6 Aug 15

Three Obstaclés Press Books Win in 2015 Reader’s Legacy Choice Awards


Three Obstaclés Press authors and their books were honored at a black tie gala during the first annual Reader’s Legacy Choice Awards and Writer’s Conference held at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas June 4–7, 2015. Toughen Up! by Claude Hamilton won a Gold RLCA Award. And Justice for All by Orrin Woodward and PAiLS by Chris Brady both won Platinum RLCA Awards. Congratulations to these authors for their tremendous accomplishments! Click here to see the full list of winners.

The Reader’s Legacy Writer’s Conference is designed to give New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Amazon bestselling authors an intimate and personal forum to share their real-life experiences of writing and marketing a bestselling book with people who dream of becoming bestselling authors themselves. Reader’s Legacy hand selected world-renowned authors, speakers, and experts to be faculty members at the conference based on their successes and their abilities to share valuable information with others. In addition to receiving a Platinum RLCA Award, New York Times bestselling author and Chairman of the Board/founder of LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward was among those chosen to speak at the conference and share his formula for success. Approximately 200 authors, at various stages of the book-writing process, attended this first annual event, and Reader’s Legacy anticipates having around 1,000 attendees at the 2016 conference.

Click “More” for additional information about the Reader’s Legacy Choice Awards and Writer’s Conference and to see photos and videos of the event.


2 Jun 15

Ladder - From the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series


Never Let a Good Slump Go to Waste!

Have you lost some of your enthusiasm for life? Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions, repeating a vicious, monotonous cycle of drudgery? We all face slumps from time to time, but how we respond to them can make a big difference in how long it takes to get out of our slumps and what kind of impact they have on our level of success.

A slump doesn’t have to make you feel like you are at your wits’ end and on the verge of failure. A slump can actually be your friend and help you to climb to higher levels of success. So stop listening to the negative voices that tell you that success is too hard and that you aren’t good enough, and start listening to the true message that the slump is trying to tell you: that it’s time for a change that will make your situation much better.

With Ladder: Climbing Out of a Slump from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series, you’ll learn about the main kinds of slumps and the Six Rungs of the Slump-to-Success Ladder that will not only get you out of any type of slump but will also raise you to increased success. These steps are simple but powerful. Once you know the art of climbing the Slump-to-Success Ladder, you will have much more strength and control over where you end up. So when a slump comes, as great leaders do, you will smile and enthusiastically start climbing the Ladder right away, knowing that success is on the way!


7 May 15

Networking Times Magazine Features Orrin Woodward!


One of the Founders of LIFE Leadership and a mentor for thousands, Orrin Woodward reveals to readers his own path to overcoming hardship with debt in this feature cover story of the May/June 2015 issue of Networking Times magazine. Even with his degree and great career, it wasn’t until he discovered network marketing and entrepreneurship that he was able to climb out of the proverbial black hole of debt. He walked the path of debt but had a very big promise that he needed to keep for a very important person in his life. Escaping the Financial Matrix is the mission, and Orrin and LIFE Leadership together are here to show the world exactly how it is done. Buy Your Discounted Copy Now for Only $4.95 ! You won’t find this price anywhere else; it’s a LIFE Leadership special!


1 May 15

Orrin Woodward Reveals the Way Out of the Financial Matrix System of Control


Feel like you’re drowning in a sea of debt? Look around, and you’ll see that a majority of people are in the same position. Why is that?

Orrin Woodward reveals the answer. In his latest release, he brings to light the various systems elites have used throughout history to control the masses, in particular the newest and most effective one: the Financial Matrix. Dependent upon the creation of debt money and bolstered by the fractional-reserve banking system, the Financial Matrix is the best system of control elites have ever employed because it is difficult to detect. Unfortunately, since many are unaware of the existence and power of the Financial Matrix, people tend to give themselves over freely to the snares of debt in exchange for the convenience of immediate but fleeting benefits.

Orrin shares his own story of getting stuck in the Financial Matrix as well as the principles and habits of billionaires like Warren Buffett, Sam Walton, and Robert Kiyosaki he studied and applied to his life in order to free himself from the shackles of debt. Gain an understanding of the Financial Matrix (the playing field of money), and learn the principles of offense (making money) and defense (protecting your money) that can make you financially free and keep you that way. Get your copy of Orrin’s new book today, and disconnect and disentangle yourself from the Financial Matrix for good!

Click “More” to see the book trailer.


28 Apr 15

Two Obstaclés Press eBooks Win in the 2015 eLit Awards!


We are very proud to announce that two Obstaclés Press ebooks are winners in the sixth annual eLit Awards! Orrin Woodward'sAnd Justice for All received a Bronze Medal in the Current Events (Political/Economic/Legal/Media) Category, and Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series won a Bronze Medal in the Self-Help Category.

The eLit Awards are a global, industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing excellence. The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company.

In And Justice for All, Orrin Woodward digs into the questions of why humanity's long quest for concord, that ideal state in which neither tyranny nor chaos reigns, has only ever had fleeting success and how we can reverse the current trend toward less freedom and prosperity. Get your copy of the ebook or print edition today to find out what actions you can take to stop the erosion of freedom and establish society on a firm foundation of freedom and justice for all.

Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series showcases various people from all walks of life, political affiliations, and worldviews whose actions created not only a ripple effect but such huge waves that our world has been forever changed. Learn from these inspiring Wavemakers with your very own ebook or print copy how even the smallest pebbles (disturbances in the status quo) can sometimes create the biggest waves of lasting change for the better.

Congratulations to our award winners! Click the "More" link below to see the full list of winners.


23 Apr 15

Woodward Weight Room Challenge Helps School Raise Funds for Renovations


Orrin Woodward continually works to make sure today's youth have the information, resources, and tools necessary to achieve success. Always mindful of his roots, he has focused some of that energy on helping the students at LakeVille High School in Otisville, MI, where he graduated in 1985. In particular, in August of 2014, he initiated the Woodward Weight Room Challenge to assist with raising funds needed to update the school's weight room and to inspire the students to get actively involved in achieving this important goal. For extra incentive and maximum effectiveness, Orrin committed to matching all funds raised dollar for dollar.

The LakeVille High students, staff, and community rose magnificently to the challenge, hosting various fundraising events throughout the fall, winter, and early spring. With all of their efforts and Orrin's matching funds, more than $26,000 total was raised. The renovations were completed over spring break, and the students are already enjoying, and will continue to benefit from for years to come, daily use of their new state-of-the-art weight room. And they have all seen firsthand how much can be accomplished with a focused team effort and proper motivation.

For more details about this inspiring story, check out the following LakeVille Athletic Department website posts from Athletic Director Drew Johnson:



Click the "More" link for an MLive news article about the Woodward Weight Room Challenge.


16 Jan 15

Orrin Woodward makes 'Inc.' Magazine's Top 100 Speakers List


The speaking prowess of LIFE Leadership's cofounder and Chairman of the Board, Orrin Woodward, is no secret to those in the LIFE Leadership community. He has been drawing large crowds and igniting a passionate fire in our Members and Customers for years. And recognition for his leadership influence continues to expand throughout the business world. Most recently, he was recognized for his exceptional ability as a leadership speaker and trainer by being named on Inc. magazine's list of " 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference ."

But believe it or not, Orrin wasn't always such an excellent speaker. He readily admits that he had to work to overcome fears and limiting beliefs to get where he is as a speaker today. In fact, he says experiences with public speaking in high school and college left him feeling like a failure. But he had a hunger and passion inside him to run a leadership company and make a difference in the lives of others, and he knew that his dream and his limiting beliefs about speaking could not coexist. So he spent years developing his speaking ability and vowed never to give a speech again but, rather, to learn his subject so well that he could simply "speak extemporaneously for hours at a time." He says, "To this day, I don't give speeches; I merely share what is in my heart with others."

The Inc. magazine list of recommended business speakers (and thinkers) was compiled by keynote speaker, bestselling author, and entrepreneur Kevin Kruse at the request of Inc. magazine contributing editor Jeff Haden. If you are looking for great speakers for an event, Haden recommends checking out the people, such as Orrin Woodward, on Kruse's list. And if you are considering going to a certain event, he recommends dropping everything to attend if one of these people is on the program.

So if you haven't yet made it out to one of LIFE Leadership's live events to hear Orrin speak, we join Haden in highly recommending that you make it a top priority to do so. As Haden says, "You'll be glad you did."

And if you would like some help with improving your own public speaking abilities, check out Orrin's blog post "Replacing Limiting Beliefs" and the book SPLASH!: A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series.

Click the "More" link to read the Inc. magazine article and see the full list of recommended business and leadership speakers.


18 Dec 14

Is Your Sensitivity to Criticism Limiting Your Success?


The downfall of many people is in worrying too much about what others think. Surprising as it may be to some, success attracts criticism. It naturally brings competitors, detractors, and critics. And if you aren't aware of this fact and prepared to deal with it, it can be a significant stumbling block on the road to success. Real leaders know this and prepare for this inevitability ahead of time so it won't distract them from their purpose or hinder their progress.

But many people who want to be leaders but haven't yet endured the challenges that success brings think that success is easier to achieve than it actually is and that when they achieve it, they will automatically be loved, admired, and respected by everyone. But that just isn't the reality, and those who don't prepare themselves for such challenges often find themselves upset, distracted, and unfocused at crucial times when their leadership is needed most. Not good.

Having thick skin is the exact ingredient that can help those who are looking to round out this area of their lives that often holds them back, and LIFE Leadership and Obstaclés Press have just the book, aptly named Thick-Skinned, to teach you how to develop a positive thick skin and the right view of criticism. And you'll find that criticism can actually be a blessing when that happens.

Don't let thin skin trip you up and keep you from achieving your goals, dreams, and purpose in life or diminish the influence and impact you can have in the lives of others. Our thoughts control our lives, but the good news is we control our thoughts. So learn to take charge of your thoughts now. This LIFE Leadership Essentials Series book will help you figure out why you are thin-skinned, show you how to ignore the negative speak from others and focus on positive thoughts instead, and teach you ways to develop thicker skin so you can flourish without hesitation. Click the 'Read More' link below to purchase your paperback or e-book copy today!


11 Dec 14

LIFE Leadership Cofounders Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Speak at Annual Mastermind Event


The Mastermind Event, where network marketing professionals gather to take their careers to the next level, sold out the Orlando, Florida, hotel where it was held this year. Among the lineup of top industry leaders speaking at the annual event were 'New York Times' bestselling authors and cofounders of LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady.

This year's network marketing Mastermind Event took place in Orlando, Florida, from October 31 - November 2. The event, which was the 10th annual gathering of its kind for network marketing professionals, boasted many industry-leading speakers. These professionals had worked months in advance to deliver informative content to their colleagues in an engaging manner. Among them wereChris Brady and Orrin Woodward, both of whom are 'New York Times' bestselling authors as well as cofounders of LIFE Leadership. Throughout the weekend, top leaders from around the world discussed best practices, shared helpful tools of the trade and inspiring success stories, and made lasting connections and friendships.

The Mastermind Event, founded by networker Art Jonak, is a closed event for members of the network marketing profession where top performers share information specific to the profession that has been tested and proven. Jonak and his Mastermind team say that networkers from over fifty countries and one hundred plus different direct selling companies have attended their event and that many of the attendees, like Woodward and Brady, are proven leaders running world-class organizations, so newcomers and those at all levels have an opportunity to mingle with and learn from the best and brightest the profession has to offer: networkers who have decades of real field experience and are still active in the industry. Says Woodward, "For the last five years, I have supported the event because it represents everything that is right about network marketing." He cites Jonak's personal sacrifice and commitment to excellence, the "world-class…leadership character, competence, and communication skills" of the Mastermind faculty, and the prevalent attitude of camaraderie as main reasons for his support. Woodward calls what Jonak has created a "win-win culture" where driven, passionate attendees from hundreds of different organizations lift one another and the entire industry up rather than tearing each other down.

Woodward and Brady, whose LIFE Leadership organization produces materials covering what they call the 8 Fs of life (Family, Finances, Fitness, Faith, Following, Freedom, Friends, and Fun) to help users personalize their goals and find solutions for greater success and satisfaction in all areas of life, were in good company among the other speakers at the Mastermind event, such as Sarah Robbins, Ørjan Sæle, and Randy Gage. Woodward says, "Everyone who attends the event leaves with a boatload of nuggets to improve him- or herself personally and professionally." A prevailing idea behind the event is that when so many have so much to offer, attendees are able to network, learn, and grow while having fun and creating lasting friendships with other professionals in their field.


9 Dec 14

The ‘Financial Fitness Pack’ Now Earns CPAs Continuing Professional Education Credits!


Here at LIFE Leadership, we are constantly striving to produce the highest quality products that can truly make a difference in people's lives. Nothing makes us happier than knowing that our materials and teachings bring true benefit to the lives of our Members and Customers. That's why we create products like our Financial Fitness Pack, which we have had the great joy of witnessing bring increased financial stability and prosperity, as well as greater peace of mind, to many in our community who had previously been burdened with debt and stress because they had never received an education in the often neglected but extremely important subject of how to properly manage one's personal finances. The Financial Fitness Pack shows people that learning to master their finances doesn't have to be daunting or scary, and it can even be fun.

And what's more, the education on proven financial principles and the key areas of personal finance that the Financial Fitness Pack provides is so solid and practical that even accounting professionals have come to recognize its value. Therefore, we now have the honor of announcing an exciting new development that will allow Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to earn self-study CPE credit when they incorporate the Financial Fitness Pack into their ongoing efforts to maintain their professional competence and their ability to provide quality professional services.

CPEThink.com, a leading provider of online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses for CPAs, is now offering 22 self-study credits for completing the Financial Fitness Pack material and passing an online exam. CPEthink.com is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a Quality Assurance Service (QAS) Sponsor of Continuing Professional Education, and the CPE credit hours satisfy or exceed the updated American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)/NASBA guidelines on self-study CPE activated in 2014 for all 50 states and US territories.

We look forward to helping many CPAs fulfill their Continuing Professional Education requirements, as well as helping many others enjoy the process of learning how to take charge of their finances. You can purchase your Financial Fitness Pack here. To access the CPE course learning objectives, review questions, and final exam, please visit CPEthink.com.


18 Nov 14

Financial Fitness for Teens: 6 Steps from Broke to Abundant


"The money thing" is one of the most important aspects of life to master-and the earlier, the better. You're never too young to learn the principles of success, especially when it comes to personal finances. Many adults are trapped in the Financial Matrix, struggling needlessly with debt and trying to figure out on their own how to properly manage their money because nobody taught them the principles of financial fitness when they were young. The majority of schools and colleges seem to skip right over the subject as if it weren't relevant. But learning solid financial principles and good spending, saving, and budgeting habits at a young age can prevent people from having to face the burden of a heavy debt load and get them on the path to abundance.

Don't let the Financial Matrix's system of debt ensnare the young people in your life and doom them to a life of constantly being broke and struggling to make ends meet. Break the cycle of debt, and give the next generation the edge they need to start mastering their money now. Get them a copy of Financial Fitness for Teens: 6 Steps from Broke to Abundant from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series and show them how simple it is to take charge of their finances. They'll gain an understanding of the basics of money, four ways to make money, the power of giving and saving, what most people don't know about investing, wise spending habits, and ten financial danger zones to avoid or tread with care. And best of all, they'll be able to start creating their life of abundance now.


12 Nov 14

All aboard the LIFE Leadership Express!


The leadership train is headed to some very exciting destinations, so make sure you’ve got your seat for this network marketing adventure that is a dream builder’s dream come true!

Now, from the comfort of your own living room or pretty much anywhere you go, you can learn how to build a successful network marketing business from one of the greatest networkers in history, Orrin Woodward. With his book The Leadership Train, he unveils the mysteries of network marketing and derails any fallacies and misconceptions about its value and validity. He illustrates how to handle pyramid and other objections and wipes out any doubts, untruths, and false beliefs that any prospective members and customers, and possibly even you yourself, might have. And he does it all with a captivating, easy-reading narrative.

Orrin’s story details one man’s complete turnaround after struggling for years with finding fulfillment in his career and putting his family relationships at jeopardy because of it. Sparked by an unexpected reunion with a long-lost friend and coworker who has gained much more peace, happiness, and success since he left his fast-climbing corporate position and built a large network marketing business, Bobby Davis embarks on a journey that helps him find his true purpose and much more satisfaction in his work and personal life.

If you want that in your life, then you owe it to yourself to read Orrin Woodward’s The Leadership Train. And we’re sure that once you do, you’ll be eager to get it into the hands of anyone else you meet who is looking for something more in life as well.

Hurry and grab your boarding pass, and bring along as many people as you can because the leadership train is going places fast. So you definitely want to be on board for this thrilling, life-changing ride!


4 Nov 14

Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Launch a Leadership Revolution in Italy


On Friday, October 3, 2014, authors and leadership experts Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward visited the Italian Senate in Rome to hold a press conference entitled “Launching a Leadership Revolution.” The event, moderated by author Alessandro Iovino, covered topics of great interest to those who hold positions of responsibility in this highly important and symbolic leadership institution. Also speaking at the event were Senator Lucio Malan, Governor of the Italian Senate, and Dr. Gaetano Sottile, President of Italy for Christ. Other participants included lawyers, politicians, journalists, business owners, and more.

Brady and Woodward’s ‘New York Times’ bestselling book ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution,’ the basis for material discussed in the conference, teaches about the “art” (presuppositions/thought processes/mindsets) and “science” (actions and strategies) of leadership, explaining the philosophy of the authors about what true leadership is and how people can improve their leadership effectiveness. With the belief that leadership is not a privilege exclusive to a few elites but rather a quality anyone and everyone can adopt to improve both themselves and the society in which they live, the authors maintain that the question all individuals must ask themselves is not whether they will ever be called upon to lead but whether they will be ready to do so when they are.

It is this unique philosophy Brady and Woodward have toward leadership that Iovino stressed during the event with the Italian Senate. And Sottile reaffirmed this idea, saying that in his experience of training young leaders in Italy and abroad, he has discovered that the essential quality for both one’s personal and professional life is to develop real leadership that can affect those around oneself.

After their conference in the Italian Senate, the two American authors traveled to Naples to speak at another event hosted by Gospel Napoli entitled “Becoming a Successful Leader.” Held in the city of Melito, the conference was opened by Pastor Marco Palma and Mayor Angelo Liccardo. Sottile again joined Brady and Woodward and pointed out that true leadership is founded in a deep and genuine Christian experience. The speakers all urged the many young people in attendance to be actors rather than spectators in the launch of a real revolution in leadership because as Woodward says, “The difference between success and failure isn’t ability as much as action.”

During their visit to Italy, Brady and Woodward also did a ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution’ presentation for rotary members in Ragusa Ilba. Rotary president Mario Schinninà organized the dinner speaking event, which was held at the Convent of Cappuccini. The members say they enjoyed the presentation so much that they are planning on hosting several more such events in 2015.

Click the "Read More" link below to watch the video in Italian!


3 Nov 14

Winner of the FLC14 Financial Fitness Contest


The Financial Fitness Sales Contest results were a fascinating display of excitement coming from three different venues at the 2014 Winter Leadership Conventions. All of the participants received some well-deserved praise for achieving such incredible results. What a force for good everyone in LIFE Leadership contributes to as they sell a product that brings such amazing results.

The top three sellers were as follows:

  • 3rd Place: Thierry Laplanche and Marie-Maud Nazon
  • 2nd Place: Carol and Chad Baker
  • 1st Place: Sandy and Paul Northup

Aloha! The first place seller earned a plaque, a check for $7,149.29, and a trip to Hawaii! Second place received a check equaling a percentage of their total contest sales plus a 3-night stay in Scottsdale, Arizona. The other four finalists in the top six each took home a check equaling a percentage of their total contest sales.

The next Financial Fitness Retail Sales Contest is already underway, and sales of the Financial Fitness Pack are not slowing down. There are still millions of people out there that can take advantage of LIFE Leadership's flagship product. On top of the cash prize, the first place winner will receive a 4-night stay at an exclusive hotel in Waikiki Beach, and the second place winner will get a 3-night stay at an elegant hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona! It's not too late to get started or to rev up your motivation. So get busy thinking of new ways to sell those Financial Fitness Packs, and you may just end up taking first place. We are certainly eager to see who the top sellers will be. Will it be YOU?

2 Oct 14

Improve Interactions with Difficult People in Five Simple Steps


As important as relationships are for every area of life-and they are very important-relationships can be the source of some of our greatest frustrations. Some people just seem determined to be as difficult as they possibly can, continually putting up road blocks to peace and progress at every turn.

Dealing with difficult people is an inevitable part of this life we live. So you might as well get used to it and start planning right now for how you can make those difficult encounters a little less difficult…and a lot more constructive. Whether others are deliberately trying to make things hard or they maybe just had a bad day and ended up spewing all of their emotions onto you, there are steps you can take to deescalate quickly rising tempers, properly evaluate the situation and the needs of the difficult person(s), and not only keep things from boiling over into a hot mess but possibly even come up with a unique, innovative solution that makes all people involved much happier.

Dealing with Difficult People from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series teaches you the vital Five-Step Peace Process for turning difficult scenarios into positive and potentially fruitful endeavors while always keeping your interactions classy and professional, no matter how heated a situation might seem. And it provides insight into the seven main types of difficult people that you are likely to encounter so you can be prepared ahead of time for how to best handle them when they show up in your life.

Equip yourself to create healthy, productive relationships with people from all walks and attitudes. Get your copy of Dealing with Difficult People today . The conflict resolution skills you'll gain from this book will bring much more ease and grace to both your personal and professional relationships.

You may just find that those so-called "difficult people" turn out to be some of your best partners and allies. And at the very least, you'll be able to let go of a lot of frustration and breathe easier knowing you've done everything in your power to fully understand what makes them tick and come up with a creative win-win solution that benefits all parties. And all the while, you managed to avoid being difficult yourself and keep your focus on serving your own life purpose and making a positive, worthwhile contribution to all those you meet and to the world at large. Now that's a win-win!


16 Sep 14

Financial Fitness Wins Bronze in the Living Now Book Awards!


The revolution continues to grow strong! In confirmation of its effectiveness at teaching the principles of success in personal finance, theFinancial Fitness book has received yet another award. This time, Financial Fitness won a Bronze Medal in the Finance / Budgeting / Business Category in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards!

With the motto "books for better living," the Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of books that enhance the quality of life. And that is exactly what Financial Fitness is doing for people worldwide: changing lives by helping people of all ages and walks of life learn how to master their money. It offers forty-seven key principles and plenty of practical advice and tools for all of the important aspects of personal finance (the offense, or making money; the defense, or budgeting and discipline; and the playing field, or rules and philosophy of money) in one convenient location. And it breaks down all of the common barriers and excuses that most people have by demonstrating just how easy and fun it can be to take charge of your finances.

You can order your copy of Financial Fitness here. And if you really want to immerse yourself in financial education and solidify the habits that the book helps you develop, make sure you check out all the other top-quality personal finance products that LIFE Leadership has to offer. Our Financial Fitness Pack includes not only the Financial Fitness book but a companion workbook and eight informative and inspiring audios as well. Plus, we also have a twelve-month Financial Fitness Subscription that provides continual advice and encouragement to help you stay focused on the right principles and goals as you work to keep your budget squared away all year long.

Click "Read More" for the official results of the 2014 Annual Living Now Book Awards.


18 Aug 14

Learn How to Create Waves of Change and Make the World a Better Place


Do you have a vision of a better world but wonder how you can ever make it a reality? Do you feel helpless and too insignificant to impact the issues that matter most to you? Don't give up hope. Don't stop believing your dreams can come true because even small acts of courage can make a big difference.

Everyone is familiar with the phenomenon called "the ripple effect." The image of throwing a small pebble in a pond and watching the ripples cascade out from the point of impact clearly illustrates how one individual in a sea of people can cause a disturbance that shakes up the otherwise calm complacency of his or her environment.

All people are capable of initiating this kind of ripple effect. But do you know how to amplify the power and impact of those ripples and turn them into waves of change? Every now and then, extraordinary individuals come along who manage to cause not only ripples in the surfaces of our world but massive waves that are so huge they create lasting change.

And now you can be one of those people. You can learn how to bring about a whole new level of awareness in society and leave the world forever altered-forever better-with Wavemakers from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series. The book showcases several such extraordinary individuals ("Wavemakers," as we call them) from all walks of life, political affiliations, and worldviews. Despite their diverse backgrounds and goals, what these Wavemakers all have in common is a legacy of making waves so enormous that our world will forever be changed by their brave actions. Regardless of whether we may agree with their viewpoints, there is much to learn from these people and their fascinating stories of courage.

Get your copy today and discover from these Wavemaking examples how to, with small acts of courage, make waves of your own that wash over the unsatisfactory status quo and bring your vision for a brighter future to fruition!


16 Jul 14

Leverage the Power of Fun for Increased Success and Fulfillment


Life was not meant to be boring. Fun matters. It is serious business and should be a priority. Without it, few people maintain the levels of inspired motivation and sustained effort that bring great success. Top leaders know this, and that's why they approach fun with the same kind of focus and passion as they do their work.

The Serious Power of Fun from the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series, with the Foreword written by Chris Brady, demonstrates the significance of fun and helps readers follow in the footsteps of top leaders to create a habit of designed gratification-where life just keeps getting better as time goes on-and turn any circumstance into the right kind of fun. It offers practical advice and examples of how to leverage the power of fun for increased enjoyment and success in every area of life.

For those who are suffering from drudgery and boredom in work and life, The Serious Power of Fun is just what the doctor ordered. Get your copy today and start using the power of fun to find relief from your affliction and revive every aspect of life. Energize your life. Enjoy your life. And laugh your way to greater success and fulfillment!


9 Jul 14

"And Justice for All" Is Now Available!


These are uncertain times for personal and societal freedoms. We long for security, but to have it, we often sacrifice liberty. Throughout history, humans have made this same mistake, struggling as we do to hold onto freedom and achieve the right balance between State and Social Power.

Why do freedom and justice for all seem elusive and difficult to maintain? Why do we fall again and again into the same old societal traps our ancestors did? Can we reverse the trend, find that idyllic state of affairs in which neither tyranny nor chaos reigns, and make it last? How far will we slip toward tyranny before we wake up, take back the power that belongs to us, and restore justice and prosperity to our lands?

Orrin Woodward tackles these questions and more in his three-part series, And Justice for All: The Quest for Concord. Part one of the series ( Volume I: The Problem Defined), released in June of 2014, digs deep into the reasons why our freedoms are diminishing.

Discover where we get our freedoms and rights, why we need government to help us protect them, and why we must keep State Power in check if we want to preserve them long term. Find out what actions you can take now to stop the erosion of freedom that comes with government overstepping its limits, and learn from historical examples what is necessary for society to flourish and prosper.

And Justice for All is a call for awareness and action. Make your freedom the priority that it should be. Get your copy now. Use it to learn-and teach-how to fulfill humanity's quest for concord and establish society on a firm and lasting foundation of freedom and justice for all.


25 Jun 14

Orrin Woodward Is Now the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing


Chairman of the Board for LIFE Leadership, Orrin Woodward has made history and is now the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing!

The exciting, once-in-a-lifetime GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS event to promote Orrin's new book, And Justice for All, was held during the Summer Leadership Convention at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on June 21, 2014, starting at 8:00 a.m.

The previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for the most books signed by one author at a single event was held by Sammy Lee from Hong Kong. On January 19, 2013, Mr. Lee signed a total of 4,649 copies of his book Autopilot Leadership Model in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. The feat spanned 13 hours, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The actual signing time was recorded at 11 hours, 42 minutes, and 58 seconds, according to Guinness World Records Limited.

Orrin breezed right past that amount in a mere 4 hours and 10 minutes and continued on to sign a total of 6,786 books in just 6 hours and 33 minutes, taking only two 6-minute breaks after he had surpassed the previous record!

Onlookers took to calling Orrin a "machine" for his amazing feat of endurance and speed. But Orrin knows the power of teamwork, and in his interview with the press and his victory speech at the official announcement of the new title, he made sure to acknowledge and thank all who participated and helped him set the record, saying, "This is all you."

Thanks to the skilled planning and enthusiastic cooperation of all involved, the entire event was systematic and ran like a well-oiled machine, causing the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator who validated the successful record attempt to comment that those helping to run the event made his job easy and that he believed the LIFE Leadership community had the potential to set more records. We have no doubt that this is true. So we look forward to seeing plenty more "once-in-a-lifetime" events and accomplishments from the leaders and the entire community of LIFE Leadership!

See the excitement of Orrin's GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Largest Book Signing event for yourself in this video.

Click the "More" link below to see the Guinness World Records Limited report about this record-breaking achievement.


16 Jun 14

LIFE Leadership’s Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady Rank in the “Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts” Published in Inc. Magazine


As unique and diverse as individuals can be, all people are still ultimately a product of their influences in life. So author of the book Management 3.0 and self-proclaimed creative networker Jurgen Appelo set out to discover who the most popular leadership and management experts in the world are. Specifically, he and his team tried to determine which people are globally the most popular management and leadership writers, in the English language.

Appelo's team ranked leadership and management experts based on data from six different sources (number of appearances in top lists, Goodreads ratings, Twitter followers, blog reputation, Wikipedia, and Google search ratios). They made a few adjustments to compensate for people's real affinity with the topics of management and leadership versus popularity in other areas. And then they averaged all of the rankings together to generate their list of the 100 most popular management and leadership writers.

Their findings were published in an "Owner's Manual" feature article "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts" by Jeff Haden on May 12, 2014, in Inc. magazine, which is well-known for its focus on growing companies and the issues that affect business growth. (Inc. has published the Inc. 500, an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States, since 1982. The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of that list, which ranks the nation's top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies and features a special ranking of the top 10 percent of the list as the Inc. 500.)

Two of the founders of LIFE Leadership made the list of the "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts," demonstrating their broad appeal and tremendous influence throughout the world in the fields of management and leadership. Chairman of the Board Orrin Woodward ranked #20 on the list, and CEO and Creative Director Chris Brady came in at #39.

To see the complete list of the "Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts" as published in Inc. and to read more about the methodology used to create it, click the "More" link below.


4 Jun 14

Chairman of the Board for LIFE Leadership Orrin Woodward Prepares to Set a New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title


Orrin Woodward's next book signing, for his newest release And Justice for All, could become a once-in-a-lifetime event. Rather than simply greeting his fans, he is attempting to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Largest Book Signing in history.

The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the most books signed at a single event is held by Sammy Lee from Hong Kong. On January 19, 2013, Mr. Lee signed a total of 4,649 copies of his book Autopilot Leadership Model in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. The feat spanned 13 hours, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The actual signing time was recorded at 11 hours, 42 minutes, and 58 seconds, according to Guinness World Records Limited.

In order to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title, an individual must accomplish something that is truly noteworthy. To break the standing record for most books signed at a single event, Orrin will have to sign at least 4,650 copies of his book.

The event will take place in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena on June 21, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. LIFE Leadership's Obstaclés Press has recently partnered with Next Century Publishing to provide sponsorship for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® event.


8 Apr 14

Financial Fitness Wins Silver in the Axiom Business Book Awards!


The Financial Fitness book is creating a revolution in the world of personal finance. People everywhere are quickly and easily learning to master their money. That is evidenced by the countless lives that have been changed and by the Personal Finance Silver Medal that the book recently won in the 2014 Axiom Business Book Awards.

The Axiom Award motto is "Success through Knowledge," and that is exactly what Financial Fitness brings. This comprehensive guide presents the best principles and advice for success in all areas of personal finance. Readers learn about the offense (making money), defense (budgeting and discipline), and playing field (rules and philosophy of money) in one convenient location. The hassle and confusion that so often accompany money matters are eliminated, so taking charge becomes simple.

LIFE Leadership is elated to be honored with this Silver Medal from the Axiom Business Book Awards, but we're even more excited about the difference this book is making and the lives that are being improved. In a world where the economy is anything but stable, a solid foundation of financial know-how is critical. So if you haven't already, it's time to join the revolution.Get your copy of Financial Fitness here and learn to kick the debt habit and thrive and prosper in any economy.

And to really make sure you completely absorb and apply these valuable principles, check out our Financial Fitness Pack (which includes a companion workbook and eight audios along with the book) and our Financial Fitness Subscription (which will help keep you focused on the right thoughts and actions for a full year) so you can develop a lasting habit of financial fitness.

(See the Axiom Business Book Awards winner announcement press release here and the entire list of winners here.)


18 Mar 14

Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward Share Their Experience and Expertise to Give Youth an Edge on Success!


Many people struggle for years to track down the right information and figure out the best path to be able to achieve their dreams and goals. This pattern is so common that a majority of adults have thought at some point, "If I only knew then what I know now…" But it doesn't have to be that way. There is no age limit on success! And there are those who have gone before us who have already done the hard work of pinpointing the best, most effective principles and ideas that can lead us to success in any endeavor.

New York Times bestselling authors and successful entrepreneurs Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward are two such people who are happy to reach out and share their wisdom and experience with today's youth and make a difference in their lives before they ever get to that point of wishing they knew then what they know now. The highly popular Edge monthly audio subscription series that Chris has created through LIFE Leadership equips young people to succeed at an early age. And now with the Edge book, Chris and Orrin deliver training articles and hundreds of their most popular tweets in the language of excellence as only they can.

With bold graphics and eye-popping photography from around the world, the Edge book is designed to be experienced, not just read! It's an exciting adventure with lots of thought-provoking, life-changing information. And readers will get extra enjoyment out of challenging themselves to locate all of the appearances of Obstaclés (a creation of Chris Brady), the sneaky villain who tries to stop anyone from achieving excellence. He represents the obstacles that we must overcome on the path to success. But with all of the helpful advice in this book, readers will have no problem stopping Obstaclés in his tracks before he can even begin to hinder their progress!

Get the Edge book and the Edge Series, and give every young person in your life an Edge on success today!


20 Jan 14

A Chris Brady and/or Orrin Woodward Book Sold Every Two Minutes!


The word is out and spreading like wildfire. LIFE Leadership's New York Times bestselling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady definitely know their stuff. These leadership experts are the real deal. They have been there and done that, and they know how to help you do it too.

They've got what you need and want to make every area of life better. Book lovers, leadership enthusiasts, and people from all walks of life are rushing to get their engaging, principles-based, information-packed, and life-changing materials. In fact, someone buys a book by Orrin Woodward and/or Chris Brady every two minutes!

So don't waste your time learning everything the hard way. Get in the action, be in the know, and get a leg up on the competition. Accelerate your learning curve dramatically with time-tested truths and the wisdom of practical, real-life experience.

Click here to browse for your favorite leadership and personal-development products by Orrin Woodward and/or Chris Brady and all of the other expert content providers at LIFE Leadership. And start living the life you've always wanted today!


17 Dec 13

Propel Your Leadership Journey to New Heights with the LLR Workbook!


The New York Times bestseller Launching a Leadership Revolution by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward gave you the proper launch system and thrust for a perfect liftoff to put your leadership exploration on the right trajectory. Now, the authors have released an interactive workbook to help you explore the art and science of leadership further and propel your mission to all new heights. This new resource will fuel your hunger, boost your motivation, and help you stay the course and fully master the principles of leadership as you work to fulfill your purpose, achieve your goals, and leave available legacy for future generations. Everyone is called to lead at some point in life. Make sure you are prepared to take charge when it’s your turn.Check out the Launching a Leadership Revolution Workbook on the  LIFE Leadership Shopping Cart today.


3 Dec 13

Rascal and Voyage of a Viking Are Winners in the 5th Annual Living Now Book Awards!


We are thrilled to announce that Obstaclés Press books Rascal: Making a Difference by Becoming an Original Character by ChrisBrady, New York Times bestselling author with over a million books sold, andVoyage of a Viking: How a Man of Action Can Become a Man of Grace by bestselling author Tim Marks are both Living Now Book Award winners!

The Living Now Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan, a book packaging and marketing firm dedicated to promoting books that enhance the quality of our lives and make the world a better place. The award winners were chosen from newly published books in lifestyle categories from cooking and parenting to wellness and spirituality. In all, 107 gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded in 34 categories, out of 545 total entries.

Voyage of a Viking won the Bronze Medal in the Personal Growth/Motivation category, and Rascal won the Evergreen Gold Medal for Personal Growth (for books published since 2000).  Check out the full list of winners here.

Congratulations to the authors! We are extremely proud of their skill and dedication to informing and inspiring readers in a way that can truly make a difference in their lives!


23 Oct 13

The eagerly anticipated first book of the LIFE Leadership Essentials Series comes highly recommended!


Released in September 2013, Mentoring Matters: Targets, Techniques, and Tools for Becoming a Great Mentor, with a Foreword by New York Times bestselling author Orrin Woodward, is already impacting readers in a powerful way. This book is an influential learning tool that shows how great mentoring is key to successful leadership. Mentoring Matters is the ultimate handbook to teach you the skills of being an effective mentor. Reach out and share your knowledge and expertise with those around you. If you don’t have a mentor yet, it’s time to find one; if you aren’t one, then you need to become one. Master the tools and techniques provided in this book, and your leadership achievements will be forever increased!


30 May 13

Orrin Woodward Does It Again with LeaderShift


Orrin Woodward’s latest book is already a phenomenal success! In a demonstration of the profoundness and timeliness of its message, Orrin Woodward’s and Oliver DeMille’s LeaderShift, released on April 16, 2013, has quickly won popular acclaim and hit the New York Times bestseller list two weeks in a row. Signings throughout the US and Canada have sold out rapidly.

Readers all over have been enthralled by this powerful narrative and inspired by the ingenious solutions it propounds for our troubled times. Our world today is on the verge of a momentous LeaderShift that will re-frame the twenty-first century and significantly alter the way we govern, lead, and do business. If you haven’t picked up your copy of this provocative business parable yet, get one today and see what all the excitement is about and what can be done to stop the Five Laws of Decline from eroding your nation’s economy!


6 Feb 13

Orrin Woodward, Recipient of the National Benchmarking Award at Age 25


Orrin Woodward is an entrepreneur that has succeeded in a number of arenas throughout his life. Prior to co-authoring his bestselling book Launching a Leadership Revolution and becoming one of the most sought after leadership development speakers across the globe, Orrin Woodward started his career as an engineer for GM and climbed up the ranks rapidly.

At the age of 25, Orrin became the youngest winner of a prestigious engineering award “The National Benchmarking Award.” The International Benchmarking Clearinghouse presented Orrin with this award in recognition of his astounding benchmarking research on automotive fuel pumps. The two-year study that Orrin conducted gave the industry a better understanding of the technology, trends, and correlations of various competitors’ fuel pumps, which allowed vast improvements for the future production of AC Delco Systems’ fuel pump. This research resulted in massive enhancements that saved the company a great deal of money during the production stage, significantly improved durability and efficiency, and reduced the vibration level to limit unwanted noise for the driver.

This award recognizes excellence and is not handed out lightly. Orrin is adept at taking something that is good and making it great. This is one reason why Orrin Woodward has four patents (three in production at one time) to his name. This feat is mind boggling, as many engineers will go their entire career without developing even one patent, but Orrin put his mind to work at the young age of 25 and cranked out four patents in a relatively short amount of time.

The success that Orrin achieved grabbed the attention of a number of people across the nation, sending them on a race to recruit him for the knowledge that he could lend to their firms. He accepted an offer and became a successful consultant, developing further benchmarking studies. Orrin retired after a few years of consulting, developed a large number of successful businesses across the country, and is now excited about the impact that his leadership books are having with readers all over the world. View a PDF file of the 1994 Engineering Update article about Orrin’s award here or read the text of the article below.


 AC Delco Systems


 Benchmarking has been defined as the search for, and implementation of, best practices. Benchmarking supports the evolution of an organization that continuously improves. Benchmarking is also a Quality Network Action Strategy and a key AC Delco Systems initiative.

AC Delco Systems won a national award for its work on benchmarking automotive fuel pumps (detailed in June 1992 issue of Engineering Update). A paper describing AC Delco Systems’ benchmarking success story was recognized as an outstanding example of both the process and potential of benchmarking. The authors, Orrin Woodward and John Predmore, presented their work on Technical Competitive Analysis (TCA) at a benchmarking conference in June 1994.

AC Delco Systems’ two year study of competitors’ fuel pumps pinpointed major differences among the motors of the various pumps, and revealed some interesting trends and correlations. “Best-in-class” test results were summarized as targets for all future pump designs. Engineers were able to implement this new-found knowledge and incorporate several major improvements in both current and future generation fuel pumps. These improvements resulted from a better understanding of motor technology, not direct copying. The new generation AC Delco Systems fuel pump will leapfrog the best of the current competition in several key product attributes.

Some of the improvements that resulted from this project were: durability of motor brushes was doubled, motor efficiency was doubled, and vibration (which contributes to noise) was reduced by a factor of five.

The non-profit agency sponsoring the Benchmarking Awards, the American Productivity & Quality Center, works with business, labor, government, health care and academia to improve productivity, quality, and quality of work life. The Center’s International Benchmarking Clearinghouse, which began operation in 1992, provides a number of products and services to assist organizations with their benchmarking efforts.

The purpose of the Benchmarking Awards is to provide criteria for self-assessment, recognize teams and organizations that provide models of excellence, and extend the state-of-the-art by encouraging and communicating new techniques and the results of on-going research.

Criteria for the Benchmarking Awards include overall benchmarking approach, implementation of findings and documented savings. In 1993, the inaugural year of the Benchmarking Awards, there were seven finalists but no awards were given (a reflection of the high standards set by the judging committee). This year, AC Delco Systems was one of the seven organizations nationwide receiving an award. Other functions benchmarked include: maintenance, customer satisfaction measurement, coolant recovery, and education planning.

For more information about competitive product benchmarking or the Technical Competitive Analysis Quality Council, contact John Predmore at 8-387-8553. Training and support materials for product teams and TCA champions include a videotaped summary of the fuel pump analysis.

Engineering Update October/November/December 1994


16 Oct 12

Orrin Woodward Hits a Home Run with His RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE!


In a recent article, Michael McCaffery named Orrin Woodward’s RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE as one of Learn About LLC’s100 Books to Inspire Leadership and Create Movers and Shakers. McCaffery said the list included the “very best books on leadership” which will give readers “the same dynamic potential as the movers and shakers that caused change and progress across the globe and throughout history.” With RESOLVED, Orrin Woodward has truly captured the essence of his time-tested principles that forge real leaders, and he has elicited an awakening among men and women to step up and start living by these principles so they can make a difference in this world. Orrin is extremely honored to have his book included in this list of the all-time best leadership books, and he looks forward to seeing what the movers and shakers inspired by his book will do!


5 Oct 12

Orrin Woodward's Newest Release RESOLVED Primer Is Now Available!


The latest book from New York Times bestselling author and leadership guru Orrin Woodward has officially been released! How would you like to have one of the most influential leaders in the world in your home, teaching you how to live your most successful and fulfilling life? With Orrin Woodward’s RESOLVED Primer, you can have just that!

Orrin Woodward is a genuine legend. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Launching a Leadership Revolution, as well as several other popular books on leadership and personal development, and the recipient of the IAB’s 2011 Leadership Award, along with various other prestigious awards. The positive impact of his work has been far-reaching and extensive, touching the lives of thousands upon thousands of people and developing other leaders who are working to do the same.

Orrin's RESOLVED Primer is a compact, highly accessible companion volume to his RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE designed by New York Times bestselling author (and Networking Times senior editor) John David Mann to be a quick, easy, and powerful read. With his vast knowledge and experience, Orrin has streamlined the essentials of personal and leadership development. Applying and implementing this book’s thirteen resolutions engenders profound personal growth and achievements. A truly fulfilled life is within reach. If you want richer relationships, more personal satisfaction, a compelling sense of purpose, mastery over your finances and business, and a strong cultural influence that will enable you to leave a lasting legacy, the RESOLVED Primer is for you!


1 Nov 11

RESOLVED - 13 Resolutions for LIFE by Orrin Woodward


Orrin Woodward’s first solo project is a book that takes us back in time to recapture the essence of what made America great while at the same time beckons men and women to step up and recapture those principles and begin living them today. It is at once a book of resolutions to assist a person in forging himself a true leader, a textbook of instructions to serve as a guide in tackling life’s toughest challenges, and lastly, fully inspirational in capturing the heart and soul of leaders who have lived and achieved using the principles in this book. Resolved: 13 Resolutions for Life, is a must read for anyone desiring to capture, in one book, the essence of the proven leadership principles of Orrin Woodward. More...

12 Apr 11

LIFE Book Released!


New York Times best selling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady have done it again and this is their greatest work ever!! After having built a legacy in leadership, business and touching the lives of millions, they are more driven than ever to reach out and make a difference. Their latest book titled LIFE is hot off the presses! Every page is ALIVE and stirring with over three decades of Chris and Orrin’s combined adventures, experiences and invaluable lessons learned. The book dives into their compilation of the “Eight F’s” of LIFE: Faith, Family, Friendship, Freedom, Finances, Fitness, Following and Fun. Share their journey of amazing wisdom, A-HA! Moments, goose bumps, sleepness nights, adrenaline rushes, breaking points, human impact, growth and more! This book is a 5 Star masterpiece that embraces all of LIFE’s spokes! It’s timeless in it’s messages, clever in it’s delivery, superior in it’s quality, super fun for the eyes and MEGA useful. You won’t “read” this book, you’ll live it! Everything (Really, EVERYTHING) is in here. More...

24 Feb 11

Woodward and Brady Recognized for "The Best 25 Management & Leadership Blogs of 2011"


The modern leadership movement is based upon the principle that leaders aren’t born, they’re made. The arts of leadership and management, like all arts and skills, are learned and honed by practice over time. And one only learns how to practice from others who are farther along than oneself. That’s where blogs can be helpful. Hundreds of experienced leadership coaches and management experts publish their thoughts online. While not everyone can afford to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a management seminar, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can access high quality leadership advice for free. To help you get started we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the 25 best blogs on leadership and management of 2011.