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Crusade 4 Truth


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (AD 1929-1968) was a great man whom I highly respect.  As the Protestant Martin Luther (AD 1483-1546), the “Father of the Reformation”, from whom Dr. King’s name is derived, he lived his life to seek God’s Truth, proclaim it, and live God’s will for his life.  In his last speech before his death, Dr. King said,

“I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

It has been said that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you discover WHY you are born.

Inspired by great men as Martin Luther, Dr. Martin Luther King, NYT Bestselling Author, Inc. Magazine Top 20 Leadership Expert Orrin Woodward, and, ultimately, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I have been blessed with a dream.  Hopefully, the reader will forgive me for borrowing some of Dr. King’s words when I say that,

“I have a dream, a dream of an America that is free again.  Free of debt, free of bondage, free of sin and full of truth, God’s Truth.”

In order to do that I believe that God has called me to be an inspiring leader giving people vision for their life by leading them to The Truth (Christ) and inspiring them to pursue excellence, i.e., Christ-likeness.

Recently, Orrin suggested to read Simon Sinek’s excellent book START WITH WHY.  Going through this book again reminded me of this important lesson to “start with why” and realize again what a great example Orrin Woodward is because, as Sinek states, “When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you.  But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.”

Early on, after meeting Orrin and LIFE CEO Chris Brady, I have heard both repeatedly proclaim the LIFE Vision of building a community of 1 Million people and leading them to The Truth…

If you have ever tried to change something about yourself and realize how hard it is, you will agree that we, like Orrin, need not attempt to change others, but, instead need “only” work hard on turning ourselves into the best version of ourselves possible.  That is true leadership and I’m grateful to have living examples like Orrin and Chris who show me what is possible when you pursue such excellence.

If this has moved you, I urge you to START WITH WHY!!  What is YOUR purpose?  Why are you here?  Why did God, the CREATOR of the entire universe, make YOU?  You are not a cosmic accident, not coincidence, you are here for a reason!!  Why?  Join me in the “Crusade 4 Truth”…

May God Bless you on this journey,


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

They Say…

They say everything’s OK, that everything’ll be just fine, all we have to do is “vote for the right president”…

They say don’t ask questions, don’t think for yourself, just do as you’re told to do…

They say that politicians care about you, that the government will take care of you…

They say that our dollar is stable, that the financial matrix is not real…

They say that the medical system has your best interest in mind, that the FDA is on your side…

They say you’ve GOT to go to college, that “go to school, get good grades, get a good job, and work hard” is the way to go…

They say that the masses are more important than the individual, that you have too many rights, we need to take some from you…

They say global warming is for real, that World Government and a New World Order is a good thing…

They say that B.C. (Before Christ) should really be B.C.E. (Before Common Era), that political correctness is more important than the truth, that it’s OK to “fix” history…

They say, that the game is “Democrats versus Republicans” where it really is “them against you”…

Who believes THEM, anymore?


“You can fool all the people some of the time, you can fool some people all of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all of the time.” -Abraham Lincoln

2016 State Champion Calvin Spiewak


It’s amazing what happens when you change the way you think.

On March 12 this year, my oldest son Calvin won the Title of State Champion for the 50 yard Backstroke in the 10 and under age group at the Michigan State Swimming Championships.  He swam his personal best time of 31.82 sec.

Just a few weeks before I was reading in Orrin Woodward‘s Best-Selling book RESOLVED about former UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden and his definition of success.  While most people would probably define “success” as winning an event, John Wooden, who is the most winningest coach in NCAA Div. 1 Basketball history (winning 10 NCAA Div.1 Championships in 12 years, 8 of which in a row), defines winning basically as “doing your personal BEST”.  My son definitely had an issue with attitude, he HATES losing!!!  No idea where he got that from??  Calvin focused so much  comparing himself with other swimmers, he totally forgot to do what John Wooden suggests and that is only focus on the ONE thing you have control over and that is DO YOUR PERSONAL BEST.

I still remember the day when Calvin and I drove home from a swim meet where he had lost to competitors  in certain events and he was very upset.  Being upset about a loss is not a bad thing but if your outbreaks of anger affect other people, then that’s not ok.  Of course, I’m not blaming him because guess who he learned that from??  The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree…  Fortunately, I had just read that chapter in Orrin’s book and we started talking about winning, losing, and doing your best.  I told Calvin how proud Lindsey & I were of him and that we believe God has a bright future for him and I encouraged him to stop spending time thinking about other swimmers and start focusing on the one thing he has control of, DOING THE BEST HE CAN.

Looking back, I am very proud of my son because rather than responding, “yeah, yeah, dad, what do you know about swimming…”, after all, at 10 years old (now 11) he is already way faster then I ever was, he started taking these suggestions to heart.  At swimming events the following weeks he seemed way more focused on himself, visualizing an upcoming race, and getting himself fired up.

A few weeks thereafter, Calvin did really well at the State Championship Meet, not only winning the State Title in the 50 Back but also coming in 2nd for the 50 Free with a PERSONAL BEST individual time of 28.12 secs.  WOW, that’s fast!!!

My family and I are so grateful for the difference that LIFE Leadership has made and is making in our lives.  Having mentors and examples like Orrin & Laurie Woodward, Chris & Terri Brady, and Bill & Keisha Lewis is priceless and truly a blessing.

Congrats again, Calvin, you are an amazing son and I am very blessed to be your father!!!


A proud Dad


TTD!!! 🙂

Al & Becki Matthews: DEBT FREE!!!

On February 28, 2016, Al & Becki Matthews paid off the remaining balance of their house mortgage making them COMPLETELY debt free, having escaped the Financial Matrix.  Below is their testimony and they give 100% credit to the financial wisdom they learned from the Financial Fitness Program.  Really proud of Al & Becki because they APPLIED what they learned and achieved amazing results!!!
God Bless,
After utilizing the finance information and getting some real truth about how things work with the banks and their interest and easy loans that they are so eager to give to people, we had a rude awakening. We started to figure how much we were in debt and what the real cost in the end would be and it made us both sick. No one can get what they put into a house when they sell it later as long as they obtain it with a bank. We wrote down our goals, made several lists of what was making money and what wasn’t and started to focus on the end goal and sell everything not needed, paid off any debt we had and was left with only the house debt. On February 18th we made our last payment to Wells Fargo.
We went from 195,000.00 in debt with cards, farm equipment payments and house payments to 0. The finance pack helped us get things straight and the Life business helped us to communicate so that we were able to be on board together.
The biggest things we have learned is write down your ideas, talk about it, think about it wait and ask for the lord to help us do the right thing. It is amazing how things come together when principals and tools that are taught in Life are utilized. The most important tool we used was, set your end goal, then little goals, make the rewards simple and no matter what, Delay you gratification. In the end it is so worth it. Don’t play if you have to pay interest. If you think it is owed to you, think carefully. Are you debt free first.
Next is financially free with a residual income to get Al home from his job, so we can continue to help others everywhere.
Al & Becki Matthews
PS:  Here is a picture of Al in front of his computer logged into his mortgage account.  If you look real close you can see it reads, “PAID IN FULL”!!!  Look at that smile… 🙂

BETRAYED… (part 2)

To all freedom-loving Americans:

Hopefully, you had a chance to read part one of this blog and view the trailer for AGENDA!!  A friend of mine told me earlier today that you can watch it for free right now.  Here is the link:

<AGENDA:  Grinding America Down (Full Movie) on Vimeo>

Or go here, if the link does not work:

Please spread the word as much as you can.

Today’s The Day!!!


PS: …to be continued

BETRAYED…(part 1)



Recently I was lead to an amazing documentary movie called “AGENDA” by Curtis Bowers, a State Representative from Idaho.  He has done his homework, this is not just another conspiracy theory, the documentation is public for anybody to find that looks for it.  Of course, you will not read about it in the newspaper, let alone see it on national television… SURPRISE!!!  Watching this movie impacted me so much that I purchased 100 additional copies to pass out before the election, November 6.  There is a good chance that I will not be able to pass them all out by myself, so I am looking for some help.  The premise of the movie is that communism is NOT dead as many people assume who argue, “The Soviet Union is gone, therefore communism is dead, right?”  WRONG!!  Instead, communism is alive and well and, as documented in the movie, coming very close to successfully destroying America from within.  In fact, the movie clearly documents the connections between current U.S. President Barack Obama, The Communist Party USA, and Karl Marx.  As Curtis Bower states in the movie,

“They [the communists] have been so successful with their agenda.. they put ONE OF THEIR OWN into the White House!!” (emphasis mine)

Consider this fact:

“There are more communist party members in the world today than there ever have been.”

–Trevor Loudon, Researcher/Writer

Based on some plans that were developed in the 1930s by the NEO-Marxist Antonio Gramsci, here are some agenda items that have been goals of communists in America for a long time and are coming close to being completed.  The partial list below was derived from the book, “THE NAKED COMMUNIST”, by W. Cleon Skousen, a former FBI Agent who is known to the LIFE community as the mentor of Oliver DeMille.  According to a talk DeMille gave in front of the LIFE community, Skousen was one of the 6 students that was invited up to the stage by the keynote speaker at his university graduation because out of the entire graduating class of a large number of students, they were the only 6 that responded to the keynote speaker’s question “How many of you are going to change this world?” with “I WILL!!!”

Here we go…

Goal #28



GOAL #40

GOAL #17
GOAL #24
GOAL #25
GOAL #26
GOAL #20, 21
GOAL #27
WOW!!! Can anybody disagree that this is exactly what is going on in America today?  How in the world is this possible???  Communism, that was totally defeated by America during the cold war is now destroying America from within and most Americans are absolutely CLUELESS that this is going on?  Again, HOW???  Well, consider this,
“Communism succeeds because most people that promote communistic causes are not communist.  The ‘Useful Idiots’ as Lenin calls them.” –Whitaker Chambers
Could it be that WE have been the “USEFUL IDIOTS” all along?  It appears so, because, you see, the communist are very good at disguising themselves, they don’t come to us with things they call “communistic”, no they call them “PROGRESSIVE”:

“If you go to the American Communist Party website, all of the programs and policies they support are (called) ‘PROGRESSIVE’”. –Jim Simpson, Researcher/Writer

Hmm, “progressive” sounds so good, doesn’t it?  After all, who could possibly be against “PROGRESS”, right??  Well, wait a minute, perhaps we should first consider where we are progressing to…

“The goal of socialism is communism”, -Karl Marx

As indicated above, Curtis Bowers draws some highly impact-ful conclusions about Barack Obama, the current President of the U.S.  Bowers shows that Obama is a result of the communistic agenda.  Now, just so everybody knows, I have nothing against people of different skin color.  My sister is married to a black gentleman and they have 2 children and, regardless of their skin color, I love my niece and nephew very much.  Also, very good friends of us, Leslie and De’Andrea (see picture below) recently gave us the honor of getting married in our home.

Tuesday night, we ended up watching AGENDA together and I asked them to give a brief summary of their reaction to the movie:

“As I watched the documentary Agenda by Curtis Bowers, I felt shocked and betrayed.  I could not believe that America’s own leaders have been trying to push us to socialism.  The documentary says the goal of socialism is communism because communism sets the stage for complete government control.  I was shocked because I knew from classes in high school and in college, that communism paved the way for people such as Adolph Hitler to come to power.  This push to communism has been going on for a long time and I have to say I have been pushed that way not knowing it.  Now, that I have new and correct information, I can do my part to change the current in America and bring us back to capitalism.  I hope that everyone opens their eyes and begins to take their education into their own hands because the people that want to destroy America are already taking our education into their own hands.


Watching Agenda by Curtis Bowers has been an eye opening experience. I have had collegiate level courses where I was taught the distinctions between socialism and communism and the grayness in between. We dove deep into the pitfalls of both. I was also taught that socialism and communism was dead and/or dying. With my level of understanding of socialist and communist philosophy, I felt duped. As I watched the documentary I was amazed to see how I, along with the rest of the world, have been corralled towards socialism (ultimately communism) for decades. I say open your eyes, do your homework, and think for yourself.

Interesting how De’Andrea states she felt “betrayed”.  Somehow, I can relate to her experience.  That is exactly how I felt after I had been told for 32 years of my life to “Go to school, get good grades, get a good job, and work hard!!” and spend 9 years of my life to get 3 Master’s Degrees.  Then I met Orrin WoodwardChris Brady, and what we now know as the “LIFE Community“, who all never force me to believe any specific opinion but always educate based on biblical truth.  They have showed me a better way for the last 13 years.  Coincidentally, Orrin just wrote a great article on Ancient Greece and the parallels to modern day America that relates to the issue at hand.  To view article, please click here.

Curtis Bowers considers Communism the greatest threat to America today because it is attacking America from the within, not from the outside.  We are getting very close to losing this war and the outcome of the election is going to have a major impact on how fast the communistic agenda will continue to be implemented.  I am not a Romney supporter, my goal is to bring America back to the principles that it was founded on.  After seeing the movie, AGENDA, I have to say that, while Romney in office would most likely not reverse the current of sinking deeper into a communistic society, I am convinced that another 4 years of Barack Obama would for sure speed up the process.

What can you do?

1. Watch the 5min. movie trailer, then get the movie (no, I am not making any money of you buying the movie…)

AGENDA Trailer

2. If it makes sense and you have a wake-up call, give it to someone else.  Buy more copies, perhaps get with 10 others and get 100 to pass out because when you buy 100 they are $7.95 ea.

3. Get your own copy of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution and more importantly, READ THEM regularly!!!

PS:  Part 2 of this story will be published soon, please check back in a few days.  Tx H. 🙂

Changes in LIFE…

Hey gang:

God works in mysterious ways.  This weekend, He opened all the right doors for me to attend the LIFE Leadership Convention in Springfield, MA.  The biggest one being the birth of Eden Sandra Spiewak Friday, 7/20, at 5.33am.

Lots of great speakers and content shared.  So far, my favorite talk was Oliver DeMille’s ticket holder talk.  He shared that all of us and everybody we have ever met and will ever meet have genius inside.  He even gave us the technology to bring it out:

1.  How do you discover your genius?  Technology 1:   MISSION

He went on to encourage us to search deep as to what truly resonates with us.  For example:

(i) Feed the hungry

(ii) Clothe the Naked

(iii) Liberate the captives

(iv) Educate the ignorant

(v) Spread prosperity

(vi) Heal the sick

(vii) Spread beauty

(viii) Heal families

(ix) (other, your choice…)

2. How do you develop genius?  Technology 2:  SUBMISSION

“If you have a great mission, it is worth a great a submission.”

3. How do you polish up genius? Technology 3:  COMMISSION (& omission)

(i) omit what is holding you back

(ii)  Pull together the right group of people to come with you on your mission

4. How to let your genius loose in the world?  Technology 4:  TRANSMISSION

“Insert yourself between the way the world is right now and the way you want it.  Then say, “Here I stand, World, CHANGE!!!” and it will.

Finally, 5. Give glory to GOD.

DON’T try to start all at the at the same time, but figure out which stage you have not mastered and then work on that until you master it, then move on to the next one.

Really great stuff… Oh yeah, I was gonna talk about the awesome changes coming.  Well, I am tired (it is 3.36am), so here goes…

1) Sign-up $50 and 50PV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2) $35 LIFE Business registration fee is waived!!!

3) First 120 days of EBC are free if person signs up for system right away!! $45 savings!!!

4) First month of Open Meeting subscription is free if person signs up for LLR or LIFE subscription!!! $40 savings for single, $80 savings for couple!!!

5) Trip tracking starts now with month 3 (month 1 being the month they sign up), one more month of grace period!!!

Can you say, FIRED UP?!?  Who is getting 10/4 and 5/2 done this week with this new info???  Please post questions, commitments, and thoughts under comments.

God Bless,

Holger TTD!!! 🙂

Orrin Woodward

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!!!


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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