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Creating a Culture of Duplication in THE LIFE BUSINESS

Posted by Mark Haas Jr on 8th January 2013

MLM3 300x225 Creating a Culture of Duplication in THE LIFE BUSINESSOne of the 3 keys to wealth, having time, money and influence, is the power of compounding. The life business is set up to help you create wealth by leveraging the team system.  In order to have a business that will duplicate and grow on its own, you will need a duplicatable system. The objective of the TEAM system is NOT really just to give you the shortcut on how to be successful. The TEAM system is designed to give you the shortcut on how to duplicate successfully.  Duplication is the only way you’re going to create the exponential growth needed for a true b-type business as defined by Robert Kiyosaki.  Duplication is not optional when it comes to being wealthy. It is a requirement.  In the LIFE business, wealth comes from assembling large sustainable teams.  We call them communities.  To build and to sustain a community, using a system for duplication is really not optional.

Not obvious to most people, duplication does not happen naturally.  As individuals, we are NOT duplicatable.  This is even less obvious and without experience or trust you will tend to ignore this major point.  People want to do things their own way due to personal preferences and so on.  They think because they do it “one way” everyone else should and will do it that “one way” as well.  Or worse they think everyone should be allowed to do it their own way.  This is nowhere close to being true for success. More on this later.  A leader in the LIFE business understands people are discretionary and discretion is the enemy of duplication.  So it’s not just enough to have a duplicatable system for people to follow, because they won’t naturally comply and follow it. 

For someone to have a true B-type business they will need use the TEAM system as leverage to set up a culture of duplication.  People tend to adopt the culture of their TEAM. They rarely blindly follow a system or someone who has no more results than them.  If you want the business to grow and last, the laws of success here cannot be ignored.  If your business is not growing or your business is shrinking, it is not because the business does not work.  It is not because you can’t do it, or because the system doesn’t work.  It is simply because you are either being discretionary about learning what it takes to set up a culture of duplication, or you’re being discretionary about what you’re willing to do in order to set up a culture of duplication.  Either way, the culture of discretion you set up is destructive to the TEAM’s growth.

Often newer TEAM members or ones who haven’t been listening, reading, and attending the meetings as much as they should, will discuss what “they” think needs to be done to build the team. In addition, they are usually talking in terms of them or maybe a couple of people on their TEAM.  Rarely are they quoting results from a book or someone on the CDs. Beware of following these TEAM members, you will likely end up with their results.  Respectfully, look upline, if needed, to find someone quoting and pointing to the system with results.  You never have to worry about positional leadership on the TEAM because we only recognize earned leadership.

Orrin has been a great example of trying not to be the system for success, but to create a culture of learning from people who have success.  I love Orrin Woodward’s example of a pool to describe culture and then the example outside of himself that follows.   The following excerpt you can find on page 198 in the Resolved 13 Resolutions for LIFE book.  Incidentally, this chapter in his book is called “Leadership Resolution” with a story about Sam Walton’s Leadership. You will find mixed into the TEAM’s system, many of the principles and methods that made Sam Walton successful.  Here is the analogy for understanding culture.

“… Culture is like the water current in a swimming pool when leaders jump into the pool orchestrating (and by example) the community to move in the same direction,  it creates a current that influences everyone in it. (note the idea that the current influences EVERYONE this applies to a good current and a bad current) New members jumping into the pool will be pulled along by the current flowing in a positive direction thanks to a moving leadership team.”

Continuing on with this thought, if everyone is not going in the same direction, there is no current. The reason that some teams have pools with a strong current and some teams do not is because some teams are discretionary about going in the right direction of following the system.  Recognize you can also have a strong “wrong” current.  The culture and the current are the two things being compared. This is why the leader must leverage the system to create the “right” culture and then “right” culture builds the TEAM “properly”.  In our example, with the pool if the current is strong, a new person who wants to go in an opposite direction literally has no chance of opposing the current. However if the current is weak, the current can’t possibly correct a group of people in opposition either.

My next several posts for my blog going to be on a series of articles on creating the right culture of duplication. These articles are really designed for leaders who want to have a business that works. Meaning one that’s growing and sustaining itself.  We know that there’s only a certain percentage of people at any one time, willing to lead. We never want to ostracize a person who wants to be a follower and not yet a leader. Consequently you should be aware; the concepts in the next several articles are more leadership type concepts. People who are hungry for the answers so they can get results are the people who will appreciate the following articles the most. For people who are not so hungry, the articles will be tough on your thinking and your “current” actions.  Remember, although we will always encourage you to live a life of excellence, we will also always love and accept you wherever you are in your journey.

If your TEAM is not growing I can guarantee as you continue reading you will understand why.  When people are called to lead they are rarely ready. So I hesitate to tell you not to read the following unless you’re ready to be a leader because that’s usually not a criteria for someone who steps up.  Again, just know that if you decide to read the blog articles that follow for the next several days and you haven’t been leading, they may seem a little tough for you.  There is no intention to hurt anyone’s feelings, or make anyone feel unwelcome in the life business.  We accept everyone.  If the only thing you’re willing to do at this time is use the life material to become a better person, we are still extremely proud of you. You have stepped into the role of personal responsibility for your life.  For those of you willing to lead and duplicate that personal responsibility into an organization correctly, there is a vast reward greater than you can imagine in the areas of TIME, MONEY and INFLUENCE for you to use however you like. So let’s get started learning…”see you tomorrow.”

God Bless

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A Large Place

Posted by Marcia Robinson on 12th June 2012

Yesterday’s Scripture Sweet was Psalm 118:5.  “I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.”  I’ve always found the Lord’s response to the Psalmist’s plea quite interesting.  This morning as we discussed this scripture as a family several thoughts rang through my mind.  This ancient recording does not read that the Lord answered him and “rescued him from his afflictions,” “lightened his load,” or “saved him from distress.”  Instead, it simply states that he was answered by being set in a large place.  I am struck by the reality that in the midst of personal adversity, He gives us room to grow.  What a blessing this is!! Yes, he commands perfection (Matthew 5:48), and He offers us His grace along our journey.

I am blessed with friends and family that have also “set me in a large place.”  I feel their grace also as they have repeatedly given me room to grow on my journey through this mortal life.  Michelangelo once shared, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”  As the stone is carved away, the David beneath is revealed.  In that sense, there’s nothing to attaining perfection either.  With the help of the Almighty, we can remove all the obstacles in our life that would stand in the way of perfection. In a grander sense, our inner Davids slay our personal Goliaths on a daily basis.

How is this accomplished?  In many ways, the task seems insurmountable.  In enters LIFE and the Mental Fitness Challenge.  Yes, our greatest tool for perfection is God’s word.  However, we have been given companion tools that are specifically designed to help us along our journey.  The Mental Fitness Challenge (MFC) designed by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward is a revolutionary way to start our journey to perfection!  Changes come best if we take one item at a time.  The MFC starts out by offering us a baseline view of ourself through the Self-Assessment and 360 degree feedback.  By examining our Wheel of LIFE we can target key areas of our life that are those pieces of stone ready for crumbling.  When we perform the daily steps of the MFC…reading 15 minutes, listening to two audios, watching the video, reviewing our goal, and taking specific action toward that goal…we are chiseling away at the sculpture waiting to be revealed.  The Challenge Group environment helps us to see how the mallet is working in the lives of other LIFE members and customers, and our chisels are sharpened through the LIFE subscriptions and LIFE’s coaching and mentoring process.

What better way to achieve perfection than by focusing on one area at a time! Striving for perfection in business? home? family?  Begin with one area in your life and become perfect in it!  Add trust in your relationships by becoming perfect at always being on time.  Show your wife you love her by becoming perfect at speaking her love language.  Increase your health and wellness by becoming perfect at quitting smoking.  Grow your business by becoming perfect at edifying and validating those you work with.  Share optimism by becoming perfect at avoiding negative self talk.

We have been set in a large place.  As pebbles in God’s canyon, He awaits the discovery of our boulder within.

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The best Home based business period!

Posted by Mark Haas Jr on 7th December 2011

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The Best Business is LIFE

There is a current post on Orin Woodward’s Blog “Dreams, Dramas, & Creative Destruction” that would help me to explain one reason why I’m so excited to be able to offer the best business on the planet. Which if you are any kinda of Team LIFE business builder at all you should read it near daily and point others to it.  Think! What business owner doesn’t read his top trade articles as a staple to success for “sharpening his saw, regularly?”  Think also!  What other trade has two top 12 leadership experts writing specifics for your success? Orrin Woodward’s and Chris Brady’s insights are awesome!   Anyway here is an excerpt with “Some of the facts, Jack!”

“Orrin Woodward: LIFE is striking at the foundations of the old networking business model. It is taking the best examples of leadership, community building, and life coaching, and marrying them together into a digital age busines Anyways. The benefits to the consumer are lower prices, higher rewards, and best value proposition, making the risk/reward ratios the best in the history of networking.

I have yet to see any legitimate criticisms of the LIFE business model and I am not shocked by this. How can anyone criticize these improvements on the current benchmarks in the profession?

1. LIFE is attracting numerous customers. In fact, one member had a customer sign up over ten customers in two days! You heard me correctly. I said a customer just signed up ten other customers so that he and several of his friends can enjoy their products for free through the three for free program.
2. LIFE has the lowest monthly subscription price on the market – ($50 to $125).
3. The leadership information is taught around the globe on the principles taught from two Wall Street Journal and New York Times best selling authors and Top 30 leadership gurus.
4. LIFE has meetings anywhere in the USA and Canada thanks to internet streaming technology.
5. LIFE flows close to 70% of the PV revenue back to its members (the highest in the industry to my knowledge).
6. LIFE has a 30 day no questions asked return policy. We want satisfied customers or your money back.
7. LIFE products already have thousands of satisfied users. Our best product is the changed lives of our customers and members.
8. The TEAM community building techniques have been benchmarked by nearly every other networking company, with many of the top networking leaders already customers of TEAM’s business building materials.

If any legitimate analyst would like to compare LIFE’s break-away compensation plan with any of the other break-away business models, then I am more than happy to do so. Show me any company that has a break-away compensation plan that rewards its members better? Since no other break-away pays up to 50% on the first type of bonus, I don’t think they really want to go there. In fact, it’s probably why they haven’t. In addition, when the older models pay 4% leadership bonus and LIFE pays 8%, I can see the need to deflect attention from that anyway they can. More telling, when the older models pay a 1% depth bonus and LIFE pays 4%, maybe the “no comment” policy is the right option.  The best Home based business period! Lastly, when the older models pays no depth bonus after three legs, but LIFE compensates another 2% bonus on six legs, it becomes clear why the cat has got their tongue. Another 1% is the reward for nine legs over with further bonuses continuing through eighteen legs currently.”

I think of all the good that can be done with a successful business that builds with a community striving to be better in the areas of the 8F’s I’m proud to be associated with Men and women leading their families with financial wisdom.  I love being able to offer people who are struggling with faith, the same books and CDs that helped me get answers.  I so enjoy seeing marriages fortified and even being saved.  I’m inspired as I watch men become  heroes to their wives as they learn from others and the Life information what it looks like to be a leader and a person of character and then fight with a purpose to help others do the same. 

We need more men and women of character in this country.  We need strong families and family values!  We need finances to help us propogate our freedoms to create that kind of community that has the ability to turn back the destruction of our country. We need you to take LIFE and live it as if it’s our last chance to fix what is broken before its too late!

Money, time, and information are tools! What you do with them make all the difference! 

God Bless

Mark Haas

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Are you Blob or a Wheel in The Circle of LIFE?

Posted by Mark Haas Jr on 21st November 2011

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The Circle of LIFE

The Circle of LIFE an Article Orrin Woodward, one of the world’s top 25 Leadership Gurus just posted, helps people understand what the LIFE Business stands for.   Chris Brady is the author and  states in that article:

“In each of the 8 F categories of Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Following, Freedom, Friendship, and Fun, one can imagine a certain grade based upon how one is doing in that category. In the diagram the center represents horrible, as in, you are totally “stinking up the joint” (as my kids say) in a certain category. Working your way out from the center to the outer ring in any of the categories represents a stronger grade.  So someone with a dot near the outer ring is doing well in that category.  By connecting the dots on your subjective personal estimation of your life at this moment in each of the categories you can come up with a shape that roughly represents your life right now in each of the 8Fs.

Quite simply, the LIFE business supplies life-changing information to help you increase your score in each of the 8Fs.  The goal is to take someone from the not-so-good black shape represented toward the center of the diagram to the much improved (and happier, we would think) life represented by the red outline toward the outer ring of the circle.

Who doesn’t have at least a category or two, or three, or eight, in which he or she would like to have a better score? Who wouldn’t want to transform his or her life from the tiny blob (and who among us hasn’t felt like a tiny blob from time to time?) in the center to the big wheel (and who hasn’t wanted to be a big wheel at least once in his or her life?) toward the outer ring?

That’s it.  From little blob to big wheel.”

I challenge you as an American, or some who lives in America the “Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free”  to be all you can be and to grow yourself to your potential.  The toughtest thing you will have to face will not be personal growth in the areas of the 8 f’s. It will be at the end of your LIFE,  the man or woman you are, meeting the man or woman you could have been. Be a circle not a blob!  I recommend Signing up for Twitter to follow Orrin Woodward (@Orrin_Woodward). NYTimes/WSJ Best Seller-Launching a Leadership Revolution, HR World Top 100 Blogger,

God Bless

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