LIFE Building And Bonding

11 12 2012

IMG_0291For the second year Jamie and I were able to spend some time in Florida with LIFE Founders Orrin and Laurie Woodward and Dan and Lisa Hawkins. To have some fun in the sun with great mentors, friends, and business partners was truly an unforgetible, priceless event.

We spent some time at the Woodward estate eating, playing sports, and cruising on their 76 foot yacht with about 50 people that are living a life on purpose making a difference in this country. With so many great minds  all in one setting my favorite thing to do is listen as every person there shares what their passions are and what purpose they are running to. In a country that so many have “arrived” and stopped working for continuous improvement it is so refreshing to be with a group who is chasing after a dream.

After many of our friends went home, Jamie and I were able to celebrate freedom by renting a house on a waterway with our family creating memories that will last forever. Just being able to have the time to truly relax, catch fish, and go to the ocean without a care in the world truly brings a family together.

Jamie and I have truly been blessed and we look forward to many other leaders in LIFE gaining their freedom to be able to live the life they have always wanted.

Steve Leurquin

The LIfe Team Community Explained

14 07 2012

One of the founding couples of Life, Dan and Lisa Hawkins give an excellent description of what Life Team Community is and why the organization is exploding across the continent. Enjoy Dan’s most recent post on a company that is creating a whole new industry!  Steve Leurquin


The LIFE TEAM Community

The LIFE TEAM Business is growing across North America. Who is this leadership community and what is the purpose of LIFE Team?

What is LIFE?

LIFE is an innovative leadership company that has combined the best parts of four industries.

1. Home Based Business

2. Community Building

3. Leadership

4. Life Coaching

Home Based Businesses (HBB) are exploding. Riding on several trends that enhance it effectiveness, many men and women are working at home today. Mitch Renkow, economics specialist elaborates: Three key trends promise expanding opportunities for some small and home-based businesses while diminishing returns for others. They include:

1. Rapid advances in information and telecommunications technologies

2. An ever more integrated global economy

3. Changes in the shopping habits of consumers

Communities have been in decline for over fifty years. Author Jon Tyson writes:

From Wall Street traders to advertising executives, from nannies to MTV producers, it seems that in some fundamental way we are incurably communal. What’s ironic is that all of these people are living in New York City, surrounded by millions of people, yet feeling incredibly alone. Though they may feel like it, these people are not alone. This loss of community has in some ways become our collective experience of American life.

This relational disconnection was first identified and popularized in the year 2000 in Robert Putnam’s work Bowling Alone.

1. Simply put, he proposed that America was losing its sense of community, or its social capital — the reality that we are a part of “the whole,” and that we participate in small but significant ways to the greater good. He noticed “that we sign fewer petitions, belong to fewer organizations that meet, know our neighbors less, meet with friends less frequently, and even socialize with our families less often.”

2. Putnam went on to suggest that changes in work, family structure, age, suburban life, television, computers, women’s roles, and other factors have contributed to this decline.

One of LIFE’s major initiatives is to bring people together into a community of encouragement, unity, and growth. When a tide is rising it lifts all ships and LIFE’s goal is to help raise the tide by bringing people together in communities. When LIFE marries the best of Home Based Businesses and Community the results is communities where the people are rewarded for referring others into the community in a win-win fashion. Lead a little; bonus a little. However, Lead a lot; LIFE bonuses a lot. This allows people to choose their own level of commitment and bonuses.

Remember, in an HBB, you are in business for yourself, but in a community, you are not by yourself. In other words, the community meets people at their needs and helps them become better.

This is where leadership and personal development come in. LIFE is built around the internationally acclaimed leadership principles in Chris Brady andOrrin Woodward’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling bookLaunching a Leadership Revolution. Both Chris and Orrin were recognized as two of the Top 30 Leadership Gurus. They co-authored (Leadership and Liberty and Tidbits and Treasure, and L.I.F.E.) and solo authored (Rascal for Chrisand RESOLVED for Orrin) numerous top selling books. In addition, Orrin Woodward just won the 2011 IAB Leadership Award.

LIFE’s leadership pedigree is second to none. With leaders of this caliber, anyone can learn to lead and the community ensures the principles are taught and applied within the leadership growth groups. For example, reading a book is good, but it pales in comparison to living it within a growing community of like-minded people. This is what LIFE is – a community of people who desire to improve personally and professionally with the ability to own a home based business if so inclined.

What leadership materials does LIFE offer?

The LIFE series offers life skills in Family, Fitness, Freedom, Fun, Friends, and Finances. This a monthly subscription oF: 4 CDs and a book for $50. YOU heard it right Fifty bucks! Why so low? Because LIFE wants to reach people that the rest of the leadership field ignores. How many people can afford thousand of dollar seminars and multiple hundred dollar CD packs?

The Following category is served through the Launching a Leadership Revolution subscription which includes: 4 CDs and a book for $50. Yup another steal! Everyone can afford to be part of LIFE and begin associating with people who are growing and advancing.

Furthermore, for those interested in growing in the Faith F, the All Grace Outreach series. This is a non-denominational Biblical message and includes: 1 CD and 1 Book for $25. All corporate profits from the sale of this series goes to the All Grace Outreach charity to support numerous Christian charitable organizations.

Finally, LIFE coaching is by leaders with proven results within the community. LIFE believes that a certificate does not qualify someone for life coaching, but a life well lived does. Remember, in leadership, example isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. Based upon a person’s willingness to grow, they will receive mentoring at no additional cost, since everyone wins when the community grows.

When LIFE combines these four trends into the TEAM community which has weekly growth groups and a monthly seminar, we have a recipe for long-term success.

Why join LIFE?

Since a person cannot advance beyond his or her personal leadership ability, when his or her leadership improves, life improves. The bad news is that leadership across North America is in real trouble, with government debt rising, companies struggling, jobs melting away, and character in decline in nearly every profession.

The good news, however, is that LIFE is a plan to restore character based leadership at the grass roots level. Instead of waiting for politicians to fix the mess, let’s develop our leadership and fix it ourselves. Imagine a business where you are paid to improve yourself and others? Crazy but true? Life has thousands of satisfied customers and members. Check out one of our leadership groups for yourself and see the LIFE difference.

How do I build LIFE?

When a person joins LIFE, he joins a leadership growth group (LGG). Leaders who have more experience and results help get you started by reading, listening, and associating. By attending the weekly LGG, you will learn from top leaders on principles for personal and professional success. For those who desire to go from being part of the community to a group leader, they can start their own home-based business. In order to become a leader, one must first be an apprentice and learn how to lead one of the growth groups.

Here is how LIFE and TEAM break down to help a person take advantage of the four industries:

1. LIFE teaches leadership and personal development

2. Team teaches community building principles

Where does LIFE meet?

Because LIFE is home-based, we start in people’s homes. Bigger meetings are in hotel conference rooms and the larger meetings fill stadiums across America. Leadership growth groups join together for larger monthly seminars which combine several times a year for major conventions.

Here is a great video by LIFE Founder and best selling author Chris Brady that helps explain this powerful opportunity!

God bless,

Dan Hawkins



Fun In The Sun

12 01 2012

76 Footer!

This past New Years Jamie and I went to Florida with great friends to spend some time with LIFE Founders Dan and Lisa Hawkins and Orrin and Laurie Woodward. With temperatures reaching up into the 80’s we spent time jet skiing, going to the beach, and taking a ride on Woodward’s 76-foot yacht.

Good looking couple jet skiing!

Richard and Jammie

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think Jamie and I would be friends with couples as influential as these two couples. From meager beginnings both have used leadership principles to launch a company that is already getting world wide recognition for its accomplishments. I should have dreamed bigger because for the past two Christmas Holidays a couple with teaching backgrounds are living a lifestyle never available had we remained in the teaching field. Do you want to know the best part? The people who went with us that you see in the pictures are from all walks of life. Engineers, factory workers, construction workers, police officers, stay at home moms and because of their decision to step out from crowd and lead, their lives are being changed forever!

Nick, Jess, Mike, Emily Tony, Jamie, Steve

Dave, Jamie, Steve, Orrin, John, Penny, Judy

What I love about the smiling faces that you see in these pictures is their huge hearts for helping people. In a time when most everyone seems to think the economy is tanking, this group has found an industry this is and always will explode. With that, do you know what all of these people talked about when we chatted with them? They talked about the people they are going to help and the difference they are going to make in this world with the blessing they have been given!

My family and I sure am blessed to be associated with such a great group of people.

Enjoy the journey, Steve Leurquin

Gary and Erika

Steve, Jamie, Kelli, Steve back of Yacht

Our Deepest Fear In LIFE?

8 12 2011

Several years ago I was introduced to LIFE Team Leadership Development by Dan and Lisa Hawkins. At the time I already thought I was a leader as I was a father, husband, teacher, and coach. What I didn’t realize was that leadership, true leadership is identifying what we fear most in life and attacking those fears.

I came across this poem when I was watching a great dream-struggle-victory movie Coach Carter. I was going to provide my own insight after each paragraph addressing fear, but I think the words say it all.

Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God.

Your playing small 
Does not serve the world. 
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking 
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, 
As children do. 
We were born to make manifest 
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; 
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, 
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
As we’re liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Orrin Woodward, Dan Hawkins, Founders of LIFE, thank you for not playing it small, overcoming your fears, and allowing your presence to liberate others!  Steve Leurquin 

With LIFE-Team It’s AGO!

12 11 2011

Looking back throughout my life, the number of things I regret doing are too many to count.  Throwing a stone at my neighbor’s head for riding my big wheel, jumping off the roof with an umbrella, picking up the homecoming date for the dance with my dad’s Brady-mobile station wagon, the list goes on and on.

One thing I would have regretted for eternity is not finding truth in my life and not coming to faith.  My wife and I got involved with the LIFE Team several years ago to improve our finances.  The system of information put out by LIFE founder Orrin Woodward is amazing in what it did for our financial situation but we were still searching for something more.

We later found that Team had an AGO (All Grace Outreach) system of information that helped people answer some pressing question about faith in their lives.  What I liked about it was that nothing was pushed on me.  I had many deep questions and our mentors Dan and Lisa Hawkins were able to give us a couple of CDs that we could review and ask questions if we wanted to pursue more.  This AGO system of information has lead me down a spiritual walk that has improved all areas of my life.  We started our own business for money but soon realized that once we got my faith right, the other 7 in the 8F’s all seemed to fall into place.

LIFE has a great introduction pack on their website called No Regrets.  If you are in a spot where no matter what you do there always seems to be something missing, I encourage finding the answers in a place that helped me out.  You won’t regret it!

Steve Leurquin

Policy Council Members Dan and Lisa Hawkins Founders of LIFE

1 11 2011

Several years ago Jamie and I were introduced to LIFE founders and Policy Council members Dan and Lisa Hawkins.  Through mentorship from top leadership Guru and best selling author Orrin Woodward, Dan and Lisa have developed into some of the best leadership presenters helping thousands of people in North America improve there lives.  In the past several years Dan and Lisa have accumulated an extensive resume leading to their key role as LIFE founders.  They have:

* Given hundreds of leadership talks at leadership seminars/meetings throughout the US and Canada,

* Numerous audio recordings teaching leadership principles,

* A leadership blog viewed by a couple hundred people per day,

* Mentored numerous successful business builders.

Dan and Lisa Hawkins along with seven other founders are launching LIFE today, creating a whole new industry at the intersection of four major industries (Personal Development, Networking, Life Coaching, and Community Building).  Throughout history there have been intersectional innovations that have come together connecting two major industries.  When these two industries have linked together it has changed the way things have been done.  Can you imagine what happens when four industries come together?

What makes this whole new industry impressive is the pillars of support that bring instant notoriety to LIFE:

*Competence – Over 100 years experience of the founders.

*Credibility – NY Times Best Selling Authors, Top 30 Leadership Guru lists, referenced in college textbooks, private business consultants using LIFE material.

*Compensation – See www.the-life-business-com

*Cost Competitiveness – Personal development material priced for all walks of life to be able to afford (see LIFE website above).

LIFE is dedicated to creating informational products to help people in 8 major areas of their lives. and provides a world class compensation model that rewards people based on performance for helping others. Thank you to leaders like Dan and Lisa Hawkins and Orrin and Laurie Woodward for your vision of an idea whose time has come.

Steve Leurquin


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