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Orrin Woodward and Team LIFE launch Mental Fitness Challenge

Wow, Team LIFE, lead by the #6 and #11 leadership gurus in the World, Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, respectively, is embarking on one of the most exciting journeys that I can imagine.  It is called the MENTAL FITNESS CHALLENGE, or short MFC!!

How many of you guys have ever been on a diet to loose weight?  How many ever lost weight while on the diet and regained it after getting off the diet?!?  It sure has happened to me.  Why does it not work?  The only way to implement LASTING change is to change your habitual behavior, your habits.  And a diet focuses on fitness for your body but until your mind changes, your thinking is brought under your own control, lasting change cannot happen.  That is where the MFC comes in, it a fitness program for your mind!!  Monday this week, I opened my MFC kit and got started.  First you have to determine which area you are going to attack, so you take an assessment test where you answer a number of question and the program than ranks how you rate yourself in the areas of 13 Resolutions that Orrin shared in his book RESOLVED (part of the MFC kit).  You can then ask friends, family, associates, mentor, etc. for anonymous 360 degree feedback and discover discrepancies between how you rank yourself and how those who know you grade you.  Here is a great article from Orrin Woodward going into details.

Talking to my wonderful wife, Lindsey, I asked her whether my 90 day challenge should focus on a business goal or a personal goal and we both agreed, it should be a family goal, so here it is:

I, Holger Spiewak, will focus on becoming a better father in the next 90 days!!

God has blessed me with 4 awesome kids (#5 is due in July…), and I want to be the best dad I can be, the dad that they deserve and I am asking everybody reading this, to hold me accountable.  Let others know to please do so, as well.  This is very important to me.  Now part of the MFC is to have Accountability Partners, so you can actually enlist people that will automatically be notified of your progress as you complete daily tasks.  Of course, I will not ask everybody reading this to do that but I do encourage you to ask when you see me how things are going.

I am really excited because I already have noticed a change in a positive direction.  The 2nd day into the challenge, Lindsey asked me if I would let our oldest son read to me.  My initial reaction was to say, “No, I am busy!!”, but because I now have written down on top of my daily progress tracking sheet that I want to improve as a father, I held these words right before they left my mouth and said, “YES, I can!”

Today’s The Day!!!


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31 thoughts on “Orrin Woodward and Team LIFE launch Mental Fitness Challenge

  1. LeslieLW on said:

    I am very excited too. Like you I have started my MFC on Monday. I can already see some movement toward some of my goals. LIFE’s MFC is awesome!

  2. Brenda Most on said:

    Thank you holger for being open with your goal and involving all of us!! We greatly appreciate your leadership!

  3. Way to lead, brother!!

  4. Thank you Holger for leading the way. I have also started the MFC and am working on becoming a better husband. God demands it and my wife deserves it.

  5. kirk birtles on said:

    Holger… Love it! As Stephen Covey says, ‘Private victories must come before public victories!! 90 days….take the challenge!

  6. Dan Miller on said:

    The Mental Fitness Challenge has made me accountable to grow into the person I was meant to be. What a great product! I’m almost 2 weeks in and I can already see improvements. The 360 degree feedback has been helpful and encouraging – everyone has “graded” me better than I graded myself! I must be doing something right!

  7. Holger…what an amazing community you have developed. Thank you for all the leadership you provide, along with the leaders that you’ve mentored for us. I’m 4 days into my MFC and am already amazed at the progress one gets when he/she applies focus!!!! ~With Honor, Valor, & Humility!

  8. Callie Gafner on said:

    Holger, thank you for leading by example. I have already noticed some personal changes within the past two weeks that I have been doing the MFC. What a wonderful program to help ourselves and others. Thank you for everything you do and all the information you provide. Lets go help ourselves so we can help others!!! … with Honor, Valor, and Humility!!

  9. What a great example you are my friend! I’m so honored to have you as an accountability partner, coach and most of all, a friend! I don’t think that I would be able to confront the sort of “Brutal reality” that I have been confronting lately without being a part of your community and watching your example! The progress has been astounding, to say the least!

    I’m looking forward to seeing how we all look at the end of these 90 day’s!!!

    With Honor, Valor, & Humility!

    Today’s The Day!!!

  10. “Talking to my wonderful wife, Lindsey, I asked her whether my 90 day challenge should focus on a business goal or a personal goal and we both agreed, it should be a family goal”

    I liked the way you involved your family in setting your goal. This is a great suggestion!

  11. “Talking to my wonderful wife, Lindsey, I asked her whether my 90 day challenge should focus on a business goal or a personal goal and we both agreed, it should be a family goal”

    What a great way to involve your family in the Mental Fitness Challenge! Thanks for the suggestion.

  12. Laurie Tallio on said:

    I love that the MFC causes us to truly think about what is important. I know you are already a great dad, but here you are wanting to be better…… and better ……. and better! Thank you for your example!

  13. Keith McGuire on said:

    Holger, this Mental Fitness Challenge is astounding! Having recently graduated high school I am blown away by this education, its fun to learn this kind of information and to apply it to my own daily life! Thanks for being such a great example of a leader!

    • I wanted to share briefly what sort of difference this MFC is really making…

      so one if my resolutions is , like you Holger, to challenge myself to be a better husband and father. My wife’s love language is quality time, and let’s just say that mine is not. Often, she will ask me to do things with her like go for walks, go window shopping, or just some sort if activity away from everyday living that can give us that quality time.

      This past week, Stacey wanted to spend our family day making an 8′ x
      8′ garden in the back yard. Well my knee-jerk reaction was to immediately shut the idea down…BUT, this little MFC popped into my head about my goal of being a better husband, and with a big smile on my face I
      said “For sure! when do you want to start?”

      Well, we now have a garden planted and she has just been elated with joy! Not just about the garden, but the memories we created digging that garden out, but also involving our daughter.

      I’m so impressed already with these results! here’s the difference: those who set a resolution using the MFC is VERY likely to achieve them!!! EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE ON THIS!!!

      Thanks again for being such a great example!

      Today’s The Day!!!

  14. The MFC is absolutely amazing, two weeks into this challenge, and people outside of our business are noticing a difference! Better time management was my goal and already feel like I have more hours each day, fired up!

  15. Holger,

    Great, great words! Your motto has always been ‘Today’s the Day!’. The MFC has allowed me to focus daily on a specific direction and make each day, ‘the Day’. Thanks for all that you and Lindsey do to be an amazing example of the 8F’s

    Aron. BBNQ!

  16. I’ve already heard many comments about how this MFC has changed peoples lives! It’s amazing what getting the right info can do to transform you and your life! Excited to hear many more stories how the MFC has changed more and more lives!

  17. Holger,
    Great post. I agree that the mental fitness challenge is amazing and will help so many people get better results in their lives. thanks for sharing, looking forward to reading more from you.

  18. Holger I am so proud of you for taking the MFC and gearing it towards making our home life better! I have definitely noticed a difference in you and your attitude here at home! You are an inspiration to me and our kids! Thanks for being such an amazing leader! Love ya!

  19. Kristi J Cortezano on said:

    The passion you and Lindsey have is dramatic! It is so demanding that others cannot pass this by! You are truly changing the world one mental fitness challenge at a time! Keep Bringing the truth!

  20. Thanks Holgar for all you do to pave the way for the rest of the leaders in this world. You are a great example. Chris Miller

  21. What an awesome way to channel the power of the MFC! Really excited for you and Lindsey, and proud to follow such humble and hard-working leaders. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  22. Holger, I struggle with this too. I find myself cutting my boys short too often. I’m going to ask them to be my accountability partners & let me know if I’m becoming a better dad!
    Today’s the Day,
    Mike Coulter

  23. Holgier, thanks for sharing this awesome post. It opened my eyes because my wife and I had started the MFC but didn’t really have a specific goal. We also chose a family goal. And now we are going through the MFC but also reading a book together on parenting. For the first time in 10 years we are being intentional in our marriage and creating a dialogue about the very important topic of parenting and raising children. Thanks Holgier!

    • Nick:

      Very proud of you for making the choice to become better in your marriage and as a parent!! America needs more husbands and fathers like you and I trust that your example will inspire others.

      TTD!!! 🙂

  24. Holger… I am proud to be in this battle with you! You are more American than most Americans that were born in the USA. Keep fighting the good fight!! God bless, kb

    • Kirk:

      Thank you very much!! That means a lot, especially coming from someone like you.

      America is a great country and, in a way it is easier to see things because I have the luxury of an outside perspective. That makes you appreciate the freedoms we enjoy here so much more.

      The battle is raging but, If God be for us, who can be against us!! Game ON!!

      TTD!!! 🙂

  25. Way to lead from the front Holger! God’s light truly shines on you and Lindsey! It’s very inspiring! Thanks for your leadership!

    • Kristin:

      Thank you for your encouraging words. God has truly blessed us with an amazing vehicle to make a difference in people’s lives. Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady (and the other PC leaders deserve much thanks). Also, I am really inspired by your story. Keep leading!!

      TTD!!! 🙂

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