High 5s for Mentors

15 12 2012

Nearly eleven years ago now, God brought a young man, Bill Lewis,  into my life that little did I know then, would end up being my best friend, financial coach, and Business Mentor. Bill had been involved in a Leadership Company called TEAM and introduced us to the founder  Orrin Woodward. We are very excited to be a part of the recently launched mentorship program called LIFE.  Some would think that an “older man” would be the one to look up to for coaching and mentoring. That is certainly not the case today. Some recent past Presidents have tarnished the thought of being the older, wiser, example set for our children to follow.

So, what is the big deal about a mentor you ask…

Younger men want and need the blessing of an older man to breathe life into them and develop a noble leader that exposes the leadership abilities that God has instilled in  them at birth. At some point, sons must leave the mentorship of dad to become a man. With a greater that 50% divorce rate for first marriages, most children grow up without the mentorship of a father. How do I know that you ask, I am a father who has suffered wounds from a failed first marriage, leaving a son to be raised mostly without the coaching of his father. He and I have both paid the price for that choice.

Bill Lewis, a much younger man than myself, has helped me to mend those wounds, restore my faith, and forgive myself, just like Christ has forgiven each of us. Understand that a “mentor” does not have to be an older man.

Mentors are specialists. A mentor is one who supports rather than competing with you. A mentor is one who is primarily a cheerleader and not a critic. A mentor is one who sees what is right and good in you, and identifying your strengths. A mentor is one who encourages the development of your gifts while seeking to protect you from costly mistakes.  Bill helped me understand that paying interest on items that depreciate is a costly mistake. Buying and leasing new cars, trading them in every three years, paying for beautiful RVs that made us feel good to keep up with every other camper was very costly. Sometimes truth is alarming, but it is still the truth.

A mentor is one who admires and delights in you because he instinctively recognizes your value and untapped potential. A mentor does not have to necessarily have to be a close friend, but he will be a confidant. A mentor will teach you wisdom through experience. A mentor will have belief in you and give cheers for your achievements. A mentor in some instances is truly a proven hero.

To quote Exodus 18:19-20 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel. and God shall be with thee. Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the cause unto God. And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt show them the way wherein they must walk, and work that they must do. Moses clearly had a gift to share with others. That is where “Iron sharpens Iron” comes from.

A mentor chooses to cultivate a relationship with you. He is willing to take a chance on you and he is respected by others. A mentor has a network of resources and is consulted by others. A mentor is as good a listener as he is a talker and is consistent in his lifestyle.

A mentor is concerned with your interests and is able to diagnose your needs. Younger mentors like Orrin Woodward and Bill Lewis give older men like myself a restored purpose that we can serve the second half our life that adds the satisfaction that is missing from an older mans life. We all need mentors…….

Do you know what the potholes in your life are?

It is a poor man that goes through life without letting a few men inside.

God Bless

Brian





My “Inner Voice”

16 08 2012

Well over ten years ago now, we were introduced to, and confronted with truth. A program of personal development created by Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, was introduced to us by my now great friend and mentor Bill Lewis. The personal development program is called TEAM.

Having worked for the State of Michigan nearly 20 years at the time, I was confronted with my “Inner Voice”. Yes, we all have one (some of us have more than one) that speaks to us with truth. We can deny things all we want, but we know truth when confronted with it.

The following are some truths my inner voice was shouting very clearly!

I was a poser in my walk of faith

I was a poor example of a husband and father

I had created a debt my wife did not deserve

My occupation had become my primary focus

These four are plenty for this post. When Bill contacted me on the phone, I had no idea who he was, but we had a mutual friend named Carrie Will. When Bill asked me if I had ever heard of Orrin Woodward, I honestly had not. When he explained to me that Carrie had told him I was a sharp person and he was expanding a leadership team in the area, my inner voice (ego) said yes I have been a leader of lots of people for a long time. funny heh?

I explained to Bill that I was a supervisor and really did not need to read as he asked me if I had read a book called the “Cashflow Quadrant”. I’ll bet he thought I was an idiot. Well, to help you understand, I did read the book and that is how I know I was a financial moron. I had no stinking clue what that book was talking about. Talk about a wake up call!

You see a leader takes responsibility, listens to the inner voice of integrity and character, and then makes a decision based on his or her courage to do the right thing.  A leader by definition not only does not do what is the wrong thing, but also does what is the morally right thing. My financial decisions at that point in my life were made based on what made me feel good. That was my inner voice that received the most attention no matter what the outcome was. My financial choices were made based on how it made me feel. How selfish is that?

As I began to get involved with the leadership program that Orrin and Chris were establishing, my courage improved. When management at work would ask me to do things that I knew directly violated union contracts, I had the character and the courage to make my choice based on the correct moral solution. Many times today, natural resource management decisions are based on how they may impact the state’s budget, not necessarily what is truly in the best interest of the protection of the resource. And that is what I took an Oath to do when I was hired! My inner voice has spoken very loud and clear lately, as a result of one of the states largest wildfires in history that burned nearly 25,ooo acres. Nearly 100 structures were burned, and the truth is, suppression efforts are not what stopped the forward spread of the fire, GOD did. It is known as Lake Superior!  My inner voice is wishing I would have been more vocal with the recommendations I made for forest treatments. Praise GOD, no one was hurt or killed.

Lastly, This thing called Team, has led Sherry and I both down a path to restore our Faith. And that my friends, is the decision that has improved every part of our lives. That decision affects every part of a person’s life. The Biblical principles that this great nation was founded upon have deteriorated to a point where Sponge Bob cartoons are what is looked to to entertain our youth. How sad!

Sherry and I were recently honored to host Oliver and Rachael DeMille at an International Leadership Conference in Wisconsin. What an amazing man. Oliver explained to us that no one is really looking out for our grandchildren to tell them the truth!

Well ladies and gentlemen, someone is! They are Team and they have launched and education program called LIFE that is sweeping the world with truth. We find it so easy to blame others for the situation that our lives are in today.

We certainly have a long way to go and a short time to get there, but please do this. Ask yourself and have your inner voice be truthful

How is my faith?

How is my relationship with my wide and family?

How is my financial situation?

Has my job become the most important thing?

Am I making choices based on integrity and character or what makes me feel good?

Am I making my choices based on integrity and character regardless of what others think?

What will people say about me when I’m gone?

We all have a duty to fix things. I encourage you, come join Team Leadership!

Ladies and Gentlemen, my inner voice is “The Holy Spirit”

Your inner voice may tell you this is hard, BUT…..

Your children deserve it!!

GOD Bless

Brian





Dream Chasers

23 01 2012

In his now famous CD “Nobodies can be Somebodies”,(Team 323) Orrin Woodward shares the importance of having a dream. This upcoming weekend will mark the culmination of nearly 20 years of a man chasing his dream while restoring the belief in hundreds of thousands of others, that they too can have a dream come true. In 1999 Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady witnessed a presentation by Michael Dell at the Detroit Economics Club. Michael Dells key point in the presentation was the importance of community. At that moment Orrin knew his dream would become a reality.

In 1999 Orrin and Chris founded a Leadership and Personal Development organization called TEAM. The purpose of Team was to find and develop a community of leaders with a dream. Orrin and Laurie Woodward have dedicated their life to fulfill a dream of restoring the foundational and biblical principles our great nations were founded upon.

Together, Chris and Orrin have authored or co-authored no less than 8 books. Their 4th book “Launching a Leadership Revolution” is a New York Times Best Seller.  These two gentlemen have scoured the United States and Canada and have assembled a Policy Council of Leaders across our nations that will come together to hold the first LIFE International Leadership Convention in Ohio and California this weekend.

Read for yourself what Chris Brady had to say about a recent accomplishment of Orrins. Yesterday I received an innocuous email seemingly no different from the other 100 that come in on a daily basis.  I opened it with no more anticipation than one opens a phone bill.  But as I read through its contents I was warmed by its announcement that my friend and business partner Orrin Woodward had received the prestigious IAB Top Small Business Award Top Leadership Website for 2011.  IAB is the International Association of Businesses, a worldwide membership of business owners more than 1 million members strong.  For this year’s award, Orrin Woodward was up against the likes of leadership giants such as Jim Collins, John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Tony Robbins, and Jack Welch, among others.  It is an incredible honor just to be among such icons of the industry, but to finish first is absolutely impressive.

These incredible men and their wives have become the pinnacle of Leadership today.  

Dan and Lisa Hawkins, George and Jill Guzzardo, Claude and Lana Hamilton, Bill and Jackie Lewis, Tim and Amy Marks, Chris and Terri Brady, Rob and Susie Hallstrand, and Orrin and Laurie Woodward are the LIFE Founders that have built the leadership community that Michael Dell spoke of.

Ten years ago, my wife Sherry and I were introduced to this group by a young man from Saginaw Michigan, Bill Lewis. It was clear to me Bill had a dream. Bill helped me to see that even though I was doing what I loved to do, GOD had bigger plans for us. We have been honored to work with this incredible organization and are fired up about attending the first International LIFE Leadership Convention.

What we have come to understand is that many folks have lost belief that there is something else out there or that they have what it takes to be successful.

In a recent book authored by John Maxwell titled “Put Your Dream to The Test”, John asks 10 questions that we must answer to determine if we really are living our own dreams or are we the catalyst for others to accomplish their dreams.

Make no mistake, there will be a “Muskavilla” somewhere where it is warm. Leaders like Jason Tingley and Roy and Brenda Hatcher have become part of a team of people known as the Musketeers”. Together we have a vision to insure our children and grandchildren will be “Somebodies” and be incouraged to DREAM!!

See you in Columbus Dreamers

GOD Bless

Brian





Orrin Woodward “Todays Warrior”

3 01 2012

Orrin Woodward is truly “Todays Warrior”

In a time of uncertainty, there are people who stand out above the crowd. Orrin Woodward, born and raised in Columbiaville Michigan, has stood above the crowd for over a decade. Believing in his creator first, and not listening to his critiques. He knew in 1999 that he would become the Top Leadership Business Community Builder in the world, because he has a vision of truth and a focus on leadership.

I am proud to be associated with this young man because he stands by his convictions. Below is his expression of appreciation to those who have chosen on a daily basis to fight to restore the foundational principles that this great Nation was founded upon. The number one thing I admire and respect about Orrin is his ability to recognize the good in others.

The International Association of Business has just recognized Orrin Woodward with the Top Leadership Award in America in 2011. I encourage you to check it out. iabusa.wordpress.com

Ranked as the Number 7 Leadership Expert in the world today, and a New York Times Best Selling Author, and a True Man of Faith, no one is more worthy of this incredible award!!

Thank you Orrin for your unwavering committment to serve others.

GOD Bless you my friend!

Written By Orrin & Laurie Woodward
1/3/2012 7:42 AM  

After receiving the news that I was awarded the International Association of Business (IAB) Top Leaders Award, my mind immediately reflected back to all the people who encouraged me on my leadership journey. I first want to thank the IAB for this prestigious award. I am truly humbled and honored at the same time. I also would like to share this honor with each of the leaders mentioned below, since it was thanks to their contributions into my life that made this award possible in the first place.

I will begin by thanking the LIFE TEAM community. Leadership, by definition, is a team sport and I have been blessed with the most enthusiastic, hungry, and driven community of winners in the world. This isn’t hyperbole, as I have never witnessed anything quite like the LIFE TEAM leaders. In fact,  no one could afford the level of service provided consistently by the leaders if they charged by the hour. Thankfully, the leaders are long-term thinkers, knowing that through serving people, eventually others become leaders willing to serve as well. This process creates positive duplication, forming a winning culture that rises the tide for all ships. Thank you LIFE TEAM leaders!

I would like to thank the Policy Council (Chris Brady, Tim Marks, Claude Hamilton, George Guzzardo, Bill Lewis, and Dan Hawkins) for their superhuman effort to lift the TEAM community and the LIFE business to excellence. Surrounding myself with this caliber of leadership has made all the difference in my leadership journey. Each one of these men displayed unwavering courage to do what is right regardless of the personal sacrifice demanded. I could write complete books on each of these great men as they are true heroes to me. Thank you PC and LIFE Founders!

I would like to thank Dallin Larsen (2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year) for believing in the vision of the TEAM PC enough to get in the ring and fight for it. Instead of cowering on the sidelines, Dallin stepped into the ring, willingly sacrificing his peace, money and time to help the TEAM stand on its principles. Without Dallin, its questionable whether the TEAM could have endured the punitive legal and financial war. Dallin Larsen shined his light into the darkness, providing a principled path to freedom. Thank you Dallin Larsen!

I would like to thank Larry and Marsie VanBuskirk for introducing Laurie and me to community building. Even though the business model he introduced was outdated and had many shortcomings, it was the VanBuskirks’ posture that helped us believe we could change through improved leadership. Indeed, it was Larry who scribbled down three books (Magic of Thinking Big, Psychology of Winning, and Seven Habits), which started me on my leadership journey. He spoke with such conviction that I wanted to believe him and this belief changed our lives. Thank you Larry and Marsie VanBuskirk!

I would like to thank Art Jonak for his immeasurable encouragement. Art, along with his wonderful faculty and students from his MasterMind Events, spoke encouraging words to me during an exceptionally tough period of time. You all know who you are and I will never forget the level of kindness displayed. Art has been a true friend to me when I needed one the most. His unconditional love, belief, and advice during my desert experiences were invaluable. It is the many friends I am blessed with like Art that make the leadership journey worthwhile. Thank you Art Jonak!

I would like to thank my mom and dad (Kathy and Orrin “Bud” Woodward). When I was young, I remember my dad and mom teaching me two invaluable lessons that stuck with me ever since. The first is to work hard which my mom displays every single day or her life. In fact, I can remember as a kid wondering why she wouldn’t just sit still for a bit. :) She was constantly improving something around the yard, house, or community. My dad, on the other hand, was constantly thinking. There was never a day, where after arriving home from work, that he wasn’t thinking and sharing on some subject he was researching. He was always dreaming up potential solutions to the problems of life. It was this combination of hard work and thinking that was foundational in my leadership journey. My mom is still working hard on earth and I am sure my dad is still thinking continuously in his heavenly home. Thank you mom and dad!

I could not finish my thank you’s without including my amazing wife, Laurie. How was I to know what a champion this young lady was when I met her? Yes, I knew from the start that she was beautiful, smart, and genuine. However, what I only learned through the leadership journey was her indomitable will to win; her sacrificial love for those in need; and her endless reserve of energy to finish what she started. No one in his right mind could expect the level of commitment and patience that Laurie displays daily. Not only is she a superb mother for our four wonderful children, but she is my soulmate who somehow understands my crazy dreams. She simply is a blessing from above. Thank you Laurie Woodward!

Which brings me to my final thank you. I thank Jesus Christ for saving a ruined sinner like me. I was living a life only for myself until He slowly taught me the meaning of true grace. The Bible says it’s more blessed to give than receive; however, it’s also easier to say it than to live it. The grace and mercy I received from Christ, forgiving my sins can never be repaid directly. Thankfully, with His guiding hand, I plan to pay as much of this grace forward into other people’s lives as possible. It’s the least I can do for Him who gave Himself so freely to me.

I know I have missed many others names who deserve specific recognition. However, in order to keep this blog a reasonable length, I will end here. Please know how thankful I am to everyone who wrote letters, commented on my blog, encouraged me in person, or served another human being sacrificially. If enough people like you shine their lights, we can scatter the darkness in this world! Let’s make 2012 a monumental year to remember. Sincerely, Orrin Woodward





They Deserve Freedom

27 12 2011

Last October, we were privileged to attend an International Leadership Conference where Orrin Woodward invited Oliver DeMille as a Keynote Speaker. Mr. DeMille is a world respected authority on most facets of our government and our Nations Constitution and a best-selling author, having written numerous books on Leadership, Politics, Education and Freedom.

It’s interesting to listen to conversations with people like Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, and Oliver DeMille. It becomes very clear their knowledge of leadership, government, education, and finance is a result of continued learning from credible sources of information. A large billboard on I-75 south of Wolverine Michigan, shows a newborn infant wrapped in a blanket being welcomed into the world and the caption says “Welcome to the World, you owe the government $850,000.00”!! Knowing what our nations current debt is, that is no laughing matter.

Proverbs 13:22 says “A good man will leave an inheritance for his children’s children” Our current state of affairs is certainly a long ways from financial freedom. A free America can only be maintained by a culture of adults. My oldest grandson Brandon attended a recent Team Mens Leadership Meeting with me where he had the opportunity to meet many of Michigan’s Top Leadership Gurus. During the course of our conversation, Brandon learned some of the freedoms we enjoyed earlier have been severely restricted in his day.                                       

In Oliver recent book “Freedom Shift” he explains virtually every child looks forward to the freedoms and     responsibilities of being an adult. I remember driving the ole Farmall tractor on the property at the ripe old age of 8. I serviced that tractor for my dad one day thinking I was helping out. What a lesson that became. Twenty two quarts of oil out of the case in the crankcase, I figured that was enough. I learned I had the wrong plug out of the motor to see the oil level

On Thursday evening of the Leadership Conference, Oliver spoke to a very interested group of leaders and cautioned everyone in attendance that our number one concern should be to make sure we are raising our children and grandchildren to be the parents of the future FREE America. This is more difficult to achieve than first meets the eye. Chapter 7 of the “Freedom Shift” explains the impacts on today’s youth from Elementary Culture to the High School Culture to the College-Corporate Culture to the Official Culture to the Adult Culture to define the “Hidden War”

Orrin and Oliver (among many others) have become advocates of truth to keep our ancestors thinking alive. Simply said, they are among many who plan to restore our nations principles to the level that she was founded upon.

We must stop the Merry-go-Round of “Freedom Loss” long enough in our busy lives to insure our children and their children will have a FREE America.

GOD Bless your 2012

Brian





First You Must Follow

3 12 2011

In Orrin Woodward’s new book “Resolved” he clearly identifies that he is a follower of a great GOD. If we are to understand success in the future, we must resolve to follow some parts of the past. Hundreds of years ago, community was important in our day-to-day lives. Everyone was following someone and everyone (well nearly everyone) understood they were leading someone. Growing up as a child, we knew to respect our parents, our friends parents, our teachers, our local law enforcement officers, our legal system, and public education.  Every one of those people had an influence in what I would later become, and lead others to those same truths. I remember very well, my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs Youcartz, and my Reading Railroad workbooks! I remember her keeping me after school and then taking me home so I could keep up with the rest of the class in their advanced reading skills.

I recall growing up in a smaller rural neighborhood that we referred to as Union Lake. Our community was a close knit group of families that did many things together. I recall a tornado as a child forcing most of our neighborhood into the Johnston’s basement. That was cool watching garbage cans flying through the neighborhood! Our parents went frogging together, they united during many times of year to help others out like at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Much of what is mostly left up to churches and Scouting organizations to accomplish these days. As children we were following people we respected.

A handful of years ago, GOD brought a few men into our life that we knew were different. Not brash or arrogant, but certainly confident and trustworthy. These men, Orrin Woodward, Bill Lewis, and Mark Huber, caused me to rethink my thinking. Many will ask, “what is different about these guy?” The answer, plenty!  They are living their lives with purpose. They are committed to improving the lives of others, plain and simple.

Most folks have very busy hectic schedules, which are mostly do to lost focus. It’s almost like we are a nation of lost souls wandering  around in the desert and the only thing we have accomplished at the end of any given day is to be tired.

We were honored to be present when Oliver DeMille, best-selling author of the new book Freedom Shift, shared with a group of LIFE Leadership recently, that we must resolve to return to teaching our children to be parents. Teach them not only to be Leaders, but also understand they must follow.

With that said, this title “First You Must Follow” is for parents to step up to the plate and be the example our children need, to learn to follow.

My friend and mentor Bill Lewis, posted a recent leadership article on the foundations we all are building for our children and grandchildren, or believe we are. I believe the sole purpose in leadership is to inspire others to become the best they can be. When this young man came into my life several years ago, I was one of those lost souls. Doing everything everyone had told me to do.

Although my career as a wildland firefighter with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources took me on some very exciting adventures, something was missing. The only time I really gave serious consideration to making a difference in someone’s life was when duty called. The rest was living the life of insanity.

Duty has called again, and that duty is to share truth and restore leadership. What an exciting time we live in. We get to be a part of the Leadership Revolution our Nation needs just like our ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Not everyone sailed with Columbus, but he did certainly have followers and they were willing and ready to pay whatever price needed to be paid to have their freedom.

Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady’s New York Times Best Selling book “Launching a Leadership Revolution” is a very good place to start following from. 

Another great read is “Becoming a Person of Influence” by John Maxwell.

If you have not received your personal copy of Chris and Orrin’s book LIFE, might I suggest you hurry to get you one.

Ask yourself, Who am I following, and where are they taking me to? And the important question is, where are our children following us to?

Until next time,

GOD Bless,

Brian





Rumor, Heresy, Popular Opinion

25 11 2011

Nearly ten years ago, we were introduced to a couple gentlemen, Orrin Woodward and Mark Huber. This introduction was made possible by our new found friend Bill Lewis. We had just became a part of a growing organization of people that were dedicated to work together to improve the lives of anyone that would be willing to step outside their comfort zone and utilize the seeds of greatness that GOD had planted in all of us at birth.                                

Everyone had their individual opinions about what we had become involved in, and we quickly came to realize that was what they were, opinions.

Orrin Woodward and Mark Huber and their wives Laurie and Anna, had come to our home town of Gladwin Michigan at the time to give back. They were teaching at the then Gillman Springs Church Camp. Orrin knew we were new to the Team Leadership Organization, and asked Bill if there were anything he could do for us to help speed up the growth of our team. We had heard a lot about Orrin and were anxious to make his acquaintance.

Within minutes of meeting Orrin and Mark, all of the rumors, heresies, and opinions of others were dispelled. We knew there was something different about Orrin and Mark that no one had brought to our attention except Bill Lewis. They were men of character and integrity.  Yep, both in the same sentence.

It has been our honor and privilege to work side by side with these outstanding examples of GOD fearing men, and are excited to be a spoke in the wheel of the group of outstanding men and women who have stood by their convictions to have launched the new LIFE organization.

Make no mistake, this is a Leadership Revolution. Some will ask what it is, some will wonder what it is, and some will watch it happen. Make no mistake, it is going to happen. The children and grandchildren of those who are involved are going to be very proud of their parents and grandparents accomplishments and for their committment to a better, safer America.

We have a battle to fight as Oliver DeMille points out in his new book “Freedom Shift” and the battle is consumerism. DeMille points out our country was made great by those who decided to be producers. Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady and the Founders of LIFE are elite examples of leadership producers.

These brief definitions may help the reader come to the right conclusion:

Rumor: often viewed as “an unverified account or explanation of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern”

Rumors are also often discussed with regard to “misinformation” and “disinformation” (the former often seen as simply false and the latter seen as deliberately false.

 Rumor is a concept that lacks a particular definition. Rumor involves some kind of a statement whose veracity is not quickly or ever confirmed.

Rumors are often discussed with regard to “misinformation” and “disinformation” (the former often seen as simply false and the latter seen as deliberately false, though usually from a government source given to the media or a foreign government).

Rumor, simply put is propaganda!

Hearsay: is information gathered by one person from another person concerning some event, condition, or thing of which the first person had no direct experience. When submitted as evidence, such statements are called hearsay evidence. As a legal term, “hearsay” can also have the narrower meaning of the use of such information as evidence to prove the truth of what is asserted. Such use of “hearsay evidence” in court is generally not allowed. This prohibition is called the hearsay rule.

Popular Opinion: An opinion is a subjective statement or thought about an issue or topic, and is the result of emotion or interpretation of the facts. An opinion may be supported by an argument. Even though people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments or information being presented. However, it can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by the supporting arguments.

An opinion may be the result of a person’s perspective, understanding, or particular feelings, beliefs and desires. The term opinion may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact-based beliefs.

Historically, opinions can be persuasive, but only the assertions they are based on can be said to be true or false.

Public opinion is the sum of individual attitudes or beliefs held by the general population. Public opinion can also be defined as the collection of opinions of many different people and the sum of all their views based on emotional thinking.

One can not argue that the world is struggling.

One can not argue that our fellow man needs help.

One can not argue that the divorce rate is escalating.

One can not argue that domestic violence is out of control.

One can not argue that Leadership must be restored..

One can not argue!!!!

How about if we quit arguing and agreed to live by a few basic leadership principles, and we started with ourselves first. If we are not willing to fix ourselves first, nothing else will be accomplished.

  1. Seek first to Understand
  2. Be a Good Finder

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers”…Eph 4:29

As an Eagle Scout, I was raised and lived by the Boy Scout Oath.

I have asked GOD to give me the strength to live by that Oath again each day.

A Scout is:

Trustworthy

Loyal

Helpful

Friendly

Courteous

Kind

Obedient

Cheerful

Thrifty

Brave

Clean

REVERANT.

NO ONE can argue with that!!

GOD Bless

Brian








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