Posts Tagged ‘TEAM’

Who Will Step Up and Save America?

If you’ve been following the news over the past several weeks, it is becoming increasingly apparent that America is in trouble. With every news report coming out of Washington D.C., we Americans are losing our freedoms at a very rapid rate. It is very obvious that Republicans won’t cooperate with Democrats and Democrats won’t cooperate with Republicans. With that being said, how can any of our problems be solved…with both sides being unwilling to work together? …with both sides blaming each other? …with Washington D.C. giving up our freedoms with no concern for future generations?

So, who will step up and save America?

I am neither a Republican, nor a Democrat…I am a proud American who loves this country and who is committed to do my part to make America great again. Therefore, it is with great excitement that I share with you the following article: LeaderShift: Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille

If you too are concerned with the direction America is heading and you found the above article intriguing, mark your calendar and make sure you get a copy of “LeaderShift” by Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille when it is released on April 16, 2013.

God bless,

Eric C. Blomdahl

Limiting Beliefs: You Can Do More Than You Think

Shortly after beginning my LIFE Leadership journey, I remember hearing a story about an experiment regarding fleas and how high they can jump that illustrated how limiting beliefs can greatly diminish what we are really capable of accomplishing. The story of the experiment goes as follows:

It is well-known that fleas can jump very high compared to their size. An experiment was performed where fleas were caught and placed inside a jar that was half the height of what a flea can normally jump; then the lid was placed securely on the jar. The fleas would attempt to jump to their normal height, but would repetitively hit the lid…unable to get out of the jar.

Eventually, the fleas learned that they couldn’t jump normally any longer so they began to jump just high enough to miss hitting the lid. Once conditioned to think they can only jump high enough to miss the lid, the researchers removed the lid and not one flea jumped out of the jar…when in fact, every one of them could have jumped out with ease.

We humans are a lot like the fleas in this experiment. We too become reconditioned and establish limiting beliefs based upon our experiences and environment. It is important to realize that you can accomplish more than you think…we all have a little extra to reach new heights.

The following video is a great example of how each of us have the ability to overcome our limiting beliefs and accomplish much more than we think we can…enjoy!

God bless and have a great week!

Eric C. Blomdahl

Visualization


The following article was written by my awesome wife, Jennifer…enjoy!

My son is a sports fanatic. He will be in a sport he doesn’t really care for just because he knows it will keep him in shape or strengthen his muscles so that he can play his favorite sports more effectively. He does have some natural athletic ability but he also has a hunger to learn and improve his skills and the discipline to practice the basics.

He was so excited this past summer because he earned a spot as a pitcher on his baseball team. He had a big responsibility and he took it seriously. At his first game, he couldn’t wait to get out there and show what he could do. However, it didn’t go as he had expected. With each bad pitch his attitude and belief in himself was dropping very quickly. When they came off the field I could see he was disheartened. I had to do something about it. Fortunately, because of being associated with LIFE/TEAM, I had learned some principles about visualizing that could help him. So I pulled him out of the dug out to talk with him.

First, I had to build his belief back up. We talked about a strike he pitched during warm up. I had him close his eyes and picture in his mind that perfect pitch. Picture the target. How’s your stance? Now, you’re winding up to throw the ball, what does it feel like, when do you let go? What are your eyes focused on? He visualized that pitch in his mind several times. He got a renewed belief that he could throw that perfect pitch again.

Then we had to talk about attitude. You may not be able to throw a perfect pitch every time and that’s okay. Each pitch is a chance to start over. It doesn’t matter what happened in the last pitch. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and visualize that perfect pitch again. Then pitch.

The second inning began and I watched him confidently walk up to the pitcher’s mound. He closed his eyes, took a deep breath, visualized and pitched. STRIKE 1, STRIKE 2, STRIKE 3. After each strike he looked at me with a big smile. He ended up getting 3 strikeouts in a row that inning. Next inning he started having trouble again. So he closed his eyes, took a deep breath, visualized, and pitched. With each bad pitch he was able to re-focus and not get discouraged. I was so proud of him. It was so empowering for him to learn that he has the ability to control his attitude and beliefs by visualizing the desired outcome ahead of time. He has learned to use that principle now in other areas of his life as well.

Athletes have been using the visualizing technique for decades. We have a dear family member that followed the team roping circuit for close to 30 years. He was a heeler and before every event he would sit quietly, close his eyes and visualize successfully roping the steer’s hind leg in record time. When asked, he will be the first to tell you it is because of visualizing that he had so much success.

Visualizing doesn’t just work for athletes, it will work for anyone in any area of life where you want different results. Bill Lewis did an incredible blog article titled “Visualize the Change You Want”. I highly recommend that you read it if you want more ways on how you can use the power of visualization to improve your life.

God bless,

Jennifer Blomdahl

Vital Behavior: Challenge Groups and Live Opens

Orrin Woodward and the other co-founders of LIFE have developed, in my opinion, the best business modelon the planet to improve the quality of people’s lives. Is it perfect…no, but it’s simply the best. If you ever wanted to be part of something big that can produce life-long results, building compensated communities is it!

When building compensated communities, there are several habits that need to be implemented into our daily activities in order to have lasting results. Perhaps one of the most important vital behaviors is to regularly attend both live opens and challenge groups. Exploding teams have consistent and increasing numbers at both live opens and challenge groups. Not attending either one because you don’t have a new person to bring is wrong thinking. Having the attitude that challenge group night is a “night off” is wrong thinking. If you want to build a strong and growing compensated community, attending and supporting your community every Tuesday night is crucial.

Here is a great article from Orrin Woodward regarding challenge groups and community…check it out: Challenge Groups & Community

Enjoy!

God bless and have a great day!

Eric C. Blomdahl

Orrin Woodward: The Truth About the Man

Looking for the truth about Orrin Woodward? Bill Lewis posted a fantastic article that does a great job of speaking the truth about Orrin. Check it out: The Shocking Truth About Orrin Woodward

God bless and have a great day!

Eric C. Blomdahl

Success Principle: Servanthood


Every day that goes by, the more proud and honored I am to be associated with Orrin Woodward and the other co-founders of LIFE. The brains, energy, character, integrity, and vision of these men are amazing; you’ll not find this caliber of quality individuals anywhere else in the world. Because of their efforts, we are able to access life-changing information through LIFE and to build communities of people through TEAM. Thank you, gentlemen, for your hard work, commitment, and sacrifices!

By being in the living rooms across this great country building communities of people, I have found that living in today’s world has caused many people to become alienated, resentful, bitter, self-centered, opinionated, judgmental and down right ornery towards people and life. The “Mayberry” and “Leave It To Beaver” days are, unfortunately, gone. Times have changed, there’s no denying it, but the incredible leaders associated with LIFE/TEAM believe even better days are ahead of us. I love the fact that they pride themselves on being life-long learners and are humble enough to admit that they don’t know everything. The next series of article will focus on several success principles that have been lost over the years.

Success Principle: Servanthood

I remember when I was a single man with no children…my whole life revolved around…me! Every decision I made and action I took was for my pleasure, my advancement, my personal gain…I was the sole beneficiary of everything I did. I then had children and my world turned upside down (in a very good way). When you find yourself so in love with the children that God blessed you with, you very quickly give up the selfish notion that you are the center of your world and they become the center of your world. You find yourself puting their needs in front of yours…making meals, eating last, changing diapers, picking up messes, afternoon tea parties, and crawling around on the floor playing “Tonka truck” (which is pretty fun actually). And the surprising thing is that you find yourself totally at peace with how your focus has shifted from self-centered to servanthood towards your children.

For me, however, my servanthood attitude only extended to my family. My attitude within the business world was still pretty self-centered. After all, if I didn’t look out for my best interests, no one else was going to. Then, through a series of divine events, I was introduced to the community-building industry by, then stranger, now dear friend, Renee Oettinger. And just like having children, I learned that if you truly want to make a difference in people’s lives, you need to serve them unconditionally.

This was a tough transition…serving others with no regard to what’s in it for me. Investing time, energy, and love into people who quite frankly often times didn’t deserve it was very difficult at first. But Orrin Woodward and George Guzzardo kept encouraging me to continue on and that someday…it would pay off. They said, “Servanthood is a biblical principle and that God honors commitment.”

So, you serve others in good times; in bad times; in times when money is tight; in times when you don’t feel like it; in times when they don’t deserve it…just like Jesus Christ served while alive on earth. Here’s the really cool thing…the LIFE business is set up to financially compensate individuals based upon how many people you serve and help succeed in life. I could have stayed self-centered in “corporate America” and continued to be miserable, but, thankfully, I found my purpose in building communities of people within a business model that rewards individuals for serving others.

Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t want to serve others haphazardly just because this article said you should…your heart needs to be in the right place (humbly serving others because it is the right thing to do) and you need to have a game plan and be involved in the Plan, Do, Check, & Adjust (PDCA) process with your mentor. Humbly serving others with specific intent will make a big difference over time in your life, in your family, in your workplace, and in your business.

The life you’ve always wanted is waiting for you…go humbly and unconditionally serve others and claim it!

God bless,

Eric C. Blomdahl

Hut 1, Hut 2, Power Player!

Orrin Woodward just posted a great blog article, titled, “Power-Player Promotions” that I recommend everyone read. Below is an excerpt from his article:

The Team is on its way to 1 million people through the LIFE Business because we keep Power-Player the main thing. The Mental Fitness Challenge, LIFE & LLR subscriptions, and the EDGE series are all amazing, but they are not the main thing. Only Power-Player ensures the community grows through depth which leads to numbers and then volume. LIFE has nearly 9,000 customers (not including the tens of thousands of members) since November 1, 2011, mainly because anyone out starting conversations about LIFE and the MFC will stumble across customers. Even so, the number one focus point for anyone desiring a long-term business plan for success should focus on Power-Player.

This past Sunday, Jen and I had the opportunity to have dinner with Orrin and other great local leaders at a PC Primer Meeting at Dan and Lisa Hawkin’s new home…amazing evening! After the evening was over, it was very clear…Power Player is what we do!

The LIFE products are amazing; the Mental Fitness Challenge is incredible; but executing Power Player is what we do to earn freedom.

The life you’ve always wanted is waiting for you…Hut 1, Hut 2, Power Player!!!!

God bless,

Eric C. Blomdahl

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