Through my good friend and business partner, Bill Lewis, I met Orrin Woodward (and Chris Brady) in October 1999.
I was 32 years old. At that time in my life, I had exhausted all wisdom that had been imparted onto me on my road to success. “Go to to school, get good grades, get a good job, and work hard.” had been the message that I had heard clearly growing up. Check, check, check, and check!! Did all those things, got 3 (THREE!!!) Masters Degrees, just to make sure, got a “great” job as an engineer where I made “good” money. However, after only 2 years in corporate America, it became very apparent to me that I could not be part of it for much longer, let alone, the rest of my life!! Let’s just say, I was “looking”. Enter Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, and TEAM.
Ever since then, I have attempted to follow these two incredible leaders and model my life after their example. Here are 3 phenomenal articles about Orrin, 1) from my friend and business partner, Kirk Birtles, 2) from my friend and mentor, Bill Lewis, and 3) from TEAM legend Tim Marks, that really explain well what Orrin has done, will do, and who he is (very similar articles could be written about Chis Brady). If people complain that TEAM doesn’t work, I have only the following analogy in response: “If someone buys an exercise bike and does not loose any weight, it is NOT the fault of the bike!!” Also, I reference a post I wrote in November of 2011 about Orrin being a “scam-artist”.
Now, almost 13 years later, I call myself a “recovering engineer” and my life is amazing. Lindsey and I say to each other almost every day, how blessed we are. it is all due to applying the principles taught through the LIFE business and having mentors like Orrin and Chris.
Today’s The Day!!!