where top performers share information specific to the profession that has been tested and proven. Jonak and his Mastermind team say that networkers from over fifty countries and one hundred plus different direct selling companies have attended their event and that many of the attendees, like Woodward and Brady, are proven leaders running world-class organizations, so newcomers and those at all levels have an opportunity to mingle with and learn from the best and brightest the profession has to offer: networkers who have decades of real field experience and are still active in the industry. Says Woodward, "For the last five years, I have supported the event because it represents everything that is right about network marketing." He cites Jonak's personal sacrifice and commitment to excellence, the "world-class…leadership character, competence, and communication skills" of the Mastermind faculty, and the prevalent attitude of camaraderie as main reasons for his support. Woodward calls what Jonak has created a "win-win culture" where driven, passionate attendees from hundreds of different organizations lift one another and the entire industry up rather than tearing each other down.

    Woodward and Brady, whose LIFE Leadership organization produces materials covering what they call the 8 Fs of life (Family, Finances, Fitness, Faith, Following, Freedom, Friends, and Fun) to help users personalize their goals and find solutions for greater success and satisfaction in all areas of life, were in good company among the other speakers at the Mastermind event, such as Sarah Robbins, Ørjan Sæle, and Randy Gage. Woodward says, "Everyone who attends the event leaves with a boatload of nuggets to improve him- or herself personally and professionally." A prevailing idea behind the event is that when so many have so much to offer, attendees are able to network, learn, and grow while having fun and creating lasting friendships with other professionals in their field.

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  • The ‘Financial Fitness Pack’ Now Earns CPAs Continuing Professional Education Credits!
    December 09, 2014 - The ‘Financial Fitness Pack’ Now Earns CPAs Continuing Professional Education Credits!

    Here at LIFE Leadership, we are constantly striving to produce the highest quality products that can truly make a difference in people's lives. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that our materials and teachings bring true benefit to the lives of our Members and Customers. That's why we create products like our Financial Fitness Pack, which we have had the great joy of witnessing bring increased financial stability and prosperity, as well as greater peace of mind, to many in our community who had previously been burdened with debt and stress because they had never received an education in the often neglected but extremely important subject of how to properly manage one's personal finances. The Financial Fitness Pack shows people that learning to master their finances doesn't have to be daunting or scary, and it can even be fun.

    And what's more, the education on proven financial principles and the key areas of personal finance that the Financial Fitness Pack provides is so solid and practical that even accounting professionals have come to recognize its value. Therefore, we now have the honor of announcing an exciting new development that will allow Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to earn self-study CPE credit when they incorporate the Financial Fitness Pack into their ongoing efforts to maintain their professional competence and their ability to provide quality professional services.

    CPEThink.com, a leading provider of online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses for CPAs, is now offering 22 self-study credits for completing the Financial Fitness Pack material and passing an online exam. CPEthink.com is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a Quality Assurance Service (QAS) Sponsor of Continuing Professional Education, and the CPE credit hours satisfy or exceed the updated American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)/NASBA guidelines on self-study CPE activated in 2014 for all 50 states and US territories.

    We look forward to helping many CPAs fulfill their Continuing Professional Education requirements, as well as helping many others enjoy the process of learning how to take charge of their finances. You can purchase your Financial Fitness Pack here. To access the CPE course learning objectives, review questions, and final exam, please visit CPEthink.com.

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  • Financial Fitness for Teens: 6 Steps from Broke to Abundant
    November 18, 2014 - Financial Fitness for Teens: 6 Steps from Broke to Abundant

    Give Teens the Know-How to Be Abundant

    "The money thing" is one of the most important aspects of life to master-and the earlier, the better. You're never too young to learn the principles of success, especially when it comes to personal finances. Many adults are trapped in the Financial Matrix, struggling needlessly with debt and trying to figure out on their own how to properly manage their money because nobody taught them the principles of financial fitness when they were young. The majority of schools and colleges seem to skip right over the subject as if it weren't relevant. But learning solid financial principles and good spending, saving, and budgeting habits at a young age can prevent people from having to face the burden of a heavy debt load and get them on the path to abundance.

    Don't let the Financial Matrix's system of debt ensnare the young people in your life and doom them to a life of constantly being broke and struggling to make ends meet. Break the cycle of debt, and give the next generation the edge they need to start mastering their money now. Get them a copy of Financial Fitness for Teens: 6 Steps from Broke to Abundant from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series and show them how simple it is to take charge of their finances. They'll gain an understanding of the basics of money, four ways to make money, the power of giving and saving, what most people don't know about investing, wise spending habits, and ten financial danger zones to avoid or tread with care. And best of all, they'll be able to start creating their life of abundance now.

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  • All aboard the LIFE Leadership Express!
    November 12, 2014 - All aboard the LIFE Leadership Express!

    The leadership train is headed to some very exciting destinations, so make sure you’ve got your seat for this network marketing adventure that is a dream builder’s dream come true!

    Now, from the comfort of your own living room or pretty much anywhere you go, you can learn how to build a successful network marketing business from one of the greatest networkers in history, Orrin Woodward. With his book The Leadership Train, he unveils the mysteries of network marketing and derails any fallacies and misconceptions about its value and validity. He illustrates how to handle pyramid and other objections and wipes out any doubts, untruths, and false beliefs that any prospective members and customers, and possibly even you yourself, might have. And he does it all with a captivating, easy-reading narrative.

    Orrin’s story details one man’s complete turnaround after struggling for years with finding fulfillment in his career and putting his family relationships at jeopardy because of it. Sparked by an unexpected reunion with a long-lost friend and coworker who has gained much more peace, happiness, and success since he left his fast-climbing corporate position and built a large network marketing business, Bobby Davis embarks on a journey that helps him find his true purpose and much more satisfaction in his work and personal life.

    If you want that in your life, then you owe it to yourself to read Orrin Woodward’s The Leadership Train. And we’re sure that once you do, you’ll be eager to get it into the hands of anyone else you meet who is looking for something more in life as well.

    Hurry and grab your boarding pass, and bring along as many people as you can because the leadership train is going places fast. So you definitely want to be on board for this thrilling, life-changing ride!

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  • Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Launch a Leadership Revolution in Italy
    November 04, 2014 - Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Launch a Leadership Revolution in Italy

    On Friday, October 3, 2014, authors and leadership experts Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward visited the Italian Senate in Rome to hold a press conference entitled “Launching a Leadership Revolution.” The event, moderated by author Alessandro Iovino, covered topics of great interest to those who hold positions of responsibility in this highly important and symbolic leadership institution. Also speaking at the event were Senator Lucio Malan, Governor of the Italian Senate, and Dr. Gaetano Sottile, President of Italy for Christ. Other participants included lawyers, politicians, journalists, business owners, and more.

    Brady and Woodward’s ‘New York Times’ bestselling book ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution,’ the basis for material discussed in the conference, teaches about the “art” (presuppositions/thought processes/mindsets) and “science” (actions and strategies) of leadership, explaining the philosophy of the authors about what true leadership is and how people can improve their leadership effectiveness. With the belief that leadership is not a privilege exclusive to a few elites but rather a quality anyone and everyone can adopt to improve both themselves and the society in which they live, the authors maintain that the question all individuals must ask themselves is not whether they will ever be called upon to lead but whether they will be ready to do so when they are.

    It is this unique philosophy Brady and Woodward have toward leadership that Iovino stressed during the event with the Italian Senate. And Sottile reaffirmed this idea, saying that in his experience of training young leaders in Italy and abroad, he has discovered that the essential quality for both one’s personal and professional life is to develop real leadership that can affect those around oneself.

    After their conference in the Italian Senate, the two American authors traveled to Naples to speak at another event hosted by Gospel Napoli entitled “Becoming a Successful Leader.” Held in the city of Melito, the conference was opened by Pastor Marco Palma and Mayor Angelo Liccardo. Sottile again joined Brady and Woodward and pointed out that true leadership is founded in a deep and genuine Christian experience. The speakers all urged the many young people in attendance to be actors rather than spectators in the launch of a real revolution in leadership because as Woodward says, “The difference between success and failure isn’t ability as much as action.”

    During their visit to Italy, Brady and Woodward also did a ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution’ presentation for rotary members in Ragusa Ilba. Rotary president Mario Schinninà organized the dinner speaking event, which was held at the Convent of Cappuccini. The members say they enjoyed the presentation so much that they are planning on hosting several more such events in 2015.

    Click the "Read More" link below to watch the video in Italian!

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  • Winner of the FLC14 Financial Fitness Contest
    November 03, 2014 - Winner of the FLC14 Financial Fitness Contest

    The Financial Fitness Sales Contest results were a fascinating display of excitement coming from three different venues at the 2014 Winter Leadership Conventions. All of the participants received some well-deserved praise for achieving such incredible results. What a force for good everyone in LIFE Leadership contributes to as they sell a product that brings such amazing results.

    The top three sellers were as follows:

    • 3rd Place: Thierry Laplanche and Marie-Maud Nazon
    • 2nd Place: Carol and Chad Baker
    • 1st Place: Sandy and Paul Northup

    Aloha! The first place seller earned a plaque, a check for $7,149.29, and a trip to Hawaii! Second place received a check equaling a percentage of their total contest sales plus a 3-night stay in Scottsdale, Arizona. The other four finalists in the top six each took home a check equaling a percentage of their total contest sales.

    The next Financial Fitness Retail Sales Contest is already underway, and sales of the Financial Fitness Pack are not slowing down. There are still millions of people out there that can take advantage of LIFE Leadership's flagship product. On top of the cash prize, the first place winner will receive a 4-night stay at an exclusive hotel in Waikiki Beach, and the second place winner will get a 3-night stay at an elegant hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona! It's not too late to get started or to rev up your motivation. So get busy thinking of new ways to sell those Financial Fitness Packs, and you may just end up taking first place. We are certainly eager to see who the top sellers will be. Will it be YOU?

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  • Improve Interactions with Difficult People in Five Simple Steps
    October 02, 2014 - Improve Interactions with Difficult People in Five Simple Steps

    As important as relationships are for every area of life-and they are very important-relationships can be the source of some of our greatest frustrations. Some people just seem determined to be as difficult as they possibly can, continually putting up road blocks to peace and progress at every turn.

    Dealing with difficult people is an inevitable part of this life we live. So you might as well get used to it and start planning right now for how you can make those difficult encounters a little less difficult…and a lot more constructive. Whether others are deliberately trying to make things hard or they maybe just had a bad day and ended up spewing all of their emotions onto you, there are steps you can take to deescalate quickly rising tempers, properly evaluate the situation and the needs of the difficult person(s), and not only keep things from boiling over into a hot mess but possibly even come up with a unique, innovative solution that makes all people involved much happier.

    Dealing with Difficult People from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series teaches you the vital Five-Step Peace Process for turning difficult scenarios into positive and potentially fruitful endeavors while always keeping your interactions classy and professional, no matter how heated a situation might seem. And it provides insight into the seven main types of difficult people that you are likely to encounter so you can be prepared ahead of time for how to best handle them when they show up in your life.

    Equip yourself to create healthy, productive relationships with people from all walks and attitudes. Get your copy of Dealing with Difficult People today . The conflict resolution skills you'll gain from this book will bring much more ease and grace to both your personal and professional relationships.

    You may just find that those so-called "difficult people" turn out to be some of your best partners and allies. And at the very least, you'll be able to let go of a lot of frustration and breathe easier knowing you've done everything in your power to fully understand what makes them tick and come up with a creative win-win solution that benefits all parties. And all the while, you managed to avoid being difficult yourself and keep your focus on serving your own life purpose and making a positive, worthwhile contribution to all those you meet and to the world at large. Now that's a win-win!

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  • Financial Fitness Wins Bronze in the Living Now Book Awards!
    September 16, 2014 - Financial Fitness Wins Bronze in the Living Now Book Awards!

    The revolution continues to grow strong! In confirmation of its effectiveness at teaching the principles of success in personal finance, theFinancial Fitness book has received yet another award. This time, Financial Fitness won a Bronze Medal in the Finance / Budgeting / Business Category in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards!

    With the motto "books for better living," the Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of books that enhance the quality of life. And that is exactly what Financial Fitness is doing for people worldwide: changing lives by helping people of all ages and walks of life learn how to master their money. It offers forty-seven key principles and plenty of practical advice and tools for all of the important aspects of personal finance (the offense, or making money; the defense, or budgeting and discipline; and the playing field, or rules and philosophy of money) in one convenient location. And it breaks down all of the common barriers and excuses that most people have by demonstrating just how easy and fun it can be to take charge of your finances.

    You can order your copy of Financial Fitness here. And if you really want to immerse yourself in financial education and solidify the habits that the book helps you develop, make sure you check out all the other top-quality personal finance products that LIFE Leadership has to offer. Our Financial Fitness Pack includes not only the Financial Fitness book but a companion workbook and eight informative and inspiring audios as well. Plus, we also have a twelve-month Financial Fitness Subscription that provides continual advice and encouragement to help you stay focused on the right principles and goals as you work to keep your budget squared away all year long.

    Click "Read More" for the official results of the 2014 Annual Living Now Book Awards.

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  • Learn How to Create Waves of Change and Make the World a Better Place
    August 18, 2014 - Learn How to Create Waves of Change and Make the World a Better Place

    Do you have a vision of a better world but wonder how you can ever make it a reality? Do you feel helpless and too insignificant to impact the issues that matter most to you? Don't give up hope. Don't stop believing your dreams can come true because even small acts of courage can make a big difference.

    Everyone is familiar with the phenomenon called "the ripple effect." The image of throwing a small pebble in a pond and watching the ripples cascade out from the point of impact clearly illustrates how one individual in a sea of people can cause a disturbance that shakes up the otherwise calm complacency of his or her environment.

    All people are capable of initiating this kind of ripple effect. But do you know how to amplify the power and impact of those ripples and turn them into waves of change? Every now and then, extraordinary individuals come along who manage to cause not only ripples in the surfaces of our world but massive waves that are so huge they create lasting change.

    And now you can be one of those people. You can learn how to bring about a whole new level of awareness in society and leave the world forever altered-forever better-with Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series. The book showcases several such extraordinary individuals ("Wavemakers," as we call them) from all walks of life, political affiliations, and worldviews. Despite their diverse backgrounds and goals, what these Wavemakers all have in common is a legacy of making waves so enormous that our world will forever be changed by their brave actions. Regardless of whether we may agree with their viewpoints, there is much to learn from these people and their fascinating stories of courage.

    Get your copy today and discover from these Wavemaking examples how to, with small acts of courage, make waves of your own that wash over the unsatisfactory status quo and bring your vision for a brighter future to fruition!

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  • Leverage the Power of Fun for Increased Success and Fulfillment
    July 16, 2014 - Leverage the Power of Fun for Increased Success and Fulfillment

    Life was not meant to be boring. Fun matters. It is serious business and should be a priority. Without it, few people maintain the levels of inspired motivation and sustained effort that bring great success. Top leaders know this, and that's why they approach fun with the same kind of focus and passion as they do their work.

    The Serious Power of Fun from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series, with the Foreword written by Chris Brady, demonstrates the significance of fun and helps readers follow in the footsteps of top leaders to create a habit of designed gratification-where life just keeps getting better as time goes on-and turn any circumstance into the right kind of fun. It offers practical advice and examples of how to leverage the power of fun for increased enjoyment and success in every area of life.

    For those who are suffering from drudgery and boredom in work and life, The Serious Power of Fun is just what the doctor ordered. Get your copy today and start using the power of fun to find relief from your affliction and revive every aspect of life. Energize your life. Enjoy your life. And laugh your way to greater success and fulfillment!

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  • "And Justice for All" Is Now Available!
    July 09, 2014 - "And Justice for All" Is Now Available!

    These are uncertain times for personal and societal freedoms. We long for security, but to have it, we often sacrifice liberty. Throughout history, humans have made this same mistake, struggling as we do to hold onto freedom and achieve the right balance between State and Social Power.

    Why do freedom and justice for all seem elusive and difficult to maintain? Why do we fall again and again into the same old societal traps our ancestors did? Can we reverse the trend, find that idyllic state of affairs in which neither tyranny nor chaos reigns, and make it last? How far will we slip toward tyranny before we wake up, take back the power that belongs to us, and restore justice and prosperity to our lands?

    Orrin Woodward tackles these questions and more in his three-part series, And Justice for All: The Quest for Concord. Part one of the series ( Volume I: The Problem Defined), released in June of 2014, digs deep into the reasons why our freedoms are diminishing.

    Discover where we get our freedoms and rights, why we need government to help us protect them, and why we must keep State Power in check if we want to preserve them long term. Find out what actions you can take now to stop the erosion of freedom that comes with government overstepping its limits, and learn from historical examples what is necessary for society to flourish and prosper.

    And Justice for All is a call for awareness and action. Make your freedom the priority that it should be. Get your copy now. Use it to learn-and teach-how to fulfill humanity's quest for concord and establish society on a firm and lasting foundation of freedom and justice for all.

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  • Orrin Woodward Is Now the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing
    June 25, 2014 - Orrin Woodward Is Now the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing

    Chairman of the Board for LIFE Leadership, Orrin Woodward has made history and is now the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing!

    The exciting, once-in-a-lifetime GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS event to promote Orrin's new book, And Justice for All, was held during the Summer Leadership Convention at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on June 21, 2014, starting at 8:00 a.m.

    The previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for the most books signed by one author at a single event was held by Sammy Lee from Hong Kong. On January 19, 2013, Mr. Lee signed a total of 4,649 copies of his book Autopilot Leadership Model in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. The feat spanned 13 hours, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The actual signing time was recorded at 11 hours, 42 minutes, and 58 seconds, according to Guinness World Records Limited.

    Orrin breezed right past that amount in a mere 4 hours and 10 minutes and continued on to sign a total of 6,786 books in just 6 hours and 33 minutes, taking only two 6-minute breaks after he had surpassed the previous record!

    Onlookers took to calling Orrin a "machine" for his amazing feat of endurance and speed. But Orrin knows the power of teamwork, and in his interview with the press and his victory speech at the official announcement of the new title, he made sure to acknowledge and thank all who participated and helped him set the record, saying, "This is all you."

    Thanks to the skilled planning and enthusiastic cooperation of all involved, the entire event was systematic and ran like a well-oiled machine, causing the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator who validated the successful record attempt to comment that those helping to run the event made his job easy and that he believed the LIFE Leadership community had the potential to set more records. We have no doubt that this is true. So we look forward to seeing plenty more "once-in-a-lifetime" events and accomplishments from the leaders and the entire community of LIFE Leadership!

    See the excitement of Orrin's GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Largest Book Signing event for yourself in this video.

    Click the "Read More" link below to see the Guinness World Records Limited report about this record-breaking achievement.

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  • LIFE Leadership’s Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Rank in the “Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts” Published in Inc. Magazine
    June 16, 2014 - LIFE Leadership’s Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Rank in the “Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts” Published in Inc. Magazine

    As unique and diverse as individuals can be, all people are still ultimately a product of their influences in life. So author of the book Management 3.0 and self-proclaimed creative networker Jurgen Appelo set out to discover who the most popular leadership and management experts in the world are. Specifically, he and his team tried to determine which people are globally the most popular management and leadership writers, in the English language.

    Appelo's team ranked leadership and management experts based on data from six different sources (number of appearances in top lists, Goodreads ratings, Twitter followers, blog reputation, Wikipedia, and Google search ratios). They made a few adjustments to compensate for people's real affinity with the topics of management and leadership versus popularity in other areas. And then they averaged all of the rankings together to generate their list of the 100 most popular management and leadership writers.

    Their findings were published in an "Owner's Manual" feature article "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts" by Jeff Haden on May 12, 2014, in Inc. magazine, which is well-known for its focus on growing companies and the issues that affect business growth. (Inc. has published the Inc. 500, an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, since 1982. The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of that list, which ranks the nation's top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies and features a special ranking of the top 10 percent of the list as the Inc. 500.)

    Two of the founders of LIFE Leadership made the list of the "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts," demonstrating their broad appeal and tremendous influence throughout the world in the fields of management and leadership. Chairman of the Board Orrin Woodward ranked #20 on the list, and CEO and Creative Director Chris Brady came in at #39.

    To see the complete list of the "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts" as published in Inc. and to read more about the methodology used to create it, click the "read more" link below.

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  • Chairman of the Board for LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward Prepares to Set a New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title
    June 04, 2014 - Chairman of the Board for LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward Prepares to Set a New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title

    Orrin Woodward's next book signing, for his newest release And Justice for All, could become a once-in-a-lifetime event. Rather than simply greeting his fans, he is attempting to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Largest Book Signing in history.

    The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the most books signed at a single event is held by Sammy Lee from Hong Kong. On January 19, 2013, Mr. Lee signed a total of 4,649 copies of his book Autopilot Leadership Model in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. The feat spanned 13 hours, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The actual signing time was recorded at 11 hours, 42 minutes, and 58 seconds, according to Guinness World Records Limited.

    In order to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title, an individual must accomplish something that is truly noteworthy. To break the standing record for most books signed at a single event, Orrin will have to sign at least 4,650 copies of his book.

    The event will take place in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on June 21, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. LIFE Leadership's Obstaclés Press has recently partnered with Next Century Publishing to provide sponsorship for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® event.

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  • Chris Brady Speaks at Leadership Conference in Naples, Italy
    June 03, 2014 - Chris Brady Speaks at Leadership Conference in Naples, Italy

    New York Times bestselling coauthor of Launching a Leadership Revolution Chris Brady was invited to be a keynote speaker with Italy for Christ to furnish the citizens of Italy with life-changing information to help form a new generation of leaders. On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Chris spoke at a conference held in Naples, Italy, that was hosted by the Istituto di Cultura Meridionale (with the President of that organization, Gennaro Famiglietti, as the Master of Ceremonies) in conjunction with Luigi De Magistris, the Mayor of Naples. The conference was designed to equip the key influencers in Naples with time-tested principles and leadership and life development skills to enable them to assume leadership positions in every area of life.

    The event was well attended and made the national television news! Deans of universities, top scientific researchers, commanders and officers from the nearby US Naval base, and a contingent of the city's youth organization headed by Allessandro Lovino were in attendance.

    Click "read more" to check out the television news report about this momentous event.

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  • Chris Brady Speaks at Leadership Breakfast with the Governor of North Carolina
    May 29, 2014 - Chris Brady Speaks at Leadership Breakfast with the Governor of North Carolina

    New York Times bestselling author and cofounder, CEO, and Creative Director of LIFE Leadership Chris Brady delivered the keynote address at the 15th Annual Triangle Leadership Breakfast held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC on October 24, 2013. Sponsored by the local chapter of the Christian Business Men's Connection (CBMC), the annual event brings together government, business, academic, and civic leaders and helps them move beyond the programs and projects that consume their professional lives and focus on their internal character and what it takes to be an effective and fulfilled person and leader. Governor Pat McCrory topped the list of leaders speaking at the event. This year's theme was "Leadership that Lasts."

    As a Christian and businessman Chris was honored to have been invited, along with the CBMC and other leaders in the area, to bring a message of hope to men in the marketplace and share life-changing information to help them be effective leaders who live meaningful, rewarding lives of purpose.

    To read the press release about the event and learn more about the CBMC, click the read more section below:

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  • Learn How to Read Like a Top Leader and Improve Every Area of Your Life!
    April 14, 2014 - Learn How to Read Like a Top Leader and Improve Every Area of Your Life!

    Leaders are readers. But did you know that there is more than one way to read? There are actually many ways. So how do you go about reading if you want to get the most benefit possible? You read like a top leader!

    Leaders read differently than most people do. They read to learn what they need to know, do, or feel, regardless of the author's intent or words. They see past the words and read with the specific intent of finding truth and applying it directly in their own lives. Answers to problems can sometimes come in unexpected places, but top leaders know just how to find them.

    Turn the Page from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series teaches you how to read like a top leader so you can emulate their success. Applying the skills taught in this book will impact your life, career, and leadership effectiveness in ways you can't even imagine. So get your copy, turn the page, and start reading like a top leader today!

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  • Financial Fitness Wins Silver in the Axiom Business Book Awards!
    April 08, 2014 - Financial Fitness Wins Silver in the Axiom Business Book Awards!

    The Financial Fitness book is creating a revolution in the world of personal finance. People everywhere are quickly and easily learning to master their money. That is evidenced by the countless lives that have been changed and by the Personal Finance Silver Medal that the book recently won in the 2014 Axiom Business Book Awards.

    The Axiom Award motto is "Success through Knowledge," and that is exactly what Financial Fitness brings. This comprehensive guide presents the best principles and advice for success in all areas of personal finance. Readers learn about the offense (making money), defense (budgeting and discipline), and playing field (rules and philosophy of money) in one convenient location. The hassle and confusion that so often accompany money matters are eliminated, so taking charge becomes simple.

    LIFE Leadership is elated to be honored with this Silver Medal from the Axiom Business Book Awards, but we're even more excited about the difference this book is making and the lives that are being improved. In a world where the economy is anything but stable, a solid foundation of financial know-how is critical. So if you haven't already, it's time to join the revolution.Get your copy of Financial Fitness here and learn to kick the debt habit and thrive and prosper in any economy.

    And to really make sure you completely absorb and apply these valuable principles, check out our Financial Fitness Pack (which includes a companion workbook and eight audios along with the book) and our Financial Fitness Subscription (which will help keep you focused on the right thoughts and actions for a full year) so you can develop a lasting habit of financial fitness.

    (See the Axiom Business Book Awards winner announcement press release here and the entire list of winners here.)

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  • Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Share Their Experience and Expertise to Give Youth an Edge on Success!
    March 18, 2014 - Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Share Their Experience and Expertise to Give Youth an Edge on Success!

    Many people struggle for years to track down the right information and figure out the best path to be able to achieve their dreams and goals. This pattern is so common that a majority of adults have thought at some point, "If I only knew then what I know now…" But it doesn't have to be that way. There is no age limit on success! And there are those who have gone before us who have already done the hard work of pinpointing the best, most effective principles and ideas that can lead us to success in any endeavor.

    New York Times bestselling authors and successful entrepreneurs Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward are two such people who are happy to reach out and share their wisdom and experience with today's youth and make a difference in their lives before they ever get to that point of wishing they knew then what they know now. The highly popular Edge monthly audio subscription series that Chris has created through LIFE Leadership equips young people to succeed at an early age. And now with the Edge book, Chris and Orrin deliver training articles and hundreds of their most popular tweets in the language of excellence as only they can.

    With bold graphics and eye-popping photography from around the world, the Edge book is designed to be experienced, not just read! It's an exciting adventure with lots of thought-provoking, life-changing information. And readers will get extra enjoyment out of challenging themselves to locate all of the appearances of Obstaclés (a creation of Chris Brady), the sneaky villain who tries to stop anyone from achieving excellence. He represents the obstacles that we must overcome on the path to success. But with all of the helpful advice in this book, readers will have no problem stopping Obstaclés in his tracks before he can even begin to hinder their progress!

    Get the Edge book and the Edge Series, and give every young person in your life an Edge on success today!

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  • 20 Years from Now, What Will You Wish You Had Done Today?
    February 25, 2014 - 20 Years from Now, What Will You Wish You Had Done Today?

    “Your place in this world is an address only you can occupy.” Do you know what your unique purpose is and how to go about making sure you fulfill it? Are you living the life you’ve always wanted? Or are you still looking for meaning and direction in your life?

    The search for significance may very well be the most important pursuit of every human. Yet finding the right path for you can seem daunting and confusing for even the most confident and savvy of individuals. But New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur Chris Brady brings order to the seeming chaos and provides a fresh approach to finding meaning, leading you through the adventure of your life like a veteran tour guide with his newest book PAiLS.

    Learn how to determine a clear direction toward living the life you’ve always wanted with Chris’s creative PAiLS illustration and ziggurat / layer-cake construct. You will begin to understand the value of every moment and phase of your life and start to recognize how all that you have seen and done so far, even your mistakes, are just stepping stones for your next ascent in fulfilling your purposeful calling. The world is waiting for the important contribution that only you can make. Get your copy of PAiLS here, and learn how to give your most unique and valuable best, live your most satisfying and rewarding life, and leave your most worthwhile and beneficial legacy because, as Chris says:

    “It’s not as important to succeed
    As it is to matter,
    And you’ll likely accomplish the former
    If you shoot for the latter.”

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  • A Chris Brady and/or Orrin Woodward Book Sold Every Two Minutes!
    January 20, 2014 - A Chris Brady and/or Orrin Woodward Book Sold Every Two Minutes!

    The word is out and spreading like wildfire. LIFE Leadership's New York Times bestselling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady definitely know their stuff. These leadership experts are the real deal. They have been there and done that, and they know how to help you do it too.

    They've got what you need and want to make every area of life better. Book lovers, leadership enthusiasts, and people from all walks of life are rushing to get their engaging, principles-based, information-packed, and life-changing materials. In fact, someone buys a book by Orrin Woodward and/or Chris Brady every two minutes!

    So don't waste your time learning everything the hard way. Get in the action, be in the know, and get a leg up on the competition. Accelerate your learning curve dramatically with time-tested truths and the wisdom of practical, real-life experience.

    Click here to browse for your favorite leadership and personal-development products by Orrin Woodward and/or Chris Brady and all of the other expert content providers at LIFE Leadership. And start living the life you've always wanted today!

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  • AGO Book Letters to Lindsey by Terri Brady Is Music to the Soul!
    January 07, 2014 - AGO Book Letters to Lindsey by Terri Brady Is Music to the Soul!

    Terri Brady's first book, Letters to Lindsey, based on her popular blog, is a symphony of stories filled with inspiration, laughter, self-analysis, and surrender to the beauty, bounty, and benevolence of God. The anecdotes of Terri's family and daily life produce notes of amusement, and the accounts of making it through such tough challenges as fertility issues and a brain tumor strike a major chord and penetrate deep into the heart, building strong faith and hope. Terri candidly reveals details of her own self-examination. And in finding the right blend for success and happiness for herself and her family, she encourages readers to look deep inside themselves, put their faith in God, and get in tune with their greatest passions and calling in life. In short, this book is like music to the soul-and it's visually appealing as well.

    Click here to see how it all plays out and experience the harmony of a wide range of topics and emotions for yourself or share it with those you cherish. This AGO treasure will have you following the direction of the Maestro, singing with joy, and living life on a grander scale!

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  • Propel Your Leadership Journey to New Heights with the LLR Workbook!
    December 17, 2013 - Propel Your Leadership Journey to New Heights with the LLR Workbook!

    The New York Times bestseller Launching a Leadership Revolution by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward gave you the proper launch system and thrust for a perfect liftoff to put your leadership exploration on the right trajectory. Now, the authors have released an interactive workbook to help you explore the art and science of leadership further and propel your mission to all new heights. This new resource will fuel your hunger, boost your motivation, and help you stay the course and fully master the principles of leadership as you work to fulfill your purpose, achieve your goals, and leave available legacy for future generations. Everyone is called to lead at some point in life. Make sure you are prepared to take charge when it’s your turn.Check out the Launching a Leadership Revolution Workbook on the  LIFE Leadership Shopping Cart today.

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  • Rascal and Voyage of a Viking Are Winners in the 5th Annual Living Now Book Awards!
    December 03, 2013 - Rascal and Voyage of a Viking Are Winners in the 5th Annual Living Now Book Awards!

    We are thrilled to announce that Obstaclés Press books Rascal: Making a Difference by Becoming an Original Character by ChrisBrady, New York Times bestselling author with over a million books sold, andVoyage of a Viking: How a Man of Action Can Become a Man of Grace by bestselling author Tim Marks are both Living Now Book Award winners!

    The Living Now Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan, a book packaging and marketing firm dedicated to promoting books that enhance the quality of our lives and make the world a better place. The award winners were chosen from newly published books in lifestyle categories from cooking and parenting to wellness and spirituality. In all, 107 gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded in 34 categories, out of 545 total entries.

    Voyage of a Viking won the Bronze Medal in the Personal Growth/Motivation category, and Rascal won the Evergreen Gold Medal for Personal Growth (for books published since 2000).  Check out the full list of winners here.

    Congratulations to the authors! We are extremely proud of their skill and dedication to informing and inspiring readers in a way that can truly make a difference in their lives!

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  • Claude Hamilton teaches what it takes to Toughen Up your heart, mind, and soul in his new first book.
    November 04, 2013 - Claude Hamilton teaches what it takes to Toughen Up your heart, mind, and soul in his new first book.


    Successful entrepreneur and leadership expert Claude Hamilton just released his first book, Toughen Up, and it’s already going strong in sales. As a former Royal Canadian Navy Diver, Claude writes what he knows best drawing upon his military background and experience. He shares his own personal stories of the dreams, struggles, and victories that enabled him to pinpoint the Eight Strengths (Attitude, Courage, Character, Duty, Honor, Relationships, Passion, and Tenacity) of real toughness in leadership and success. He explains the true meaning of each of these strengths and how they are all critical to achieving and surpassing individual goals. Through these inspiring examples and his “Basic Training for Leadership and Success,” you will learn how to develop the emotional toughness to carry you through the most difficult of challenges in all areas of life. Toughen Up shows that just when it seems impossible to go on any further, you will find out why the tough path is actually the most enjoyable and rewarding one to travel.

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  • The eagerly anticipated first book of the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series comes highly recommended!
    October 23, 2013 - The eagerly anticipated first book of the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series comes highly recommended!


    Released in September 2013, Mentoring Matters: Targets, Techniques, and Tools for Becoming a Great Mentor, with a Foreword by New York Times bestselling author Orrin Woodward, is already impacting readers in a powerful way. This book is an influential learning tool that shows how great mentoring is key to successful leadership. Mentoring Matters is the ultimate handbook to teach you the skills of being an effective mentor. Reach out and share your knowledge and expertise with those around you. If you don’t have a mentor yet, it’s time to find one; if you aren’t one, then you need to become one. Master the tools and techniques provided in this book, and your leadership achievements will be forever increased!

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  • Orrin Woodward Does It Again with LeaderShift
    May 30, 2013 - Orrin Woodward Does It Again with LeaderShift

    Orrin Woodward’s latest book is already a phenomenal success! In a demonstration of the profoundness and timeliness of its message, Orrin Woodward’s and Oliver DeMille’s LeaderShift, released on April 16, 2013, has quickly won popular acclaim and hit the New York Times bestseller list two weeks in a row. Signings throughout the US and Canada have sold out rapidly.

    Readers all over have been enthralled by this powerful narrative and inspired by the ingenious solutions it propounds for our troubled times. Our world today is on the verge of a momentous LeaderShift that will re-frame the twenty-first century and significantly alter the way we govern, lead, and do business. If you haven’t picked up your copy of this provocative business parable yet, get one today and see what all the excitement is about and what can be done to stop the Five Laws of Decline from eroding your nation’s economy!

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  • Chris Brady’s A Month of Italy Recommended by Vaughn Public Libraries
    May 29, 2013 - Chris Brady’s A Month of Italy Recommended by Vaughn Public Libraries

    The staff members of the Vaughn Public Libraries have chosen A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation by Chris Brady as one their picks for their Adult Summer Shortlist. The other books included on their recommended reading list for summer are: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, and Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich. These books will be on display in all seven Vaughn Public Libraries locations. Customers are allowed to check them out for two-week periods. Visit www.vaughnpl.info/programs for more information.

    For all those whose wanderlust has been suffocating stuffed deep down in the realm of Someday, New York Times bestselling author Chris Brady offers good news and renewed hope. With his book A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation, he endeavors to prove to readers that they not only can go on a dream vacation but that they should, all the while removing any guilt they might be inclined to feel at such a prospect by illuminating the many-faceted benefits of vacationing.

    Brady shares the highlights (and some not-so-highlights) of what he calls his “radical sabbatical” in Italy: a one-month-long family vacation designed to help the Bradys enjoy quantity as well as quality family time; entrench themselves in the authentic, day-to-day life of a rich, fascinating, and warm-hearted culture; and “sharpen the saw” by, as Brady explains it, going “slow in order to go fast.” With wit and humor, he illustrates how such a break from his normally frenzied life rejuvenated and inspired him and made him even more productive after his return. Within one year of his sabbatical, he relocated his family home to another state as he had long dreamt of doing, founded a multimillion dollar company with several of his best friends, and wrote a bestselling book—not bad for the clarity provided by just one four-week break!

    The author expresses his own frustration in struggling to truly and sufficiently capture and portray the wonder, awe, and amazement of the whole experience with mere words or even photography. But with as much skill as is linguistically possible, Brady takes readers along on his family’s journey through Italy. Readers can feel the ground beneath their feet, the radiant sun on their skin, and the breeze in their hair. The aromas and tastes of pizza, pasta, cheese, wine, and gelato bring them sweet satisfaction. They relish the suppleness of fine Italian leather and admire all of the beauty that surrounds them. Claustrophobia and motion sickness can even set in for some as motorcycles whiz by while they maneuver around tight curves in a big, white, clunky minibus. A competitive spirit arises as they count Smart Cars with the kids. The weight of the locals’ stares engenders feelings of embarrassment at their obvious foreignness and humbleness for their lack of knowledge of the local area and its rules, customs, and language. But the locals’ accents, loud conversation, and sweeping gestures (which readers will surely catch themselves trying to imitate!) amuse them, and the warm hearts and smiles of the locals welcome them. A profound sense of smallness and yet interconnectedness overtakes readers as they consider the vast array of others who have trod the land before them and all of the history that has taken place there. The extreme heat and sweat are oppressive while climbing the many stairs and towers, but readers are enraptured and enthralled by the sight of all of the breathtaking, majestic views. In fact, readers feel so certain that they have witnessed and experienced the entire adventure with the Bradys that they realize their own dreams are most definitely not lost.

    With revived wanderlust (and not even the tiniest bit of guilt), readers start planning their own “strategic/radical sabbatical” that they have been dreaming of for so long, knowing that it is undoubtedly the best course of action. Readers seeking further information and inspiration to help them achieve reinvigoration that results in greater clarity of thought and increased productivity can join the community of others who are Rediscovering the Art of Vacation by going to the book’s website www.amonthofitaly.com.

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  • Orrin Woodward Hits a Home Run with His RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE!
    October 16, 2012 - Orrin Woodward Hits a Home Run with His RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE!

    In a recent article, Michael McCaffery named Orrin Woodward’s RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE as one of Learn About LLC’s100 Books to Inspire Leadership and Create Movers and Shakers. McCaffery said the list included the “very best books on leadership” which will give readers “the same dynamic potential as the movers and shakers that caused change and progress across the globe and throughout history.” With RESOLVED, Orrin Woodward has truly captured the essence of his time-tested principles that forge real leaders, and he has elicited an awakening among men and women to step up and start living by these principles so they can make a difference in this world. Orrin is extremely honored to have his book included in this list of the all-time best leadership books, and he looks forward to seeing what the movers and shakers inspired by his book will do!

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  • Orrin Woodward's Newest Release RESOLVED Primer Is Now Available!
    October 05, 2012 - Orrin Woodward's Newest Release RESOLVED Primer Is Now Available!

    Fantastic news: The latest book from New York Times bestselling author and leadership guru Orrin Woodward has officially been released! How would you like to have one of the most influential leaders in the world in your home, teaching you how to live your most successful and fulfilling life? With Orrin Woodward’s RESOLVED Primer, you can have just that!

    Orrin Woodward is a genuine legend. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Launching a Leadership Revolution, as well as several other popular books on leadership and personal development, and the recipient of the IAB’s 2011 Leadership Award, along with various other prestigious awards. The positive impact of his work has been far-reaching and extensive, touching the lives of thousands upon thousands of people and developing other leaders who are working to do the same.

    Orrin's RESOLVED Primer is a compact, highly accessible companion volume to his RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE designed by New York Times bestselling author (and Networking Times senior editor) John David Mann to be a quick, easy, and powerful read. With his vast knowledge and experience, Orrin has streamlined the essentials of personal and leadership development. Applying and implementing this book’s thirteen resolutions engenders profound personal growth and achievements. A truly fulfilled life is within reach. If you want richer relationships, more personal satisfaction, a compelling sense of purpose, mastery over your finances and business, and a strong cultural influence that will enable you to leave a lasting legacy, the RESOLVED Primer is for you!

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  • A Month of Italy by Chris Brady Now Available!
    June 29, 2012 - A Month of Italy by Chris Brady Now Available!

    Have you ever felt overworked, overstressed, maxed out, and out of focus?

    Have you ever needed a break from it all, meaning something more than a frenzied weekend or busy plastic vacation?

    Have you ever had enough of your cell phone, emails, social networks, texts, and the like?Have you ever felt like you were out of balance and needed some serious restoration?

    Have you ever considered the fact that you could take a career break—a sabbatical—to allow you to clear your head and restore your focus?

    Have you ever dreamed of traveling through the back roads of Italy and seeing the famous Tuscan countryside?

    Have you ever wanted to sample Italy's cuisine, sunsets, culture, art, architecture, and history?

    Are you entertained by humorous narrative and adventure stories?

    Anyone who can answer "yes" to even one of these questions will be happy to learn of the release of NY Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Chris Brady's latest book A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation this July. For just a little taste, here is the dust jacket inscription:

    “What can possibly be said about Italy that hasn't been already? Primarily, that you can enjoy it, too! Refreshingly relatable in a genre previously populated by wealthy expats and Hollywood stars, this book chronicles an ordinary family taking an extraordinary trip, and most importantly, paves the way for you to take one of your own! With hilarious wit and fast-paced narrative, Brady thrills with honest commentary on what a ‘trip of a lifetime’ actually feels like, and most endearingly, he succeeds in convincing you that not only should you take a similar one, but that you will! Within a few pages, you'll be visualizing panoramic Tuscan vistas and breaking open the piggy bank, laughing as you turn the pages and dreaming of your own escape. This story is one of going slow in order to go fast; it’s about rediscovering and bringing back into favor a lost art, namely, the art of vacation, and it is—or rather should be—a story about you.”

    In his uniquely humorous fashion, Brady relates the importance of strategic breaks and even sometimes "radical sabbaticals" to sharpen one's saw and maintain peak performance, optimum health, and overall well-being. The dominant message of the book is: "Sometimes you have to go slow in order to go fast!"

    Brady's book certainly couldn't come out at a better time. Americans are working more and more hours and taking fewer and fewer vacations, leading to stress, burnout, and health challenges. Among the list of developed countries, the U.S. now ranks near the bottom when it comes to the average number of paid vacation days taken per year, with a staggeringly low average of just thirteen days (compared to forty-two for Italy, thirty-seven for France, and thirty-five for Germany). Even worse than the small number of breaks Americans take in a year is what they do with their time during those breaks. One survey stated that 88 percent of Americans carry electronic devices while on vacation to communicate with work! That's 88 percent! Given the fact that the idea of taking a vacation is nothing new and almost everyone seems to agree that at least some downtime is critical for maintaining peak performance and happiness, these trends in the opposite direction are shocking.

    Brady relates his own personal story in the book, where he explains that he had lost his passion for excellence, was finding himself snapping at people, and was becoming annoyed at situations that would normally not even bother him. Then he realized that he had gotten away from his own well-proven formula for what he calls "strategic sabbaticals": intentionally scheduled breaks of various durations taken with the express purpose of keeping himself sharp and fully engaged in life. "People used to ask me all the time how I stayed so enthusiastic and motivated," Brady states. "Suddenly, I realized they weren't asking me that anymore!"

    The solution?

    A "radical sabbatical." Brady packed up his family of six and headed to the dreamy land of Italy, sticking mostly to the back roads and blending as deeply and smoothly as possible into the local cultures. What followed was a love and adventure story filled with hilarity, architecture, history, art, family, and success fundamentals.  

    And the result?

    Within one year of Brady's sabbatical, he relocated his family home to another state as he had long dreamt of doing, founded a multimillion dollar company with several of his best friends, and wrote a best-selling book—not bad for the clarity provided by just one four-week break!

    "Most people don't think of vacation as an art form," says Brady, "but it is. Too many people aren't taking sufficient breaks, or the right kind of breaks. A proper vacation should be more than rest—it should bring restoration. Living a fulfilling life that matters only happens with specific intent. And learning how to stay sharp and 'in the zone' is a very important, in fact strategic, part of that." Brady's book does an excellent job of communicating these important life truths, largely because of its wildly entertaining narrative style. Brady doesn't pontificate with a bunch of "dos and don'ts," but instead demonstrates the art of vacation through his own adventures.

    Critics are already raving about the book.  Here are some of the early reviews:

    “I was intrigued from the first sentence clear through the book! It teaches so many life and leadership lessons—about family, relationships, learning, improving, and becoming better. I’ll read it again and again, and I’ll read it on the plane on every vacation I ever go on.” – Oliver DeMille, NY Times Best-Selling Author of A Thomas Jefferson Education, Freedom Shift, and 1913

    "A beautiful story and pivotal idea for a book!" – Richard Bliss Brooke, Author of Mach II, The Art of Vision and Self Motivation, and The Four Year Career

    "With humor, Brady shares the unbounded pleasure of vacationing with your family in a land of heart-warming history, incredible beauty, the most gracious people, and of course, the world's most delicious food and wine! After reading his entertaining work, you will be charting your own course to Italy."  – Sharon Lechter, Co-Author of Outwitting the Devil, Three Feet from Gold, and Rich Dad Poor Dad

    “Extremely engaging and delightful—a well told story!” – Chris Gross, CEO of Gabriel Media Group, Inc. and Co-Founder of Networking Times

    “This is a book every traveler should read and bring along in order to experience the best of Italy.” – Dr. Gaetano (Guy) Sottile, President and Founder of Italy for Christ, Inc.

    “Witty, funny, and at points downright hilarious, but mixed with profound truths shared in a way that makes one pause and ponder.” – Orrin Woodward

    “A spellbinding lesson in learning how to live again, with real purpose. You can’t stop turning the pages . . .” – Art Jonak, Founder of Mastermind Event.com

    “I have never read a book that teaches so much while being this fun at the same time.” – Tim Marks, Best-Selling Author of Voyage of a Viking

    “This is the best work Chris Brady has written to date. If this is a vacation handbook, it has redefined the vacation experience.” – Venkat Varada, Silicon Valley Executive

    “Vacationing truly is a lost art, and Brady poignantly and beautifully illustrates why it is so vital for driven leaders. A timeless treatise on ‘sharpening the saw,’ A Month of Italy is a book I will sip and savor, ponder and reflect on time and time again. Not only are Chris’s insights powerful and refreshing, but his vivid and witty writing is simply a pleasure to read. Reading this book is a charming vacation itself, and it will inspire you to vacation deliberately, effectively, and joyfully.” – Stephen Palmer, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Uncommon Sense: A Common Citizen’s Guide to Rebuilding America“

    In our hectic lives, we are rarely 100 percent present in any situation. Chris Brady shows that with proper play time, our work time is so much more effective. He has freed my spirit!” – Jason Ashley, Country Singer/Songwriter (Texas Songwriter of the Year 2008)

    “Italy is unique. Moreover, it is a country where the traveler can enjoy the most various experiences. Chris Brady’s book has the ability, astonishing even for an Italian, to convey to the reader that variety, that richness of feelings, sights, perfumes, tastes . . . and people.” – Senator Lucio Malan, Senior Secretary of the Presidency of the Italian Senate

    Whether readers are looking for an entertaining summer beach read or a manual for living a better life, A Month of Italy will surely fit the bill. A Month of Italy can be found wherever books are sold, and the author invites readers to join the community of others who are Rediscovering the Art of Vacation at www.amonthofitaly.com

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  • Oliver DeMille Reviews Voyage of a Viking by Tim Marks
    April 23, 2012 - Oliver DeMille Reviews Voyage of a Viking by Tim Marks

    Years ago I gave a speech at a business convention. I’ve done a lot of these, so I don’t remember every detail or venue, but several really stand out as memorable. On this occasion, the big arena had many thousands of people, but due to construction there was only one way to the stage, and we had to get there early and sit on the wing of the temporary stadium stage with all the speakers for that session. A construction boss walked us all through together to ensure that we were safe and avoided the danger areas.

    This turned out to be a real blessing to me because the speaker who shared the session with me changed my life. He spoke just after me, and because of the special construction circumstances, I had to stay after I spoke and listen to what he had to say. I think if I had been scheduled after him, I would have been busy thinking about my own speech and not listened closely to his message. Thankfully, I was highly motivated after my speech, and I listened carefully to every word he said.

    He started by saying that nearly all his important lessons in life had come from his struggles, failures, mistakes, or losses. He was a fan of golf and talked about how every golf mistake he made taught him how to be a better golfer. He related this to life and business losses and discussed at length how he was taught in school to avoid mistakes and focus on the lessons of success—but how real life had taught him exactly the opposite.

    It was a moving speech. He had us all pencil out our five biggest losses and mistakes in life and then helped us brainstorm at least three major lessons we should have learned from each. That’s fifteen top lessons, and he assured us that these lessons were some of the things we most need to achieve our goals in life. I was mesmerized, instructed, and moved. The speaker was right: my fifteen lessons have been invaluable to me.

    I went away deeply touched by this speech. I have seldom listened to a speech or read a book that was so genuine, so real, so deep, and so powerful—until today.

    Today I read a book that struck me the same way this speech did. Voyage of a Viking by Tim Marks is a must read for anyone who cares about success and leadership. It will apply to moms, dads, mentors, professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and everyone else. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I read the book straight through from the beginning to the end.

    I was touched, moved, motivated, and instructed. I cried. I read quotes to my wife and later to two of my kids. I found myself taking notes about my own life and making plans to be better. This book is incredibly real, genuine, and powerful.

    Marks admits that not everything in Viking history should be emulated, but he emphasizes how much we can learn from the positive Viking traits, including such things as yearning for freedom, being courageous explorers, and connecting communities. He teaches how the name for the modern Bluetooth comes from the Viking king “Bluetooth” Gormsson of AD 958, a great builder of bridges (literally and figuratively) between communities. This concept of bridge-building is still much needed in all facets of modern leadership.

    Marks shows how another Viking trait worthy of emulation is bullheadedness, which combines initiative and innovation with tenacity and ingenuity. Together these form the base of the great entrepreneurial values—they are also the de facto values of the great free societies in history.

    One of the most moving things in this book is Marks’ view of what it means to be an adult, a leader, and a man. In many ways, this reminds me of one of my favorite authors—Louis L’Amour. Some prestigious universities were criticized a few years back when they began using L’Amour texts in great literature courses, but this didn’t surprise me. Some of his works are, in fact, truly great.

    As a youth, one of my favorite pastimes was reading L’Amour. My dad was a school teacher by trade, and my mom was an English teacher for both high school and college. But our family ran a farm with croplands as well as cattle, sheep, horses, and other animals, and a lot of my non-school time was spent working with my dad and brothers on the farm.

    In later years, after I became an author, my brothers made it a standing joke to laugh about how often they’d be in the middle of a farm project (hauling hay, moving wheat into bins, building fences, shearing sheep, exercising the horses, etc.) only to notice that somehow I’d slipped away from the work and was nowhere to be found—I was nearly always high on a haystack in one of the barns reading books by L’Amour or some other author. Marks’ Voyage of a Viking book would have fit right in.

    This is a book about life, what it means to live a good one, and how all of us have to overcome our challenges if we want to make a positive difference in the world. In my book The Student Whisperer, which I wrote with Tiffany Earl, I wrote about the “desert” or “wilderness” that all leaders must pass through on the path to any success, but I have never seen it more effectively described than in Voyage of a Viking. This alone is worth the price of the book.

    But there is so much more. Marks’ thesis sums up what this book, and in fact all success in life, is all about: “Define what you want, learn from someone who has gone before you, and then do it for the glory of God.” Right on. It is full of profound gems. For example: “Being humble doesn’t mean you think less of yourself—it means you think of yourself less” and “We can judge how good we are as students by how fast we implement our mentor’s advice.”

    Perhaps the most powerful thing about this excellent book, as I mentioned earlier, is that it is one of those rare contributions to success literature that shows how our losses, struggles, setbacks, mistakes, and challenges are some of our most important teachers and mentors. A lot of books tell us to make lemonade out of lemons or see the silver lining in things, but this book shows us how this works—in real life, in the face of real obstacles, in our own experiences. As such, it is literally a must read.

    Leadership is about wisdom, and Voyage of a Viking is a profoundly wise book. There are a few wisdom books every leader simply must read, like Corrie Ten Boom’s Tramp for the Lord, Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints, or L’Amour’s The Last of the Breed. And, of course, there are a few truly wise business books, such as The Radical Leap by Steve Farber, Good to Great by Jim Collins, Organizing Genius by Warren Bennis, and Johnson’s and Blanchard’s Who Moved My Cheese?, among others. And who can forget Goleman’s Primal Leadership or The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey? Tim Marks’ Voyage of a Viking fits right in to this list.

    As Marks himself says about this book: “This is a no-holds-barred discussion on the speed of the leader determining the speed of the group.” This book is fun. It is about finding yourself as a leader by dedicating your life to serving others, and it is about the adage, as articulated in the foreword by Orrin Woodward, that example in leadership isn’t the main thing; it’s everything.

    I’m still applying those fifteen lessons I penciled out years ago as I listened just off stage, and I know that many years in the future, I’ll still be re-reading and applying the things I learned today in Voyage of a Viking. It’s a truly great book. So do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on this great contribution to leadership!

    Oliver DeMille is the author of A Thomas Jefferson Education, Leadership Education, The Student Whisperer, The Coming Aristocracy, FreedomShift, and other books on freedom and leadership.

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  • Voyage of a Viking by Tim Marks
    April 05, 2012 - Voyage of a Viking by Tim Marks

    The world today is filled with people who are enslaved by debt and riddled with fear that their situations will never improve because of the failing economy. More marriages seem to fail these days than the ones that last. Children all over are growing up in broken homes with absentee parents, wondering who will love them and take the time to play with them and be involved in their lives. The tragedies and struggles that we humans face can sometimes seem overwhelming and diminish our confidence so far that we feel unloved and doubt whether we are smart enough, talented enough, or good enough to be successful and enjoy peace and happiness in our lives. Many harden their hearts and try to shut down their emotions to avoid the pain, or they turn to drugs and alcohol to try to find some kind of relief. But these kinds of self-preservation methods do not bring peace, joy, or freedom. The pain is only compounded as relationships, finances, health, and self-respect suffer from the addictions and the lack of heart-felt emotion.

    How does one overcome and get to a place of joy, hope, and success? Tim Marks, nationally acclaimed speaker, activist, mentor, and co-founder of LIFE, knows. In his new book Voyage of a Viking, Marks details his dramatic personal achievement in the face of adversity with a little dose of humor. He candidly shares his personal tragedies and triumphs in the hope that others can learn from his mistakes and gain wisdom from the lessons he has learned in life as he has worked to sand off the rough edges of his Viking personality in order to become a man of grace. Laugh with him, cry with him, and get inspired by his personal success to reach for your own dreams and goals.

    You can live the life you have always wanted! Let Tim Marks help you start the journey with Voyage of a Viking. He started out as a poor, dyslexic child from a broken family who was failing in school and engrossed in habits such as drinking and smoking in order to avoid the pain and fit in with the cool kids. Now he is a happily married man of faith and a dedicated father of four with a highly successful leadership business that has helped thousands of families rekindle the dreams, hope, and joy in their lives. Now that is a success story worthy of emulation!

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  • RESOLVED - 13 Resolutions for LIFE by Orrin Woodward
    November 01, 2011 - RESOLVED - 13 Resolutions for LIFE by Orrin Woodward

    Orrin Woodward’s first solo project is a book that takes us back in time to recapture the essence of what made America great while at the same time beckons men and women to step up and recapture those principles and begin living them today. It is at once a book of resolutions to assist a person in forging himself a true leader, a textbook of instructions to serve as a guide in tackling life’s toughest challenges, and lastly, fully inspirational in capturing the heart and soul of leaders who have lived and achieved using the principles in this book. Resolved: 13 Resolutions for Life, is a must read for anyone desiring to capture, in one book, the essence of the proven leadership principles of Orrin Woodward.

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  • Woodward and Brady Recognized for "The Best 25 Management & Leadership Blogs of 2011"
    February 24, 2011 - Woodward and Brady Recognized for "The Best 25 Management & Leadership Blogs of 2011"

    The modern leadership movement is based upon the principle that leaders aren’t born, they’re made. The arts of leadership and management, like all arts and skills, are learned and honed by practice over time. And one only learns how to practice from others who are farther along than oneself. That’s where blogs can be helpful. Hundreds of experienced leadership coaches and management experts publish their thoughts online. While not everyone can afford to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a management seminar, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can access high quality leadership advice for free. To help you get started we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the 25 best blogs on leadership and management of 2011.

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  • Chris Brady is Gathering the Warriors by Stephen Palmer
    November 22, 2010 - Chris Brady is Gathering the Warriors by Stephen Palmer

    I read at least a book per week. I’ve read hundreds of books on leadership and freedom. Rascal Chris Brady is Gathering the Warriors. I say that so my next statements will carry weight: I know of no single book that describes social leadership better than Chris Brady’s most recent, Rascal: Making a Difference by Becoming an Original Character. And there’s no other book I would recommend more to aspiring social leaders — even more so than all the other books we’ve listed here.

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  • Book Review: Rascal by Oliver DeMille
    November 22, 2010 - Book Review: Rascal by Oliver DeMille

    In his modern classic, Rascal: Making a Difference by Becoming an Original Character, bestselling author Chris Brady introduces two groups that are currently leading our nation and world. Both groups can be found in Wall Street, Main Street, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, Hollywood and in both of the major parties on Capitol Hill.

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  • Chris Brady Recognized with Top Leadership Blog
    November 18, 2010 - Chris Brady Recognized with Top Leadership Blog

    Chris Brady was recognized by Online Masters Degree Programs as being among the following: "The best leaders are examples of what they teach; they don’t control others but lead them to the next step or the next direction." Check out all the winners and read more!

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  • LLR Named Top Must-Read Leadership Book!!
    September 27, 2010 - LLR Named Top Must-Read Leadership Book!!

    Bill Hybels names “Launching a Leadership Revolution” as one of his top must-read Leadership Books! 

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    Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek, is well-known for his relevant and insightful Bible-based teaching. He is the author of 17 books, including Rediscovering Church and Fit to Be Tied (both co-authored with his wife Lynne), Too Busy Not to Pray, Becoming a Contagious Christian (with Mark Mittelberg), and The God You're Looking For. He is chairman of the Willow Creek Association's board of directors. Bill received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College.

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  • Best Selling Author Chris Brady Releases "Rascal"
    September 20, 2010 - Best Selling Author Chris Brady Releases "Rascal"

    Don’t miss out on the latest book from the Launching a Leadership Revolution arsenal by Chris Brady with a Foreword by Orrin Woodward. Discover how to develop the character of a Rascal, to get out of line, and to be different in order to make a difference. Your individual future and the future of freedom depend on it!

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  • Kettering University Honors Woodward and Brady for Entrepreneurial Achievement
    September 07, 2010 - Kettering University Honors Woodward and Brady for Entrepreneurial Achievement

    Christopher J. Brady ’90 and Orrin Woodward ’90, director of All-Brand Marketing for TEAM and chairman of the board for TEAM respectively, will receive the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award recognizing a specific contribution in organizing, managing and assuming the risk of business or enterprise.

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  • Information in a Nutshell Radio Interview
    February 02, 2010 - Information in a Nutshell Radio Interview

    Felice Gerwitz, successful author and consultant to aspiring authors, is also the host of Writing and Publishing Radio (writingandpublishingradio.com), "Information in a Nutshell Radio." Yesterday, I had the pleasure of appearing on her show, and thoroughly enjoyed Felice's professional questions and very informed commentary. If you'd like to listen in, click on the read more link and scroll down to On Demand Episodes. I hope you enjoy the show!

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  • Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady Honored as 100+ Greatest Authors to Follow on Twitter!
    August 22, 2009 - Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady Honored as 100+ Greatest Authors to Follow on Twitter!

    Nextvoice Twenty Four Seven recently listed Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady among the 100+ best authors to follow on Twitter for business success.

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  • Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady Release New Book: <i>Leadership and Liberty</i>
    August 17, 2009 - Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady Release New Book: Leadership and Liberty

    An overwhelmingly positive response was given to Chris Brady on his blog regarding the launch of Leadership and Liberty. People absolutely love this book and what they are learning from it!

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  • LLR Hits the Mainstream
    June 10, 2009 - LLR Hits the Mainstream

    Michael Cuddyer is a baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, and he has listed LLR as his current read!

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  • Orrin Woodward Honored as One of the Top 250 People to Follow on Twitter!
    April 13, 2009 - Orrin Woodward Honored as One of the Top 250 People to Follow on Twitter!

    Well, the honors keep flowing in for Orrin Woodward. Just this week, Orrin was honored as one of the top 250 most influential people to follow on Twitter.com.

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  • Orrin Woodward Nationally Recognized
    February 06, 2009 - Orrin Woodward Nationally Recognized

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  • HR World Ranks Orrin Woodward's blog in Top 100 Best Blogs to Read!
    January 14, 2009 - HR World Ranks Orrin Woodward's blog in Top 100 Best Blogs to Read!

    Well the recognition keeps rolling in for NY Times best selling author Orrin Woodward as we close out 2008. Just a few days ago I mentioned that Alltop ranks Orrin's blog as a ""Top 10"" leadership blog to follow. Just yesterday I learned that HRWorld put together a list of the top 100 blogs and websites for business leaders to read. Orrin Woodward's leadership blog once again made this list and was ranked 17th overall!

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  • Orrin Woodward's Leadership Blog Cracks Alltops' Top Ten List
    December 31, 2008 - Orrin Woodward's Leadership Blog Cracks Alltops' Top Ten List

    Prolific best selling author and international leadership coach and community building guru, Orrin Woodward, recently had his personal leadership blog recognized as one of the top ten leadership blogs on the internet. He ranks in Alltops's top ten with best selling author Seth Godin and numerous other noteworthy leaders in the world today.

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  • The BusinessWeek Best Sellers List
    December 03, 2007 - The BusinessWeek Best Sellers List

    Just out. Launching a Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence is now #6 on The BusinessWeek Best Sellers list.

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  • Launching a Leadership Revolution’ Ranks #7 on the ‘New York Times’ Best Sellers List
    December 03, 2007 - Launching a Leadership Revolution’ Ranks #7 on the ‘New York Times’ Best Sellers List

    Launching a Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence is now #7 on the New York Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers list! This achievement is a great honor for authors Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward, and it shows what a tremendous impact this insightful book is having on readers everywhere.

    This smash hit clears up many myths about leadership and reveals how the principles of leadership apply to anyone and everyone. It details the Five Levels of Influence, demonstrating how leadership is both an art and a science by revealing the thought processes as well as the action steps that increase leadership effectiveness. And it provides readers with the perfect tool, the Trilateral Leadership Ledger, to measure their leadership effectiveness and track their progress as they work to raise their score and have a greater impact on the world around them.

    With the help of this inspiring guide, people from all walks of life are getting revved up to make some changes in this world-starting with themselves! The question isn't whether you are a leader. All of us will be called upon to lead at some (or many) point(s) in life. Will you be ready when that time comes? Join the revolution! Get your copy today, and make sure you will be ready to take charge when your leadership skills are needed!

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  • USA Today Money Best Sellers
    November 18, 2007 - USA Today Money Best Sellers

    Just out. Launching a Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence is now #1 on The USA Today's Money Best Sellers list.

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  • WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLERS
    November 09, 2007 - WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLERS

    Just out. Launching a Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence is now #1 on The Wall Street Journal's Business List.

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  • Time Warner to Publish Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady's Leadership Book!
    August 17, 2007 - Time Warner to Publish Orrin Woodward & Chris Brady's Leadership Book!

    This is some exciting news! It has just been announced that the highly successful self published book by Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady has just been picked up by Time Warner publishing! Rumor has it this book will be released as in 2007. Based on the best sellers that Time Warner has had in the past from this book could be a best seller as well.

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