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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)

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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